Durban Business Fair Turns 15

Durban Business Fair Turns 15


This year’s Durban Business Fair celebrates 15 years of growing sustainability.

The exhibition will take place on 20 – 22 September 2013 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Phillip Sithole, head of Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit, said, “The Durban Business Fair is one of the city’s flagship programmes aimed at creating a platform for business growth and development.

“As the custodians of economic development within eThekwini, we are pleased that our business community and relevant stakeholders are now taking full advantage of such platforms created for their growth opportunities.”

The 2013 fair boasts several new features, such as:

  • Buyers’ trade evenings
  • Bizassist networking event
  • A live music concert
  • Technological innovations that will ease exhibition navigation for visitors and exhibitors.

WASME conference on SMEs

The 19th World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprises will be held as part of celebrating 15 years for the Durban Business Fair.

The conference will be taking place under the theme ‘Beyond the downturn: Revitalising the global economy through small and medium enterprises’. It will be held on 18 -21 September 2013 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

Alison Job
Alison Job holds a BA English, Communications and has extensive experience in writing that spans news broadcasting, public relations and corporate and consumer publishing. Find her at Google+.