Business Reimagined

2022 Online Event Series

The Standard Bank SME Summit in partnership with Business Day is back and provides you – the SME owner and entrepreneur, with smart strategies and practical tools to take your business to the next level through our online experiences!

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We are proud to announce that the 2022 Standard Bank SME Summit will continue in an online format, significantly increasing the reach and longevity of the campaign. Join us as the Standard Bank SME Summit takes business owners on a fascinating journey of how to navigate the challenges and opportunities in taking your business next level.

2022 WEBINAR SERIES

Coming soon!

 

WHY TUNE IN?

Tune into this online series for insights into the latest trends and opportunities to take your SME to the next level.

Get practical tips and tools you need to accelerate your business.

Connect with the experts in our live chat and get to know the other professionals across the SME, franchising, finance and enterprise development sectors throughout the online discussions.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG SME SECTOR

The Covid crisis has devastated some parts of the SME sector but given other parts of the sector a massive opportunity!

Factors that play in an SMEs favour are:

  • SMEs have the advantage of being innovative and incredibly nimble – allowing them to disrupt the bigger players;
  • SMEs make fast decisions – a massive advantage when it comes to implementing new technology;
  • According to the National Development Plan, 90% of new jobs will be created by SMEs by 2030.

Throughout this series we will give our audience insights into the latest industry intelligence and strategies for the coming months and practical tips from real people and real businesses on how to transform your business to become more resilient and relevant in a post Covid economy.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2022

The unprecedented times in which we still find ourselves today demand that SMES face the challenges head-on, armed with the right information and tools to adapt and thrive in the future. With so much at stake for our economy – and the investments required to sustain it – it’s imperative for small and medium sized businesses to know exactly how the SME landscape is unfolding, and to be fighting-fit to weather the storms of disruption.

We will continue with the online series, as our expert speakers give you insights into the latest industry intelligence, strategies for the coming months and practical tips on how to transform your business to become more resilient and relevant in a new economy.

Pillars will include:

  • Finding opportunities in turbulent times
  • How to source, utilize and implement the right technology for your business and skill set
  • Women in technology
  • Mobilising capital for small businesses
  • The psychology of success
  • Easy to implement smart marketing and sales action points the opportunities for SMEs that lie ahead
  • Advice that will guide small business owners and entrepreneurs to spot the gaps in the market and make the most of the opportunities created by change

PAST SPEAKERS

Dion Chang
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Pavlo Phitidis
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Keneilwe Mohapi
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Jonathan Smit
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Dominic Gaobepe
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Ernest North
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Pierre Cassuto
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Tshibvumo Sikhwivhilu
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Brett StClair
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Alishia Seckam
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Rapelang Rabana
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Lynette Magasa
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Idan Jaan
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Katlego Maphai
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Steven Cohen
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Roslyn Lavery
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Allon Raiz
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Charles Nortje
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Vika Mpisane
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Mark Forrester
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Arthur Goldstuck
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Graham Mitchell
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Louw Barnardt
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Khosi Tyobeka
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Vishen Pillay
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Nicholas Haralambous
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Phumi Mashigo
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Beauty Apleni
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Herman Mashaba
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Jenine Zachar
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Si Fu Marco
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Dr. Joubert Viljoen
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Zipho Sikhakhane
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Adam Gottlich
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Danny Pillay
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Mapaseka Mokwele
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Keith Govender
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Bruce Turner
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Trinity Mohlamme
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Robyn Zinman
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Naiema Abrahams
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Saskia Hill
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Dr Tirhani Mabunda
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Gaurav Nair
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Bernadette Colborne
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CONTACT US

Partnership  Opportunities

Stephen Horszowski
stephen@arena.africa
082 650 9002

General Enquiries

Tanja du Plessis
duplessist@arena.africa
011 280 3530