The level of the speaker and format of the engagement ensures a good level of discussion and debate on key topics for both the Cape Town city region and South Africa. At times, these events observe Chatham House rules to ensure honest robust debate with a level of confidentiality. This forum is a premier business forum with engagement from some of the top business executives in the Cape Town city region.
One of our mechanisms to facilitate this is Accelerate Cape Town’s Thought Leaders breakfasts. These meetings are centred on topical issues that concern the economic development of the region.
Cape Town is a key business hub in South Africa, but young black professionals have not always found it an easy place to network and meet mentors in their careers. Companies in Cape Town also have the need to attract, retain and develop black talent and to support these objectives, Accelerate Cape Town, with Allan Gray, developed the Inspiration Sessions.
The Inspiration Sessions are large networking events for young professionals with an inspiring speaker and followed by a cocktail function for maximum engagement. They aim to address key needs expressed by black professionals living in the Cape Town region:
- To meet their contemporaries and build networks with their peers and other aspirational professionals
- To find inspirational mentors, particularly senior black business leaders
- To be exposed to business leadership and opportunities through these networking sessions.
Our workshops vary depending on the topic being discussed and Accelerate Cape Town ensures that our corporate members brainstorm and debate issues with Government and Higher Education. We also provide forums for our members to discuss pertinent issues, in particular operational streams such as HR, digital innovation, talent management and work readiness, as well as opportunities for universities and business to collaborate along the innovation value chain.