Welcome to Exporters Eastern Cape

Our vision is to create an environment for members to become globally competitive exporters by facilitating conversations, information and collaboration in the Eastern Cape export market.

Exporters Eastern Cape is a non-profit organisation for persons/companies involved in exporting, either directly or indirectly, or for persons/companies with an interest in exporting. The organisation’s mission is to encourage more local firms to prepare themselves to take on the challenge of exporting and to assist existing exporters to become more globally competitive.

MEMBERSHIP

 

Exporters Eastern Cape membership represents a broad spectrum of professions derived mainly from large and smaller export companies, freight forwarders, financial institutions and shipping lines.

Industries represented by members of Exporters Eastern Cape:
  • Automotive Manufacturers
  • OE Motor Manufacturers and Component Suppliers
  • Agricultural and Agri-Processing (Fruit, Dairy, Mohair, Wool, etc.)
  • Service Providers for Exporters
  • Forwarding and Logistics
  • Banking
  • Government entities interested in exports
  • Media & Event Companies
  • Individual (Honorary, Co-opted, Committee Members)
  • Other Exporter Clubs in South Africa
  • Other exporters

Any firm, institution or individual with a real interest in promoting the aims and objectives of Exporters Eastern Cape are welcome to join.

 

Exporters Eastern Cape can be of benefit to you by:
  • Attending export-related talks.
  • Connecting with exporters, OEM’s and other representatives in the supply chain.
  • Facilitating personal referrals to experts on aspects of exporting that are of particular concern to you.
  • Strengthening the bonds between members with interests similar to yours.
  • Providing opportunities for open debate on subjects of general interest to the export fraternity.
  • Receiving export-related information on various platforms, including email and social media channels.
  • Acknowledging and offering exposure by being named Exporter of the Year.
  • Offering mentoring through the Exporters Development Programme. 

Why should you join Exporters Eastern Cape?

EVENTS

Attendance of events is by invitation only. Non-members are charged R300 per person.

Events are added to this section shortly after the invitations are issued, please click the Event for Invitation and other Media Downloads such as Entry Forms and Presentations.

 

Click HERE to view the photos from the Exporters Eastern Cape events. 

Networking Lunch at The Harbour Master – 19 March 2024

Networking Lunch at The Harbour Master – 19 March 2024

You are invited to attend an exciting Networking Lunch with Exporters Eastern Cape and Business Coach, Colin Carmody at The Harbour Master. Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for lunch and an enriching discussion on burnout and the strategies to manage...

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Exporters Golf Day – 23 May 2024

Exporters Golf Day – 23 May 2024

Make sure your company are represented by booking a 4Ball, Tee or sponsoring a prize.   Join Exporters Eastern Cape for a day on the green at PE Golf Club for our Annual Golf Day on Thursday, 23 May 2024. Thank you to SJM Flex SA for supporting Exporters Eastern...

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NEWS

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Collaboration key to future Africa success story

By now, most of us have heard the African continent being labelled as “the next frontier” – perhaps more times than we can count. This repetition notwithstanding, the truth that lies behind this phrase is that the African continent promises significant growth and...

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ABOUT

The Exporters Eastern Cape is a non-profit making organisation for persons / companies involved in exporting, either directly or indirectly, or for persons/companies with an interest in exporting, and our objectives are:

  • To provide the exchange of ideas, information and experience amongst members.
  • To facilitate conversation, information and collaboration in the Eastern Cape export market.
  • To strengthening the bonds between members with interest similar to yours.
  • To facilitate personal referrals to experts on aspects of exporting that are of particular concern to members. 
  • To liaise closely with other export orientated clubs and bodies.
  • To apply all its funds to carry out such undertakings as may be necessary for or incidental to promoting the objectives of the organisation.

Click here to download a copy of our Constitution.

Mission

Exporters Eastern Cape’s mission is to encourage more local firms to prepare themselves to take on the challenge of exporting and to assist existing exporters to become more globally competitive.

Aims
The aims of Exporters Eastern Cape are:

  1. To provide its members the opportunity for networking in a way that contributes meaningfully to their understanding of the foreign trade environment and to the promotion of their export interests.
  2. To generate an inclusive, professional export fellowship between exporters and their supporting service providers.
  3. To link with and support institutions involved in export education and training.
  4. To give recognition to export achievers and in general to promote an export culture.
Activities
Exporters Eastern Cape annually undertakes several activities in promoting its aims. These include:

  • Monthly meetings and special gatherings (in person or online) conducive to networking, with informative speakers on a variety of up-to-date export related subjects.
  • First-hand contact with government and other officials dealing with industrial development, export promotion, customs administration, port facilities etc.
  • Liaison with business chambers, local and regional structures, and related clubs in other regions.
  • Prestige awards for the Eastern Cape Exporter of the Year.
Committee

Quintin Levey – Chairman

e: quintin.levey@kpmg.co.za
c: 083 459 2232

Quintin is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years experience at KPMG in audit, tax and advisory firm.

Deon Joubert – Vice-Chair

e: joubertd@sjmsa.co.za
c: 082 410 8910

Deon is the Managing Director of International Automotive Component Manufacturer, SJM Flex SA.

Suzanne Vermeulen – Branch Manager

e: info@exportersec.co.za
c: 083 291 5214

Suzanne is the Branch Manager and “go-to” person for all Exporters Eastern Cape enquiries or if members wish to connect with one another. As a qualified Public Relations Practitioner, Suzanne’s role is to facilitate, oversee and manage all aspects that the organisation is involved in – working alongside the Exporters Eastern Cape Committee.

Pravika Chetty – Treasurer

e: pravika.chetty@lumotech.co.za
c:073 376 3264

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Pravika completed her training contract at KPMG and has worked in several KPMG offices in South Africa. Pravika was the Finance Manager at Tavcor Motor Group and is currently the General Manager of Finance at Lumotech.

Andre Swartbooi (Acoustex Group) – Secretary & Membership

Greg Billson (Enterprise Development Consultants) – Strategic Partnerships

Lee-Anne Vasi (Nelson Mandela University Business School) – Head of Membership Portfolio

Loudeaux Minnie (LX Events Management) – Head of Events Portfolio

Neil Barker (Oracle Media) – Head of Marketing Portfolio

Brenden Adriaanzen (DG Incentives) – Marketing

Oyama Sidlabane (Lizwe Fuels) – Membership

Ronel Marais (VWSA) – Finance/Funding

Loyiso Nyengule (Standard Bank) – Membership

Siphokazi Ngombane (NMBM Export Helpdesk) – Events

CONTACT

Branch Manager

Suzanne Loubser
Email: info@exportersec.co.za

Chairperson

Quintin Levey
Tel: 083 459 2232
Email: quintin.levey@kpmg.co.za

Postal Address

The Chairman
Exporters Eastern Cape
PO Box 1662
Port Elizabeth
6000

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