Day 1: Conference Agenda

07.30 Registration Desk Open Tea & Coffee served
08.30 Official Opening Program Director
08.45 Host Welcome Address Zama Luthuli, GE: Marketing & Corporate Affairs, IDC
09.00 SALGA’s SA Economic Development Perspective Xolile George, Chief Executive Officer of SALGA
09.20 Building Economic Development Skills for Municipalities Khulekani Mkhize, Chief Operating Officer of LGSETA
09.40 Infrastructure-LED Economic Development Patrick Dlamini, CEO of DBSA
10.00 Keynote Address Minister Ebrahim Patel, Department of Trade and Industry
10.30 Morning Networking Refreshment Break
10.50 Plenary Panel (Portugal, Netherlands, German, Italy) Plenary Panel Standard Bank, PIC, IDC, DBSA
11.50 SA as an Investment Destination: Investors Perspectives Plenary Panel (US, European and Asian Investors)
13.00 Networking Lunch
14.00 Technology-Led Economic Development Plenary Panel (Google, Vodacom, Presidential 4IR Commission)
15.00 Government and Business Working Together to Grow the Economy Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO: Business Leadership South Africa
16.00 Afternoon Networking Refreshment Break
16.20 Corporate Social Investment as a Tool for Enterprise Development Plenary Panel (Investec, Tiger Brands, Transnet Foundation)
17.00 Closing Remarks and Call to Action Thokozani Thwala, CEO of GrowthMap Infonomics
17.30 Cocktail Reception Let’s Network