What is South Africa’s economic outlook for 2021 and
This is an online conference.
A perfect storm - South Africa's economy was arguably in dire straits pre-COVID, and now we've reached a critical inflection point which is make or break time. What we do now, the decisions we take, and more importantly how we implement them, will be the difference between recovery and failure. For executives, senior managers and teams grappling with immediate and long term strategy, do not miss this hard-hitting conference where we take bold and decisive steps to find solutions and identify opportunities.
These will be no ordinary Zoom sessions, as we're including you, the audience in:
- live interactive sessions led by top economists and industry experts;
- polls, discussion forums, open line conversations and live debates.
In addition, we will be providing participants with interesting curated content, articles and videos.
Session One: Assessing the Damage, Impacts and Direction in a Post-COVID World
- Weighing and Measuring South Africa's Economic Performance
- Country and Global Competitiveness
- Foreign Sector Stability, Ratings Agencies and the Rand
- Employment, Inclusive Growth and New Business Models
Session Two: What's Working?
- Global Growth Models, Domestic Drivers and Opportunities
- New Investments & New Models: Public and Private Infrastructure
- The President's Investment Drive
- Policy vs Action: From Talk to Action
- Tax Impact
- Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities for the Private Sector
Session Three: Sector and Industry Analysis
- Paths to Prosperity: Where to Post-COVID?
- Capital Markets: Equities, Bonds and Real Estate
- Reviving Industrial Sectors
- Green Shoots and Growth
Session Four: Future Risks: What Should be on Your Radar?
- Digital: Risks and Rewards
- Bridging the Skills Gap
- Political Risk
- Managing Risk- Possibility Versus Probability
- Informed Optimism
Dates: 07, 14, 21 and 28 July
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Wednesday afternoons for four weeks consisting of two-hour online sessions.
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Professor Adrian Saville, Professor of Economics, Strategy and Finance, GIBS and Investment Specialist, Genera Capital, will be facilitating all of the sessions, and will be joined by leading economists and industry experts.
Speakers confirmed to date:
- André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom
- Rudi Dicks, Head: Project Management Office, Presidency
- Busi Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)
Lerato Mataboge, Deputy Director-General, The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)
- Stavros Nicolaou, Head of the Health Working Group for B4SA
- Roland van Wijnen, Group CEO, PPC
- Valdene Reddy, Director Capital Markets, JSE
- Dhiren Vanmali, Executive Director: Government Affairs, Africa, International Market Group
- Prof Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, Wits
Zeph Nhleko Chief Economist DBSA
- Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes
Prof Justin Barnes, Executive Director TWIMS (TWIMS stands for Toyota Wessels
Institute for Manufacturing Studies)
Anthony Leeming, CEO, Sun International
Sisa Ntshona, Former CEO SA, Tourism
- Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist, Standard Bank Research
Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Head of Research at Citi
Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist, FNB
Marc Wegerif, Development Studies, UP
Valter Adao, Former Chief
Digital and Innovation Officer, Deloitte
Prof Nick Binedell, Prof of Strategy, GIBS
- Dr Roze Phillips, Director of Value Creation, GIBS
Bucchianeri, Group Chief Security Officer, Absa
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