ECIC participates in the Cape Town Exporters Awards & Manufacturing Indaba
The ECIC/Cape Chamber of Commerce Exporter of the Year Awards.
ECIC has sponsored the ECIC/Cape Chamber Western Cape Exporter of the Year awards 2015. The sponsorship has given ECIC naming rights to the event. A Gala Dinner will be held on 05 November 2015 at the Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town. The Western Cape, just like KZN are key Exporter Hubs mainly due to the hosting of one of the busiest sea ports in Africa.
ECIC will be participating at the Manufacturing Indaba on 06 November 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The Indaba organised by Siyenza events brings together key role players in the manufacturing industry from the Western Cape.
Economic development in the Western Cape is characterised by a broad sector base, with good growth potential in several major sectors; a range of significant niche sectors and a number of large new investment projects. In line with worldwide trends, South Africa’s export-oriented industries tend to shift towards port cities and coastal industrial belts. The drop in import duties and the establishment of Saldanha Steel as a basis for Western Cape heavy industry add more momentum to this shift. The Western Cape has an open economy with foreign trade making up close to 30% of the gross regional product. The province’s exports have traditionally been dominated by primary products such as fruit, fish and vegetables, but with beneficiation adding increasingly higher value.
ECIC’s Senior Economist Mr Tsidiso Disenyana will participate on the Africa Panel, and a key note address at the Indaba will be delivered by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies.