This is a very important element of the Festival Expo because it contributes to the economic development of the Umlazi and KwaZulu-Natal small business sector and thus fulfills Umlazi Festival & Expo’s developmental agenda and mandate.
In collaboration with SMME organisations and/or sponsors, up to 100 SMMEs will be identified and selected for the programme . An Exhibitor Training Course will be implemented both pre and post event in partnership with a number of professional training and development institutions and service providers. These courses will arm the SMME exhibitors with all the tools necessary to promote, market and sell their products and/or services at the exhibition as well as provide valuable information on, for example, creating customer databases based on leads taken at the NUZ Festival, following up on these leads, customer service, etc.