Top speakers at business summit

The annual Daily Dispatch Business Summit will take be taking place at the East London International Convention Centre (ICC) on Thursday July 25.

The theme of the 2019 summit is “Corporate Disruptor: SMMEs” and will focus on how small, medium and micro enterprises are disrupting major corporations across the country.

“We are encouraging the Border-Kei business community to make the most of this rare opportunity for growth,” said Daily Dispatch marketing manager Jennilee Peremore-Oliver.

“Our highly respected keynote speakers will equip business owners to become corporate disruptors, while corporates will again learn how to stay ahead of the game as SMMEs become fierce competitors.”

Speakers will include venture capitalist Vusi Thembekwayo and business strategist Justin Cohen, authors of best-selling books Business & Life Lessons from a Black Dragon and Pitch to Win respectively.

Siatek CEO Brett St Claire is another speaker who will featured at the summit, who will be providing insight into digital tips for surviving the global marketplace. Siatek is the leading cCloud partner of Google.

Local business owners will also be on hand to share their wisdom, including Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer CEO Clive Berlyn, Tini Properties founder Xoliswa Tini and restaurateur Natasha Hogg.

“We have brought together the best business thinkers to the Eastern Cape to inspire innovation and business growth by delivering personal and professional insights that will give business owners a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace,” Peremore-Oliver said.

Tickets are available at R3,400 per person or R32,500 for a group of 10. The ticket cost includes a goodie bag and a full day conference package which includes arrival tea, mid-morning tea, lunch and a networking cocktail after the summit.

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