Date   : 26 March 2021 | Venue: IDC Conference Centre, Sandton


Programme Director:

08:00 – 08:00

Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Chairman: Manufacturing Working Group, SA Chapter of the BBC

08:05 – 08:30

Opening Address
The Honourable Ebrahim Patel
Minister of Trade and Industry

08:30 – 08:45

Introducing the BRICS Business Council
*Ms Busi Mabuza, Chairperson: BRICS Business Council – SA Chapter

08:45 – 10:15

South African Manufacturers and the BRICS Business Council
The Manufacturing Working Group – Does It Matter?
How Manufacturers Can Leverage the BBC MWG
Programme Director: Ms Sherrie Donaldson, CEO: African Innovator
                           *Ms Phillipa Rodseth, Chief Executive Officer: Manufacturing Circle
                           *Mr Nizam Kalla, Managing Director: Amka Products (Pty) Ltd and
                           MWG SA Deputy Chairman
                           *Mr Bob Williamson, President: ISTMA

10:15 – 10:45

Tea Break

10:45 – 13:00

Progress Report on Priority MWG Projects
A Progress Report on MWG Projects to be Discussed in India
Programme Director: Mr Hilton Lazarus, Head: Basic & Specialty Chemicals at Industrial Development Corporation

  • *Electromobility Solutions – Mr Michael Mabasa, CEO: NAAMSA
  • *Smart Cities – Mr Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operations Officer: IBM SA
  • *Light Passenger Aircraft Manufacturing – Mr Lesetja Mogoba, Senior Marketer, DENEL AURONAUTICS
  • *Project Thuthukisa – Mr Ivan Radebe, Managing Director, Pelchem
  • MedTech SEZ – Ms Ilse Karg, Deputy Director-General: Department of Trade and Industry
  • Bio-plastic technologies
  1. *The Clariter Project
     Ms Vuyo Sikwebu: CEO, The Clariter Project
  2. Bio-Plastic Technology
    Mr Martin Sanne, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  3. Exponential Manufacturing
    Mr Johann van Tonder: Agustin Equity Management
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00

A Focus on Some of the Planned New Special Economic Zones
How will they advance the course of Manufacturing in the Country?
Programme Director: Nizam Kalla, Managing Director: Amka Products (Pty) Ltd
                                   Ms Conny Mametja, CEO: Nkomazi SEZ
                                   Mr Khwezi Tiya, CEO: Coega SEZ
                                   *Mr Pierre Voges, Acting CEO: Atlantis SEZ
                                   Mr Lance Schultz, CEO: Automotive Industry Development Centre
                                   *Ms Seipati Mngadi, CEO: OR Tambo SEZ
                                   *Mr Harmish Erskine, CEO: Dube Trade Port SEZ

16:00 – 17:00

How South African Business Can Leverage BRICS Membership Better
Programme Director: Nizam Kalla, Managing Director: Amka Products (Pty) Ltd

  • Dr Stavros Nicolaou, Member of Council, BBC SA and Senior Executive – Strategic Trade: Aspen Pharmacare Group
  • Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba, Executive Director: Discovery Health
  • Mr Elias Monage, CEO: Afika Group
  • *Dr John Purchase, CEO: Agribiz and Chairman: Agribusiness Working Group
  • Ms June Crawford, Chairperson: BRICS SA Aviation WorkingGroup
  • Mr Johan Rocha, Chief Director: Trade Invest Africa, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • Mr Mpho Makwana, Chairman: ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd
  • Mr TP Nchocho, CEO: Industrial Development Corporation and Chairman: Financial Working Group
17:00 – 17:05

Closing Remarks
Mr Kaizer M. Nyatsumba, Chairman: MWG, South Africa

17:05 – 18:00

Cocktails and Networking Opportunity