Doing business in Southern Africa

Roadshow 2017
Throughout 2017 4Days International and SANEC will be organizing a roadshow to a range of Dutch cities and counties (including Groningen/Friesland, Den Bosch, Eindhoven/Brabant, Enschede, Maastricht/Limburg). A range of business meetings, set up to help you find out your opportunities on the African continent.

Components of the program are:

  1. Forecast: what they are the main economic trends in southern Africa in 2017 and 2018
  2. What are interesting opportunities for doing business in southern Africa; which sectors offer good opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
  3. How to develop a practical business plan and export plan for your southern African business goals
  4. Practical experiences of successful entrepreneurs in Southern Africa: what are the real do’s and don’ts
  5. Ample opportunity for networking

With more than 20 years of experience The Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (SANEC) is the key intermediary for companies, organisations and entrepreneurs doing business or seeking to do business in and between the Netherlands, South Africa, the Benelux and the southern African region (SADC).

Wide range of services
SANEC offers a wide range of services for members. These services vary from market entry assistance, business support in the Dutch and Southern African market as well as facilitating Trade & Investment Promotion focused on particular sectors. Networking is one of our core strengths and we try to bring as many people together, either through matchmaking sessions or events in the business community. Herewith, its aim is to achieve closer economic ties and better mutual understanding between the regions.

Gateway to SADC
Through its 450 members and other stakeholders, SANEC promotes the Netherlands as the entrance to the rest of Europe and South Africa as the ‘gateway’ to the SADC region.

Extensive business network
With a considerable presence in Johannesburg, Cape Town and The Hague, SANEC is ideally positioned to offer an extensive business network. This network and local knowledge is an invaluable resource to Southern African and Dutch entrepreneurs. SANEC facilitates cooperation and consultation with governments and relevant (business) organisations in southern Africa and The Netherlands, therefore assisting in the setting up public-private partnerships.

More information
For more information, contact Mark Agterdenbosch or Antje Melissen.