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22 – 23 July 2020
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What to expect
High-impact, transformational virtual conference.
Focussed, inspiring conversations amongst industry leaders.
Showcasing industry-leading innovation & technology.
Live Q&A Sessions
Gain insights from Top thought leaders in South Africa.
Engage with industry-leading speakers & top decision-makers.
Network and grow your business with the best in the industry.
Keep the momentum with powerful, focussed virtual meetups.
From award-winning startups, entrepreneurs and key policy-makers.
Founder & CEO | Valenture Institute
CEO | Black Business Council
Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu
Chancellor | University of Pretoria
Former economic advisor | Thabo Mbeki and Chairman | KPMG
CEO | National Development Agency
CEO | Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)
CEO | Youth Employment Service
CEO | Black Lite Group
CEO | National Youth Development Agency
President & CEO | Samsung Africa
Group Chief Executive | Altron
CEO | Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
CEO | Signa Group
CEO | Proudly SA
Partner Management Lead | YES
Co-Founder | Africa Matters
Former Business Leadership South Africa CEO
Gwebinkundla Felix Qonde
Director-General | Department of Higher Education and Training
Rector and Vice Chancellor | University of the Free State
Deputy Minister | Trade Industry and Economic Development
Trainee | Future Innovation Lab
Professor Vivienne Lawack
Rector and Vice Chancellor | UWC
CEO | Boon Africa
Chief Director for Mathematics Science and Technology (MST) and Curriculum Enhancement Programmes | Department of Basic Education
Group Head: Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion | Absa Group
- The future of transformation and inclusive growth
- How do we accelerate a culture of entrepreneurship in South Africa?
- How has COVID-19 affected the implementation of B-BBEE in South Africa?
- An insight into what the future of transformation looks like in Africa
- The transformation of the African economy: what does a new and improved South Africa look like?
- How to develop an all-inclusive economy through education and skills development
- The future of education in Africa post covid-19
The Trusted Network of Top Companies, Entrepreneurs and leaders embracing technology, transformation and innovation in Africa.
The COVID-19 crisis has meant a Business Unusual mind shift, this has allowed us to focus with laser-like clarity on technologies to bring a better user experience to the Top Empowerment platform, we have moved from the physical to digital, this enhances the opportunity to support more companies more often with personalised content and solutions that are far more relevant and appealing. It also allows us to engage and solve the critical challenges that you may need help with.
Celebrating today’s leaders and inspiring tomorrow’s
Share your success stories in accelerating transformation and empowerment with leaders of industry.
Book your seat to the undisputed, leading empowerment conference and knowledge-sharing platform in South Africa.
Showcase your brand amongst the leading empowered companies in South Africa.
Customised packages to deliver your message to a wider audience.
World Class Speakers
“Top Empowerment assists both local and overseas companies in choosing areas for profitable investment. I have no hesitation in supporting its aims and believe that this directory will become a key reference work for South African business and industry in the future.”
– Nelson Mandela, message in our first edition
Established 19 years ago at the request of Cyril Ramaphosa, Impumelelo was the first directory of top black-owned and -managed companies in South Africa. Since then, the Top Empowerment brand has grown into one of the country’s most well-respected transformation platforms. Recognising the major advancements made by the commitment to boosting black businesses and business people, Top Empowerment promotes these captains of industry – from page to stage and conference.