Thursday, July 25, 2024
SMME Virtual Roadshow 2023

Following the unprecedented challenges of 2020-2022, SMMEs will be critical drivers of economic recovery in 2023.

The SMME Roadshow has since its inception in 2014 supported small business by providing a platform to address issues that hinder small business growth and development such as funding and regulatory compliance.

To address the urgent need for SMME support, Global Africa Network initiated a highly successful virtual version of the SMME Roadshow in 2021. With over 1 800 online registrations, the Roadshow focused primarily on access to funding for small businesses, accessing markets, technology for small business, business training, and business support and assistance.

The 2023 SMME Virtual Roadshow, brought to you by Global Africa Network, will again take the form of presentations and collateral hosted on a custom platform. As such, the SMME Virtual Roadshow will be an important driver of economic growth and job creation in 2023.

Launch: July 2023

Why a virtual event?

  • Increased flexibility and access
  • Greater opportunity for interaction
  • Monitoring and recording of attendance and interaction

Small business enablers at the event:

  • Access to funding for start-ups
  • Access to funding for established small businesses
  • Doing business with government
  • Skills and development training
  • Banking for small business
  • Compliance – practical solutions
  • Internet and telecoms solutions for small business
  • Small business success stories


Attendance will be free of charge, and companies that register will be required to provide relevant information about their business, their objectives, and their requirements.

Sponsors, Thought Leaders and Presenters

The 2023 SMME Virtual Roadshow presents many opportunities for sponsors, thought leaders and presenters to engage with the SMME sector.

Seven Focus Hubs will structure the Roadshow:
  1. Access to funding for start-ups
  2. Access to funding for established small businesses
  3. Doing business with government
  4. Skills and development training
  5. Banking for small business
  6. Compliance – practical solutions
  7. Internet and telecoms solutions for small business
  8. PLUS: Small business success stories
For information on sponsorship opportunities, email

Global Africa Network and Small Business Development

Global Africa Network Media (GAN) is an established authority on business development in South Africa’s nine provinces.

GAN’s online products include its well-established B2B portals and, and its e-newsletters with a reach of over 23 000 subscribers.

Its stable of provincially focused B2B print annuals was launched in 2005 and each of the nine titles has been utilised by all levels of government, parastatals, corporates, and national and provincial businesses.

This uniquely provincial and local focus has established GAN as a specialist in small and developing business, and the company is a trusted partner of business chambers and other representatives of organised business in each province.

In addition to its own highly successful SMME Virtual Roadshow, GAN has established longstanding event media partnerships with major business, industry and investment events in South Africa, such as Mining Indaba, Oil and Gas Week and the Manufacturing Indaba, as well as events particularly geared to supporting start-up, small and medium sized businesses such as Smart Procurement World, Small Business Indaba and Construction Expo, to name but a few.