South African Chamber of Commerce, Mauritius Hosts Inaugural Gala Night and Awards Dinner to Strengthen Bilateral Business Ties
Port Louis, Mauritius – September 27, 2023 – The South African Chamber of Commerce, Mauritius (SACCM) hosted its first-ever Gala Night and Awards Dinner on September 21, 2023, at the prestigious Le Suffren Hotel. The event was a resounding success, bringing together members, partners, and industry leaders from both Mauritius and South Africa for an unforgettable evening of celebration, recognition, and networking, further enhancing bilateral business relations.
The Gala Night and Awards Dinner was a momentous occasion for SACCM as it marked a significant milestone in its mission to promote and recognize excellence and mutual collaboration within the business communities of Mauritius and South Africa. The event celebrated the remarkable contributions of businesses across various sectors and provided a platform to honor their valuable impact on the economies of both nations.
The evening was a blend of sophistication and camaraderie, with guests dressed in Safari Chic attire, reflecting the spirit of adventure and innovation that defines SACCM. The event featured a gourmet dinner, surprises, and captivating entertainment, including a performance from the Drakensberg Boys Choir.
Four Companies Awarded
Notable among the award recipients was Bolt, earning the esteemed Small Enterprise Award—an affirmation of their unwavering dedication and visionary pursuits. We extend hearty congratulations to Air-tec for their triumphant showcase of a commitment to excellence that earned them this prestigious accolade and who won the Medium Enterprise Award. Similarly, Investec secured the coveted Large Enterprise Award, signifying their remarkable and enduring success within the business landscape.
We extend our heartiest congratulations to ENS Africa for resonating with the people, capturing their admiration, and securing this esteemed recognition—an accolade truly reflecting their impact and significance.
The presence of influential personalities and leaders of some of the world’s global brands, as well as major companies in Mauritius and South Africa, added to the evening’s prestige. This highlighted the significance of such events in fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration within the business community and strengthening bilateral trade relations.
Bilal Adam, President of the South African Chamber of Commerce, Mauritius, expressed his heartfelt appreciation, saying, “This Gala Night and Awards Dinner is a testament to the dedication and resilience of our business communities across Mauritius and South Africa. It’s an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard work, innovation, and commitment that drive our businesses forward. We are not only bound by business; we are bound by shared success stories, a strong presence of Mauritians in South Africa, and the thriving linkages between our two nations.”
The event also featured an inspirational story from Samer Kassem, CEO of Aspen Global, who shared his own remarkable journey from a child in war-torn Beirut to becoming the CEO of Aspen Global Incorporated, an internationally renowned company and one of the major players on the island.
The success of the Gala Awards Dinner was made possible through the generous support of several sponsors. SACCM extends its sincere thanks to Aspen Global, Harvard Management, SAA, Patrick Mavros and Domaine de Grand Baie for their contributions. Special mention and gratitude go to ABSA, whose support was instrumental in making this event a reality. SACCM also acknowledges its strategic partners Sanlam, Investec and ENS Africa in this collaborative endeavor.
As the evening concluded, the atmosphere was charged with inspiration, enthusiasm, and a renewed commitment to collaboration between Mauritius and South Africa. SACCM looks forward to building on the success of this inaugural event and continuing to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the vibrant business communities in both nations.
For more information about SACCM and its upcoming events and initiatives, please visit www.sachamber.mu or contact [email protected].