19 June 2018

Approximately N$200,000 has been committed by the Namibian business community for the 18th edition of the Economist Northern Businesswoman Conference scheduled for Thursday 10th August 2018 in the conference centre at Bennie’s Entertainment Park in Ongwediva. This premier business event in the North for women only, was launched this week Tuesday in Windhoek.

The northern conference for business and professional women is a project of the 1999 Namibian Businesswoman of the Year, Sara Elago, the first black woman to become the national businesswoman. She is the patron of this annual conference which has been presented every year without interruption since 2000.

Telecom Namibia has been a supporting sponsor of all the Economist Businesswoman projects for more than ten years. At the Northern Conference, the telecommunications parastatal sponsors an upmarket laptop computer with the full Microsoft Office suite, and a high-speed internet connection for six months, both items also for the winner of the New Business Idea competition. Telecom also makes a cash contribution to bring their overall conference sponsorship to N$85,000.

Presentations cover topics in business innovation, legal matters, digital communication for businesses, branding for small businesses, financing, and pitfalls to avoid for entrepreneurs, leadership and personal development.

Women in the North can register through the appointed agents, Amalia Schmidt of Makalani Real Estate at 065-232064, Tuyeni Mutota in Ohangwena at 0816441600, and at all Standard Bank and Telecom branches across the North. Registration forms are also available at the venue, Bennie’s Entertainment Park in Ongwediva, the same venue where all the conferences of the past five years took place.



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