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CDI at local trade shows: SARCDA 2019

Monday, 29 July 2019  
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26 local creative businesses will take part in the upcoming editions of SARCDA Christmas and Decorex this August thanks to the CDI and its funders.

hese projects are run as part of the CDI Market Support programme, which supports emerging businesses by facilitating market opportunities such as local and international consumer and trade events, craft markets, pop-up stores at conferences and shows, as well as inward and outward-bound trade missions. 

NEXT19 at SARCDA Christmas 2019

After a successful second trade exhibition in Cape Town in March 2019, a selected group of NEXT19 companies and special invitees will showcase their new product ranges at SARCDA Christmas in Johannesburg.


NEXT19 and the participating small and medium enterprises, comprising established and new South African designers and manufacturers, is the market exposure component of the ´Development by Design´ programme. ‘Development by Design’ enables small and medium businesses in the creative sector to develop and grow. Over the last five years, more than 60 businesses have participated in various export and market development activities, including coaching, workshops and mentorships. 


The programme, which is run by the Craft and Design Institute (CDI), was initiated by the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and is also supported by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda). Over the years a number of the companies have participated in numerous local trade events, as well as leading European trade fairs such as Maison & Objet in Paris, and Ambiente in Frankfurt.


‘NEXT’ takes place annually through exhibitions and trade shows, affording a new group of young and upcoming entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their businesses for both national and export markets.

SARCDA's retail trade shows attract wholesalers, importers and manufacturers, both local and international, and provides a professional platform to help businesses grow.


It is held at Gallagher Convention Centre, Gauteng in August from 22 - 25 August 2019.
NEXT19 can be found
in Hall 3, Stand 26 – 35.


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Five Western Cape businesses selected to be part of the South African pavilion at SARCDA Christmas 2019


We will be taking an additional five CDI members to SARCDA Christmas 2019, with the support of the national Department of Small Business Development (dsbd). The five creative business are from the Western Cape and will form part of the South African pavilion at SARCDA.


Find these businesses at the SA pavilion at SARCDA from 22 - 25 August 2019

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