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Wed, 18 Sept

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Pretoria

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE MARGINALIZED YOUTH AND WOMEN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Welcome to the landmark 2024 GNBI 10th Anniversary Economic Empowerment Conference! We are thrilled to invite you to join us for an extraordinary two-day event dedicated to igniting and unlocking disciplined entrepreneurship talents among the youth and women in South Africa.

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE MARGINALIZED YOUTH AND WOMEN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE MARGINALIZED YOUTH AND WOMEN BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Time & Location

18 Sept 2024, 07:00 SAST – 20 Sept 2024, 07:00 SAST

Pretoria, 83 Rosemary Ave, Annlin, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

About the event

About the event

This year's theme, "Transform, Empower, Create Jobs, Change Lives," celebrates a decade of driving sustainable development, fostering innovation, and mainstreaming youth and women into the economy as active participants.

ABOUT GREAT NORTH BUSINESS INCUBATOR(GNBI)

GNBI's philosophy is to help the unemployed and drive job creation through a robust incubation program. GNBI is passionate about transforming job seekers into job creators by supporting the development of Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) within marginalized communities. We believe in harnessing the potential of natural resources and innovative ideas to create value-added products that meet international standards. GNBI is driven by the passion to liberate the youth from job hunting into SMMEs development. Beneficiation programme lies in our heart, soul and mind as development practitioners. Youth empowerment is our blood, vein and inspiration.

ABOUT THE GNBI’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 2024 BUSINESS CONFERENCE

It is our distinct honour and privilege to invite your organisation’s participation in and sponsorship of the upcoming Business Conference in September 2024. This year marks our ten years of existence and Economic Empowerment of the historically marginalized youth and women owned businesses. This extraordinary two-day event is designed to ignite and unlock disciplined entrepreneurship talents among the youth and women in South Africa. Over the past decade, GNBI has steadfastly committed to creating economic development opportunities, fostering innovation, mainstreaming youth and women into the economy as active participants, thus driving sustainable development and SMME growth in South Africa. This milestone is not just a reflection of our enduring mission but a testament to the collective efforts of all stakeholders involved. Together, we have transformed lives, uplifted startup businesses, and paved the way for a more inclusive and equitable economic landscape. “Indeed, none of us is as smart as all of us.”

As South Africa celebrates 30 years of democracy, Great North Business Incubator (GNBI) is proud to present the 2024, “Celebrating 10 Years of Economic Empowerment of the marginalized Youth and Women Business Conference under the Theme (Transform, Empower, Create Jobs, Change Lives). The success of South Africa’s economy hinges on its ability to nurture youth entrepreneurial talent, create an enabling environment for start-ups to thrive and grow. This landmark business conference recognises the pivotal role played by the Corporates’ enterprise development programmes through their corporate social investment (CSI) commitment. It is our call to gather and celebrate the gains made this far. Join us in celebrating the creation of social movement for change makers among the marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

NONE OF US IS AS SMART AS ALL OF US.

Let's join our hands at the GNBI Economic Empowerment of the Marginalised Conference on the 18-19 September 2024. Be part of the catalyst for the creation of a, “Social and economic global movement for change makers “. Yes, we can empower, create jobs, transform and change lives for the marginalised. Together, let's celebrate our journey and drive further success for the next decade. Engage with us on all social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay updated and connected.

Whether you choose to take the stage, showcase your brand, or simply join the conversation, your partnership with GNBI,” Celebrating 10 Years of Economic Empowerment of the Marginalised Conference 2024”, will demonstrate your commitment to more inclusive future.

THE CONFERENCE VENUE

Higher Grace Church International Conference Centre is a 1000-seater reputable and iconic venue that epitomizes both grandeur and community spirit. Situated in a serene and accessible location in Pretoria, Annlin, Gauteng, the conference venue offers a spacious and inspiring environment, perfectly suited for the 2024 GNBI 10th Anniversary Economic Empowerment Conference. The venue is renowned for its modern facilities, including state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and comfortable seating, ensuring an optimal experience for all attendees. The conference's welcoming ambiance and ample space for networking and exhibitions make it an ideal setting to foster meaningful connections and celebrate a decade of entrepreneurial excellence. We are excited to host this landmark event at Higher Grace Church International Conference Centre, where innovation meets inspiration, and together, we will forge the future of business and economic empowerment of the marginalised.

