To achieve development, peace, security, economic growth, alleviate poverty, enhance the standard and quality of life of the people of Southern Africa. and support the socially disadvantaged through regional integration, built on democratic principles and equitable and sustainable development.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
SAMW is now South Africa’s largest and most important music tech and media conference, festival, B2B and industry awards event on the African calendar.
Attracting more than 40 delegates and 30 artists in its inaugural year, SAMW puts you face-to-face with the forward-thinkers who shape the entertainment industries – from new media, Business to Business (B2B), industry awards, sound recording, broadcast, live touring, film and technology.
SAMW’s International Marketplace (IMP) has the ability to draw 20+ visiting countries and hosts more than 20 B2B 1×1 dedicated meetings. In addition to highlighting key international markets, the IMP offers specialized trade support and export activities, networking events and receptions, measurable results and unmatched targeted opportunities for delegates to do business.
SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTHERN AFRICA
Each year, SAMW coordinates an International Trade Program, building bridges to do business and trade with new countries. As part of the 2021 program, SAMW will provide the opportunity for the first-ever Official regional delegation from SOUTHERN AFRICA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY countries to participate in the South African Music Week
DATES: Tuesday 28 – Thursday 30 Sept 2021
VENUE: To Be Confirmed
Why SOUTHERN AFRICA?
If Africa is to realize its developmental goals of lifting its population out of adject poverty, achieve digital literacy and build its capacity to compete in a world economy that is increasingly being defined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the 16 countries that make up the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) will need to assume a prominent role in ensuring that the economic benefits of regional integration do indeed trickle down to its citizens who make up the 300 Million household population.
SAMW through its 3-day spotlight on Southern African countries, intend to facilitate the regional integration of its music industry value chain, a pre-requisite for competing effectively in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and creating sustainable wealth that will benefit all its citizens.
About SOUTHERN AFRICA
Southern African comprises 16 countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The primary objective of the Southern African countries is to achieve economic development, peace, security, growth, alleviate poverty, enhance the standard of life of its people and support the socially disadvantaged through regional integration.