Transcript of "Africa Trade and Export Conference 2012"
3rd Annual Africa Trade & Conference Export Overcoming the impediments to effective trade faced by 22 – 23 May businesses within emerging markets 2012 Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, JHB At the end of its 18th summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday, the AU said that the Continental Free Trade Area would strengthen intra-African trade and deepen market Benefits of attending integration to “contribute significantly to sustainable economic growth, employment • Understand how your business can take advantage of the BRICS alliance generation, poverty reduction, inflow of foreign direct investment, industrial development and better integration of the continent into the global economy”. • Receive an update on the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement AU unveils bold free trade plan – I-Net Bridge (1 February 2012) • Identify the business benefits of regional integration Expert speakers • Gain key strategies for entering into Willie Shumba: Senior Programme Officer - Customs, SADC the East African market Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter: Chief Director - Africa Multilaterals, the Department of Trade • Determine the advantages of and Industry improved tariff administration Ambassador Roger Tremeer-Ballad: CEO - SA Angola Chamber of Commerce • Grasp a better understanding of the Dr. Nicolau Sululo: Economics and Trade Counselor - High Commission of the requirements of Customs & Excise Republic of Mozambique in South Africa • Clarity on the plans for a Henry Hollingdrake: President - SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce continental free trade area Samson Muradzikwa: Chief of Policy & Implementation - UNICEF Zimbabwe • Identify business opportunities in Yusuf Daya: Deputy Director - Trade Facilitation, Southern African Customs Union Mozambique, Angola and Nigeria Barbara Mommen: CEO - Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative • Maxmise on China’s investment in Lynette Ntuli: CEO - Durban Business Enhancement Initiative Africa Moosa Jooma: Manager - Short-Term Export, Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation Abdullah Verachia: Director - Frontier Advisory Dr. Daunda Cissie: Research Fellow - Centre for Chinese Studies: Stellenbosch University Sheila Kiratu: Researcher - South Africa Institute of International Affairs Cyril Laubscher: Business Development Director - Imperial Logistics Africa DivisionFor more sponsorship and exhibition, please call Martin +27 11 781 6222; email@example.com.Please visit our website at www.gptrainingsa.com
Overview The concept of a Continental distribution networks, poor road and Free Trade Area has been rail infrastructures, port congestions, discussed for decades. While the minimizing logistical costs and African Union (AU) has made a lagging political reform. In contrast, momentous decision to adopt a there is excitement regarding the plan towards creating a continental role of South Africa as a member of free trade area by 2017, there are the BRICS emerging economies and significant challenges which lie how this might enable the continent ahead. Beginning with the costs of to enlarge its influence. infrastructure developments, to the impact and economic ramifications The Global Prospectus 3rd Annual of removing tariffs and import Africa Trade & Export Conference Who will you meet? duties, the benefits of such a plan will focus on the practicalities of may only be felt many years from doing business in the African market. • Trade Officers now. Delegates will garner insightful • Business Development Managers information on the African trade • Supply Chain Managers Africa is regarded as the final and export business landscape. frontier by the global economy, Emphasis will also be placed • Managing Directors with strides being made by on opportunities and challenges • Importers and Exporters international trade partners in oil- provided by the BRICS alliance for • Logistics Managers/Directors rich western parts of the continent the African region and the impact of • Trade Promotion Officers to facilitate trade, as well as China’s increasing global influence • Directors channels opening for Africa to on South Africa and the African • Finance Managers export more commodities into East continent. Our panel of experts will • Trade Facilitators Asia and South America. Despite provide astute presentation on the the advent of trade opportunities on planned continental free trade area • Sales & Marketing Executives the African economic landscape, and how it will influence businesses • Economists businesses are still struggling to going forward. . In addition, the • Programme Officers – Trade ensure their products, brands and conference will also address • Client Service Managers services break into the African tariff administration, road and rail • Business Intelligence Officers market. infrastructure projects, regional • Operations Managers integration and trade project finance. • Export Officers Key challenges include establishing ~ Chipo Chibaya – Conference ProducerGLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING (PTY) LTD. Chief Executive Officer - Dhevaraj PillayJohannesburg - Tel: +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Marketing - firstname.lastname@example.org Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc.Pietermaritzburg - Tel: +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Design - www.mustardseedcreations.co.za Legal - DA Morris & Associates
Day one 08:00 - 08:25 ~ Registration & early morning refreshments 12:45 - 13:45 ~ Networking over lunch 08:25 - 08:30 ~ Opening remarks 13:45 - 14:30 ~ Multilaterals and their role in facilitating regional exports 08:30 - 09:15 ~ Keynote address: Examining the • Discussing political initiatives to improve intra-regional influence of the BRICS alliance on the African region trade flow • Examining the rise in preeminence of South Africa as the • Exploring credit line facilities being undertaken to fund gateway into Africa development • Discussing the challenges it faces with regards to this • Examining how multilaterals provide support structures for position financing infrastructure developments • Identifying other Sub-Saharan countries which have he • Establishing more formal business structures to boost capacity to be entry points into the continent trade and investment • Developing intra-Africa trade lines Henry Hollingdrake: President - SA-Nigeria Chamber of Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter: