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Dates set for annual SME expo

More than 80 entrepreneurs from around the country are expected to showcase their products and services at this year’s Namibia SME Expo that will be held at the Nampower Convention Centre  from 01 to 03 August.
According to organisers, the expo is aimed at connecting small enterprises to corporate firms, parastatals, government departments and municipalities, so that business linkages, outsourcing and subcontracting deals can be forged.
“The expo provides managers of large business entities and leaders in the public sector, as well as the general public, with an opportunity to see just how competitive Namibia’s SME sector is becoming,” says SMEs Compete’s Claudine Mouton.
Organised by SMEs Compete, a firm that provides income growth and employment creation support to small and medium enterprises, this year’s exposition incorporates three side events.
Danny Meyer, the firm’s other founding director, says the ever popular entrepreneurs’ round table dialogue session will take place on the evening  of 02 August and will once again draw together a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs who will share their business secrets with novices or newcomers to the world of business.
The other two events of the expo comprises of a day long business services seminar at which banks, consultancy firms, tertiary institutions and others who provide business development services to SMEs will have an opportunity to promote themselves.
Mouton urges entrepreneurs who wish to make use of this marketing tool to secure a stand at the expo by contacting any of SMEs Compete’s branches around the country. SMEs Compete has branches in Lüderitz, Walvis Bay, Ongwediva and Windhoek.
The public is invited to attend the exposition.

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