“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
09:00 MC Remarks:
Ms Patricia Pillay – Executive: Sustainability, Legal & Regulatory, CGCSA
09:05 CGCSA Co-Chairman Opening Remarks
Mr Johann Voster – CGCSA Co-Chair and Clover SA
09:10 Keynote Interview, “Is South Africa at a Tipping Point?”
Mr Gwarega Mangozhe will discuss the current state of affairs and the desired state with
Speaker:
Mr Richard Brasher: Pick n Pay, Chief Executive Officer
09:20 Topic:
Business as a Force for Good
Speaker:
Mr Moeketsi Mbeki, Political Analyst, Author and Entrepreneur
09:45 Topic:
How does Artificial Intelligence (AI) build efficiencies and advance business? (Drone Technology – security, farming)
Speaker:
Mr John Purchase: Chief Executive Officer, Agbiz
10:15 Morning Networking and Refreshments
10:45 Topic:
Bridging the Gap between business and government is key in response to the 4th industrial revolution.
11:35 Topic:
Ethical leadership driving good business practices
Speaker:
Ms Helen Joubert: Managing Director, MARS Africa
12:00 Topic:
TBC WRSeta
Speaker
Thailand
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
Topic:
Re-skilling the workforces for the 4th industrial revolution
Speaker
WRSeta
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
14:30 Topic:
Bridging blockchain: interoperability is essential to the future of data sharing.
Panellist
Mr Carel de Jager: BlockChain Consultant, BlockChain Academy
Mr Yogesh Singh: Associate General Manager, Nihilent Limited
Topic:
SMME driving economic growth
Speaker
Themba Ndlovu: Executive President and Founder of Federation of Retailers (FoR)
Mr Ismail Kajee: Chairman, I-Cubed
Vukile Nkabinde: Director, Department of Small Business Development(DSBD)
Topic:
Food waste… challenges and opportunities for emerging bio economy
Speaker
Richard Swanell: Wrap, UK
15:00 Topic:
Digital Consumer transparency – Risks and benefits?
Speaker
Mr Miles Kubheka
Topic:
Sector Skills Plan alignment to industry needs
Speaker
Topic:
Future-proof your business against imminent climate challenges
Speaker:

Ms Lorraine Jenks: Founder/CEO, Hotelstuff | Greenstuff
15:30 Afternoon Tea and Networking
15:45 Topic:
Building business models that deliver value for consumers aligned to Sustainable Development G0als (SDGs)
Speaker:
Mr Eric Leong-Son, Group Sustainability Mananger, Distell
Plenary
16:10 Topic:
Leading businesses in a disrupted world
Speaker:
Mr Johann Voster: Chief Executive, Clover SA
16:35 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
17:00 Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
Mr Gareth Ackerman, CGCSA Co-chairman and PnP Chairman
17:15 Summit Ends + Networking + Cocktail + Giveaways