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Event Schedule and Agenda
Topics to be covered
Critical Success Factors for SMEs in the Road Freight Industry Across Africa
The African continent has been one of the fastest developing economies in the world and the road freight industry in Africa is a significant contributor to the continent’s economy and has been growing over the years. Increase in trade has led to the development of more transportation routes to carry the cargo from one place to the other, road freight accounting to close to 80% of Africas cargo transport.
Economic and Geopolitical Foresight:
The Greater Your Knowledge of the Trucking Industry the More Chance You Have of Success
Understanding the macro- and micro economic and geopolitical dynamics. The factors that make your organisation competitive as well as tactics and tools entrepreneurs need to identify to enable themselves to capitalize on opportunities.
How to Drive Growth and Agility
Change is inevitable and growth is planned for. Growth must sustain profitability and profitability must sustain growth. In today’s highly competitive and rapidly changing business & economic environment, every business owner must not only analyse their core competence and capability principles but improve them to remain competitive.
Growing Market Share:
What SMEs can Learn from Big Business in Sustaining Growth and Development
Sales in logistics can prove difficult to scale for small or growing companies who rely on long-term, account-based, business-to-business revenue streams. But it doesn’t take enterprise-level market penetration or a globally recognized brand to boost sales in logistics services and kick-start real business growth.
Safety and Compliance
Compliance standards and road rules exist for a reason. Each one of them are intended to make the roads we travel in South Africa better and safer. Being compliant can help drive inhouse efficiency too. Fully-compliant vehicle fleets are known to be more reliable, secure and efficient, while continuing to drive new and better business.
Waste Disposal Challenges and Solutions
How to Save Money by Being Environmentally Compliant
Waste management within the transportation industry has been and continues to be extensively regulated by government and local agencies/bodies to ensure zero waste recycling methodologies as well as safe disposal of all forms of waste in the country. They create pressure for agencies to reuse industrial waste in transportation construction projects beneficially. The management of wastes and by-products generated by the transportation industry is also heavily regulated. Over and above the regulations, the transportation/trucking industry also faces a high expenditure on fuel.
Keynote Speaker: Ms Thulisile Manzini, Director General, Department of Small Business Development
Ensuring the sustainability of SME Transporters
Keynote Speaker: AFCFTA
Navigating the Road Ahead and Strategies for Success in the Ever-Evolving Landscape of Africa
SME Internationalisation: Cross Border
The Role of Institutional Support on the Sustainable Internationalisation of SMEs
Cross border challenges for SME Transport and Logistics companies paying more attention to border challenges within SADC and East Africa.
ABSA Panel Discussion:
Access to Funding and Business Development Support: Pitfalls and Opportunities
SMEs are facing compounding challenges, market to access being at the forefront. Governments and other institutions worldwide are launching programs to provide them with both financial and advisory support needed to meet the moment. ( Best practices and strategic approaches SMEs can consider to leverage from in growing their market share and a review of the kind funding and business support being afford from banks.
Growing Your Business:
ISUZU Panel Discussion: Total Cost of Ownership
Assessing the total cost of ownership means taking a bigger picture look at what the product is and what its value is over time.