This year, the National Small Business Summit was held at the Ingwenyama Conference and Sport Resort in White River,
Mpumalanga, from 8 to 10 October 2013. The summit was hosted by the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe (MP),
and the MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism in Mpumalanga, Ms Yvonne Phosa. The theme was "The Role of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises in South Africa's Industrialisation Path".
The summit was attended by more than 600 delegates and 50 exhibitors. The deliberations during the plenary session focused on: