The trade and investment summits, are designed to focus on opportunities in specific economic regions. The focus of the sessions is to provide delegates with practical information and current, “real-time” opportunities they can explore during the B2B private meetings.
In each instance, Africa is at the centre of the conversation as we believe the Continent is the last frontier for economic development.
Key questions that presenters seek to answer:
The opening plenary is a high-level session that focuses on trade and investment policy issues from the regions represented for the summit: Africa-Asia-Europe. A mix of speakers from government, industry bodies, private sector and regional bodies engage the audience on regional policy issues.
From the time of independence, there have been failed attempts to industrialise efficiently using import-substitution, which gave rise to the notion of regional integration as a means to facilitate structural transformation in Africa. As a result, African countries have embraced regional integration as an important component of their development strategies primarily driven by the economic rational of overcoming the constraint of small and fractioned economies working in isolation. Several Pan-African organisations have successively been working towards deepening economic, social and political cooperation and integration in Africa.
In partnership with the Department of Economic Development, this session focuses on regional integration issues and economic development on the continent.
This Roundtable is hosted by the South African Tourism Agency. The aim and objectives are to provide insights on the tourism opportunities that can trigger trade and investment in South Africa.
This roundtable is hosted by Brand South Africa to share insights into the tourism potential of South Africa to global investors. Further learning and insights are shared from the rest of the Continent.
Hosted by the GBR Thai Business delegation.
Key questions that presenters should seek to answer:
The Durban Chambers of Commerce and their respective stakeholders present Durban as the premier investment destination in South Africa. Various opportunities for trade and investment in different sectors are discussed in detail.
Hosted by Ministry of Economic Development and the Industrial Development Commission (IDC) “Development Finance, Regional Integration and Economic Development in Africa”
Hosted by the South African Chambers of Commerce & Industry “The Role of the Chambers of Commerce in Facilitating Trade & Investment”
Hosted by Chapter 9 Institutions “Ethical Business Practices”
Hosted by Africa Forum: The Presidential Roundtable Discussion “Theme TBC”
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Opportunities & Challenges
Benefaction of Africa’s Resources
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