The Summit Programme

THEME : DRIVING REINDUSTRIALISATION & GROWING THE ECONOMY ( WITH REFERENCE TO THE INDUSTRIAL POLICY ACTION PLAN)

DATE: 4 APRIL 2017

VENUE: HALL 2 SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE

09:00 - 09:05 Opening
MC: Leanne Manas
  Opening AV
09:10– 09:20 MEC Lebogang Maile
Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture
and Rural Development
09:20- 09:50 Keynote address by Dr. Rob Davies
Minister of the dti
09:50 – 10:15 Minister Ebrahim Patel
The Department of Economic Development
10:15 – 10:40 Mr. Howard Gabriels - Proudly SA Chairman
"Driving localization in support of IPAP’s re-industrialisation drive"
10:40 – 11:00
  • Sizwe Jantjies
  • Tsogo Sun
  • "A local company competing international"
11:00 – 11:25 Tea break
11:25: – 11:40 Kevish Lachman
Business Executive: Office of the Auditor General of South Africa
“The measures being put in place by the AG to ensure compliance by the organs of state, with the local content provisions as contanined in the PPPFA”

11:40 – 12:00

Thembi Mazibuko
Head of Merchandise Buying Support: Pick n Pay
“The retail sector’s commitment to inclusive economic growth through local procurement”

12:00 -12:20 Dr. Iraj Abedian
"Revitalising South Africa’s manufacturing sector"
12:20 – 13:20 Panel Discussion 1
Topic: Revitalizing SA manufacturing sector
Dr. Iraj Abedian (Facilitator)
  • Ravi Pillay - Director: Corporate Affairs, Nestlé SA.
  • Garth Strachan - Deputy Director-General: Industrial Development Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Doreen Kosi - Public Affairs Executive: Adcock Ingram.
  • Simon Eppel - Researcher: SA Labour Research Institute/ SA Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union.
  • Philippa Rodseth - Executive Director: Manufacturing Circle.
13:20 – 14:15

LUNCH

14:15 – 14:45 Mike Whitefield
CEO of Nissan SA
“Nissan’s commitment to localisation”
14:45 – 15:05

Dr. Urin Ferndale
CEO of Jet
“The changing trends within the clothing and textiles sector in favour of localisation”

15:05-15:55 Panel Discussion 2
Topic: Buy Local, the impact of local content on our South African identity and heritage
  • Laila Naidoo - Business Executive Officer for food: Nestlé SA
  • Basetsana Kumalo - Executive Chairman & CEO: Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
  • Nkateko Mabaso - Group GM: M-Net South Africa
  • David Tlale - Fashion Designer: David Tlale
  • GG Alcock - KasiNomics
  • Erica Elk - Executive Director: Cape Craft Design Institute
16:00 Vote of Thanks
Eustace Mashimbye – Proudly SA CEO
16:00 – 19:00 Cocktail event