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Proudly South African’s annual Buy Local Summit & Expo will this year be a hybrid event live streaming from the IDC’s headquarters in Sandton. Now in its 10th year, the Summit & Expo seeks to educate, inform and assist anyone with an interest in creating jobs and re-building the economy using local procurement as a lever for growth.

Its objective are multiple, namely to ensure that all tiers and agencies of government are aware of their roles and responsibilities relating to the PPPFA, to encourage corporate South Africa to increase its uptake of locally sourced and manufactured goods and services required for their day to day operations, and to educate consumers on labels of origin and their role in contributing to job creation by making buy local choices.

In addition, the event creates access to market opportunities for member companies and enterprise and supplier development beneficiaries of our sponsors and large member companies, and promotes locally made products and services through the exhibition.

The Summit will present a dynamic and informative programme, including sessions on technical innovation, the 4IR and job creation, a profile of the work and benefits of SEZs, we will look at the dynamics of running a family business and assist SMMEs on how to optimise their business opportunities with both the public and private sectors.

There is a brand new virtual Expo floor, consumer activations, and workshops aimed at assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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