Automechanika Middle East

Automechanika Middle East will be hosted from the 2 – 5 June 2015 in Dubai. The event will be of interest to component manufacturers, and other companies involved in the automotive sector. The organisers describe the event as follows:

With 1,696 exhibitors spanning 59 countries and 28,709 visitors from 130 countries, Automechanika Dubai is geared up to supply intermediate markets. A trading link to markets difficult to reach, this trade fair is a good platform to find out more about new products, find new suppliers and compare product alternatives.

This event is supported by the DTI, and there is support available to South African companies. The dates listed on this page are for the closing dates to apply for support from the DTI, and not for the events themselves.
For more information on exhibitions, trade shows, and National Pavilions supported by the DTI, please start with this overview. Click here.

China Agro-Processing conference

The China Agro-Processing conference will be hosted in Shangai, China from 6-8 May 2015. The conference organisers have this to say:

SIAL CHINA is the leading Asian meeting point for the food and beverage industry.
Major market players from retail, catering, hotel/restaurant/catering (HoReCa), food services, the import/export trade and manufacturing come to this show.

This event is supported by the DTI, and there is support available to South African companies. The dates listed on this page are for the closing dates to apply for support from the DTI, and not for the events themselves.
For more information on exhibitions, trade shows, and National Pavilions supported by the DTI, please start with this overview. Click here.

The Turkey Aerospace, Rail and Marine conference

The Turkey Aerospace, Rail and Marine conference is scheduled to take place 5-8 May 2015, in Istabul. The event website shows a strong focus on the defence industry.
This event is supported by the DTI, and there is support available to South African companies. The dates listed on this page are for the closing dates to apply for support from the DTI, and not for the events themselves.
For more information on exhibitions, trade shows, and National Pavilions supported by the DTI, please start with this overview. Click here.

Offshore Technology Conference

Offshore Technology Conference is scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas from the 4 – 7 May 2015.  The conference organisers describe this conference as:

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. 
Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia.

 
OTC ranks among the largest 200 tradeshows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance.
This event is supported by the DTI, and there is support available to South African companies. The dates listed on this page are for the closing dates to apply for support from the DTI, and not for the events themselves.
For more information on exhibitions, trade shows, and National Pavilions supported by the DTI, please start with this overview. Click here.

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) 2015 will be held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from the 21-25 April 2015. The 2015 theme is “Stimulating Trade: Seizing Opportunities To Accelerate Growth”. The range of products to be exhibited is diverse, including:

  • Agriculture; Infrastructure; Implements; Seed, Fertilisers and Pesticides; Irrigation and Water Technology; Consultancy; Livestock
  • Management; Training and Development; Ecological Management.
  • Cultural artifacts,
  • Export Promotion,
  • Finance and Investment,
  • Furniture and Interior Décor,
  • Research and Development
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Multi-Sectoral www.zitf.net 22-Dec-14 Mayanda Kondile
This event is supported by the DTI, and there is support available to South African companies. The dates listed below are for the closing dates to apply for support from the DTI, and not for the events themselves.
For more information on exhibitions, trade shows, and National Pavilions supported by the DTI, please start with this overview. Click here.

Malaysia International Halaal Showcase (MIHAS)

The Malaysia International Halaal Showcase (MIHAS) 2015 Kuala Lumpur will take place from the 1-4 April 2015. The closing date to apply for support from the DTI is the 1 December 2014. (Halaal products) www.halal.com.my 01-Dec-14 Tshepiso Malunga
This event is supported by the DTI, and there is support available to South African companies. The dates listed on this page are for the closing dates to apply for support from the DTI, and not for the events themselves.
For more information on exhibitions, trade shows, and National Pavilions supported by the DTI, please start with this overview. Click here.

702 and Cape Talk Business Accelerator

The Business Accelerator with radio station 702 is back.  This year the organisers companies that demonstrate innovation and / or  are able to create employment or improve skills for employees.   The value of being profiled on 702 or Cape Talk can have a huge imapct. Pavlo Phitidis says it all in a recent Twitter exchange I had with him.
 

Act quickly because as Pavlo Phitidis says when I asked about a closing date:


 
 
 

702 Cape Talk Promo
 
 
 
 
The criteria for entry are as follows:
 

BUSINESS CRITERIA

You know that you’ve got what it takes for Business Accelerator.
But just to make sure, please read through the criteria to ensure we’re all on the same page.

INCORPORATION

Your business must be a registered CC or Pty.

YEARS IN TRADING

Your business must have been trading for a minimum of 24 months or more.

GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY

If your business is not growing, you are declining. Growth is the ultimate evidence that you are meeting the needs of a customer in a way that competitors aren’t.
If you believe that your business has great opportunity ahead of it and you need some support to make it happen, this campaign is relevant to you. Imagine hundreds of thousands of people made up of the consumers, businesses and government that you sell to everyday hearing about what you have to offer.
Being profiled on this radio station will change the course of your business into the future!

INNOVATION OR JOB CREATION ABILITY

INNOVATION

What do you do differently? Innovation speaks to what is special about your business and how it sets you apart from your competitors. It speaks to what your customers see as valuable in your product or service.

EMPLOYMENT

What are the prospects of job creation in your business on one of two levels? Either that you will be able to generate many jobs going forward and/or that you will generate excellent skills in your employees going forward.

Entrepreneur Expo

The Entrepreneur Expo provides an important platform to business owners to showcase what they are doing, and receive training and thought leadership from other entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Expo includes and exhibition and a conference. Pricing for tickets to attend the exhibition is R 50-00, and to attend the conference costs R 900-00. The conference speakers include Carl Lotter and Guy Harris – both small business activists, who know their stuff.
 
The organisers provide some context:
 

The fifth annual Entrepreneur Expo will once again showcase why Cape Town is the entrepreneurial capital of South Africa. Taking place 18 – 19 November at the The River Club, the Expo brings together entrepreneurs from all over the City of Cape Town.
Entrepreneurs are the dynamic visionaries who push the known boundaries, and through taking the risk of setting up a business, create what is needed most in South Africa – a larger economy and more jobs.
Now that we know what needs to be done, we can put in the hard work to make it happen.
The 2014 Entrepreneur Expo is a platform for those that support Cape Town’s entrepreneurs through products and services to showcase their offerings and engage directly with both existing and future entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneur Expo will also include a dedicated area that focusses on existing small businesses who are successful and sustainable, as well as include an area for up and coming entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of an economy. The Entrepreneur Expo and Conference exist to give entrepreneurship the support and encouragement that is needed.

 

Small Business Champions Award

The National Small Business Council is calling for entries for its Small Business Champions Award in five categories. These are:
 

  1. National Small Business Champion of the Year : Annual turnover less than 35 million per annum.
  2. National Entrepreneur Champion of the Year : Owners that show entrepreneurial excellence.
  3. Woman in Business Champion of the Year : Those special ladies who believe that they have what it takes to reach the top of the game as a successful business owner / entrepreneur.
  4. Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year: Those special young entrepreneurs (under 25) who believe that they have what it takes to reach the top of the game as a successful entrepreneur..
  5. Exporter Champion of the Year: Annual turnover less than 35 million per annum.

The entry forms and additional information can be found by clicking this link.