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Durban ICC shares business opportunities with entrepreneurs

As part of the Durban International Convention Centre’s (Durban ICC) efforts to create business opportunities for emerging and established entrepreneurs and ensure that they have access to markets, the Centre recently held a Supplier Day, which provided an engagement platform with entrepreneurs.

During the highly-informative full-day seminar held on 16 August, entrepreneurs were informed about various business opportunities available at the Durban ICC. They were also educated on eThekwini Municipality’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) policies and processes which they need to comply with in order to qualify for work. The Durban ICC is an entity of the eThekwini Municipality.

Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer Lindiwe Rakharebe said the Durban ICC was committed to the upskilling and empowerment of small businesses, who in turn are be able to create much-needed employment opportunities in our communities.

“In line with the City’s developmental agenda, the Centre remains committed to broadening the economic impact of the events and tourism sector through contributing to inclusive economic growth and empowering entrepreneurs while operating in a responsible manner. Our aim is to empower entrepreneurs to kick-start their business ventures or expand their existing businesses within the hospitality industry,” said Rakharebe.

Among the esteemed speakers at the Supplier Day were representatives from the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry who spoke on their role on policy and advocacy while Ithala Bank informed entrepreneurs on how they can access business funding.

Durban ICC SCM Officer, Celasiwakhe Duma, said because the Durban ICC is a world-class venue that regularly hosts prestigious national and international events, the Centre is always in need of suppliers who provide a wide variety of products and services.

To become a supplier or service provider to the Durban ICC, entrepreneurs can register their business on the National Treasury’s Centralised Supplier Database (CSD).

For more information visit https://icc.co.za/careers-and-vendors/vendor-opportunities/

-ENDS

Issued by: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)

For more information contact: Durban ICC Corporate Affairs Manager Gugu Sisilana,

Tel: 031 360 1302 or Email: GuguSisilana@icc.co.za

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