The first ever Barloworld Siyakhula SMME Summit 2022 was hosted at The Galleria Premium Conference and Events venue in Sandton on Thursday 8 September 2022, where various Barloworld Siyakhula beneficiaries, Barloworld key Stakeholders and representatives from both Private and Public Sectors gathered under one roof. The goal was to highlight and reward the existing suppliers and enterprise development beneficiaries of Barloworld by thrusting a spotlight on their achievements and outstanding contributions over the last two years. The theme, which was to Rebuild, Grow and Prosper, highlighted several actions that small businesses need to exercise during challenging times.
Masterclass sessions saw accomplished speakers from the private and public sectors providing insight into how their organisations support SMMEs and what SMMEs need to do to survive and thrive in these challenging times. The speakers shared valuable information and teachings from their specific fields of expertise. Every topic was relevant to the end goal, which centred around what beneficiaries need to do to develop and grow their businesses.
Attendees were impressed with the topical themes chosen and left with a significant amount of knowledge meant to empower them on their entrepreneurial journeys.