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Getting 2019 Ready


John Fogwell Business Excellerators in association with the Small Business Institute is offering an educational seminar aimed at showing business owners the pitfalls, changes and opportunities coming in 2019.  Be armed with SMME relevant knowledge and information to understand these potential shifts and be empowered to navigate you business journey in 2019.

The New Year is here, and it is an ELECTION YEAR.  Many factors could make a paramount shift in the business environment.  Outside factors may influence the decisions that you make within your business.


WHEN: 13th February
WHERE: Leribisi Lodge
What to expect:
–         4 Individual Talks
–         1 Hour Panel Discussion

Late Afternoon Spit and Drinks

The Speakers

Mr. Theo Vorster (Co-Founder & CEO Galileo Capital Ltd)
B. Comm (Hons) Investment Management
Topic: The local and international pollical landscape

Profile: Theo is the Chief Executive Officer of Galileo Capital and has been in the financial services industry for 16 years. Most recently Theo was the Managing Director of the largest private client stock broking firm in South Africa. Theo is a regular market commentator on Moneywebs radio broadcasts on RSG

Mr. Theo Venter (Political and Policy specialist at North West University)
M.A. (NWU); M.A. (SUNYA)
Topic: The impact of the economy on YOU in 2019

Profile: Apart from teaching politics and strategy he has been an analyst and student of South African politics since 1987 and has participated in analyzing or commenting on all local and national election since then. Apart from writing in the print media, he is a regular guest on radio and TV. He has also studied politics in the USA as a Fulbright Scholar from 1982 to 1984 and recently published a chapter on scenario methodology in a handbook on general management.

Mr. Gareth Moore (Cybert Security Specialist)
M.A. (NWU); M.A. (SUNYA)
Topic: Cyber risk trends for 2019

Profile: Gareth Moore is the founder and CEO of CyberPhish a Cybersecurity Awareness Training company. Employees are the first line and often the most important line of defence in protecting your company information. CyberPhish provides Security Awareness Training to educate and empower employees to protect valuable company data.

Mr. Sipho Nkosi (Business Icon)
Topic: Business in 2019, what to expect

Profile: Sipho Nkosi is a South African business icon who has created a mining empire, but his father’s attitude to the challenges of Apartheid South Africa is what shaped his mission. Regarding his ideas about business, Nkosi maintains that leadership is not the result of an event, but rather a continuous process. “… over time as you embrace certain things, as you learn certain things … then your eyes open up to the fact that you can do something; you can be somebody; you can make a contribution to the country”.

The Seminar

This seminar will provide you with:
–         a better understanding of upcoming political climate;
–         more knowledge on the specific areas and how these could present both challenges and opportunities;
–         the ability to better assess how you and your business can be impacted;
–         some ideas of how you can respond to the challenges and opportunities;


You will be provided with:
–         4 Specific, informal and blunt reviews of how 2019 will impact your business;
–         Specialist review and overviews
–         The opportunity to ask questions relating to your business

An opportunity to network with like-minded business owners

The Venue

Leribisi Lodge Conference Venues Pretoria East is situated in the picturesque country side just outside of Pretoria.

Our conference halls can provide you the valued client with everything needed. If you need to get out of town and into the country with your conference.

Leribisi Lodge Conference Venue Pretoria is the right place.

 For more info about the venue: www.leribisi.co.za