full agenda

DAY ONE: Thursday, 20 September 2018

08:00 – 08:50

Arrival, registration and welcome tea and coffee

08:50 – 08:55

Programme Director: Mr Kaizer Nyatsumba, CEO: SEIFSA

08:55 – 09:00

Welcome from Ms Zama Luthuli, Divisional Executive – Corporate Affairs: Industrial Development Corporation

09:00 – 09:20

Mr Cyril Ramaphosa
President: South Africa

09:25 – 10:55

Working Together to Improve South Africa’s
Sovereign Credit Rating

A realistic assessment of what South Africa Inc. – Government, Business and Labour – need to do to improve SA’s sovereign credit rating

Mr Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance
*Ms Tanya Cohen, CEO: Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
*Mr Dennis George, General Secretary: FEDUSA

11:00 – 12:30

Public Corruption and Corporate Malfeasance in South Africa: What Needs To Be Done to End or Contain It?

A critical assessment of what needs to be done to end or contain corruption in the public and private sectors in South Africa

Programme Director: Mr Bongani Bingwa
Host, “Afternoon Drive Show”: 702 FM

Mr Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises
*Mr Wayne Duvenage, Executive Director: Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse
*Mr Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary: Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)
Advocate Thuli Madonsela, Chair of Social Justice: University of Stellenbosch

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Six Years Since Its Adoption, How Much of The National Development Plan (NDP) Has Been Implemented and Is It Still Relevant?

A Critical Assessment of the National Development Plan
and the Fantastic Projects it Promised for South Africa
when it was adopted in 2012

Programme Director: Ms Zama Luthuli
Divisional Executive – Corporate Affairs: IDC

*Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister in the Presidency: South Africa
*Professor JP Landman, Visiting Professor: University of the Free State
*Ms Philippa Rodseth, CEO: Manufacturing Circle

15:00 – 16:30

The Continental Free Trade Area: How Much Progress Has Been Made to Date?

An assessment of progress made in the implementation of the Pan-African Continental Free Trade Area and the Likely Implications that it will have for Manufacturing in Southern Africa

Programme Director: Mr Mike Siluma
Africa Editor: eNCA

*Mr Wamkele Mene, Chief Director: Africa Multilateral Economic Relations, Department of Trade and Industries
*Mr Duncan Bonnett, Director: Africa House
*Ms Mbini Kutta, Trade Policy Specialist

16:30 – 16:45

Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:15

Exploring and Leveraging The Link Between the Metals
and Engineering Sector and the Mining, Construction and
Auto Manufacturing Industries

An assessment of the nature of the symbiotic relationship
between the metals and engineering sector and its
competitiveness as a supplier to the mining, construction and
auto manufacturing industries

*Programme Director: Mr Bruce Whitfield
Presenter, “The Money Show”: 702 FM

*Dr Michael Ade, Chief Economist: SEIFSA
*Mr Tafadzwa Chibanguza, Economist: Minerals Council South Africa
*Mr Nico Vermeulen, Director: National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa
*Mr Roy Mnisi, Executive Director: Master Builders South Africa

18:15 – 18:20


18:20 – 19:30

Cocktails and Networking Opportunity

DAY TWO: Friday, 21 September 2018

07:00 - 07:15

Arrival and welcome tea and coffee

07:15 - 08:45

Constraints to investing in the metals and engineering (M&E) sector and improving trade on the African continent

Attracting new investments, boosting exports competitiveness and increasing demand for M&E manufactured goods

Programme Director:

*Dr Michael Ade, Chief Economist: SEIFSA
*Mr Paolo Trinchero, CEO: Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC)
*Mr John Gabriel Goddard, Lead Economist: World Bank Group
*Mr Paul Mukasa, Senior Investment Officer: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Mr Alph Ngapo, General Manager: Africa Overland, ArcelorMittal South Africa

08:45 - 10:15

How We Will Turn The Economy Around – The Main Political Parties Outline Their Plans For the Economy Ahead of the 2019 General Elections

An assessment of the main political parties’ plans to revive the South African economy after the 2019 General Elections

Programme Director: Mr Lukhona Mnguni
Political Analyst

*Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
*Mr Enoch Godongwana, Head: Economic Transformation Committee, ANC
*Mr Geordin Hill-Lewis, Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry: Democratic Alliance
Mr Jan Adriaan Esterhuizen, Energy, Trade and Industry, Mineral Resources: (Inkatha Freedom Party) IFP

10:15 - 11:45

Radical Economic Transformation, the Black Industrialists Programme and the Metals and Engineering Sector

A critical assessment of what Radical Economic Transformation means for the metals and engineering sector and an assessment of the degree of transformation to date

Programme Director: Ms Phuti Mahanyele
Chief Executive Officer: Sigma Capital

*Mr. Kganki Matabane, CEO: Black Business Council
Mr. Bulelani G. Magwanishe, Deputy Minister: Trade and Industry
Mr Tony Cimato, Group CEO: Efficient Engineering
*Mr. Mazwi Tunyiswa, Head – Basic Metals & Mining: Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

11:45 - 13:00


Innovation and Excellence As Strategic Levers for Global Competitiveness
An assessment of how some innovation and excellence have enabled some local companies to maintain or gain domestic and international market share
Programme Director: Mr Pavlo Phitidis
Chief Executive Officer: Aurik Business Accelerator

*Mr Mathys Wehmer, Managing Director: Managing Director: Hazleton Pump International
*Mr Pieter du Plessis, Former CEO: Atlantis Foundries
*Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:15

The Manufacturing Circle’s “Map to a Million New Jobs in a Decade”: A Realistic Plan or An Empty Promise?

A critical review of the Manufacturing Circle’s Ambitious Plan to Create a Million Jobs in Manufacturing in a Decade

Programme Director: Mr Terence Creamer
Editor: Engineering News & Deputy Editor: Mining Weekly

*Ms Philippa Rodseth, CEO: Manufacturing Circle
*Dr Michael Ade, Chief Economist: SEIFSA
*Mr Johan Burger, CEO: Highveld Structural Mill
*Mr Zeph Nhleko, Deputy Director- General: Department of Economic Development

15:15 - 16:45

Administered Prices (Logistics Costs, Electricity and Port Tariffs, etc.) As Factors Negatively Affecting South Africa’s International Competitiveness: Can We Change the Situation?

A search for solutions on how administered prices can be
better managed to make South Africa competitive as an
international exporter

Programme Director: Mr Michael Avery Anchor: Classic Business
or Mr Andile Khumalo Chief Investment Officer: MSG Afrika

Mr Phakamani Hadebe, CEO: Eskom
Mr Siyabonga Gama, CEO: Transnet
*Mr Andrew Shaw, Director: PWC South Africa
*Mr Natasha Mazzone, Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises: Official Opposition

16:45 - 17:00

Mr David Mabuza, Deputy President: South Africa
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