2 DAYS SHARING EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES ON DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURS

Day 1

We will kick off the Business Conference with an   exciting array of presentation  and   keynote sessions to set the stage for the conference.

Day 1 Themes

Theme 1: Disciplined Entrepreneurship

Theme 2: Food Security and Poverty Reduction

Day 2

Robust and thought-provoking   panel session, masterclass, keynotes, awards presentation and networking   sessions.

Day 2 Themes

Theme 3: Accelerating Green   Jobs

Theme 4: Advancing   Technology: From Theory to Reality (Masterclass)

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

· Insights into disciplined entrepreneurship and innovative business strategies

· Networking opportunities with key industry leaders and stakeholders

· Practical workshops on financial modelling, marketing, leadership, and technology.

· Financial institutions , Investors and experienced advisors from around the world.

· Face to face engagement with SMME Disciplined Entrepreneurs

· Exhibitions and networking opportunities

WHAT TO EXPECT

· Thought-Provoking Talks

We are bringing together a community of influential investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and business leaders to address the pressing challenges and opportunities in empowering marginalized youth and women. The main stage will serve as a forum for exploring market trends, gaining valuable insights from top experts, and networking with industry innovators. This is the perfect environment to cultivate your next groundbreaking idea.

· Innovator Spotlight

Come to the Innovator Spotlight stage, where a vibrant startup community will come together. Pioneering leaders in various industries will share their front-line experiences and success stories. Be inspired by their entrepreneurial journeys, make meaningful connections, and leave with fresh business and investment ideas.

· Enterprise Development Showcases

Witness the transformative impact of corporate enterprise development programs and corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives. Prominent startups and SMMEs (Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises) will present their innovative solutions and successes, competing for recognition and opportunities.

· Curated Networking Opportunities

Seize the opportunity to build valuable partnerships through curated networking sessions. Schedule meetings with industry leaders, innovators, and investors to advance your unique objectives. This event offers unparalleled access to decision-makers, investors, and a community with shared interests, making it easier than ever to connect and collaborate.

· Interactive Exhibit Space

Explore our exhibit space, where leading organizations in CSIC, philanthropists and startups come together to foster innovation. Engage in meaningful conversations, build new connections, and discover future business partners. This hub of activity will facilitate constant interaction between delegates and exhibitors throughout the event, creating a vibrant ecosystem of innovation and collaboration.

· Culinary Delights.

While our conference is focused on fostering economic empowerment and creating unique business opportunities, we also ensure that your experience is enjoyable. Delegates can look forward to a variety of delicious food option, providing a chance to relax and recharge between session. Be part of the productive networking and stay for the engaging and enjoyable atmosphere.

WHO’S COMING

· Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry experts

· Representatives from corporates, NGOs, and SMMEs

· Aspiring and start up entrepreneurs

· Government leaders and policy makers

· Media and Academia

REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP

Join us in celebrating our difficult yet fulfilling  journey and be a part of the next decade of empowerment and job creation. Whether you choose to take the stage, showcase your brand, or simply join the conversation, your partnership will demonstrate your commitment to a more inclusive and equitable  future for South Africans.

JOIN US

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of a transformative and empowering event of the decade .

Engage with us on all social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram—to stay updated and connected.

CONTACT US:

DINEO P. MALULEKE

Position: Personal Assistant to CEO

Email : pa@gnbi.org.za

Contact : 067 7415321/ 0734814869

JOSEPH MAKUVAZA

Position: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Email : joseph@gnbi.org.za

Contact : 073 481 4869/ 072149 5665

Website: www.gnbi.org.za

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