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

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EVENTS

Attendance of events is by invitation only. Non-members are charged R250 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.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

Notice of 40th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Thursday, 9th July 2020 at 16h00   Dear Member Notice is hereby given of the 40th Annual General Meeting of Exporters Eastern Cape, to be held at Port Elizabeth, on Thursday, 9 July 2020 at 16h00. Furthermore,...

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Eastern Cape Export Symposium – June 2020

Eastern Cape Export Symposium – June 2020

ECDC has decided to continue with the Export Symposium, Exhibition and B2B online and plan to host the event over a four day period (19 June; 23 - 25 June) with the most significant aspects of the programme delivered in parts or “pockets” to the audience. Download the...

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Eastern Cape Virtual Business Expo – July 2020

Eastern Cape Virtual Business Expo – July 2020

The Eastern Cape Virtual Business Exhibition has been postponed to Thursday, 23 July and Friday, 24 July due to technical glitches and seminar delegates that had trouble accessing the Eastern Cape Virtual Expo platform.  The decision was taken in the interests of...

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NEWS

VWSA resumes production and exports

VWSA resumes production and exports

Uitenhage plant restarts production in line with Level 4 lockdown regulations 100-point plan implemented to protect employees on site Uitenhage – Following a gradual ramp-up of its local production, the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has...

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Exporter of the Year 2020 – Make sure you Enter!

Exporter of the Year 2020 – Make sure you Enter!

Entries for Exporter of the Year 2020 is open! Closing date is 1 June 2020!   The Exporter of the Year Awards honours and acknowledges exporters and service providers to industry who have excelled in the period under review. The Exporter of the Year...

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Automotive Industry Exports Excel in 2019 pre-Covid-19

Automotive Industry Exports Excel in 2019 pre-Covid-19

The 2020 Automotive Export Manual publication just released by Dr. Norman Lamprecht, Executive Manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) highlights that the export value...

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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 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 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 more than 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     c: 083 291 5214

Suzanne is the Branch Coordinator 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.

Greg Billson – Finance/Funding

Neil Barker – Marketing

Loudeaux Minnie – Events

Sujit Bhagattjee – Membership

Ryan Tudhope – Membership

Ndulela Canca – Membership

Steven Buhr – Membership

Oyama Sidlabane – Membership

Brenden Adriaanzen – Membership

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 

Exporter of the Year 2020

 

Entries are now open! Closing date is 1 June 2020!

Click here for more information and to download the entry form!

Exporter of the Year 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

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Listen to the Kingfisher FM interviews with the 2019 Category Winners

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!

REPORTS

Click on a link below to download the selected report:

MEMBER NEWS

CONTACT

Branch Coordinator

Suzanne Vermeulen
Tel: 041 373 1122
Cell: 083 291 5214
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

 

 

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SJM Logo - Diamond Member

Volkswagen Group South Africa - Diamond Member

DG Capital - Diamond Member

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