THEME “Embrace the Revolution! – Whether your organisation is ready or not the 4th industrial revolution is here. You will need to innovate in order to thrive and create new jobs in a disrupted world”
Summit Agenda
Day 1: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Plenary 07:30 Registration and Morning Tea
08:30 MC Remarks
Ms Patricia Pillay – Executive: Sustainability, Legal & Regulatory, CGCSA
08:40 Official Welcome and Word from CGCSA Co-Chairman
Mr Gareth Ackerman – CGCSA Co-Chair and Pick n Pay Chairman
08:55 Guest Speaker
Ms Sandiso Sibisi – Open Innovation Africa Lead, Accenture
Driving innovation within SMMEs
09:30 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Ms Patricia Pillay – Executive: Sustainability, Legal & Regulatory, CGCSA
09:33 Keynote Address
Unpacking the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a Competitive Factor in the emerging markets
Mr. Tobias Becker – Snr VP: Director Africa – Global Head Government Relations, ABB
10:15 Keynote Address
Youth Employment Services (YES)
Speaker: Ms Tashmia Ismail Saville, CEO, YES
10:35 Morning Networking and Refreshments
10:50 Panel Discussion
Emerging Markets Consumer Goods industry SME:

  • The impact of digital on manufacturing and retail
  • The rise of ‘new’ competitors
  • Key learnings from other emerging markets
  • Key drivers for new growth

Dobyl Malubane, Accenture

  • Mr. Dylan Piatti – Snr Industry Chief of Staff Strategy & Operations, Deloitte
  • Mr Photy Tzellios, Former Supply Chain Manager, Shoprite
  • Prof Lyal White, Snr Director, University of Johannesburg Business School
  • Mr Tjaart Kruger – Premier Foods, CEO
11:35 Panel Discussion
Creating South Africa’s Future Workforce
Mr. Alan Hosking – Osgard, CEO

  • Mr. Tobias Becker – Snr VP: Director Africa – Global Head Government Relations, ABB
  • Mr Akhona Damane – Programme Manager Digital Advantage, CSIR
  • Mr. Peter du Toit – FutureWork, IQ
  • Ms Chantal Butler – People Director, Woolworths SA
  • Dr Roze Phillips – Group Chief People Officer, ABSA Group (formerly Accenture)
12:20 Topic:
Zimbabwe is Open for Business….New Frontier for Economic Engagement
HE David Hamadziripi, Zimbabwean Ambassador to South Africa
12:40 Lunch Break and Networking
Breakaway Streams Industry X.0 (Room – Indigo)
Sponsored by Accenture
Driving Sustainability and Growth
(Room – Ebony)
Sponsored by W&RSeta
Food and Nutrition
(Room – Aquamarine)
Food Business Sustainability: Production,
Safety & Quality Compliance
(Room – Ivory)
13:15 Topical Issues:

  • Painting the Digital Future of Retail and Consumer Goods Companies.
  • Operating Models for the Future of Consumption.
  • Leading in the NEW- Harness the Power of Disruption.

Accenture Consumer Goods Industry Managing Director

Changing Dynamics in African Retail that will impact retail in the near future

Prof Lyal White, Snr Director, University of Johannesburg Business School

National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Obesity: how much progress has been made? And Legislative approaches to reduce nutrients that South Africans need less of.


Ms. Rebone Ntsie, Director: Nutrition, National Department of Health
Ms. Penny Campbell, Director: Food Control, National Department of Health
Food Waste and Surplus
Tatjana van Bormann – Senior Manager: Policy and Futures Unit, WWFSA

Ms Andy du Plessis – Managing Director, Food Forward
Ms Themba Ndukwana – Director: Agro-processing & Industrial Development, DTI
Ms Nicola Jenkins – Director, Pinpoint Sustainability
Mr Jacques Vandenschrik – President, European Food Banks Federation
Ms Khanyisile Motsa – Founder & Director, Home of Hope
13:45 Demos on:

  • BlockChain
  • Route to Market
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Supply Chain Technologies in the GMCG Industry
The sustainable organisation and Sustainable operations underpinned by Skills Development

W+R Seta ILDP Syndicate Presentation
Mr Kingsley Juma
Ms Lesego Danke
Addressing obesogenic environments: Defining ‘healthy food’ and the role of food policy.
Dr. Anne Marie Thow, Senior Lecturer in Health Policy, The University of Sydney
Food Testing in the 21st Century
Maria Fernandes-Whaley – Section Head: Organic Analysis, NMISA

Dr Kerrigan McCarthy – Head: Outbreak Response Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)
Mr Owen Fraser – President: Sub-Saharan Africa Section, AOAC International
Mr Shadrack Phophi – Accreditation Manager: Testing laboratories & good laboratory practice, SANAS
Mr. Ephraim Moruke – Laboratory Manager – Analytical Services North & CODEX Coordinator, DAFF
14:30 Topic:
Creating South Africa’s Future – Revitalisation of Rural and Township Economies

W+R Seta ILDP Syndicate Presentation –
Mr Reuben Phala
Mr James Sibeko
Mr Shaheed Nordien
Sodium reduction in foods in South Africa – how much progress has been made?
Dr. Bianca van der Westhuizen, Nutrition Science Manager, Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa
Food safety in the digital era, ensure track and trace.
Ms Linda Jackson – Director, Food Focus

Ms Maphuti Kutu – Technical Specialist: Food & Agro-processing division, NRCS
Ms Diane Taillard – Director Consumer Safety & Traceability, GS1 Global
Dr Vincent Henwood – Chief State Veterinarian- Export Control, DAFF
Mr Kyle Parker – CEO, MITAS & Traceability Solutions
Ms Michele Francis-Padayachee – Executive GS1SA, CGCSA
15:15 Afternoon Tea and Networking
15:30 Topic:
Digital Learning as tool to increase competitiveness
Frank Smit – CEO, Bridgewater Learning
Mr Frederick Langehoven – Business Development Manager, Cobot
The role of food labels in helping consumers make informed choices and Millennials: how this generation is changing the food landscape
Dr Nelen Koen – Senior Lecturer: Division of Human Nutrition, University of Stellenbosch
Ms Jessi Tomkinson – Director, Student Village
Plastic Packaging: Crisis and Opportunities

Tatjana van Bormann – – Senior Manager: Policy and Futures Unit, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWFSA)

Mr Rowan Le Roux – Sustainability Director, Polyoak
Ms Annabe Pretorius, Plastix 911
Ms Sally-Anne Kasner, Plastics Industry Consultant
Mr Anton Hanekom – CEO, Plastic SA
Plenary 16:15 Topic:
Manufacturer programme based on exponential growth in Industry 4.0
Mr Johan Van Tonder – Managing Director, Agustin Equity Management
16:45 Topic:
Buying Local
Mr Eustace Mashibye – CEO, ProudlySA
Mr Bhekithemba Dlamini – DTI (Agro-processing)
17:15 Call for Action – Food Waste and Surplus
Ms Matlou Setati – Executive: FSI, CGCSA
Ms Khanyisile Motsa – Home of Hope
17:25 Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Ms Zinhle Tyikwe – Executive: HR & Communication, CGCSA




17:30 Summit Ends + Networking + Cocktail