All Set For Inaugural Eswatini Enterprise Development and Market Access Opportunities Conference

The Eswatini Development Finance Corporation (FINCORP) has joined forces with Amandla Omnotho to host the inaugural Eswatini Enterprise Development and Market Access Opportunities Conference.

Set for July 6, 2024, at The George Hotel in Manzini, from 08:00 to 16:30, this landmark event promises to be a game changer for local businesses and the national economy.

Amandla Omnotho, renowned for its socio-economic development initiatives, focuses on nurturing entrepreneurship in Southern Africa, particularly within rural and township communities. The organization is committed to transforming economically disadvantaged yet entrepreneurial individuals into key economic stakeholders, driving significant change.

Through a press release, FINCORP notes that The Eswatini Enterprise Development and Market Access Opportunities Conference is more than just a conference, but a strategic convergence aligning with the country’s national economic development agenda and FINCORP’s founding mandate ‘to empower Eswatini citizens through the provision of meaningful access to credit, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

“This collaboration underscores a shared vision to empower emaSwati and pave the way for sustainable economic growth. The conference has lined up prominent speakers including Gugulethu G. Xaba, President of Amandla Omnotho; Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Trade Manqoba Khumalo; Lebogang Zulu, President of BRICS Women’s Business Alliance in the Republic of South Africa, and Nonkululeko Mantula, Founder and CEO of GSQ Media House,” FINCORP Group Managing Director Dumisani Msibi said.

The FINCORP Group MD further notes that the speaker’s insights and expertise will span crucial sectors such as goat farming, building and construction, international markets for medicinal herbs, the rural economy, and mushroom production, offering attendees a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

The event is anticipated to attract about 200 SMEs and institutions to network, share insights, and explore new market opportunities.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Amandla Omnotho on this transformative initiative. This conference embodies our unwavering commitment to empowering emaSwati through entrepreneurship, and we anticipate significant positive results and impact on our economy.”  

Gugulethu Xaba, President of Amandla Omnotho, shared his excitement: “Our partnership with FINCORP marks a pivotal moment in our quest to drive economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Eswatini. This conference will unlock valuable opportunities for local entrepreneurs and SMEs to access new markets and expand their businesses. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient economy for all Emaswati.” 

He further extended an invitation to interested members of the public: “Don’t miss this chance to be part of this conference. Mark your calendars for July 6, 2024, and join us at The George Hotel in Manzini for a day of inspiration, innovation, and invaluable opportunities.”

Registration Information:

  • Entrance Fee: R150
  • Bank Account: LEDI FNB Acc: 62882977849, Branch Code 256505, Ref. Name
  • Momo Pay: +268 76147085
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