The Rand Show has announced that banking giant, Absa, is the official bank partner for this year’s event.
Absa will sponsor a R50 000 cash prize for the winning SMME stand at the show. All SMMEs who book a stand in Hall 7 will be automatically entered into the competition being held on 5 April.
In addition to the grand prize, Absa is giving exhibitors an opportunity to trade using the bank’s merchant point-of-sale devices with free device rental, low transactional costs, and direct settlement of trading funds to a transactional account.
The bank will also be sharing important payment option information, as well as funding options at the SMME Summit.
“Working with other stakeholders and the industry, Absa continues to seek various ways in which we can support our business customers and, in particular, small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Absa is fully committed to supporting SMEs along their journey by building strong relationships with them and creating innovative solutions that meet their unique needs, and our strategy to stay close to customers has placed us on solid footing to respond to the unique challenges faced by this vital segment.
Our sponsorship of the Rand Show allows us to have meaningful conversations with clients, and it is a platform where we can connect to individuals and the business community,”Ronnie Mbatsane, managing executive, SME Business Absa Relationship Banking.
Hosted annually at Johannesburg’s Expo Centre during the Easter holiday, The Rand Show is by far largest consumer exhibition in South Africa. The show remains the country’s most iconic consumer event that has entertained generations of families for 125 years.
The show centers around families, and their lifestyles, as well as living spaces. Part of the show’s experience is taking families on a wonderful journey where they get to experience a range of themed expos that cater to all of their requirements.
The show showcases and supports local talent in the form of entertainment, activations and annual talent competitions, it provides activities and enjoyment for the whole family.
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