The DURBAN BUSINESS FAIR 2013 was a huge success. In the first two days it recorded more than 9000 visitors. This was record breaking.
The visit and participation of executives from government, public sector entities, and business was another milestone. The Mayor of Durban, former Premier of KZN, and Acting High Commissioner of Kenya gave further indication of commitment to the Durban Business Fair by leadership. Participation of the Growth Coalition Co- Chairperson Mr Moses Tembe, and members of the Coalition including Durban Chamber of Commerce was a proof that indeed the Durban Business Fair is a Business Prime event.
Once again it’s time for the Durban Business Fair, which features new exciting innovations to create a unique business experience for exhibitors and visitors. The public is invited to attend the Fair scheduled for 20-22 September 2013 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
One of the new components which have been added to enhance the comprehensive programme of the Fair is the ABSA Trade Night, which will be hosted on the eve of the Fair on 19 September 2013 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. The Trade Night is a cocktail evening event which will feature big brands, established businesses, regulatory authorities and mentors. Attendance for this event is strictly by invitation only.
EThekwini Municipality’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit hosted a successful Durban Business Fair Buyers Breakfast on 03 September 2013 at the Docklands Hotel. The breakfast also marked the official launch of the inaugural ABSA Retail Buyers Trade Night which will premiere the Durban Business Fair on 19 September 2013 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
The Buyers Breakfast was addressed by the Co-Chair of the KZN Growth Coalition, Mr Moses Tembe as the Keynote Speaker. The programme included a captivating Panel Discussion, which featured panellists such as Mr Phillip Sithole Head of eThekwini Municipality’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit, Mr Ebrahim Patel Chairperson of the KZN Business Chambers Council, Mr Sisa Ntshona ABSA’s Head of Enterprise Development and Mr Mike Robertson MD for Times Media’s Media Division and Mr Moses Tembe Co-Chair of the KZN Growth Coalition. The topic for the Panel Discussion was “The Future Role of Small and Medium Business in the South African economy.”