The event, hosted by the City of Cape Town and the Greater Tygerberg Partnership (GTP), is an amalgamation of the City’s Atlantis Business Expo held in October last year, and the GTP’s annual Bellville Investment Conference.
The expo is set to take place on Thursday, 8 June 2023 at the Bellville Park Campus at the University of Stellenbosch Business School located on Carl Cronje Drive in Bellville. This year’s expo, which is open to the public at no cost, promises to be an event that the Bellville business community won’t want to miss.
Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, said, “The City is proud to host the 2023 Bellville Business Expo because it speaks to our goal of building on the foundations for growth in economic nodes that are part of the larger Cape Town fabric. The expo will feature a wide range of industries, from technology to finance, hospitality and healthcare.
Attendees will get to connect with business development experts, gain valuable insights around operational growth, and explore new business opportunities. Additionally, the expo will give three businesses a fantastic opportunity to walk away with highly valued business growth packages, business mentor partnerships and business branding prizes.
“The 2023 Bellville Business Expo will open doors and give businesses the space to connect and establish relationships with buyers, incubators, and investors, as well as a chance to network and find avenues for collaboration and synergy. This in turn will benefit the wider community with employment and economic prospects across multiple sectors.”
Warren Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer at the Greater Tygerberg Partnership says, “The City of Cape Town and the Greater Tygerberg Partnership are excited to be hosting the 2023 Bellville Business Expo, right in the epicentre of this crucial economic node. Bellville is not just home to Cape Town’s busiest public transport interchange, but it is also a vibrant, busy urban centre ready for extensive growth.
“Our goal for this Bellville Business Expo is to bring together local SMME businesses that are ripe and ready for growth to connect, collaborate, and exhibit their products and services with the focus on development and access to new markets.”
Fast track business growth
Registration is now open and interested businesses can register for the 2023 Bellville Business Boot Camp programme. Whether they are looking for new markets, growth or to create new partnerships, they can register for this programme.
There will be an elimination process; where the top thirty qualifying businesses will be chosen from those participating in the four-week 2023 Bellville Business Boot Camp programme – which starts from 24 April 2023. The selected businesses will then be exclusively invited to participate in the 2023 Bellville Business Expo, where all their costs will be sponsored. Other businesses and industry leaders will have the opportunity to register to visit the 2023 Bellville Business Expo and attend the conference.
Additionally, the Expo will give three businesses a fantastic opportunity to walk away with highly valued business growth packages, business mentorship partnerships and business branding prizes.
- The 2023 Bellville Business Boot Camp programme is specifically aimed at supporting businesses to participate in the 2023 Bellville Business Expo where they compete and gain the exposure they need to grow their business to a new level.
- You will have the opportunity to not only potentially expand your business, but also your business knowledge.
- You will also become part of a valuable business platform and community, Bellville Connect, where you can grow your business.
- The 2023 Bellville Business Expo will potentially open doors and provide the opportunity for you to connect and establish good relationships with buyers, as well as financial and funding providers.
The City and the GTP are committed to the development and success of the city’s vendors and businesses in Bellville and the surrounding areas that are ready for growth.
Register for the 2023 Bellville Business Boot Camp now, if you’re ready to grow your business, please complete the application form here: https://form.typeform.com/to/lx1WUiVb.