Spotong is South Africa’s number one township trade magazine and continually strives to empower, educate and inform traders across the country. With this in mind, the magazine will be launching the ‘Gentlemen in Business’ event, hot on the heels of their highly successful ‘Women in Business’ celebration that occurred in August, as it does annually.
As the first event dedicated to the recognition of gentlemen who operate in the township, the aim is not only to unite the 400+ male traders in a valuable, networking situation, but to also offer them a platform to discuss their experiences, to gain valuable business information from relevant business leaders, to explore products and potential partners and to be inspired to operate responsibly in a very challenging sector and environment.
Sean Press, CEO of Contact Media and Communications, the company that publishes Spotong magazine, says, “We are looking forward to another very successful event of this nature, where we are able to do our bit to educate and uplift local communities. Through events like this, we are able to offer potential sponsors and partners the opportunity to engage directly with township entrepreneurs who contribute greatly to the economy of our country. We look forward to working with brands that want to make a social impact in the communities in which they operate, whilst having the benefit of driving key marketing initiatives as well. “
The event, which will take place on 16 November 2017, at Uncle Tom’s Hall in Orlando, is proudly supported by sponsors such as Heineken, British American Tobacco(BAT), Mahindra, Ricoffy Instant Coffee, Club 10 and Soweto Television.
Over and above this, every supplier that services this event has been sourced from the local township community, ensuring that the event not only impacts the 400+ invited guests, but their local communities as well.
Spotong magazine reaches 35 000+ township traders. South African township traders spend an amount of R450 million a month on stock for their businesses. These entrepreneurs have been serving millions of consumers for decades, all the while, empowering their surrounding communities. We want the men of the township trade to know that we, at Spotong magazine, see them and we look forward to great feedback at the event later this month.