Initiative aimed at bringing businesspeople together for networking and lesson-sharing dubbed The Platform held its meeting

GOBABIS: A new initiative aimed at bringing businesspeople in the Omaheke Region together for networking and lesson-sharing dubbed The Platform, held its first meeting last Thursday.

The Platform is the brainchild of Gobabis entrepreneur, Levi Katire, who came up with the initiative after realising that the exchange of ideas on business practices, strategies and innovation was limited in the region.

The maiden version of The Platform attracted close to 70 businesspeople from across the region, and they each gave presentations on their business activities and highlighted unexploited opportunities in their areas of operations.

Most prominent amongst the businesses and organisations that attended the event was Standard Bank Namibia, which sponsored the event and committed itself to be a major partner of the initiative, Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Gobabis Municipality, and the Omaheke Regional Council, amongst others.

A number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which operate within the region were also in attendance.