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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

Welcome Remarks: Christopher Rowan, Consul General, U.S. Consulate Johannesburg

Keynote Address: Mayor Mpho Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of the City of 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:

  • Bill Fanjoy, Director of Viriginia and Washington DC U.S. Export Assistance Center & Trade Winds Coordinator
  • Donald Nay, Regional Senior Commercial Officer Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Opening Keynote: Thomas Konditi, President and CEO, GE Transportation Africa

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Africa—Where to Go, How to Succeed?

Moderator: Musta Chironga, Principal, McKinsey & Company

  • Sylvester Taku, Associate Director of Strategy on Doing Business in Africa, EY
  • Ahmed Diomande, Deputy 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
  • Michael Judin, Senior and Managing Partner, Judin Combrinck Inc.

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/Cliffe Dekker Hofmevr

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote:
Location:

  • Keynote: Ballroom
  • Lunch: 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
  • Bulelani Gratitude Magwanishe, Deputy Minister, South African Department of Public Enterprises

Afternoon Program

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

1:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Senior US Diplomat Consultations:

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

Location: Ballroom 1

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

  • Willem Plaizier, CEO, AT Kearney
  • Giulia Iorio-Ndlovu, Consumer and Market Insights Director for SA and SSA, Pepsico
  • Bradley Farr, Vice President and General Manager, Colgate-Palmolive

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: Philip Wyllie, Executive Committee Member, South African Association of Freight Forwarders

  • Thore Saether, Co-Director, UPS Africa
  • Cobus Rossouw, Chief Business Development Officer, Imperial Logistics
  • Zeenith Ebrahim, CEO, GE South Africa Technologies
  • Ockert Berry, Vice President of Operations, Ford Southern Africa

6:00 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, Premier of Gauteng Province

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:
Ballroom 1

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business to Business Appointments
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

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

  • McLean Sibanda, CEO, The Innovation Hub
  • Cathy Smith, General Manager, Cisco SA
  • Isaac Kamuta, Cash Head: Sub-Saharan Africa, Citigroup South Africa
  • Bryan Nelson, Industry Head, Google 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: Karl Fickenscher, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa

  • Karén Breytenbach, Head of Independent Power Producer Progamme, South African Department of Energy
  • Shahid Qadri, Vice President and Regional Director, Black and Veatch
  • Alistair Jessop, Senior Vice President of Development, SolarReserve
  • Kribs Govender, Vice President of Business Development, Sasol

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

1:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Ballroom 1

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business to Business Appointments
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

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

  • Wouter van de Bijl, Director of Business Development, Fluor
  • 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
  • Jason Bauer, Director of Finance, Investment and Trade, Millennium Challenge Corporation

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
  • Alonzo Wind, Deputy of Mission Director for Southern Africa, USAID
  • Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and MD, Viacom International Media Networks Africa

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 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

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vendors Corner/ Coffee and Networking

Friday September 18, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Ballroom 1

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business-to-Business Appointments
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

12:00 p.m.

Trade Winds Official Program Concludes

Optional Site Visits

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afrika Tikkun- Corporate Social Investment Visit in Alexandra Township with Special Presentation on Navigating South African BEE Policy Requirements

(Lunch and transportation included)

1:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m.

Cultural Tour of Constitutional Hill- Hosted by Gauteng Growth and Development Agency

(Transportation included)



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