3rd Annual Top Empowerment Conference

Birchwood Hotel


29 – 30 March 2017

Be part of the future of empowerment

Preceding the prestigious Top Empowerment Awards, the Conference previously themed ‘The Future of Empowerment’- enables past Top Empowerment winners, transformation experts and business/government leaders to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities tied into empowerment.

As a delegate, you will come away with workable empowerment action plans, new partnerships and a bold vision for transformation in their sector.

Reasons for Attending

Why should you attend?

  • Gain the latest knowledge of developments around the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
  • Understand today’s challenges in accelerating transformation and empowerment.
  • Outline solutions to challenges that your organisation may be able to provide.
  • Network with the who’s who in B-BBEE, from policy makers to procurement officers and captains of industry.
  • Gain valuable insights on public sector tender processes.
  • Develop profitable private-public partnerships (PPPs).


What will the Conference focus on?

Creating a transformed and effective supply chain

Overcoming red tape related to tenders and/or procurement


  •       Integrating transformation with sustainable business performance
  •       Skills development and enterprise development
  •       How the B-BBEE codes affect my business and sector
  •       Black Industrialist Policy
  •       SMME’s as the epicentre of economic growth
  •       Enterprise Development and Strategic Supplier Sourcing
  •       Expanding Empowerment Compliance
  •       New Financial Sector Codes
  •       Assessing Government’s expectations in terms of your BEE status
  •        Debating Transformation
  •        Megatrends shaping the future of Africa
  •        Decentralisation of transformation: Addressing severe social and economic inequalities
  •        Institutional Redesign of Transformation in South Africa
  •        The role of the private and public sectors on empowering the youth using technology

2017 in review

Empowerment Speakers 2017

Cassim Coovadia

Cassim Coovadia

MD, Banking Association of South Africa

Vivian Reddy

Vivian Reddy

Founder & Chairman, Edison Group

Busisiwe Mavuso

Busisiwe Mavuso

MD, Black Management Forum

Xolani Qubeka

Xolani Qubeka

CEO, Small Business Development Institute

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