KZN Techno Hubs Opportunity Expo


The KZN Techno Hubs Opportunity Expo.

This exclusive one-day event was held on 15 March 2018 at 09h30 at Latitude Conference Centre, Dube City, La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal.

Delegates were able to CONNECT with fellow property developers, entrepreneurs, academics, business leaders and other high-profile stakeholders over lunch to DISCOVER how the KZN Techno Hubs project will help boost the local economy in KwaZulu-Natal and make it THRIVE in the years ahead.

Speakers included Ms Belinda Scott, MEC for Finance, KZN Provincial Treasury; and Mr Simiso Magagula, HOD, KZN Provincial Treasury, who presented the vision of the KZN Techno Hubs project, the investment incentives and the advantages of setting up a business for success at one of the four hub locations across the province.

Delegates also had the opportunity to meet and interface directly with the decision-makers and enablers of the respective Techno Hubs, who were available to answer any questions, or assist in direct contact with the relevant people within their municipalities.


09h30 - Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

10h00 - Opening and Welcome Address

10h10 - Introduction to KZN Techno Hubs Presentation

10h30 - Opening Comments and Background: Mr Simiso Magagula - HOD, KZN Provincial Treasury

10h50 - Keynote Address: Mr Sihle Zikalala - MEC, KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

11h10 - Address by Ms Belinda Scott - MEC for Finance, KZN Provincial Treasury

11h30 - Project Overview - Tim Madgwick, Infrastructure Management & Economic Services, KZN Provincial Treasury

11h45 - Prof. Gerard Prinsloo, Durban University of Technology

12h00 - Lunch

13h00 - Basil Karstadt, GWI Project Managers

13h15 - KZN Techno Hubs Opportunities Presentation

14h00 - Wrap Up and Way Forward

14h10 - Open Networking with KZN Techno Hub Host Municipalities

15h30 - Close