Hosting of the 2012 International Small Business Congress

Cabinet noted the hosting of the 2012 International Small Business Congress (ISBC) in Johannesburg, from 15-18 September 2012.

The ISBC is an annual learning and exchange platform which brings together SMME practitioners and policymakers from around the world. Issues to be discussed at this year’s congress include topics such as e-commerce, systems to boost management capacity, incubation and technology demonstration, innovation and challenges small businesses encounter when assessing new markets. The 2012 event is a milestone for the ISBC and the continent because it will be the first time that the congress is hosted in Africa.

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