We find ourselves at the end of 2020, a year which has challenged us all in ways we could never have imagined.
The Covid 19 pandemic is something we never thought we would experience in our lifetime and the effects are far reaching. At a time when the economy was already struggling this could not have come at a worse time. This raised the moral dilemma of protecting human health versus saving the economy. We found ourselves in numerous levels of lockdown, putting strain on the ability for businesses to continue to operate.
In our 40 years of existence as our organisation a large part of our activities is hosting events and providing platforms for networking. Unfortunately we were not able to host any physical events since March 2020, but we were able to make use of technology to host several on-line events, including our AGM and Exporter of the Year Awards Evening. Our members found these events informative, practical and entertaining.
We have strived as an organisation to continue to provide a platform for collaboration for our members and other role players in the export industry. A big thank you to all our active members, sponsors and alliance partners over the last year.
Wish everyone a safe and relaxing December break and looking forward to another successful 2021 for Exporters EC.
Quintin Levey (CA) SA