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Programme – 9 December 2020

9h00 – 9h10: Registration
9h10 – 9h40:Welcome remarks, why and programme of the Biashara Services and Products Africa (BiSPA) Conference and Exhibition – Saul Molobi, Conference Convenor & CEO: Brandhill Africa (Pty) Ltd
9h45 – 10h05: Free zones as economic drivers – Dr Mohan Guruswamy, Chief Knowledge Officer: World Free Zones Organisation
10h10 – 10h20:Questions and Feedback
10h25 – 10h45: The TKC: Unlocking trade relations between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa – Mlungisi Mpofu, Executive Director: Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat
10h50 – 11h10: De/Constructing the African Renaissance: NEPAD, AfCFTA and Agenda 2063 – A case for brand Africa’s re/engineering, Saul Molobi, CEO: Brandhill Africa (Pty) Ltd
11h05 – 11h25: Tea break
11h30 – 11h50:Localisation as a tool for economic growth – Eustace Mashimbye, CEO: Proudly South African
11h55 – 12h15: A case study on developing a pipeline of innovators through STEM, Thulile Khanyile, Co-founder and Director: Nka Thuto EduPropeller
12h20 – 12h40:Energy transition and energy industry support – Ruan Fourie, Energy Economist: CSIR Energy Centre
12h55 – 13h15: Women in Agriculture: A historical perspective – Ipeleng Kwadi, Motshotelo Farming Enterprises
13h15 – 13h30: Questions and Feedback
13h30 – 14h00: Lunch
14h05 – 14h25:Young women in business and the legal fraternity – Mamello Thulare, Attorney and COO: iProperty Group
14h30 – 14h50:Introduction to the Walvis Bay Corridor Group: Facilitating trade through public-private partnerships – Mbahupu H. Tjivikua, CEO: Walvis Bay Corridor Group
14h50 – 15h00:Questions and Feedback
15h00 – 15h20: Economic impact of the pandemic and emerging trade opportunities for African countries – Francois Fouche, Director: Growth Diagnostics (in collaboration with the North-West University Business School)
15h25 – 15h45: Growth through Strategic Partnerships in the last Frontier of Global Growth – Namatirai Zinyohwera, IT Specialist
15h45 – 15h55: Questions and feedback
15h55 – 16h00: Closing Remarks