Exporters Eastern Cape

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:
  • Exposure to network opportunities at its functions. This is a great opportunity to be extended to colleagues, suppliers and clients to join you at our events.
  • Attending export-related talks.
  • 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.

DIAMOND MEMBERS

SJM Logo - Diamond Member               Volkswagen Group South Africa - Diamond Member                         

DG Capital - Diamond Member      IDC Logo    

EVENTS

Attendance of events is by invitation only. Non-members are charged R100 per person. Contact the Branch Coordinator, Suzanne Vermeulen at info@exportersec.co.za or 041 373 1122.

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

B-BBEE Session with Engeli Enterprise Development

You are invited to a morning session with Exporters Eastern Cape and Engeli Enterprise Development on Thursday, 5 September 2019 at Propella. TOPIC: Amendments to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice as gazetted 31 May 2019EVENT DETAILS:DATE:     Thursday, 5...

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Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet 2019

Book your table or seat now at the Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet taking place on the 16th of August 2019 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre. Event Details: Date:     Friday, 16 August 2019 Time:     18:00 for 19:00 Dress Code:     Formal Venue:   ...

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Annual General Meeting 2019

Notice of 39th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Thursday, 11th July 2019 at 18h00 Dear MemberNotice is hereby given of the 39th Annual General Meeting of Exporters Eastern Cape, to be held at Port Elizabeth, on Thursday, 11 July 2019 at...

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Navigating Your Way Through the Export Market

You are invited to a Panel Discussion with Exporters Eastern Cape on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at Radisson Blu Hotel. TOPIC: Navigating your way through the export market - leveraging opportunities, overcoming challenges and successes achieved.GUEST...

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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 for the exchange of ideas, information and experience amongst 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 club.

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 conducive to networking, with informative speakers on a variety of 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 – Chairperson

e:  quintin.levey@kpmg.co.za
t: 041 395 1519 c: 082 719 2166

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

Jane Stevenson – Vice-Chairperson

e: jane@magnetic.co.za

t: 041 393 4800
c: 083 449 3100

Jane holds the position of Strategic Director at Magnetic Storm.

Suzanne Vermeulen – Branch Coordinator

e: info@exportersec.co.za

t:  041 373 1122

Suzanne is the new Branch Coordinator and “go-to” person to contact 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.ch@tavcor.co.za

t:  041 404 4400

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 is currently the Finance Manager at Tavcor Motor Group.

Greg Billson – Finance/Funding

Cheryl Reynolds – Marketing

Loudeaux Minnie – Events

Ryan Tudhope – Membership

Ndulela Canca – Membership

Sujit Bhagattjee – Membership

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019

Congratulations to Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) as the Overall Winner of the 24th annual Exporter of the Year Awards as well as all the merit award and category winners.

 

The 2019 merit and category winners are:

SJM Flex Environmental Practice Award

  • Winner: La Mohair

SJM Flex Environmental Award

  • First Merit Award: SMA Engineering
  • Second Merit Award: Eberspächer South Africa
  • Third Merit Award: Volkswagen Group South Africa
  • Winner: Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa

IDC Job Creation Award

  • First Merit Award: Sovereign Foods
  • Second Merit Award: Shatterprufe
  • Third Merit Award: Volkswagen Group South Africa
  • Winner: Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa 

Best provider of services to exporters

  • First Merit Award for Major Accomplishments: Coega Development Corporation
  • Second Merit Award for Major Accomplishments and Improvement of Profitability: BLG Logistics of South-Africa
  • Winner: Sasfin Commercial Solutions (Global Trade)

Best exporter: Small business

  • Merit Award for Improvement in Export Profitability: La Mohair
  • Winner: S4 Integration

Best exporter: Medium enterprise

  • Winner: Sovereign Foods

Best exporter: Corporate

  • First Merit Award for Increase in Export Turnover: Talhado Fishing Enterprises
  • Second Merit Award for Entrepreneurial Export Flair: Eberspächer South Africa
  • Third Merit Award for Entrepreneurial Export Flair: G Modiano Ltd.
  • Winner: Shatterprufe

Best exporter: OEM

  • Merit Award for Major Accomplishments: Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa
  • Winner: Volkswagen Group South Africa
2019 Overall Exporter of the Year: Volkswagen Group South Africa

2019 Overall Exporter of the Year Winner

Congratulations to VWSA as the 2019 Overall Exporter of the Year Winner. Ms Nozipho Mdawe, Acting Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority (left) and Exporters Eastern Cape Chairman Quintin Levey (right) congratulated VWSA Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer (middle) on their excellent achievement.

2019 Category and Merit Award Winners

Congratulations to all the category and merit award winners. 

VWSA Team at the 2019 Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet

VWSA team celebrate their awards, especially being the 2019 Overall Exporter of the Year Winner with Nomkhita Mona (middle), CEO of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber. 

Transnet National Ports Authority

Thank you to Transnet National Ports Authority for being the Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet. 

Transnet National Ports Authority

Transnet National Ports Authority is the Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet.

Sponsors of Exporter of the Year 2019

Thank you to all the sponsors of the 2019 Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet for your support and contribution in making this year’s awards evening a great success!

Platinum Sponsor

 

Gold Sponsors

 

Silver Sponsor

 

Bronze Sponsor

 

Media Sponsor

NEWS

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REPORTS

Click on a link below to download the selected report:

CONTACT

Branch Coordinator

Suzanne Vermeulen
Tel: 041 373 1122
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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Diamond Members

 

 

SJM Logo - Diamond Member               Volkswagen Group South Africa - Diamond Member            

DG Capital - Diamond Member          IDC Logo        

 

 

 

SJM Logo - Diamond Member

Volkswagen Group South Africa - Diamond Member

DG Capital - Diamond Member

IDC Logo

 

 

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