Standard Bank Supplier Development Summit and Recognition Awards2023-11-27T12:35:31+02:00
Standard Bank Supplier Development Summit and Recognition Awards
Join us at the inaugural Standard Bank Supplier Development Summit and Recognition Awards, where we will highlight the positive influence of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across various sectors.
Embodying the theme “Rise Above the Noise,” the summit will tackle the challenges faced by SMEs in a competitive marketplace with the aim to guide enterprises towards success.
The summit will provide SMEs with valuable insights, networking opportunities, and access to resources that will enable them to overcome obstacles and capitalize on opportunities. We assembled industry leaders who will share knowledge to enable SMEs to navigate the business landscape with innovation and resilience.
The Awards will take place after the summit where we will celebrate extraordinary SMEs, disruptors, change makers, and leaders who excel in the Standard Bank Supplier Development programme.
Discover why continuous learning is essential for SMEs and join us for a discussion full of valuable insights, strategies, and connections that are set to influence the growth and innovation of small and medium enterprises in the future. Our seasoned panelists will delve into vital topics like nurturing a small business, and the importance of mentorship and coaching in steering entrepreneurs toward success. We’ll explore practical approaches to securing resources and funding, along with the transformative impact of education and training.
Moderator: Gugulethu Mfuphi
Naledzani Mosomane – Head: Enterprise Development, Standard Bank South Africa
Tafadzwa Mudyiwa – Partner, Letsema
Nokwazi Mzobe – Founder and Managing Director, Matoyana
Catherine Wijnberg – Group CEO and Founder, Fetola
Join us as we speak to leaders shaping the ecosystem for SME advancement in the public sector. We’ll share key practices for capacity building, skills development and access to capital for sustained success. We’ll also provide guidance on how to access the regulatory support within policy frameworks. The conversation will share knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex public-private collaboration.
Join a discussion with experienced panelists as they explore the potential ofeCommerce and digital marketplaces for SME’s, particularly for propelling local businesses onto a global stage. What strategies are required to successfully build and international export market? Learn the art of navigating the public sector, accessing government contracts, and seizing procurement opportunities seamlessly. Finally, our panel will dive deep into the realms of market research and consumer insights.
Moderator: Gugulethu Mfuphi
Thapelo Mokhathi – Commodity Trading, Mining, Energy and Finance Infrastructure Specialist
Sithembile Dlamini – Head: Africa China Banking SA, SBSA
Nomfundo Makhathini – Founder and Director, Naswenda Business Consultants
Discover why strategic partnerships through supplier development are essential for SMEs and join us for a discussion full of valuable insights to help you access market opportunities, adopt innovation and new technologies and ensure you build a supportive ecosystem.
Moderator: Kholofelo Shaai – Head, Supplier Development, Standard Bank
Acknowledges BSMEs that have demonstrated exceptional creativity, originality, and forward-thinking in their Supplier Development initiatives. This award celebrates BSMEs that have introduced innovative processes, products, or solutions to enhance their own growth and that of their partners. The recipient of this award has effectively leveraged innovation to drive competitive advantage, break new ground, and positively impact the broader business ecosystem.
Category 2: Growth
Acknowledges BSMEs that have effectively scaled their operations, expanded their market reach, and achieved financial success while actively engaging in supplier development initiatives.
Category 3: Social and Environmental Impact
Acknowledges BSMEs that have made a significant and positive difference within their local communities. BSMEs that have gone beyond commercial success to create tangible social benefits. Whether by providing employment opportunities, supporting local causes, or driving socio-economic development, thereby demonstrating a deep commitment to improving the lives of individuals and communities.
Category 4: Digital Transformation
Acknowledges BSMEs that have leveraged digital technologies and strategies to enhance their supplier development initiatives. This award recognizes BSMEs that have effectively harnessed digital platforms, tools, and processes to drive efficiency and innovation within their supplier ecosystem.
Category 5: Resilience
Acknowledges BSMEs that have been able to adapt to changing circumstances and continue operating despite setbacks e.g. COVID – 19, loadshedding, unfavourable economic conditions.
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