WSP in Africa was amongst the Western Cape’s most influential business professionals at the pre-launch Networking Breakfast of the Western Cape Top 300 business directory hosted in the tallest building in Cape Town CBD, the five-star green-rated Portside building, on Friday, 29 August.
"We are honoured to recieve this kind of recognition for our work in the Western Cape," said Peter Hodgkinson, chief operating officer for WSP's Building Services division. "In particular, we were pleased to have one of our most prestigious projects - the Portside Building - selected as the venue for this event."
Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille presented the keynote address, pinpointing the necessity of a solid relationship between government and businesses in order for the province, and the nation as a whole, to continue to prosper on the global stage.
Three-time winner at the National Business Awards Lance Fanaroff, Integr8 Co-Founder and CEO, highlighted how to effectively use the exposure to further business interests even beyond the province’s borders, with specific reference to Integr8’s own success.
First National Bank General Manger Stephan Claassen gave delegates an express tour of the venue, which has been awarded five stars for its eco-friendliness and urban ecology. One fast-track networking session was held where delegates were granted the opportunity to exchange business cards with fellow leading companies from around the Western Cape.
Western Cape Top 300 is a publication that showcases the province’s top contributing companies that propel the Western Cape economy forward. The publication is the ultimate business resource that positions the province as one of the most innovative corporate hubs in South Africa.