For immediate release
11 March 15
Register Now for Regional Durban Business Fairs 2015 

REGISTRATION for the 2015 Regional Durban Business Fairs to be held in three regions of eThekwini is now opened for exhibitors.

Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of the Economic Development and Planning Committee in eThekwini Nomvuzo Shabalala urges all small businesses to take advantage of this newly revived initiative as it aims to expose and develop businesses at grassroots level.

“Regional Durban Business Fairs will enable us as the City to facilitate broader participation in the programme. The Durban Business Fair is an important vehicle used by the City to drive business development and to create a vibrant and self-sustainable business sector. This is an opportunity for businesses within these regions to showcase their goods and services in order to access new markets and conclude business deals with potential buyers,” added Shabalala.

Shabalala further added that the Regional Durban Business Fair will not just provide emerging entrepreneurs with the opportunity to promote their businesses but they will include the two days Business Indaba which will afford them a networking platform to interact with well established businesses, development agencies and funding institutions which will be on site and addressing them on various tactics towards owning a sustainable and successfully business.

The Regional Durban Business Fairs will be held as follows:
  • The Inner and Outer West Regional Business Fair will be held on 17, 18 & 19 April 2015 at the Hammersdale Junction. It will feature a two-day Business Indaba.
  • The South Regional Business Fair will be on 22, 23 & 24 May 2015 at KwaMnyandu Mall and will also incorporate a two days Business Indaba.
  • North Regional Business Fair will take place between 19, 20 & 21 June 2015 at Bridge City Shopping Centre and will feature a two-day Business Indaba.
  • Registration is now open, and we are calling on businesses to register now as spaces are limited.
For bookings businesses can contact:
  • Inner and Outer West Regional Business Fair: Nomondli Sithole on 031 837 0619/081 529 0602, fax number 086 540 8367 or email: businessfair@sibuzegroup.co.za
  • South Regional Business Fair: Mabuyi Mkhize on 031 829 6460, fax number 086 775 9022 or email: infoa@lomes.co.za
  • North Regional Business Fair: Thando Gumbi on 031 564 2273/ 0727184845, fax number 086 671 4080 or email: magumbimarketing@tiscali.co.za
The registration fee is only R100 for small businesses and the deadline for registrations and payments for Inner/ Outer West Region is 7 April, for South Region will be 11 May and for North Region is 8 June.

ENDS

Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or email: thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za or Gugu Mbonambi on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za