Early bird subscribers to this year’s Daily Dispatch Business Summit, taking place on Thursday, 25 July at the East London ICC, will get to take home the business insights of Vusi Thembekwayo and Justin Cohen.

The first 100 subscribers will each receive a copy of Thembekwayo’s book, Business & Life Lessons from a Black Dragon (valued at R250), and Cohen’s book, Pitch to Win (valued at R282).

"We are encouraging the Border Kei business community to make the most of this rare opportunity for growth. Our highly respected keynote speakers will equip business owners to become corporate disruptors, while corporates will learn how to stay ahead of the game as SMMEs become fierce competitors," says marketing manager at Daily Dispatch, Jennilee Peremore-Oliver.

According to the Daily Dispatch, the event is among the top business conferences in the country. Brett St Claire, CEO of Siatek — Google’s leading cloud partner in Africa — will also be there to provide digital insights into the global marketplace.

The summit aims to offer invaluable insight and impetus to the business community. Local business owners from East London include Clive Berlyn, Xoliswa Tini and Natasha Hogg.

Berlyn is the CEO of Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer, Tini is the founder of Xoliswa Tini Properties and Hogg is a restaurateur who successfully managed three of East London’s eateries.

They will all be interviewed by the summit’s facilitator, Siki Mgabadeli; a freelance financial and current affairs journalist in South Africa.

"We have brought together the best business thinkers to the Eastern Cape to inspire innovation and business growth by delivering personal and professional insights that will give business owners a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace," says Peremore-Oliver.

The early bird special has been extended until Wednesday, 12 June and, in addition, subscribers will benefit from receiving two best-selling books in the summit 'goodie bags'.

Tickets are being sold at R3 250 per person or R31 000 per group of 10 until Wednesday, 12 June. Thereafter, the normal rates will apply at R3 400 per person or R32 500 per group of 10.

The price of the ticket includes a goodie bag and a full day conference package, which includes arrival tea, mid-morning tea, lunch and a networking cocktail after the Summit. There are also exhibition opportunities available.

For more information, contact laurar@dispatch.co.za or visit www.dispatchsummit.biz. You can also follow the Daily Dispatch Business Summit on Facebook or on Twitter.