Draft Conference Program

September 15-18, 2015

Tuesday September 15, 2015

3:00 p.m.

Registration

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Location:
Hotel Terrace

Speaker: Christopher Rowan, Consul General, U.S. Consulate Johannesburg

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Morning Program

Plenary Session

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration

Sponsors Exhibitions

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Trade Winds – Africa
Location:
Ballroom 2 &3, Hilton Hotel

Opening Remarks:

  • Donald Nay, Regional Senior Commercial Officer Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mayor Mpho Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg (i)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Africa—Where to Go, How to Succeed?

Moderator: Nick Binedell, Professor and Founding Director, Gordon Institute of Business Science (i)

  • Sylvester Taku, Associate Director of Strategy on Doing Business in Africa, EY
  • TBC, McKinsey & Company (i)
  • Emmanuel Essis, Director General, CEPICI
  • Andrew Patterson, Regional President for Africa, Bechtel Corporation

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Leveraging South Africa as a Launching Pad into Sub-Saharan Africa

Moderator: Aki Anastasiou, Presenter, Talk Radio702 and Host on CNBC Africa

  • Gerhard Cronje, Director, Maskam Water
  • Randall Blackford, General Manager, Pizza Hut Africa
  • Jeff Nemeth, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company South Africa
  • Chris Oberholzer, Head of Strategy and Business Development, MultiChoice

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Africa and Mitigating Risk

Moderator: Jonathan Lang, Practice Partner and Head of Africa, Bowman Gilfillan Law Firm

  • Eugene Honey, Partner and Trade Marks, Commercial IP and Franchising Attorney, Adams & Adams
  • Emmanuel Tem, Senior Executive, SNG Africa
  • Jay Govender, Director and National Practice Head for Projects and Infrastructure DLA Piper/Cliff Dekker

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote:
Location:
Poolside Reception Area

Emcee:

  • Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations, U.S. Commercial Service

Keynote Speakers:

  • Marcus Jadotte, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance, Republic of South Africa (i)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Vendors Corner

Afternoon Program

Conference Sessions and U.S. Diplomat Appointments Taking Place Concurrently

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Senior US Diplomat Consultations:

Pre-scheduled, individual meetings with Senior Commercial Officers and State Department Economic Officers

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

How to Access Africa’s Growing Middle Class

Moderator: Antony Sguazzin, Managing Editor for Sub-Saharan Africa, Bloomberg

  • TBC, Visa Inc. (i)
  • Willem Plaizier, CEO, AT Kearney
  • Giulia Iorio-Ndlovu, Consumer and Market Insights Director for SA and SSA, Pepsico
  • TBC, Colgate-Palmolive (i)
  • Therese Gearhart, President, Coca-Cola Southern Africa

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Access to Capital

Moderator: Lida Fitts, Regional Director Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade & Development Agency

  • Brian O’Hanlon, Director Business Development, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Donna Oosthuyse, Director Capital Markets, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • Andrew Robertson, Head of Business Banking, Standard Bank
  • Braam Verster, Principal, The Carlyle Group

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee and Networking

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Understanding Distribution, Transportation, and Logistics: What Makes Africa Unique

Moderator: Colleen Jacka, Editor, Maritime Review Africa (i)

  • David Ross, Senior Vice President of Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa, FedEx
  • Thore Saether, Co-Director, UPS Africa
  • Thomas Konditi, President & CEO, GE Transportation Africa
  • Cobus Rossouw, Chief Business Development Officer, Imperial Logistics

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Trade Winds Official Reception

Sponsored by the Business Council for International Understanding

  • Catherine Hill-Herndon, Chargé d'affaires, U.S. Embassy to South Africa
  • David Makhura, Premiere of Gauteng Province (i)

Thursday September 17, 2015

Morning Program

Conference Sessions, U.S. Diplomat Appointments, and Business-to-Business Meetings Taking Place Concurrently

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business to Business Appointments
Location:
Ballroom 1

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

One Continent, Many Countries: Cultural Aspects and Branding Strategies

Moderator: Nimay Parekh, Managing Director, FLNT + TNDR

  • Fraser Lamb, Executive Chairman, Africa at McCann Worldgroup
  • Peter Moyanga, Owner, Moyanga Family Foods CC, former Chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa, and former Franchising Manager for McDonalds South Africa
  • Larry Arnnetts, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Innovation Unique to Africa

ICT, Mobile Financing, and Leapfrogging Technologies

Moderator: Andrew Guasco, Chairman, Silicon Cape Initiative

  • Hamilton Ratshefola, Country General Manager, IBM South Africa (i)
  • Ismail Mapara, Managing Director, 3M (i)
  • Cathy Smith, General Manager, Cisco SA
  • Isaac Kamuta, Cash Head: Sub-Saharan Africa, Citigroup South Africa

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shaping the Energy Outlook on the Continent

Moderator: Laird Treiber, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy to South Africa

  • Karl Fickenscher, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa
  • Karén Breytenbach, Head of Independent Power Producer Progamme, South African Department of Energy (i)
  • Shahid Qadri, Vice President and Regional Director, Black and Veatch (i)
  • Terence Govender, Vice President of Development, Solar Reserve

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch
Location:
TradeWinds Restaurant, Hilton Hotel

Afternoon Program

Conference Sessions, U.S. Diplomat Appointments, and Business-to-Business Meetings Taking Place Concurrently

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business to Business Appointments
Location:
Ballroom 1

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Infrastructure Opportunities and Public Private Partnerships

How to Access Public Sector Tenders

Moderator: Jenna Pilat, Director, U.S. Advocacy Center

  • Mark Flower, Executive Director, Fluor South Africa (i)
  • David Baxter, Director, Institute for Public Private Partnerships
  • Souyma Banerjee, Principal Investment Officer, Intrastructure Sub-Saharan Africa, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
  • Pippa Reyburn, Director Corporate Commercial Department, ENSAfrica Law Firm

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

“Engage Locally, Win Globally” (HR and Corporate Social Responsibility: Intersection with Market Entry)

Moderator: Ambassador Robert Perry, Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa

  • Errol Pillay, Enterprise Development Executive, Afrika Tikkun
  • Jennifer Power, South Africa Country Manager & Global Established Products Business Leader, Pfizer
  • TBC, Massmart
  • Anele Vutha, Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Boston Scientific Corporation

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee and Networking

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Bill Fanjoy, Director for Virginia and Washington, DC U.S. Export Assistance Center & Trade Winds Coordinator
  • Donald Nay, Regional Senior Commercial Officer Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday September 18, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business-to-Business Appointments
Location:
Ballroom 1

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

12:00 p.m.

Program Concludes



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