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Please join us for an ABC/Pavlo Phitidis Talk and Sundowner

April 24, 2018 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Dear ABC Members,

Building Resilience into Your Business to Manage South Africa’s Changing Environment
Please join us for a special Talk  by Pavlo Phitidis

As an entrepreneur and director of various businesses, Pavlo offers over 22 years of direct experience in conceptualising and developing business in South Africa. He has developed and brought to market business assets in excess of R1bn through a combination of company start-ups, company turnarounds, company sales and a number of acquisitions for the purposes of company listings on the JSE.

Pavlo is also  the resident entrepreneurial and business development content contributor for Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk. 

Pavlo’s comments about the talk:

The changes being faced by South African-located businesses are immense and ceaseless – from the wave of technological adoption being witnessed in the SME segment, to evidence of climatic change in the Knysna fires, Western Cape drought and Durban floods. Additionally, the socio-political landscape is changing too, affecting the policy and legislative environments significantly.

Building a business in this environment poses many challenges, and resilience is a key requirement to thrive and survive in 2018. I will speak about South Africa’s single biggest challenge, how it came about, why it remains and its impact on the economy and our businesses. I will address what some are doing to tackle this challenge and, in so doing, are enjoying levels of performance that benefit not only them but the entire sector that they operate in. Whilst I will draw on statistical evidence to specify and state the problem, I will use case studies of entrepreneurs I work with to demonstrate resilience in action and how the problems are being solved. There will be takeaways and insights for all business owners and senior executives in corporate or multinational entities, the insights of which will be more than motivating – they will offer practical insight into actions that will benefit the businesses in the short term.

Date: Tuesday, 24th April  2018

Venue: The Balalaika Hotel, 20 Maude Street, Sandton (Parking on Stella Street)

Time: 17h00 for 17h30 / Presentation to start at 17h45

This Presentation will be followed by our ABC Sundowner

RSVP is essential for this event. This event is open to ABC Members and their guests.

Please RSVP by  Friday, 20th April ONLINE or email Monika at members@austrianbc.co.za  to book your seat.

We look forward to seeing you there!


April 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Balalaika Hotel
12 Maude Street
Sandton,Gauteng2000South Africa