Encouraging entrepreneurship and creating a good environment is key to building an inclusive economy
ESD is the engine to facilitate small business growth and transforming the economy

Synergising procurement and enterprise development which remain misplaced not well understood by practitioners.


The “Global Invest Group” is pleased to have provided an annual platform where both the public and private sectors took part in conversations that address the challenges faced in the global economy. The group hereby invites you to attend this event scheduled to take place on the 21 & 22 June, in Sandton, Johannesburg (South Africa).

What to Expect in 2017

  • Bigger is better

    Enterprise Development Conference is our largest event, drawing the most senior and forward-thinking development proffessional in Africa, ready to debate and discuss issues uppermost on your agenda

  • Top-notch speakers

    We consistently draw the highest level of local and international speakers to this event, constituting a showcase of the leading ideas, case studies and successes.

  • Varied format

    This 2-day event offers a mixture of plenary keynotes, interactive round tables, and practical breakouts, so you get the information you need in the format you prefer.


Key Benefits

Key Benefits Of Attending The Conference

  • The Event focuses on showcasing best ESD and ED projects examples of good practice adopted by successful brands.
  • Get informed on future trends and looming opportunities in ED and ESD space
  • Know the winning strategies in current economic conditions: New realities and new ideas.
  • Be informed about new legislative measures impacting ESD and ED in the region
  • Learn about new technologies and innovations changing the industry and so much more
  • See how you can play a key role in the future of your business in the ESD and ED space: Adopt cutting-edge leadership skills, manage sustainable change, lead winning growth strategy, transform and shape the future of the Business.
  • This highly interactive and full of content Day will deliver intensive learning and highly enjoyable experience.
  • The different speaking formats will give attendees a range of different sessions to choose from. These included a range of different formats such as Case Studies, highly intensive Fire Learning sessions, and Q&As.
  • Great Opportunity to share experiences, network and meet your peers in the region.
  • Gain Strategic Insight into the Future of the ESD and ED in Africa and other High Growth Markets.

Who attends?

Socio-Economic Development Professionals, Transformation Professionals,
Enterprise Development Professionals, Procurement Professional, Investors and Entrepreneurs
Government, Funders, NGOs, Researchers


• Skills development and enterprise development challenges and opportunities
• Funding and the policy environment
• Affirmative procurement and localization strategies
• Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Development Targets
• Collaborative and partnerships for improved enterprise development practice
• Localisation and Enterprise and supplier Development
• Collaboration for effective enterprise development
• Youth, women and rural enterprise development
• Transformation, compliance and codes of good practice
• Barriers to small business growth, enterprise development and entrepreneurship
• Rural development and small business development

Why Attend
Past Conferences

2015 Conferences

Below are the list of conferences we hosted in Cape Town and Durban for 2015 respectively. Click on the links below to view details of each.


  • Annual Africa Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship Investment Agenda
  • Durban Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship Investment Agenda


  • Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship Investment Agenda
Past Conferences