SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE EVENT

Thursday 19 January 2012 8am to 12pm

Cannizaro House Hotel, Wimbledon Common

In partnership with: Breakfast Indaba, Wandsworth Chamber, Kingston Chamber, Richmond Chamber, Sutton Chamber and Croydon Chamber

With Britain gearing up for the 2012 Olympic Games and with the South African Olympic Team selecting South London as their pre games training camp, what are the opportunities for British Business in South Africa? How can businesses exploit the links between these two great sporting nations? Plus, with the Rugby World Cup being hosted at Twickenham in 2015, there has never been a better time for South London to develop long-term business relationships with the ‘Rainbow Nation’.

At this exciting seminar you will:

Network over breakfast

Hear from some of the UK’s foremost experts on the opportunities in South Africa

Understand the cultural differences, businesses practices and opportunities in the market

Learn how to diversify your income by accessing new markets

Discover how other businesses have become more competitive in the UK by exporting abroad

Understand how growth through exporting is achieved by thousands of small businesses every month and how you can do it too

View an exhibition of South African businesses based in South London as well as sources of help on South Africa and Olympic advice

Have photograph opportunities with the Olympic Torch

See a live link to UK Consul General, Chris Trott in Cape Town

Speakers include:

Linda Taylor – Chair of Go South Go

Yusuf Timol – South African High Commission in the UK

South African specialist – UK Trade and Investment

Professor Dick Fisher- Head of pre-Games Training Camp, St Mary’s College

James Durrant – Breakfast Indaba, South African Business Leader

Diana Sterck – CEO Merton Chamber of Commerce

BOOK NOW to ensure your place at this event.

Cost: £15.00+vat

To register or for more information, contact Caroline Cook [email protected] or 020 8944 5501

Online bookings:

www.mertonchamber.co.uk/events