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DAY ONE: Wednesday, 11 September 2019

08:00 – 09:50

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

OPENING ADDRESS:
Mr Cyril Ramaphosa President: South Africa

09:25 – 10:55

PLENARY SESSION 1:
Infrastructure Investment, Improving Logistics Costs and Enhancing Manufacturing’s Global Competitiveness

An Update on Public Infrastructure Investment and an Assessment of the Likely Impact on Logistics Costs and Manufacturing’s Global Competitiveness

Programme Director: Dr Bonginkosi “Blade” Nzimande, Minister Transport: Republic of South Africa

Mr Mangaliso Ndlovu, Minister of Industry and Commerce: Zimbabwe
Mr Pravin Gordhan, Minister – Public Enterprises: RSA
Business representative from a company specializing on infrastructure studies
University academic specializing on infrastructure investment studies

11:00 – 12:30

PLENARY SESSION 2:
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Manufacturing: Is South Africa Ready – Or Will It Be Left Behind?

A dispassionate assessment of South Africa’s readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and proposed solutions of what the Government and business should do to ensure that South Africa is not left behind

Programme Director: Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister: Science and Technology

*Dr Thulani Dlamini, CEO: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor: University of Johannesburg Manufacturing Company at the cutting edge of
Technology
*Mr Stuart Michie, Digital Lead: ABB

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

BREAK-AWAY SESSION A:
The Industrial Policy Action Plan and the National Development Plan: A Progress Report on Their Implementation

An assessment of local manufacturers’ readiness to leverage opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area

Programme Director: Ms Diana Games, CEO: Africa@Work

*Mr Duncan Bonnett, Director: Africa House
Mr Wamkele Mene, Chief Director: Africa Multilateral Economic Relations, Department of Trade and Industries
Ms Philippa Rodseth, CEO: Manufacturing Circle
Mr Alph Ngapo, General Manager – Africa Overland: ArcelorMittal South Africa

12:30 – 15:00

BREAK-AWAY SESSION B:
Africa is Open for Business: Is Local Manufacturing Ready to Leverage Opportunities Presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area?

A critical assessment of South Africa’s uninspiring implementation of important policies like the Industrial Action Policy Plan and the National Development Plan

Programme Director: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister in the Presidency: Republic of South Africa

*Ms Marique Kruger, Economist: SEIFSA
Mr Garth Strachan, Deputy Director-General: Department of Trade and Industry
*Professor Patrick Bond, Professor: Wits School of Business
Ms Thandi Phele, Chief Director – Capital Equipment and Metals: Department of Trade and Industry

15:00 – 16:30

PLENARY SESSION 4:
The new Automotive Production and Development Programme: Will the Metals and Engineering Sector Benefit?

A critical assessment of the likely impact of the new Automotive Production and Development Programme on the Metals and Engineering Sector

Programme Director: Mr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry: South Africa

Mr Mike Mabasa, Director: National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa
*Dr Michael Ade, Chief Economist: SEIFSA

16:15 – 16:50

Closing

16:50 – 18:00

Cocktails and Networking Opportunity

DAY TWO:Thursday, 12 September 2019

08:00 – 08:30

Arrival and welcome tea and coffee

08:30 – 10:00

PLENARY SESSION 5
CA Growing Chinese Presence in South Africa: How Should Local Business Respond?

An assessment of the implications of a growing Chinese business presence in South Africa and its implications for local business

Programme Director: Ms Busi Mabuza, Chairperson: BRICS Business Council

The Hon. Mr Rob Davies, Minister: Trade and Industry Enoch Godongwana, Head: Economic Transformation Committee, ANC Ms Tanya Cohen, CEO: Business Unity South Africa

08:45 - 10:15

PLENARY SESSION 6
State-Owned Companies As Economic Enablers, Infrastructure Development and the Metals and Engineering Sector

An assessment of the impact that State-Owned Companies and infrastructure development would have on the Metals and Engineering Sector

Programme Director: Mr Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Public Enterprises: South Africa

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister in the Presidency: South Africa
*Dr Michael Ade, Chief Economist: SEIFSA
Mr Mazwi Tunyiswa, Head – Basic Metals & Mining: Industrial Development Corporation

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11:30 – 11:45

Tea / Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00

PLENARY SESSION 7:

Administered Prices (Logistics Costs, Electricity and Port Charges, etc.) and Their Impact on Manufacturing and Export Competitiveness: How Can We Change the Situation?
A search for solutions on how administered prices can be turned into a source of competitive advantage to make South African manufacturers competitive as international exporters

Programme Director: Mr Andrew Shaw, Director: PWC South Africa

Mr Ted Blom, Energy Advisor: Energy Expert Coalition
Mr Phakamani Hadebe, CEO: Eskom
Mr Tau Morwe, Acting CEO: Transnet

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:15

PLENARY SESSION 8:
“The New Dawn” and South Africa’s Sovereign Credit Rating

An assessment of how President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “New Dawn” is received by business and how it has impacted on South Africa sovereign credit rating

Programme Director: Mr Tito Mboweni, Minister of Finance: South Africa

*Ms Tanya Cohen, CEO: Business Unity South Africa
*Mr Dennis George, General Secretary: FEDUSA
Mr Bheki Ntshalintshali, General Secretary: COSATU
Mr Lumkile Mondi, Senior Lecturer: University of the Witwatersrand

15:15 - 16:45

PLENARY SESSION 9:
The Economy and the 2020 MEIBC Negotiations on Wages and Conditions of Employment: What To Expect?

Employer and Labour Parties provide a preview of their respective approaches to the 2020 Negotiations on Wages and Conditions of Employment in the Metals and Engineering Sector

Programme Director: Mr Lucio Trentini, Operations Director: SEIFSA

Mr Mr Irvin Jim, General Secretary: NUMSA
*Mr Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary: Solidarity
Mr Thembinkosi Mkalipi, Chief Director: Labour Policy and Industrial Relations, Department of Labour

16:45 – 17:00

CLOSING ADDRESS
Mr/Ms………………………………
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