Durban Chamber hosts inaugural Young CEO’s Breakfast

Palesa Phili, Durban Chamber’s CEO and Musa Makhunga, Durban Chamber president.

THE Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Vodacom, hosted its inaugural Young CEO’s Breakfast earlier this month at the Chamber’s Conference Centre in Morningside, Durban.

The event focused on the role of technology in business growth and how young entrepreneurs and business leaders can be drivers of technology in their businesses as well as the economy as a whole.

“The turnout for the event exceeded the Chamber’s expectation by over 50 per cent and while it made for a rather cosy gathering, it gave the Durban Chamber a clear indication of the appetite for this type of platform for young business leaders and entrepreneurs,” said newly appointed Durban Chamber CEO, Palesa Phili.

In his welcome at the breakfast, Durban Chamber President, Musa Makhunga said that as a future-focused organisation, the Durban Chamber wants to put a spotlight on technology and digital innovation in order to strengthen the position of young entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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“Technology is the future and the ability and foresight to leverage that technology to one’s benefit is key to success and sustainability. There are many examples of how early adoption of new technologies has benefitted start-ups and new businesses and how the lack of adaptability and foresight has inversely affected organisations.”

He said young business leaders and entrepreneurs in KZN need to get more aggressive in the adoption and leveraging of technology and that the Durban Chamber would continue to create platforms for them to engage with interested stakeholders.

Other speakers included Eleni Kwinana, Executive Head of Vodacom’s KwaZulu-Natal Enterprise Business Unit and Dr Brian Armstrong, Chair of Digital Business at Wits Business School.

 

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Lauren Walford
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