SME EMPOWERMENT WEEK CONFERENCE 16-17 July 2024

All you need is change and a dream

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About The Event

The current global climate makes SME Empowerment Week a must attend event for no holds barred interactive discussions surrounding financial and development challenges faced by SMEs. SME Empowerment gathers NGO’S, Government, Development agencies, Finacial Institutions and Private sector for 2 days of interactive programs featuring specialized workshops, debates and masterclasses.

The Conference welcomes 100 delegates across different spheres of life from financial institutions, development agencies, NGO’s, entrepreneurs, government and private sector to explore SME funding and development and further capture reasons why SME’s  fail and the impact of these failures.

The edition will identify the problem areas experienced by small and medium scale enterprises in the financing and development of the businesses. Furthermore, the conference will outline the role of government, financial institutions and NGOs in transparent funding.

Key Agenda Themes

DAY 1 

07:30

Attendee Registration

Welcome Refreshments and Networking

08:50

Opening prayer

Ellen Magaya, Chairperson, Dadem Foundation NPC

08:50

Opening Performance

Traditional Malay Dance

08:55

Organizers Opening Remarks

Dale Magaya, Event Director, Dadem Events Sdn Bhd

09:00

 

Host City

Senior Representative, Host City

Opportunities within the City of SMME’s

09:30

DSBD Presentation

The role of SMME’s in the National Development Plan 2030

Department of Small Business Development

09:55

SMME PITCH: Hear from an SMME whose transforming the industry as we know it

10:00

Debate: Why SMME’s Fail, Government vs Private Sector Perspective

Moderator:

  • TBC

 Panelists:

  • TBC

10:50

Coffee and Tea Networking break

11:20

Panel Discussion: BEE and SMME Funding (does ethnicity play a key role in access to funding)

Moderator:

  • TBC

Panelists:

  • TBC

12:10

Speed Networking Event

Sponsored

12:40

Lunch Break | Tabletop Exhibition viewing.

13:55

SMME PITCH: Hear from an SMME whose transforming the industry as we know it

14:00

Debate: Private Funding vs Government Funding

Moderator:

  • TBC

Panelists

  • TBC

14:50

SMME PITCH: Hear from an SMME whose transforming the industry as we know it

14:55

Corporate AD

15:00

Presentation: Financial and Business Management Skills Needed to Survive as an SMME

  • TBC

15:50

Panel Discussion : Constraints Within the Formal Banking Sector in Dealing with Small Business

  • TBC

16:30

Mini Cocktail Function

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DAY  2 

CAPACITY BUILDING AND MASTERCLASSES

07:30

Attendee Day 2 Registration

Refreshments and Networking

09:00

Organizers Opening Remarks

Dale Magaya, Event Director, Dadem Events Sdn Bhd    

09:05

Masterclass

Necessary tools and software to run your business.                                          

09:45

Masterclass

Why Brand Image Matters                                                                                   

10:30

Coffee and Tea Networking break

11:00

Workshop

Need for Business Bank Accounts                                                                         

11:45

Masterclass

Sales and Marketing Techniques                                                                        

12:35

Lunch Break | Tabletop Exhibition viewing.

13:35

In conversation 

Dale Magaya, Event Director, Dadem Events Sdn Bhd

14:00

Closing remarks by chair and vote of thanks.

KConnexion Conference and Event
Centre - CCEC

When

July 16-17 2024

About The Event Organizer

Dadem Events Sdn Bhd is an independent specialist organizer and promoter of global summits, strategic conferences, professional training, in-Company training, business-to-business meeting and exibhitions focusing on B2B, G2G, B2G events element. Dadem Events Sdn. Bhd. is dedicated to the provision of global business information through premier, high-profile, specialized business events.

Connexion Conference and Event Centre – CCEC

UOA Hospitality (UOAH) was established in 2011 as the asset owner and operator of hospitality projects for leading property investment and development group, UOA Group. With key areas of expertise in managing hospitality brands and properties, UOAH currently oversees a unique portfolio of hotel products and services including Connexion Conference & Event Centre.

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Farah
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