Proudly SA Buy local Summit 2013 – Sustainable Future Jobs are calling

The second national Proudly South African Buy Local Summit & Expo will
take place at Emperors Palace on 26 November 2012.

The Deputy President, Kgalema Motlhanthe, will officially open the expo
and government ministers, business leaders, small business owners,
entrepreneurs and captains of industry will take part in the annual event.

The event will also mark the launch of Proudly SA¹s Festive Season Buy
Local Campaign ­ aimed at encouraging consumers to buy locally made
products and make use of local service providers over the festive season.

Delegates and leaders from the business sector, government, labour and
the wider community will participate in the Summit. Distinguished guests
include Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies; Public Enterprises
Minister, Malusi Gigaba and the Department of Trade & Industry's DG,
Lionel October.

The Expo, meanwhile, is an opportunity for Proudly SA member companies
(local businesses and entrepreneurs) to showcase their products and
services, with a view to creating networks that can link all state organs
and corporate business to local suppliers.

Local procurement has been recognised as a key driver for economic growth
and job creation by government, business, labour unions and community

As part of their commitments to the Local Procurement Accord, signed in
October 2011, they have committed to sourcing local products and services
in designated sectors.
Proudly SA therefore sees the expo as an essential tool to facilitate and
influence interaction between small businesses/entrepreneurs and
procurement decision makers.

The Expo and Summit also provides an opportunity for state organs (the
largest procurer in the country) and corporate businesses ­ which are
grappling to find local suppliers - to access the Proudly SA pool of
companies. These companies comply with the following criteria: local
content, high quality, fair labour practices and environmental standards.

Proudly SA also wishes to educate the public that they, too, can play a
significant role in the country¹s economic development and job creation.
It¹s as easy as checking all products for labels of origin and choosing
those which are ³made in South Africa.² This includes food, clothing,
footwear, jewellery, appliances, gifting, machinery, music, vehicles etc.

³Be Proudly South African ­ Buy Local to Create Jobs² is our call to
This is a call to action to businesses, government and consumers to buy
local so that local businesses can grow and create more jobs - while
addressing societal challenges such as unemployment, poverty and

The Buy Local Summit 2012 will take place on 26 November 2012 at Emperors
Palace, Center Court. Registration and Breakfast begins at 08h00 and the
official opening is scheduled for 09h00.

*If you would like to attend the Summit, kindly respond to the invitation
by clicking on the link below.
*Please fill in your information on the registration form.
*An email will then be sent to the email address you supply, confirming
your attendance.


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