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PROFILE

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber The Nelson Mandela Bay PROFILE

Business Chamber

A catalyst for economic growth in the region.

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A catalyst for economic growth in the region.

he Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a not-for-profit An eighth task team, called Industry organisation representative of a broad spectrum of businesses 4.0, begins its work in 2019 to prepare he Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a not-for-profit in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is one of the largest business local businesses for the digital shift. organisation representative of a broad spectrum of businesses associations in the Eastern Cape, with a membership of more in Nelson Mandela Bay. than 700 businesses employing over 100 000 people in a diverse array It is one of the largest business associations in the Eastern of sectors. Cape, with a membership of more than 700 businesses employing The Mandela Chamber is a leading catalyst overNelson 100 000 people Bay in a Business diverse array of sectors. for economic development, its strategic Helix model The Nelson Mandela through Bay Business ChamberTriple is a leading catalyst of collaboration between industry, academia and government, which for economic development, through its strategic Triple Helix model serves the foundation of creating a competitive Nelson Mandela Bay. of as collaboration between industry, academia and government, which The Business hasof been the heartbeat of business serves as theChamber foundation creating a competitive Nelsonsuccess Mandela The Nelson Mandela Bay Business in the region over 150 years. The Chamber is driven by a Chamber Enterprise Development Bay. Thefor Business Chamber hasBusiness been the heartbeat of business teamsuccess of dedicated andforvolunteers, lobbying on issues affecting the Programme was launched in 2014, to in the staff region over 150 years. ease of doing businessChamber and companies’ organisation The Business is drivensustainability. by a team of The dedicated staff and develop the skills that enhance and businesses. In Chief 2018 the also builds international to form a vital link between business volunteers, lobbyingrelations on issues affecting the ease of doing business grow small Nomkhita Mona, successfully owners international markets. The organisation also builds interna- Business Chamber andand companies’ sustainability. Executive Officer. hosttional relations to form a vital link between business owners and ed the fifth phase of the Enterprise international markets. enhance and grow small Development Programme, with In 2018 Business SMEsbusinesses. set to graduate in the March 2019. successfully hosted To beVision a leading catalyst for economic development in Nelson Mandela Bay. OverChamber 120 entrepreneurs have benthe fifththis phase of the Enterprise To be a leading catalyst for economic development throughout efited from programme. Development Programme, Nelson Mandela Bay. Meanwhile, the pilot phase of which SMEs graduated in the from Business Chamber’s Exporter March 2019. Mission By influencing the factors and key stakeholders that create a competitive Development Programme concludBy influencing the factors and key stakeholders that create a competitive ed at theOver entrepreneurs have enabling business environment. end120 of 2018, with 10 comenabling business environment. benefited this programme. panies finishingfrom this programme in its Meanwhile, the pilotisphase first year. The programme aimed of at the Business Chamber’s Exporter Task teams empowering SMEs to position themDevelopment Programme for The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has established a structure The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has established a structure selves as emerging exporters. 2018/2019 had 10 participants. of three task teams divided into sub-groups, to facilitate the ease of of seven task teams to facilitate the ease of doing business. That figure has grown for the doing business. The task teams are: The task teams are: 2019/2020 intake with 19 • Infrastructure Task Team • Water Task Team participants registered. The - Roads and Stormwater Sub-group Events at the Nelson Mandela Bay • Roads and Storm Water Task Team programme is aimed at empow - Water Sub-group • Task Team Business Chamber keepthemselves business ering SMEs to position SME - Electricity Sub-group • andTeam Energy Task Team owners up to date and informed as emerging exporters. • Electricity SMME Task • and Logistics Task Team on a wide variety of topics affecting • Transport Special Projects Task Team • Metro Collaboration Task Team business in Nelson Mandela Bay. Events • Trade and Investment Task Team Regular networking functions Enterprise Development and Exporter Development Events at the Nelson Mandelaoffer Bay Business Chamber keep business The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber Enterprise Developowners up to date and informed mentCAPE Programme was launched in 2014, to develop the skills that EASTERN BUSINESS 2019 12

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