CGCSA Summit to focus on small businesses

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGSA) will be hosting its annual summit from the 28-30 October 2014. The summit includes a focus on smaller businesses. The topics to be covered include:

  1. The Rise of SMMEs and Informal Traders;
  2. Wholesale &Retail SETA’s role in engaging with big and established business to assist in elevating SMMEs;
  3. Operating in a world of increased consumer expectation of transparency, quality and value;
  4. The social media impact on managing consumer /shopper expectations and
  5. Case study view of how to engage and respond.

CGCSA CEO, Gwarega Mangozhe, says that


Our government believes in the capacity of our SMMEs to create jobs, grow the economy and eradicate poverty. At the Summit, we want to build thriving SMMEs in order to create a better South Africa for all.

In addition to the summit, there is an opportunity to exhibit products and services.

The CGSA has an SMME rate of R4 500 excl VAT. (An SMME is defined as a business employing less than 5 people, with an annual turnover of less than R1.5-million per annum.)

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