By Past District Governor June Webber, District 9350; Chair of the Economic Development Presidential Conference host organizing committee
Rotary districts of Southern Africa invite Rotarians from around the world to join the dialogue on economic development on Saturday, 27 February, in Cape Town, South Africa, where Rotary’s Presidential Conference on Economic Development Conference 2016 will be hosted in the “Mother City”.
A primary goal of the Rotary Economic Development Conference 2016 is to provide solution driven guidelines that can be piloted and implemented after the conference, initially in Southern Africa, then internationally.
This one day conference,will focus on economic enablement by bringing together Rotarians, business leaders, government and representatives from the public and private sectors to explore solutions to Southern Africa’s unemployment crisis and create opportunities through strategic partnerships and project planning.
The conference will feature engaging speakers who will share successful enterprise development models, and breakaway sessions focused on developing partnerships with governments, civil society organisations, NGOs, micro-finance institutions, and corporations to create solution driven entrepreneurial support programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow leaders and take away new ideas and strategies to put into action. Implementation of the suggested solutions discussed will be driven by a Conference Legacy Project Team to ensure that the good ideas are practically carried forward with action plans in place.
The conference will be a catalyst to maximize the resources in Rotary’s local and international networks, linking partners which operate in effective job-related economic and entrepreneurial enabling activities, with those entering the workplace, especially in small business enterprises.
Bookings are filling up fast and seating is limited to 350 conference delegates. For more information, please visit our website at www.rotarycapetown2016.org.
Please join the conversation to seek solutions to address the economic and entrepreneurial development on both the local and global platform. Stimulating dialogue will come from the African continent as well as from the USA, Europe and the East.