BRICS Manufacturing Conference Programme

BRICS Manufacturing Conference Programme

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

08:00 – 08:05 – Welcome


*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 Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

08:30 – 08:45 – Introducing the BRICS Business Council

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

10:15 – 10:45 – Tea Break

Tea Break

10:45 – 13:00 – Progress Report on Priority MWG Projects

  • *Programme Director: Mr Hilton Lazarus, Head: Basic & Specialty Chemicals at Industrial Development Corporation
  • *Electromobility Solutions – Mr Michael Mabasa, CEO: National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.
  • *Smart Cities – Mr Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operations Officer: IBM SA
  • *Light Passenger Aircraft Manufacturing – Mr Lesetja Mogoba, Senior Marketer, DENEL AURONAUTICS
  • *Project Thuthukani – Mr Ivan Radebe, Managing Director, Pelchem
  • *MedTech SEZ – Ms Ilse Karg, Deputy Director-General, Future Production Technologies, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • *The Clariter MWG Flagship Project – Ms Vuyo Sikwebu: Managing Director, Clariter South Africa
  • *Bio-Plastic Technology – Dr Vincent Ojijo Research Group Leader: Advanced Polymer Composites, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • *Exponential Manufacturing – Mr Johan van Tonder: Agustin Equity Management

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch


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
  • Mr Isaac Mahlangu, Acting 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
  • *Dr John Purchase, CEO: Agbiz and Chairman: Agribusiness Working Group
  • Mr Irvin Phenyane, Chairperson Drone Council SA and Core Member of Aviation Working Group (BBCSA)
  • *Mr Johan Rocha, Chief Director: Trade Invest Africa, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • *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

BRICS Conference

BRICS Manufacturing Conference  – 26 March 2021

Discover the vast opportunities South Africa’s membership of BRICS offers and how the South African Chapter of the BRICS Business Council can help you collaborate with like-minded parties in the BRICS countries.