Summit for women-led SMEs in construction & facilities management | The Planner

The SCALE-UP SUMMIT 2023, aimed at women-owned businesses in the facilities management and construction industry, will be held on 23 June 2023 at The Maslow, Sandton.

Grow Supplier ZA, in partnership with Sun International, will be hosting a Women in Business Summit with a focus on women-led SMEs in construction and facilities management. The SCALE-UP SUMMIT 2023 is a business development initiative to address success and growth matters relating to women-owned businesses in the facilities management and construction industry. 

Scaling up in your business is complex, and every entrepreneur should know when and how to execute their scaling growth strategy, for example, to satisfy a major increase in demand, strengthen a competitive position, or seize new market opportunities. Though women-owned businesses continue to play an increasingly large role in the South African economy, there is still a need to address the challenges that hinder many of them from scaling up. 

What will the summit do for you?
  • Improve the success rate of women-owned SMEs in facilities management and construction by providing curated business support. 
  • Foster collaboration in support of the growth of empowering women-owned SMEs through a curated ecosystem platform that enables public and private stakeholders to exchange knowledge and best practices in developing women-owned businesses.
  • Facilitate the dialogue on possible solutions that will enable women-owned SMEs to achieve their growth objectives by educating them on the dynamics of scaling. 
  • Connect women-owned SMEs to opportunities for both financial and non-financial business support that can improve the growth and success of these businesses.

Speakers include the following:

  • Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO, Motseng Holdings
  • Azola Mayekiso, CEO, National Housing Finance Corporation
  • Fundi Mazibuko, Vice President, SABIPP
  • Lungile Zuma, Deputy Chairperson, SAWIC & BE
Topics that will be covered at the summit
  • Resiliency and Sustainability: Navigating Turbulent Times
  • Building Leadership Capacity: Purpose, Performance and Impact
  • Funding Opportunities and Requirements 
  • Access to Market: What is Required and How to Seize Opportunities
  • The Challenge of Scaling: SME Value Creation Strategy

Event details

DATE: Friday, 23 June 2023

TIME: 7:30 for 8:00 unitl 17:00

VENUE: The Maslow in Sandton

COST: Free upon registration

ACCESS: To register, please email or call 082 727 5230