Most women owned companies always seem to face the same challenges, which is access to finance and access to markets. Women want to grow their businesses but do not have a secure platform to tap into other countries outside theirs. This what we have released as Xanopia women’s business group and together with Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network we are offering Trade opportunities for Women in all 53 Commonwealth Countries.

The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Government of Sri Lanka is bringing a trade mission to meet key officials and potential business partners to Sri Lanka. The mission will take place in Colombo from the 8th – 12th March 2016.
Trade missions are about opening doors, developing a long- term trade and investment opportunities and also learning first had about target exports markets.

The focus will be on Agriculture, Apparels, Education, Manufacturing (minerals, ceramics, paper, leather, jewellery, etc.). On this trade mission, delegates will also get business –to- business matching and one on one meeting with suppliers.

Halaal food producers also have an opportunity to be part of a buyer’s mission to Malaysia which takes place on the 28 -31 March 2016. This trade fair will take places at MATRADE Centre in Kuala Lumpur and caters for companies that are manufacturing or buying Halaal products.

In making sure that these missions become accessible to small business owners as well, we have negotiated deals on accommodation and ground transportation. We want to see Women from all over the African Continent participating in these Trade Missions and taking their companies globally, said Yandisa Sokhanyile, of Xanopia Business Women’s Group.

For more information on these missions and upcoming ones, please email: [email protected] You can also get more information on www.xanopia.co.za

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