October 29 & 30, 2019Add to Calendar
CTICC 2 (Cape Town International Convention Centre 2)
Corner of Heerengracht & Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Empowering female entrepreneurs has to be the lead in the journey towards sustainable economic development. AWIEF is Africa’s #1 female entrepreneurship conference & exhibition bringing together over 1,200 female entrepreneurs, thought leaders, industry experts, academics, development organisations, and investors in a combined effort to accelerate the growth of women-owned businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth. Enhancing Impact: Digitilisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade AWIEF 2019 features keynotes, highly interactive panel sessions, exhibitions, masterclasses, high-profile and quality networking, B2B matchmaking and a Pitch n Grow™ for our 2019 Growth Accelerator powered by Nedbank. The event will end on a high note with the 2019 AWIEF awards celebrating game changers in various sectors across the continent.
We are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with an average of 93,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.
As a bank for small business, Nedbank is committed to growing and supporting small and medium enterprises throughout the country using a number of initiatives contributing to the economy and creating jobs in local municipalities. With a philosophy premised on Whole-view Business Banking™, we use our financial expertise to create a vibrant ecosystem and to provide a rich set of development and support services that will enable businesses to grow. Nedbank Group is one of South Africa’s largest banking groups by assets and deposits, with Nedbank Limited being our principal banking subsidiary. The bank, which is also continuing to expand into Africa with a presence in 39 countries on the continent through our Ecobank alliance, provides a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services and a growing insurance, asset management and wealth management offering through four main business operations, namely Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Nedbank Business Banking, Nedbank Retail and Nedbank Wealth. Transformation is at the heart of our mission as a bank premised on using our financial expertise to do good. For more information visit www.nedbank.co.za.
CTA is a joint institution operating under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement between the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) and the EU Member States (European Union). CTA is funded by the European Union. At CTA, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation, we believe that investment in the right innovations in agriculture will help to catalyse development. Youth, digitilisation and climate resilience are CTA’s priority intervention areas in its refreshed strategic plan, 2018-2020, which, are critical to driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. All three are in line with the The European Consensus on Development, based around the 5 Ps: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.
For nearly a century, OCP Group has been working to support sustainable agriculture. TheirvVision is to contribute to sustainably feeding a growing world population. The group has a global presence through the 5 continents. OCP Group believes that its development and performance are intimately linked the development and performance of its industrial ecosystems. OCP is therefore proactively committed to developing the local industrial ecosystem through enhanced programs as regards internal training and creating strong and long-lasting relationships with partners.
Founded in 2007, APO Group is a media relations' consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East. The company assist private and public organizations in sharpening their reputation and increasing their brand equity in target countries.
The City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality and is situated in the southern peninsula of the Western Cape Province. It has a coastline of 294km. It stretches from Gordon's Bay to Atlantis and includes the suburbs of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The municipalities adjacent to it are Swartland and West Coast to the north; Drakenstein, Cape Winelands and Stellenbosch to the north-east; and Theewaterskloof, Overberg and Overstrand to the south-east. It is also bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. The City is South Africa's second-largest economic centre and second most populous city after Johannesburg. It is the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. The City is famous for its harbour, as well as its natural setting in the Cape Floral Kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world as officially recognised by Forbes. It is also Africa's most popular tourist destination. Being the oldest city in South Africa, it is affectionately known as ‘The Mother City'.
The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Limited (sefa) provides financial products and services to qualifying SMMEs and Co-operatives, as defined in the National Small Business Act of 1996 and amended in 2004, through a hybrid of wholesale and direct lending channels within the following sectors: Services (including retail & wholesale trades and tourism); Manufacturing (including agro-processing); Agriculture (specifically land reform beneficiaries and contract-farming activities); Construction (small construction contractors); Mining (specifically small scale miners); and Green industries (renewable energy, waste and recycling management).
The Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda) was established in December 2004 as an agency under the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The establishment was done by merging three organisations, namely the Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency, National Manufacturing Advisory Centre (NAMAC), and Community Public Private Partnership Programme (CPPP). The GODISA Trust and National Technology Transfer Centre were integrated into seda in April 2006, becoming the seda Technology Programme (stp). seda provides business development and support services for small enterprises through its national network, in partnership with other role players in the small enterprise support. seda also implements programmes targeted at business development in areas prioritised by the government.
Enterprise Seychelles Agency provides Business Development Services that improve the performance of the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises, enables its access to markets and its ability to compete. Services including hotels, restaurants, any profession, Internet Communication Technology, private education, private health, entertainment and business development related services which shall include research, counseling, training, technology transfer, marketing and business promotion, logistics, warehousing and engineering. Interested persons are encouraged to visit ESA to make further inquiries on services it offers.
The Agribusiness Development Agency (ADA) has been in existence for just over five years to deal with supporting emerging black commercial farmers, especially in the land reform programme as the raison d’etre. A number of land reform farms were on the brink of collapse due a number of reasons including lack of farming skills by the new owners and over-indebtedness. The period during which the ADA was established was also marked by unprecedented food price hikes and a world economy in recession. The ADA recorded some remarkable success during its first five years of existence, notwithstanding numerous challenges that were faced by the entity.
