“THEME “Is South Africa at a Tipping Point, how to grow business sustainably in an ever-changing environment”
Summit Agenda
06 November 2019
Plenary
07:30 Registration and Morning Tea
08:50 MC Remarks:
Ms Patricia Pillay – Executive: Sustainability, Legal & Regulatory, CGCSA
09:00 CGCSA Co-Chairman Opening Remarks
Mr Johann Voster – CGCSA Co-Chair and Clover SA Chief Executive Officer
09:10 Keynote Address and in conversation with Mr Gwarega Mangozhe:
“Is South Africa at a Tipping Point?”
Speaker:
Mr Richard Brasher: Pick n Pay, Chief Executive Officer
09:35 Topic:
Business as a Force for Good.
Speaker:
Mr Moeketsi Mbeki, Political Analyst, Author and an Entrepreneur
09:55 Topic:
How does Artificial Intelligence (AI) build efficiencies and advance business? (Drone Technology – security, farming).
Speaker:
Mr John Purchase: Chief Executive Officer, Agbiz
10:20 Morning Networking and Refreshments
10:45 Topic:
State of play of the South African Economy: A Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings Perspective.
Speaker:
Mr Konard Reuss, Managing Director: Regional Manager Africa, S&P Global Ratings
11:10 Topic:
Bringing the gap between business and government is key in response to the 4th industrial revolution.
Speaker:
Mr Aldo Van Tonder: Chief Digital Officer, AccTech Systems
11:35 Topic:
Ethical leadership driving good business practices.
Speaker:
Ms Helen Joubert: Managing Director, MARS Multisales Africa
12:00 Topic:
Tackling the scourge of growing youth unemployment in South Africa and collaborative measures to address it.
Speaker:
Ms Nicola Galombik, Yellwwoods Investments
12:25 Topic:
The consumer goods sector as catalyst for economic growth and job creation.
Speaker:
Mr Tony De Fonseca: Chief Executive Officer, OBC Group (Pty) Ltd
12:50 Topic:
Driving innovation and change through collaboration: Building Global and Local Partnerships.
Speaker:
Mr Brain Leroni: Group Corparate Affairs Executive, Massmart + Walmart
13:15 Lunch Break and Networking
Breakaway Streams Industry X.0 (Room – Indigo) Driving Sustainability and Growth (Room – Ebony) Food and Nutrition
(Room – Aquamarine)
14:00 Topic:
Doing business with a technologically savvy consumer.
Speaker:
Ms Sandiso Sibisi: Director COOiStudio
Ms Poonam Lutchman: Digital Solution, Schneider Electric
Topic:
The Future of wholesale and retail in the digisation era- reskilling the workforce in the 4IR
Speaker:
Mr Linganathan Naidoo: Director, Red Flank
Topic:
Industry’s move towards health, quality and safety for consumers
Speaker:
Ms Cindy Chin: Woolworths
Mr Patrick Lawson: Group Executive, Spur Group (Pty) Ltd
14:25 Topic:
Bridging blockchain: interoperability is essential to the future of data sharing.
Panellist
Mr Carel de Jager: BlockChain Consultant, BlockChain Academy
Mr Prabith Kalathil: Associate Vice President South Africa, Nihilent Limited
Topic:
Positioning the SMME sector to drive economic growth
Speaker:
Mr Themba Ndlovu: Executive President and Founder of Federation of Retailers (FoR)
Mr Ismail Kajee: Chairman, I-Cubed Capital
Vukile Nksbinde: Director, Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)
Topic:
Food waste… challenges and opportunities for emerging bio economy
Speaker:
 Mr Richard Swanell: Director: Wrap Global, UK
14:50 Topic:
Digital Consumer transparency – Risks and benefits?
Speaker:
Mr Miles Kubheka: Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author; Wakanda Food Forever
Topic:
Driving the demand-led skills planning system to align to industry needs
Speaker:
Ms Charis Van Der Merwe: Chief HR and Training Officer, GP Retail Operations
Topic:
Future-proof your business against imminent climate challenges
Speaker:
Ms Lorraine Jenks: Founder/CEO, Hotelstuff | Greenstuff
15:15 Afternoon Tea and Networking
15:30 Topic:
Building business models that deliver value for consumers aligned to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Speaker:
Mr Eric Leong-Son, Group Sustainability Manager, Distell
Plenary
15:55 Topic:
Leading businesses in a disrupted world.
Speaker:
Mr Johann Voster: Chief Executive, Clover SA
16:20 Topic:
South African economic trajectory way forward
Facilitator:
Gwarega Mangozhe: Chief Executive Officer, CGCSA
Panel
Mr Grattan Kirk: Chief Executive Officer, Exclusive Books
Mr Doug Smollan: Chairman, Smollan Group
Mr Tom Mkhwanazi: Chief Executive Officer, W&R Seta
Ms Nompumelelo Maisela: Acting Director Black Industries, DTI
16:50 Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Mr Gareth Ackerman, CGCSA Co-chairman and PnP Chairman
17:00 Summit Ends + Networking + Cocktail + Giveaways