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DBF 2015 SPEAKERS

Dion Chang

Chang is an innovator, creative thinker, visionary and renowned trend analyst. Although his feet remain firmly planted...[...]

Timothy Maurice Webster

Webster is the Author of three brand leadership books and Columnist who consults & speaks on the science of Human...[...]

Matsi Modise

Modise is a business leader, a sought-after keynote speaker, an entrepreneur and a successful investor. She is the...[...]

Rapelang Rabana

Rapelang is a technology entrepreneur who co-founded her first company Yeigo after graduating from the University of...[...]

Rev Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton is the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights...[...]

Vusi Thembekwayo

At the age of 17, Vusi was already ranked 1st in Africa for public speaking and went on to receive a 3rd in the world...[...]

Wendy Tlou

Achieving organizational brand and marketing goals by conceptualize, develop and implement go-to-market plans <a...[...]

Minister Siyabonga Cwele

Dr Cwele is the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 26...[...]

Kelly Price

USA

In 1998 Price’s double-platinum debut, Soul of a Woman, featured the record-breakingsingle, “Friend of Mine.” The...[...]

Iyanla Vanzant

From welfare mother to <em>New York Times’</em> best-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to two time winner...[...]

Xolani Gumede

Xolani Gumede is the Founder and CEO of Cappeny Estates; South Africa’s largest black-owned strawberry farm, situated...[...]

Dr Xolisa Melamine

Dr Xolisa Melamane is currently a Portfolio Manager in Agriculture Strategic Technology Area at the TIA. She has 10...[...]

DBF 2015 SPONSORS

LATEST NEWS

DURBAN BUSINESS FAIR TO INSPIRE, INNOVATE AND GROW BUSINESSES

  • by Sbu
  • 09 October, 2015

Excitement is mounting as the 17th instalment of Durban Business Fair (DBF), set to take...

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FOLWENI BUSINESS FAIR TO FOCUS ON MANUFACTURING SECTOR

  • by Sbu
  • 07 October, 2015

The Folweni Regional Business Fair begins tomorrow, 30/04/2015, at Folweni Community...

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TRADING SPACE FOR THE DURBAN BUSINESS FAIR BOOKED OUT

  • by Sbu
  • 23 September, 2015

The Durban Business Fair (DBF) has become a platform for the City to create a conducive...

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TESTIMONIALS

Dear Nonkululeko This email serves to thank our Ethekwini Business Support Unit, Ikhono Communications,sponsors,  speakers all people involved,for organising such an awesome Event and Gala Dinner!It is indeed been noticed that since this event started some years back, moves from level to  level each and every year.Also,thank you to our Ethekwini Business Support Unit to support  small businesses from rural and townships areas.I should have been exhibited at the Durban Business Fair 2015,shortage of stock due to India International Trade Fair 2015 starting from the 14-27 November 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.Thank you Lindani and your team for professionalism in organising

by Agnes Mhlongo – Switched On Trading

“We are excited to be part of the Fair and from now on we will never miss it. We received the exposure and new clientele from businesses within the area and outside. We appreciate the opportunity provided by the Municipality to recognise local small businesses, which encourages us to grow and become big businesses because in the past, there was not much help.”

by Thandeka Dlomo of Zuzikhona Textile Primary Cooperative

“I specialise in bakeries, catering and agri-processing. Therefore partaking in the Fair was a great opportunity for us because we were able to source big companies that can supply us with the ingredients we use, at a cheaper price.” “This platform has exposed us to prominent business people who will assist us in growing our businesses. In just two days, we have managed to raise about R1 000, which is the money we would normally make in one week if we are lucky. We have received numerous orders and gained new clients.”

by Margaret Mngoma of Zakumane Cooperative and Agri-processing

“My fashion design business started about 15 years ago, but has not grown because people do not know about it, which was one of the reasons I decided to stand up and take an initiative to exhibit at the Fair for the first time.” “Indeed, coming here has already shown positive results, as I have more than 50 people who want to enroll at my school. This is amazing and unbelievable for my business growth.”

by Thembelihle Dlamini of Tizzas School of Fashion

“It was the first time that the Regional Fair took place in our area and to my surprise in just three days I gained a lot of information that will take my business to the next level.” “My business focuses on training unemployed young people from townships with technical skills that would enable them to install decoders, fix cell phones and computers in order to start their own businesses. So far I have trained more than 100 youth and they have accredited certificates.”

by Thabani Hlophe of Melokuhle Multipurpose Cooperative