We are an agribusiness network. As the primary growers, processors and marketers of agricultural products in Africa, women play a vital role in the continent’s economic development. During the past decade, the number of women in agribusiness has soared. But a severe lack of information on trends, opportunities and challenges in agricultural exports had stunted the growth of their enterprises. AWAN – EA was established in 2002 to respond to this need. In 2018, African Women Agribusiness Network Afrika (AWAN-Afrika was established in response to the opportunities that will be offered by the AfCFTA with a vision to create a platform for African women in Agribusiness to access market, trade information and finance so as to become significant players in the continent and in global trade. AWAN-Afrika subscribes to Agenda 2063 particularly the Malabo declaration on Agriculture and Agenda 2030 in developing a people driven, relying on potential of African people especially its women and youth. Globally, we are aligned to the SDGs. AWAN-Afrika’s secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya and we are present in 35 countries represented by our champions.
The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) engages with partners across Southern Africa to deepen regional economic integration, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA), and attract investments that drive commercial expansion within the region and to global markets.
Cenfri is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank. As recognised thought leaders on matters relating to financial-sector development in emerging markets, we generate deep insights and solve complex development problems. Cenfri supports financial inclusion and financial-sector development through facilitating better regulation and market provision of financial services. We do this by conducting research, providing advice and developing capacity-building programmes for regulators, donors, financial service providers (FSPs) and other parties that operate in the low-income market.
Frost & Sullivan is a business consulting firm involved in market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting, and corporate training across multiple industries. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in over 40 countries.
GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., partners with the world's leading universities to select, design and deliver premium online short courses with a data-driven focus on learning gain. Technology meets academic rigour in our people-mediated model which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions. We improve lives through better education. To achieve this purpose, we offer a best-in-class online education experience: from the top-tier universities, we collaborate with to design courses that deliver verifiable competencies, to the personalised, people-mediated support our students receive. Technology meets academic rigour in our people-mediated model which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions.
Legalese is a creative legal agency which has redesigned legal services to suit creative, start-up, and tech-based businesses by making them accessible, affordable and understandable. We have just launched the Legalese Store. It is an e-commerce platform to make instructing a lawyer simpler. You still speak to a real lawyer and still receive a tailor-made legal service – you just do so through a few clicks of a button. Scroll through the products below. Once purchased, we’ll get in touch with you to get things going.
SAA is committed to provide delegates attending the AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM 29 - 30 OCT 2019, CAPE TOWN a discount offering ranging from 5 – 15% per point of sale, off its lowest published airfares on the services of SAA subject to the relevant class availability for international and regional market related airfares. This excludes all SAA code share flights as well as the domestic routes serviced by either SA Express or South African Airlink or Mango. These air fares will only be applicable for travel 14 days prior and/or after the official event dates. South African Airways looks forward to welcoming all AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM CAPE TOWN 2019 delegates on board our flights and to offer our warm South African hospitality!
Channel Africa is the international broadcasting service of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Financial Nigeria International is a media company that is the publisher of Financial Nigeria magazine – a monthly development & finance journal. With its web portal – www.financialnigeria.com -- the company provides news and policy analyses on Nigeria and other frontier markets of sub Saharan Africa.
The Africa platform for startup funding, VC4A (Venture Capital for Africa) is a fast growing community of business professionals in 159 countries dedicated to building game changing companies on the continent. - Entrepreneurs have access to free online tools, mentorship opportunities and the ability to raise capital. - Program partners engage members with their programs and services. - Investors are able to discover great companies, research opportunities and follow up with founders directly.
Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com’s interests include a business publishers ad network, content syndication, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi. Send general emails to media @ africa.com
Ventures Africa (venturesafrica.com) is an online business news site and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa through the lens of policy, innovation and life. And with our two digital issues, VA BizHive and VA Speak, we explore unique angles around salient issues within the continent. The stories we tell inspire people to positively shape their environment. Join us to explore an evolving Africa. For more information, please email email@example.com or call +234 909 328 4213 .
Africa Business Insider offers an agenda of the main Business Forums dedicated to Africa on and off the continent. The information is included in the weekly newsletter of the website: Africa Business Insider Digest.
African Business Central (ABC) is an online magazine showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general. ABC’s core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa’s socio-economic progress. The goal of ABC is to be a hub for comprehensive, high-quality, and timely coverage of all things business in Africa.
BizNis Africa (www.biznisafrica.com) is an independent online trade and investment news website that focuses on Africa’s 3 major business economic sectors – ICT (Information and Communications Technology), Mining and Energy.
Disrupt Africa is a one-stop-shop for all news, information and commentary pertaining to the continent’s tech startup – and investment – ecosystem.
Burn Media is a multimedia digital publishing house which focuses on the intersection of technology and media, entrepreneurship, cars and gadgets.
SME South Africa is a daily online news portal that provides strategic business content to enable SMMEs to unlock their growth potential.
We’re proudly upholding the values W.K. Kellogg instilled more than 100 years ago — but now we’re doing it in 180 countries across the world. We still provide you and your family with breakfasts that lead to better days, and we flake corn the same way W.K. Kellogg did back in 1898.
In 2010, CMO Asia was launched to plug a vacuum in the Marketing community. This is a peer networking body and it endeavors to help connect all marketers across sectors on a common platform. The vision of this platform is to share the latest stories that have worked across branding & marketing space & provide learning opportunities from the experiences of every marketing professional. Networking is the need of the hour to be able to thrive for the future. Do visit www.cmoasia.org