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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.
Commissioner, BBEE Commission, SA
Dr Charles Nwaila
Chairperson, National Skills Authority, SA
Managing Director, Africa International Advisors, SA
CEO, Nedbank, SA
Director, 5Inc, SA
CEO, SALGA, SA
Chief Director - Digital Economy, Department of Economic Development - Tourism, Western-Cape, SA
Tanya van Lill
CEO. SAVCA, SA
Managing-Director, Chairman of the Board, Signa-Group (PTY) Ltd, SA
Chief-Executive-Officer, Productivity-SA, SA
Lerato B Ndlovu
President, SRC, University of Pretoria, SA
Chair of the Board, CiTi, SA
Partner Management Lead,
Scenario Planner and Futurologist
Executive-Director, SAB Foundation, SA
Founder and CEO, Raizcorp, SA
Country-Director, Google, SA
Dr. Judy Dlamini
Chairman, Mbekani Group, SA
Seliki Abram Tlhabane
Chief Director MST and Curriculum Enhancement Programmes, Department of Basic Education , SA
Councillor Thomas Mxolisi Kaunda
Executive Mayor of the City of eThekwini
Executive Head of Corporate Affairs, Multichoice, SA
Chief Economist,Efficient Group, SA
Executive Director, Umsizi Sustainable Social Solutions, SA
Vice President, Growth & Entrepreneurship, African leadership Academy, SA
Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network, Geneva, Switzerland
CEO, MultiChoice, SA
CMO, Google Africa
Group Chief Marketing Officer, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited, SA
MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Durban
Group Executive, Nedbank, SA
Group Executive Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nedbank, SA
Country Manager, Mastercard, SA
Head of Card and Payments at Standard Bank, SA
Chief Commercial Officer,Cell C
Executive Talent, Brand and Marketing Entrepreneur
Associate Product Marketing Manager, Google, SA
Founder , Bathu Shoes
CEO, TBCSA, SA
Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer, AVATAR, SA
Chief Human Capital and Transformation Officer
Cell C, SA
CEO, the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA), SA
CEO, GirlCode, SA
Dr Mathews Phosa
South African Attorney and Politician
Employment equity as a Business Priority in 2021
Black ownership and Management
Education and Skills Development Enterprise and Socio-Economic Development
- Rebuilding South Africa post Covid19
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.
Benefits of Attending the Top Empowerment Summit 2021
- We guarantee 10 appointments/ meetings per individual who attends the event – that is 10 x 5-minute sessions = under an hour of networking gets you 10 contacts
- Sit in on exclusive Q&A with the speakers
- Access to a free copy of the Top Empowerment Publication released in November 2021
- Access to all the summit material ON-DEMAND only available to registered attendees
- Pre networking in the closed LinkedIn Group for paying attendees only
- Access to all Masterclasses and Podcasts
- Free entry into all competitions
- Access to Topco’s weekly Bulletin
Celebrating today’s leaders and inspiring tomorrow’s
Share your success stories in accelerating transformation and empowerment with leaders of industry.
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Showcase your brand amongst the leading empowered companies in South Africa.
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“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.