Exporter of the Year Gala Banquet 2019

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.

Make sure that you don’t miss out on the most prestigious event on the Exporters Eastern Cape events calendar!

Contact the Branch Coordinator, Suzanne Vermeulen at info@exportersec.co.za for bookings.


Thank you to our sponsors:


Platinum Sponsor:


Transnet National Ports Authority


Gold Sponsors:


Volkswagen Group South Africa

Magnetic Storm


Silver Sponsor:




Bronze Sponsor:


Sasfin Commercial Solutions (Global Trade)


Media Sponsors:


Kingfisher FM




Gift Sponsors:


Motor Industry Custom Brokers and Enterprise Development Consultants


Annual General Meeting 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

Notice of 39th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Thursday, 11th July 2019 at 18h00


Dear Member

Notice 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 18h00.

Furthermore, we would welcome your nominations for appointments to the committee signed by yourself as the Proposer and the Nominee as acceptance, together with a Seconder of your proposal (nomination form attached).  Such written nomination, duly seconded should be in the hands of the Branch Coordinator by no later than 8 July 2019. The Nominee, by signing the acceptance, agrees to comply with the roles and responsibilities set out in the attached.

The committee will be elected at the Annual General Meeting. The office bearers will be elected by the committee at the first committee meeting subsequent to the Annual General Meeting.

We invite you to the 39th Annual General Meeting of Exporters Eastern Cape and look forward to your attendance with drinks, snacks and networking, following the AGM and special guest speaker, Chris Gibbons


Topic: South Africa – A Mid-Year Report Card

July marks the start of the second half of the year, so it’s a good point to pause, draw breath and assess what lies ahead for the nation and its economy. But this is no ordinary mid-year review, because South Africa has just gone through a vitally important election. What are the key challenges that lie ahead for President Ramaphosa and his government and where are we likely to be five years from now?

Business editor and journalist Chris Gibbons will give his views and also outline his current investment strategy, as it relates to South Africa’s current circumstances.


Thank you to the following member companies for supporting Exporters Eastern Cape by sponsoring the Annual General Meeting:

DATE:              Thursday, 11 July 2019

VENUE:           Standard Bank, Pickering Street, Newton Park

TIME:               18:00 SHARP (Registration from 17:30)

RSVP:              Email: info@exportersec.co.za by Monday, 8 July 2019 if you will be attending or send through proxy votes.

For any enquiries contact the Branch Coordinator, Suzanne Vermeulen at info@exportersec.co.za or the Chairman, Quintin Levey at 082 719 2166.


Download the Agenda, Proxy Form and Nomination Form below. 

Navigating Your Way Through the Export Market

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.


  • Thomas Schäfer, Managing Director at Volkswagen Group South Africa
  • Steve Kapp, Managing Director at The Swartkops Terminal
  • Blaine Nell, Export and Financial Manager at Sovereign Foods


DATE:     Wednesday, 26 June 2019

TIME:      17:30 for 18:00 to 20:00

VENUE:  Radisson Blu Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Click on the button below to RSVP.

East London Networking Event with Nedbank

East London Networking Event with Nedbank

You are invited to attend a networking event in East London with Exporters Eastern Cape and Nedbank on Thursday, 13 June 2019 with a focus on the economy of South Africa and future prospects


DATE:     Thursday, 13 June 2019

TIME:      08:30 for 09:00

VENUE:  East London Golf Club, 22 Gleneagles Road, Bunker Hill, East London

RSVP by Friday, 7 June 2019 by clicking on the button below. 

Annual Golf Day 2019

Annual Golf Day 2019


Make sure your company are represented by booking a Tee or sponsoring a prize. 


Join Exporters Eastern Cape for a day on the green at Wedgewood Golf Club for our Annual Golf Day on Thursday, 30 May 2019.

Thank you to SJM Flex SA for supporting Exporters Eastern Cape as the main sponsor of the Annual Golf Day!




Book a Tee for maximum brand exposure and the opportunity to network with golfers and members from leading companies in the metro!


Not a golfer or can’t make it on the day. Sponsor a prize for a 4ball (four people). This can be four hampers, wine sets, bags, promotional gift sets and more.


Contact the Branch Coordinator, Suzanne Vermeulen at info@exportersec.co.za to book a Tee or sponsor a prize. 


(Photo Credit: https://golfible.com)


Eberspächer South Africa Factory Tour

Eberspächer South Africa Factory Tour

Join Exporters Eastern Cape for a factory tour of Eberspächer South Africa.


Eberspächer South Africa was born out of a business called K. Braun Engineering established in the mid-seventies in the then so-called homeland of the Transkei. In those early days the Company manufactured and supplied exhaust systems to MBSA and BMW SA as a first entry into the OEM market.

Eberspächer, a global family-owned multinational over 154 years old, assumed 100% control of the business in early 2000 and the name changed accordingly. During the first decade of the 21st century the business was first consolidated in Port Elizabeth and then expanded with the addition of JIS facilities in East London and Rosslyn.

Today there are 2 Plants totalling 22000 sq. m, the Port Elizabeth facility largely for export and the Rosslyn facility for JIS supply with a combined workforce of over 650 employees. The product range includes Catalytic Converters, Diesel Particulate Filters, Petrol Particulate Filters, Silencers, Airgap Pipes, Pipes and Cold End Exhaust Systems.


DATE:     Friday, 10 May 2019

TIME:      08:00 for 08:30 – 10:30

VENUE:  Eberspächer SA, 223 Grahamstown Road, Deal Party, Port Elizabeth

REQUIREMENTS:  Only Safety Shoes / Closed Shoes to be worn.  No photos can be taken inside the plant. 


Light finger snacks with coffee and tea supplied after the tour!