SME Fest brings together a network consisting of key leaders and organizations in various sectors and thought leaders in the SME sector who aim to see the growth of intra-country and intra-Africa trade spearheaded by SMEs. SME Fest 2018, the third event edition, is special B2B trade platform that will convene over 500-curated attendees featuring business icons, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and industry leaders from various enterprises and institutions, both national and regional, in a 2-day Intra-African trade festival.
The curated group of 500 attendees will be gathering for two days of targeted business networking and growth opportunities. Exceptional speakers, business success experts, leading entrepreneurs, investors, media and the Africa’s most promising SMEs & startups will come together for this most trendsetting Intra-African business gathering.
Over 1000 business owners from over 10 countries have attended SME Fest since the inaugural event in 2016. Out of these, 67% said they would definitely recommend the event to friends and colleagues. 68% of business owners who attended the last event said they were extremely likely to attend future events. 80% SMEs who participated in our pre-event study are looking for business growth solutions, networking and ways to increase their sales.