Economic Outlook 2018

Fee
R4900
Venue
Johannesburg
Contact
Belinda Boxall: +27 11 771 4318

​Connecting for Growth, Inclusion and Prosperity

The evidence that comes from the recent performance of the South African economy is deeply concerning. Since 2012, economic growth has steadily ratcheted lower and has sat below population growth for three years running. To add to this parlous state, at the end of 2016 and the start of 2017, economic growth went negative taking the South African economy into recession.

Is 2018 likely to be more of the same or will economic growth pick up moderately? Does consumer confidence and future investment hinge largely on the outcome of the ANC elective conference in December?

For answers to these questions and more exclusive insights from business leaders, economists, analysts and investors book now for this highly anticipated conference.  

Speakers confirmed to date:

  • Prof Adrian Saville, Founder and CE, Cannon Asset Managers and Professor of Economics & Competitive Strategy, GIBS
  • Konrad Reuss, Managing Director, Standard & Poor's
  • Dr Johan van Zyl, CEO, African Rainbow Capital and Ubuntu-Botho
  • Dr Iraj Abedian, founder and Chief Executive, Pan-African Capital Holdings
  • Gina Schoeman, South Africa economist, Citibank Global Economics team                                
  • Trudi Makhaya, CEO of Makhaya Advisory                   
  • Ralph Mathekga, Managing Director Clearcontent Research & Consulting (and author)
  • Adriaan Basson, co-author 'Enemy of the People: how Jacob Zuma stole South Africa and how the people fought back", Editor, News24
  • George Kershoff, Deputy Director, Bureau for Economic Research (BER)
  • Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti, Full Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria, author of The Wellbeing Economy
  • Victor Williams, Head: CIB Africa Regions, Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank Group                        
  • Razia Kahn, Managing Director, Chief Economist, Africa Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, SABC deputy chair
  • Sandile Shabalala, CEO, TymeDigital
  • Jon Tullett, Research Manager, IDC
  • Liesl Bebb-McKay, Head RMB's The Foundery

Topics:

  • A View from the Ratings Agency
  • Economic landscape 2018  
  • Political landscape 2018                                                                            
  • Business landscape 2018
  • Business and Consumer Confidence – recent developments and consequences
  • Wellbeing without Growth, is GDP the Right Way to Measure Prosperity & Progress                 
  • Tax and Drawing in Revenue for the Fiscus 
  • Africa Outlook 2018
  • Word View on South Africa
  • SOE Outlook 2018
  • Fintech Outlook 2018

Who should attend:

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs;
  • Investment, fund managers, analysts, economists;
  • Strategists and consultants;
  • Marketing, sales, finance professionals;
  • Business owners/entrepreneurs; and
  • Government, NGOs, academia.

Booking Discounts:

Group discounts are available for 3 or more at 10%, and 5 or more at 20%.

Speakers and programme to be announced shortly.

Please engage with us on Twitter: @GIBS_SA | #gibsforum, #gibsconference, #gibsevent, #gibsmba
  • Professor Adrian Saville

    In 1994, while completing his doctorate in economics, Adrian formed an investment vehicle which became the forerunner to Cannon Asset Managers. With a professorship in economics, Adrian could combine the two complementary activities of academia and investment management. As he says: "these disciplines feed and fuel each other richly and powerfully". Today Adrian serves as the Chief Executive of Cannon Asset Managers, having founded the firm in 1998.

    Adrian has experience in managing all of the major asset classes, and he has successfully combined teaching and investments over the years, having lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Pretoria. He has also taught classes at the Bentley School of Business, Estonian Business School, Kelley School of Business, London Business School and Rotterdam School of Management. Currently, he holds a Professorship in Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Adrian has received the coveted Excellence in Teaching Award at GIBS each year since 2007. In 2012 Adrian was nominated for the Economist Intelligence Unit's Business Professor of the Year Award.

    Adrian's successful career has encompassed consulting widely to government and the corporate world. An area of focus in his work is the competitiveness of companies, industries and countries which leads to an enquiry into what enables businesses and investors to succeed in an increasingly dynamic - and oftentimes harsh - global environment.

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