The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting its 163rd Annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at The Globe Theatre, Suncoast Entertainment Complex. The Durban Chamber’s Annual Gala Dinner has been the premier business networking event in Durban since its inception in 1856 and commemorates and celebrates its membership and the Durban business community as a whole.

This year, the Durban Chamber is calling on established businesses to purchase seats or tables not only for their organisations but on behalf of up and coming business leaders and entrepreneurs from small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) to attend this significant business networking event.

Palesa Phili, CEO of the Durban Chamber, said, “This will provide invaluable access to networks that these future leaders may not normally have access to. Allowing them to leverage this platform for their business benefit will contribute to providing critical exposure and networking opportunities thus helping ensure KZN’s inclusive and sustainable economic future.”

“Promoting the growth and development of start-ups, entrepreneurs and SMMEs is in line with the Durban Chamber’s commitment to inclusive economic participation, delivering on our purpose and vision to be “In business for a better world. This is a unique opportunity to expose emerging leaders and business owners to the wealth of experience and knowledge represented in the attending captains of industry and other leaders at this event,” added Phili.

“Durban Chamber members and the business community can reserve or sponsor seats to the gala dinner by logging onto the Durban Chamber’s events listing page on Come dressed in your best Bond look! This is your license to thrill and there will be plenty of opportunities to network and interact with national and regional business leaders, policy decision makers and captains of industry,” concluded Phili.

The Durban Chamber would like to thank long time members who have come together to put on a spectacular evening of  Venue sponsor Tsogo Sun Suncoast Entertainment Complex; technology partner Vodacom; media partner The Mercury; as well as Graham Beck Enterprises and CK FMCG who are generously providing the refreshments for this prestigious business networking event.

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About the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Founded in 1856, the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the largest member-based metropolitan chambers in Southern Africa and advocates on behalf of and represents the eThekwini business community. As a business-based and member-focused organisation, the Durban Chamber’s strategic purpose is to help create a conducive economic and business environment to facilitate and promote economic growth in the region in partnership with key stakeholders. The Durban Chamber does this by advocating and influencing policy decisions that affect the interests of business (legislation, tax and business regulations and more); offering member benefits, business support services and advice (CIPC, Certificate of Origin, ITC checks, HR, networking opportunities and more); and by providing business information relevant to the decision-making process.

Vision: In Business for a Better World

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