Sessions & Seminars – NSBC Summit
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Sessions & Seminars

Connect, network, and learn at the more than 100 seminars and sessions over the two days.
Be inspired by big-name visionary speakers, thought leaders, business professionals, industry experts, and more.
Sessions, Speakers & Topics
Please note: Seating is on a first seated basis.
DAY ONE – 15 FEBRUARY 2016
Click the tabs below to see the seminar line-up in each zone.
mimecast

9:30
Are you prepared for a cyber attack – See a live hack!

Graham Rudolph:
Sales Engineer – Mimecast

nsbc

10:15
How to start a business with what you have
Mike Anderson:
Founder & CEO – NSBC

nsbc

11:00
Fast-track your business success with social media
Leanne Rhodes:
Head of Creative & Social Media – NSBC

gabsten

11:45
It is not all about the money
Iniel Dreyer:
Managing Director – Gabsten Technologies

google

12:30
Rethink marketing for the Digital Age
Linah Maigurira:
Industry Manager – Google South Africa

adams

13:15
The most common mistakes to avoid when buying a franchise
Eugene Honey:
Partner – Adams Adams

tomtom

14:00
How to optimise your mobile workforce
Byron Moorgas:
Strategic Account Manager – Tom Tom

telesure

14:45
A company’s leadership – asset or liability?
Kenneth van Sweeden:
General Manager, Liability, Business Insurance – Telesure

boh

15:30
Neighbourhood marketing and customer service
Basil O’Hagan:
CEO – BOH Marketing

dhl

9:30
Growing beyond borders
John Lucas:
Managing Director – DHL Express South Africa

norton

10:15
Cybercrime in South Africa and how it affects your business
David Leigh Ribeiro:
Territory Manager, Middle East & Africa at Norton – Symantec

adams

11:00
Go global and grow your business
Stephen Hollis:
Adams & Adams

finfind

11:45
How to access more than 200 lenders for start-up and growth finance for your small business
Darlene Menzies: CEO – Finfind

lion

12:30
Insurance as a business tool, the economy, and market perceptions
Neil Pather: National Manager:
Marketing, Commercial & Niche Lines – Lion of Africa Insurance

kulula

13:15
Take the hassle out of traveling for SME’s
Bridgette Ramuluvhana:
Comair (Kulula.com)

nsbc

14:00
Think Beyond a Job
Mike Anderson:
Founder & CEO – NSBC

dhl

14:45
Growing beyond borders
John Lucas:
Managing Director – DHL Express South Africa

biz

15:30
A guarantee: Increase your turnover and improve your cashflow!
Martin Freeman:
Experienced Entrepreneur

absa

09:30
Franchising and SMMEs
Dumisani Bengu:
Head of Franchising – Absa

mtn

10:15
Key considerations for entrepreneurs when expanding geographically
Omotayo Ojutalayo:
Group General Manager SME – MTN Business Group

spoor

11:00
Common intellectual property mistakes entrepreneurs make
Shamin Raghuandan:
Partner – Spoor & Fisher

xero

11:45
How having a digital strategy is crucial to business success
Colin Timmis:
Head of Accounting – Xero

nedbank

12:30
Different types of bank finance and their applicability to certain scenarios within a business
Alan Shannon:
Head of Small Business & Professional Banking Sales – Nedbank Limited

sizwe

13:15
Why is back office important for SME’s
Yugen Pillay:
Economic Transformation Services, Operations & Business Development Leader – SisweNtsalubaGobodo

nsbc

14:00
Fast-track your business success with social media
Leanne Rhodes:
Head of Creative & Social Media – NSBC

liberty

14:45
The importance of employee value proposition in the SME space
Arno Loots:
Head of Umbrella funds – Liberty

DAY TWO – 16 FEBRUARY 2016
Click the tabs below to see the seminar line-up in each zone.
uafrica

9:30
How to succeed as a small business with eCommerce in South Africa
Andy Higgins:
Managing Director – uAfrica

nsbc

10:15
How to start a business with what you have
Mike Anderson:
Founder & CEO – NSBC

nsbc

11:00
Fast-track your business success with social media
Leanne Rhodes:
Head of Creative & Social Media – NSBC

payfast

11:45
The new way to sell
Roslyn Lavery:
Head of Business Development – PayFast

google

12:30
How to grow your business online
Nivani Govinder:
B2B Product Marketing Manager – Google

absa

13:15
Finance solutions for business lending
Eleni Hardy:
Head Financing Solutions for Business Lending – Absa Bank

aa

14:00
The importance of road safety in modern business
Philip Purnell CM(SA)
– Head of Public Affairs Department – AA

tax

14:45
The role and mandate of the Tax Ombud
Eric Mkhawane:
CEO of the Tax Ombud Advocate

2020

15:30
Stimulating growth through Enterprise and Supplier Development
Mpho Kaiser:
Chief Operating Officer – 20/20 Insight

dhl

09:30
Growing beyond borders
Mahendra Beharie:
Business IT Manager Sub Saharan Africa – DHL

norton

10:15
Cybercrime in South Africa and how it affects your business
David Leigh Ribeiro:
Territory Manager, Middle East & Africa at Norton – Symantec

finfind

11:00
How to access more than 200 lenders for start-up and growth finance for your small business
Darlene Menzies:
CEO – Finfind

standard

11:45
Finance solutions for SMEs
Wilhelm Pienaar:
Senior Manager Small Enterprises – Standard Bank

fedhealth

12:30
Importance of health for entrepreneurs and their employees
Selebogo Molefe:
Founder & CEO of Lifesgud Global Investments (Pty) Ltd

adams

13:15
Intellectual Property – why is it important to start-ups and small businesses?
Reinhardt Biermann:
Associate – Adams & Adams
Stephan Hollis:Partner – Adams Adams

nsbc

14:00
How to start a business with what you have
Mike Anderson:
NSBC Founder & CEO

dhl

14:45
Growing beyond borders
Mahendra Beharie:
Business IT Manager Sub Saharan Africa – DHL

uif

15:30
Compliance in the Unemployment Insurance Fund
Siphamandla Gumede: 
Deputy Director – Compliance | UIF HQ | Department of Labour

ens

09:30
Legal aspects of growing or starting a business, including what to look out for when buying a franchise.
Era Gunning:
– Senior Associate – Banking & Finance – ENSafrica

mtn

10:15
Top 10 technology growth trends for entrepreneurs in 2017
Lindile Xolo:
Head: SME – MTN Business South Africa

zadna

11:00
The importance of online presence, effective online strategies and the importance of .ZA domain names in supporting online presence
Mr Vika Mpisane:
CEO – ZADNA

xero

11:45
How having a digital strategy is crucial to business success
Colin Timmis:
Head of Accounting – Xero

gumtree

12:30
Boost your sales online
Barrie Swart:
– Head of Property / Goodd / Jobs – Gumtree

sanlam

13:15
Entrepreneurship: The unintended consequences
Jannie Rossouw:
Head: Sanlam Business Market

aon

14:00
Directors and officers liability for SMEs and one of our top ten risks for SMEs
Geoffrey de Pinchart & Jaco Barnard:
Aon

qb

14:45
The importance of good financial management in start-up and small businesses and how
Cohen Chawizira:
Chartered Accountant at Mlambo Chartered Accountants

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Please note: Seating is on a first seated basis. Speaker programme subject to change.