The 9th successive season of the NSBC Summit takes place on 15 and 16 February 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. With over 100 sessions and seminars, the entrepreneurial event will draw on leading business experts and specialists, and provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss every facet of doing business right; from start-up to growth and success.
Mike Anderson, NSBC founder and CEO says that each interactive exhibit, event, seminar, panel discussion and presentation is an ideal platform to gain valuable, practical insights to grow, learn, connect and network: “The NSBC Summit is for anyone serious about starting or growing a business. The objective of the event is to give enterprising and aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners the knowledge and tools they need to get ahead and become tomorrow’s legendary entrepreneurs.”
An annual highlight for South African businesses, the NSBC Summit presents an unmissable opportunity for anyone looking to kick-start their own business, or to take the next step to growth and success.
Anderson says that attendees can expect access to the following highly acclaimed showcases: My Business Expo, Business Start-Up Expo, The Franchise Show, Access to Finance Indaba and Trading Across Borders.
“As we enter our 9th year, we anticipate an excellent turnout of delegates, all of which will benefit from hundreds of exhibitors, seminars and sessions. It’s why the NSBC Summit is the most successful show of its kind in Africa, it’s the place to be, to learn and how to get ahead,” says Anderson.
For more information, visit www.nsbcsummit.co.za or call 0861 SA NSBC (72 6722).
Chivas Regal announce SA top 10 of The Venture global social entrepreneur competition
In 2014, Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, launched The Venture, a global competition to find and support promising entrepreneurs from around the world who want to Win the Right Way.
Currently in its third successful year, Chivas Regal South Africa can now announce the top 10 finalists of its unique elevator pitch series. The winner will walk away with R350 000 and the chance of a lifetime to represent South Africa in the international version of the Venture 3, taking place in the US.
The competing entrepreneurs are a business-savvy group who want to succeed while making a positive impact on the lives of others. They are:
- Caley van der Kolk – Artisans in Africa
- Menzi Mahlobo – Ocean in Motion
- Mathieu Coquillon – Mama Money
- Lara Mare van Niekerk – Boma Brands cc trading as Rush Bar
- Luvuyo Rani – Silulo Ulutho Technologies
- James Their – I-drop Water
- Risna Opperman – ROSES FOR U
- Sizwe Nzima – Iyeza Health
- Matt Wainwright – Standard Microgrid
- Ross Kramm – Mama Mimi’s
Standard Bank’s global wallet Shyft now available for download
Standard Bank will make its award-winning global wallet, Shyft, available on its Android and Apple app stores yesterday, enabling its customers to make personal foreign exchange transactions from their mobile devices.
Shyft simplifies the process of making foreign exchange transactions, by eliminating the paperwork and queuing at the bank for one to make foreign exchange arrangements. Customers can now buy currency, whenever and wherever they are.
Customers are able to buy and store four currencies at a time suitable to them. They can then either use the currencies to make online purchases using their virtual cards, send or pay an international beneficiary or use the Shyft physical card to swipe or withdraw from an ATM when travelling overseas.
The app took bronze in the Most Disruptive Innovation category of the 2016 Efma–Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to create global awareness of best practices in the retail banking distribution and marketing arena. The criteria against which initiatives are judged by 1 200 professional bankers around the world include the originality of the innovation, its impact on the industry, and its adaptability for use in other markets and countries.