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Building Connections: Joint event between the German and Spanish Chambers of Commerce


Johannesburg, 6 September 2018 – On a sunny, spring morning, members of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce met and networked with members of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) at the SAGCCI’s head office in Forest Town. Such joint Chamber events are slowly becoming the new normal for the SAGCCI as it seeks to stretch the reach of its members even further. Previous joint networking events have included cooperation with the British Chamber for Business in Southern Africa, and an event on the occasion of a visiting delegation from the German State of Bavaria.

At this particular type of event, guests are encouraged to participate in “speed networking” - a business world’s twist on “speed dating”. Guests have five minutes to converse with a member of the opposite Chamber of Commerce (or even someone part of the same Chamber, whom they have never met before), before a buzzer sounds to indicate they should move on to another conversation partner. This set-up provides guaranteed opportunities for guests to build their business network and many guests at this joint event were not disappointed by the outcome of this networking challenge.

After this structured, but exciting, networking programme, guests continued to converse and network (albeit more organically now), while enjoying light refreshments and the springtime sunshine. The SAGCCI looks forward to hosting more events like this in the future, bringing together Chambers and facilitating closer connections for our members.

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been operating in Southern Africa for over 65 years. Bringing together potential business partners is one of our key service offerings. We foster business links between Germany and Southern African companies through comprehensive and target group-oriented researches, workshops, seminars and business delegations that bring you in contact with competent business partners in your industry. Contact the Chamber to get connected with German and southern African businesses at info(at); or call +27 11 486 2775.