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Past AEC events and galleries

Young Entrepreneurs Convention
10 – 11 July: Johannesburg 2017

 

The African Entrepreneurs Council hosted over 250 young entrepreneurs and over 50 established entrepreneurs at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre Auditorium in Johannesburg over 2 days. FOunding the AEC Youth Chapter on the closing, AEC members were able to nominate and appoint the first committee for the newly formed AEC YOUTH CHAPTER, a youth focussed committee under the auspices of AEC.

From existing keynote addresses, how to guides and engaging panel discussions, the Inaugural Young Entrepreneurs’ Convention was a resounding success, setting the tone for what will be an exciting year for under-35’s within the African Entrepreneurs Council.

Addressing delegates were some high-profile individuals, startup owners and business leaders including:
John Lombela – CEO of Innovecs
John Lombela – CEO of Innovecs
Mark Cooper – CEO of JCDecaux Sub-Saharan Africa
Lionel October – Acting Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry
Mpho Nevhutula – CEO of Vuyo Consulting
Tseke Benny Nkadibeng – CEO of Africoil
Mosotho Moshoyane – Director of Beatrootpine
Trevor Kamoto – Business Consultant at the Trebo Group
Neftaly Malatji – President of Diepsloot Youth Projects
Lumko Mtimde – CEO of USASSA
Conrad Davies – CEO of Hashtag South Africa
Sanele Makinane – Winner of The Big Break Legacy
Gloria Serobe – Founder/Executive Director of Whiphold
Asim Gani – Director of Independent Actuarial Consultants
Angel Kgokolo – Director of Angel International Trade
Mk Mohlala – Chairman MK Khum Investments

Entrepreneurial Dialogue
July 2017: Johannesburg

 

Mr Sim Tshabalala | CEO of Standard Bank South Africa

THE ROLE OF CAPITAL IN FAST-TRACKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

The African Entrepreneurs Council held its second Entrepreneurial Dialogue on the 5th of June 2017 at the Standard Bank South Africa Headquarters in Rosebank. The event was hosted by AEC with Mr Sim Tshabalala, The Chief Executive Officer of Standard Bank giving the keynote address dubbed, “Role of capital in fast-tracking entrepreneurship”

 

 

Other presentations included Entrepreneurial Stories by Ms. Dudu Msomi, the
CEO of Busara Leadership Partners and Ms. Nthabeleng Likotsi, the Chairperson of CFI Bank Young Women in Business Network. An engaging Q&A session ensued and new AEC members were presented with membership certificates.

 

The event was sponsored and supported by Standard Bank, Grey4 ( An integrated marketing agency in South Africa, Skyco Media (A digital and print media company) and Corporate Couture (A high-end corporate gifts company)

Inaugural Entrepreneurial Dialogue
Sandton, Johannesburg 2016

 

The African Entrepreneurs Council held its inaugural Entrepreneurial Dialogue on the 9th of December in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was hosted by AEC with Mr Kenneth Brown, The State Chief Procurement Officer giving the keynote address dubbed, “Government Driving Entrepreneurship Through Procurement”

 

African Entrepreneurship Council formalized its relationship with the South Africa Chinese Entrepreneurs Association (SACEA) when the two parties sign a memorandum of understanding forging a great partnership to benefit members of both organisations in the future.

 

African Entrepreneurship Council formalized its relationship with the South Africa Chinese Entrepreneurs Association (SACEA) when the two parties sign a memorandum of understanding forging a great partnership to benefit members of both organisations in the future.