Innovation, Investment, Enterprise & Supply Chain
WEISED2020 Africa took place on 5-6 November 2014 at Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, under the Theme: Innovation, Investment, Enterprise & Supply Chain. WEISED2020 in its second major symposium and awards was opened by an enlightening introduction by Mrs Madelein Mkunu, Co-Founder & Director, WEISED2020 & President, Leading Women Of Africa (LWA). The programme included the opportunity to visit three sites. Each different and relevant in some ways to the programme.
AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
More than 35 women opted to visit the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg which seeks to enable lasting peace and prosperity in Africa by developing and connecting the continent’s future leaders
Over 35 women in business visited the leaders in Brick & Block making machines site and were able to find out first hand the cost effective and practical tools for setting up
On the same day, a second site visit took place to the site of Africa’s leading packaging company. They were able to learn in detail a lot on the glass packaging opportunities and the intricate steps taken to ensure that the product is of the highest standard while taking into consideration quality assurance, health and safety and the assistance available for small medium sized businesses.
IBM INNOVATION & CLIENT CENTRE
An opportunity to discover how IBM provides guidance throughout the development process of a business regardless of its size. It addresses the need for progressive skills building and to generate innovative ideas and solutions to daily challenges, sales linkage activities and virtual connections.