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The NMB Investor Seminar 2015

By Supplied - Mar 3, 2015
The NMB Investor Seminar 2015

Now going into its 3rd consecutive year, the Nelson Mandela Bay Investor Seminar will once again take place- giving dialogue and insights to local business. The theme of this year’s seminar is “Weathering the storm. Getting your business through tough economic times” and who better to give insight on this matter than the Chairman of Coca-Cola Sabco- Mr Phil Gutsche- who will deliver a special talk on how this global brand has stood the test of time locally- celebrating 75 years of business this year. This year’s seminar will pay tribute to the last 75 years and Mr Gutsche will take the audience through a historical journey of the company.

Seeing more than 2000 feet through the door last year, visitors to this year’s seminar can expect the following:

A business expo aimed mainly at SMME’s with approximately 40 companies exhibiting with various activations and activities happening throughout the day- including a Coca-Cola memorabilia activation- for a trip down memory lane. Coca-Cola will also have a stand whereby female entrepreneurs are encouraged to come and find out more about their 5by20 campaign which is TheCoca-Cola Company's global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of5 million women entrepreneurs across the company's value chain by 2020.

The ABSA/Your Money Novice Entrepreneur competition- giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch business ideas in a “Dragons Den” styled event. One winner will emerge on the day, walking away with a cash prize of R2000 and well as a mentorship programme.

A property development session, aimed mainly around inner-city development with updates on the Tramways Building and The Waterfront Development- hosted by The Mandela Bay Development Agency

The Main auditorium which will see top speakers in their respective fields sharing knowledge and insights- including the likes of Edge Financial Group, KPMG, PwC, IDC, Bouwer Corporation, The Hope Factory, McWilliams & Elliot Attorneys, the special talk from Mr Phil Gutsche and many other well-respected business persons. Another wonderful edition to this year’s line-up of speakers is the esteemed and world-renowned Mike Hancock. Mike Hancock is a Quantum Business expert, professional conference presenter, globally renowned trainer, business innovation coach and the Founder and Chairman of Rock Your Life.  He is respected widely for transformational leadership training. He has spoken in over forty countries to over 250,000 people on the relationships between ancient wisdom and cutting edge technologies such as quantum physics relevant to leadership, motivation, sales and entrepreneurship.  Mike was also the winner of New Zealand’s top motivational speaker in 2014.

As with last year- the audience will also get the opportunity to interact and ask questions to all speakers with Q&A couch sessions as well as one-on-one sessions with Mike and some of the other speakers in break-away rooms.

The Hope Factory will also host interactive couch-styled sessions throughout the day, aimed specifically at smme’s and emerging entrepreneurs.

The seminar will commence at 8am and will go on throughout the day ending off with a “beat the traffic” networking session at 5pm around the pool at the venue.

Venue: The Boardwalk ICC

Date:    Wed 17 June 2015

Tickets are available from Computicket at R200 per person which includes all access for the day as well as tea/coffee and muffins.

For further information pertaining to the seminar or to book a space for your company or brand in the business expo area, please email Simone Buchner on [email protected]


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