South Africa’s largest annual small business event, the Business Opportunities & Franchise Exhibition (BOFE), is being held at The Coca-ColaDome in Johannesburg from the 15th to the 18th September 2011 from 9am to 5pm daily.
Hosted by Thebe Exhibitions & Projects and Eskom, and with Standard Bank as its main sponsor, the BOFE is likely to be attended by more than 10 000 visitors this year. There will be more than a hundred exhibitor stands, a hall showcasing the small businesses being supported by the Eskom Foundation and a conference with national and international speakers.
Amongst the exhibitors there are a wide range of business franchising opportunities that are available for the potential entrepreneur to consider. Other exhibitors offer a variety of business services to assist small business owners in running their enterprises better, such as office equipment, accounting systems and banking. There are also a number of small business support exhibitors such as various magazines and incubators.
The Eskom pavilion, in particular, will also host a variety of small businesses with interesting products and services that are on sale at the expo – so bring your chequebook with you so that you can take home some great arts, crafts and merchandise.
Small business conference
Running alongside the BOFE is the “Power to Grow Your Business” conference on the 15th & 16th September. This conference hosts well-known local and well-acknowledged international speakers and only costs R850 (excluding VAT) per seminar with two sets of seminars being run over the two days.
The speakers include (with the topics they will be speaking to):
Cyrus Rogers – “Have you got what it takes?”
Geoff Ramm – “Now that’s what I call marketing.”
Ralph Patmore - “It’s all about the money.”
Iain Johnston – “Where to from here? Searching FOR customers.”
To find out more about the speakers and to register to attend, please click here…
And on with the show…
There will also be line-up of other speakers and presentations in the Business Buzz Zone which forms part of the main exhibition. There will be presentations by football hero Gary Bailey, e-TV’s Debora Patta and social media commentator, Ryan Hogarth amongst a host of other speakers.
To see a schedule of the Business Buzz Zone lectures….
There will also be a business lounge facility, hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), available where exhibitors can meet with visitors to take their business discussions further.
To pre-register for the BOFE, click here….
For more information about the BOFE, the Power to Grow Your Business Conference, the Business Buzz Zone or any of the exhibitors, please visit the website at: www.BOFE.co.za