Dear Members and Friends of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce,
We hope that you have enjoyed our last events and that your experience as a Member of the Spanish Chamber is being remarkable.
First, we would like to start by introducing our new Members:
Ingeteam is a market leader specialising in the development of electrical equipment, motors, generators, frequency converters, electrical engineering and generation plants. The company primarily serves four key sectors: energy; industry; marine, and rail traction, seeking to optimise energy consumption whilst maximising generating efficiency.
Lombard Insurance Company Limited provides world-class trade and commercial insurance products to support your business’ sustainable growth. They are leaders in specialist risk insurance with a focus in construction, customs and mining rehabilitation guarantees, credit insurance and they have a specialist partnerships business.
Lombard Guarantee Construction provides the construction industry with a comprehensive range of guarantee products, including:
- Performance Guarantees
- Bid Bonds/Tender Bonds
- Advance Payment Guarantees
- Retention Guarantees
- Materials On-/Off Site Guarantee
Stevens Attorneys is a commercial law firm based in North Riding, Johannesburg. Stevens Attorneys provide legal and business advice to private clients and businesses. Always ensuring that clients needs come first in a professional and ethical atmosphere. The mission is to provide legal solutions that make business sense.
Tel: +27 11 462 1684
The purpose of Nu Africa is to provide quality goods at affordable prices for the duty-free market. There are currently three 'arms' to this business and they are diplomatic, sea farers (people that live and work on ships bound out of South Africa) and exports (we export from Dubai, Singapore and the entire African continent).
They are also accredited vendors to the United Nations, and are listed on the United Nations Global Marketplace, with level one status pending for some of the UN agencies. To supply FMCGs such as alcohol, tobacco and confectionaries.
SAWA is a tour agency that knows the African continent in depth. They travelled extensively so that they have the experience and the knowledge to organise your perfect trip.
They have lived in many of the African countries, such as Uganda, Mozambique, DRC or South Africa.
Check out their website at SAWA AFRICAN EXPEDITIONS
and see it by yourself.
Now, let's have a look to what we have been up to lately.
Our Member IBN
offered their services and experience to assist the community with their questions about immigration in South Africa. We hosted a seminar in our offices, where all our Members were able to make direct questions about their situation and get the right advice from professionals. Andreas Krensel, Managing Director, gave us some piece of advice about this never ending-subject and his professional view on where the upcoming regulations are heading.
VISIT OF CAMARA DE COMERCIO IN SOUTH AFRICA
She also came for a visit to our offices in Shortmarket Street to see our installations. The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA is an official institution, which allows us to be part of the network of Spanish Chambers, not only in Spain but also with the rest of the official Spanish Chambers over the world.
DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce, with the collaboration of NSBA and IBN, organised a breakfast seminar about Doing Business in Southern Africa in the Radisson Blue in Sandton.
The panel was presented by the Trade Commissioners of Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. We had an overview over the possibilities of investment in these countries. This was followed by an introduction on the mobility of these countries by IBN, who talked about the requirements for the different visas in order to work or make business there.
As usual, it was a fantastic opportunity for networking among our Members, the Members of NSBA, and the important institutions who attended.
DOUGLAS GREEN, FULLY IMPORTED SHERRY FROM SPAIN
Roberto Gomez, director of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, gave a speech about the relationship of the Chamber and these initiatives that make South Africa and Spain closer, not only from a business point of view, but also from a cultural side.
Invited guests enjoyed and evening of fine sherry, delicious cousine and authentic Spanish song and dance at Cape Town’s trendy Villa 47 on Bree. Traditional Spanish Dancing by local dance troupe SoloFLAMENCO ended the evening on a high note.
I EDITION PAELLA CONTEST IN PRETORIA
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA and the Spanish Embassy, organised for the first time the Paella Contest in Pretoria.
We host business, social and cultural events, as well as part of the expat integration of the society in SA.
This event was very well attended by families, with activities for the children and 17 teams of paella contestants.
The Jury, formed by José Ángel Pérez (winner of the Paella Contest in Cape Town 2015), José Minguillón (President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA, Grupo Cobra) and Genoveva Fernandez, commenced the rounds for paella tasting at two pm. It was a difficult decision, since all the teams made enormous efforts and the level was quite high.
The third prize was awarded to one of our Members, CaixaBank.
To finalise...have you heard from the benefits of being a Member?
- Discounts on flight tickets with IBERIA in their connection JHB-MADRID. Exclusive for Members and their relatives!
- Discounts for Members and their relatives in Language Schools in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Need to improve your English?
- Discounts on International fees for MBA and Executive MBA at UCT Graduate School of Business
- Discounts in Hotels: Protea Hotel Balalaika, Holiday Inn Sandton and more!
If you want to discover how, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org