Chief Director - Africa Multilaterals, the Commerce Department of Trade and Industry 14:30 - 15:15 ~ UK – South Africa Trade: the 09:15 - 10:00 ~ Regional integration – discussing ramifications of China’s expansion the advantages and challenges on exports • France and the UK were once the primary trade partner • The size of national markets for Africa, China has overtaken them. Whilst Africa has • Cost factors enjoyed economic growth due to commodity exports to • Increased returns and increased competition China, there are those who argue that there has been an • Co-ordination and bargaining power impediment to certain aspects of African development. This • Regional Trade Agreements talk will look at the results of China’s influence on how the UK trades with South Africa. Barbara Mommen: CEO - Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative Abdullah Verachia: Director - Frontier Advisory 10:00 - 10:30 ~ Mid-morning refreshments 15:15 - 15:30 ~ Mid-afternoon tea and refreshments 10:30 - 11:15 ~ Raising Africa’s competitiveness through investing in regional integration 15:30 - 16:15 ~ Positioning Africa to take advantage Yusuf Daya: Deputy Director - Trade Facilitation, Southern of opportunities presented by China’s growing role African Customs Union as preferred trade partner • Examining how to bring greater equality in local and 11:15 - 12:00 ~ Establishing the plan for a international trade continental free trade area in Africa • Building supply chains • Discussing the work done thus far in preparing for this • Establishing a developmental and sustainable agenda initiative Sheila Kiratu: Researcher - South Africa Institute of • Examining the international successes and failures of free International Affairs trade areas • Determining the roadmap and design of the continental free trade area in the region 16:15 - 17:00 ~ The impacts of China’s accession to the WTO on Sino-African trade Willie Shumba: Senior Programme Officer - Customs, SADC Dr. Daunda Cissie: Research Fellow - Centre for Chinese Studies: Stellenbosch University 12:00 - 12:45 ~ Highlighting opportunities and means of doing business in Mozambique • An overview of the Mozambican economic landscape 17:00 Close of Day one • Discussing the protocol for getting your business into Mozambique • Overcoming common challenges of entering your goods and services in Mozambique Dr. Nicolau Sululo: Economics and Trade Counselor - High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique in South AfricaGLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING (PTY) LTD. Chief Executive Officer - Dhevaraj PillayJohannesburg - Tel: +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Marketing - email@example.com Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc.Pietermaritzburg - Tel: +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Design - www.mustardseedcreations.co.za Legal - DA Morris & Associates
Day two 08:00 - 08:25 ~ Registration & early morning refreshments 13:00 - 14:00 ~ Networking over lunch 08:25 - 08:30 ~ Opening remarks 14:00 - 14: 45 ~ Trade Agreements – Improving 08:30 - 09:30 ~ A business judgment protocol to tariff administration, exemptions and negotiations establish and maintain a compliant operating regime • The functioning of Regional Trade Agreements to make African markets work • Trade corridors and Common Market Areas • Highlighting opportunities provided for African exporters Ambassador Roger Tremeer-Ballad: CEO - SA Angola in meeting regional project needs Chamber of Commerce 14:00 - 15:00 ~ Panel discussion: Engaging 09:30 - 10:30 ~ Identifying techniques for trading government across Africa in political reform to within the African market to the advantage of your facilitate free trade business • Acquiring the precise information – who and where to turn 15:00 - 17:00 ~ Closing remarks, Exhibition and to Wine-tasting • Assessing the key elements of information; economic, social, political, technology, resources and fiscal • Conducting a marketing research • Developing relationships with existing distribution networks ABOUT GLOBAL PROSPECTUS in African markets • Strategically establishing your business, product and brand GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING is an information in other African countries and training entity specializing in the delivery of strategic insights and alternatives to both the private Lynette Ntuli: CEO - Durban Business Enhancement Initiative and public sectors. These insights are designed for a cross spectrum of industries and Government 10:30 - 10:45 ~ Mid-morning refreshments departments and are presented to market through Business Forums, Workshops, Conferences and 10:45 - 11:30 ~ Investing in road and rail network In-House Training. infrastructure development to facilitate trade – who “Thinking beyond the Obvious” is the mantra and is responsible? vision of our organisation. Samson Muradzikwa: Chief of Policy & Implementation - UNICEF Zimbabwe This vision has set Global Prospectus Training apart from the usual actors by addressing the individual 11:30 - 12:15 ~ Investigating new opportunities for needs and concerns of each delegate through an exports to BRICS and African markets expertly designed questionnaire as well as producing Business Forms and Workshops with a view to increase Moosa Jooma: Manager – Short-Term Export, Credit pro active strategies and policies. Guarantee Insurance Corporation These are some of the key areas in which Global 12:15 - 13:00 ~ Understanding the requirements for Prospectus Training currently operates: Customs and Excise in trade facilitation Engineering • Background and general overview of customs and excise IT • International rules on customs and excise Oil & Gas • Customs valuation and transfer pricing Agriculture • Remaining implementation challenges in Africa Mining FMCG and Retail Cyril Laubscher: Business Development Director - Imperial Financial Services Logistics Africa Division Marketing and Public Relations Medical and Pharmaceutical HR Management Small and Medium Enterprise amongst others.GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING (PTY) LTD. Chief Executive Officer - Dhevaraj PillayJohannesburg - Tel: +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Marketing - firstname.lastname@example.org Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc.Pietermaritzburg - Tel: +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Design - www.mustardseedcreations.co.za Legal - DA Morris & Associates
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