KZN Industrial Hubs Investment Forum

I had the pleasure of attending the Kwazulu-Natal Industrial Hubs Investment Forum in Durban, South Africa on March 19th and 20th.  The forum was an opportunity for investors to learn about the 11 industrial hubs that the KZN province is setting up to promote economic and job growth.

My presentation to the forum was to apply lessons from Silicon Valley where entrepreneurship has driven dramatic growth and the rise of well known companies like Apple, Google, and Intuit from very humble beginnings.  While the Industrial Hubs look to attract investment from large global conglomerates, it's my hope that there will be investment to help educate and nurture entrepreneurs.

Below are a few photos from the event.
Yours truly and Lucky Masilela, Project Manager for the Electronics Hub.

Yours truly and Alan Knott-Craig, CEO of Project Isizwe.

Zeph Nhleko - Deputy Director-General of EDTEA, ..., yours truly, Professor William Gumede of Witwatersrand University, Pumi Motosahae - CEO of Richards Bay IDZ, and Lucky Masilela.

Yours truly with Sandra Correia and Maria Froes of Leadership Business Consulting.  Thanks for their help in organizing the conference and getting me to South Africa.