Programme

EASTERN CAPE EXPORT SYMPOSIUM

27-28 MARCH 2019

VENUE: Abbotsford Christian Centre

East London

EVENT PROGRAMME

Day 1 – Export Summit –  Session 1

Wednesday 27 March 2019

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR – Mr. A. Qaba HoD Economic Development (NMBM)
TIMES TOPIC SPEAKER
8h00 – 8h30 Registration and Tea Programme
8h30 – 8h45 Welcome address Councilor  X. Pakati
Executive Mayor – Buffalo City Metro
8h45 – 9h00 Word of Support Ms. Q. Pink
Mayoral Committee: Economic
Development, Tourism & Agriculture
– Nelson Mandela Bay Metro
9h00 – 9h30 Keynote address Honorable Oscar Mabuyane
MEC – DEDEAT and Treasury

 

9h45-10h15

 

 

10H15-10H45

 

Presentation on National Exporter Development Programme

 

Presentation on EC  Export Strategy

Mr. S. Botes
Director Export Development (the dti)

Mr. S. Magagula
Deputy Director Export Development
(the dti)

Mr P. George
Snr Manager: Trade Promotion (ECDC)

10H45 Questions and Answers All
11H00-11H15 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION
Honourable Oscar Mabuyane – MEC DEDEAT & Treasury
Cllr. X. Pakathi, Executive Mayor – Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Cllr. A. Lungisa – Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
11H00-11H15 Tea Break
SESSION 2         FACILITATOR: T.B.A  

11H30-13H00

 

 

 

 

Eastern Cape Export Capacity

Eastern Cape is strategically and economically
advanced with 3 Ports, 2 Airports, including the
Road and Rail

Infrastructure to enhance Economic Growth.

The Geographical Location of Eastern Cape presents
a huge opportunity for Investment; 80% of
Eastern Cape exports is Seaborne, 12% Airport
shipped & 8% Land border & Inland port traded.

The discussion will provide an Introduction on
Ports and Airports Terminal Systems including
the Status Quo on Capacity and Future Demands.

Presentations

Ms. N. Booi
New Business Manager – Port of Ngqurha

Mr. D. Botes
Customer Relationship Manager – East London

Mr. M. Kernekamp
EL Airport Manager- Airports Company
South Africa

Ms. P. Makhetha
Airport Planner – Airports Company SA

Ms. L. Tilana
Airports Planner – Airports Company SA

 

Q & A
13H00-1400 LUNCH
SESSION 3        FACILITATOR: Mr. M. Fundam, Manager: Business Support (ECDC)
TIMES TOPIC

SPEAKER

14H00-15H30

FINANCE FOR EXPORTERS

Understand the Risks and Government Regulations before Engaging in Global Market Trade.

This session seeks to address:
• The Importance of Export Finance

• How Export Finance Work

• Challenges Encountered by Companies when exporting.

Presentations:

Mr. Z. Mdandalaza
Deal Originator- Export Credit Insurance
Corporation of South Africa

Ms. M. Jeacocks
Absa

Mr. M. Funani
Nedbank Area Client Manager

Mr. M. Runqu
Regional Manager Industrial Development
Corporation

Q & A
Session 4          FACILITATOR: Mr. P. George – Senior Manager Trade Promotion(ECDC)
15H45-16H30 Overview of the Eastern Cape Exporter Development
Programme

Testimonials

Mr P. Matonsi
Nelson Mandela Chamber of Commerce

Companies
1.  Budget Office – Mr. J. Tazvivnga
2.  SA Canvas – Ms. M. Millard

16H30-16H45 The way forward Mr. T. Shenxane
Head: Trade, Investment and Innovation
17H00-17H05 Vote of Thanks Cllr.  Vaaiboom
Portfolio Head: BCMM Economic Dev. & Agencies

 

17h30-20H00

Cocktail Fashion Show

An evening cocktail event with exposure to EC companies and their products in the Food and Beverage Sector and as well as in the Creative Industry

 

Export Summit Thursday 28 March 2019
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR MS. NCOKAZI – HoD Economic Development and Agencies (BCM)
TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
8H00-8H30 OPENING: Mr. M. Nodada Snr. Manager, Agro & Forestry (ECDC)
Session 5                        Facilitator: Ms. X Majiza – General Manager Trade and Industry Development (BCM)
8H30-9H45

Market Development – Research & Trade Tools

Decision Support Model (DSM) a Tool to Increase Exports through the Diversification of Products and Markets (Africa and Emerging Markets)

Mr. F. Fouche
Advisor – Trade Research Advisor

Mr. M. Cameron
MD – Trade Research Advisory

9H45-11H00 Trading Opportunities in the UK
Planning to Expand your Business to the UK, then understanding the UK Political, Economic, Social and Technological Profile is of Significant Importance.

African Growth and Opportunity Act
(AGOA)
Benefits Provided by the AGOA Agreement
for both South Africa and the US

Europe Economic Partnership AgreementSouthern Africa Trade and Investment Hub
(Services and offerings)

Ms. R. Maharaj
Trade Development Manager
Infrastructure – Sub Saharan Africa

Mr. S. Tyini
Director – America Trade
Relations – (dti)

Mr. S. TyiniMr. C. Mamhunze
Agoa Export & Linkages
Specialist – USAID

Q & A
11H00-11H30 Tea Break
Session 6                          Facilitator Mr. T. Qholosha – (ECSSEC)
11H30-13H30

Doing business with the Regional Trade Blocs

Unpacking the Advantages of Regional Trade Blocs and the Benefits for Exporters: It is Important for Traders to fully Understand the Provision of Rules in order to Benefit from Trade Agreements.

Middle East is growing as a lucrative export market for EC products and service.

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

MERCOSUR
(Agentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay)

The Southern African Development Community – (SADC)
• SA Trade Relations and Requirements with the SADC Bloc.
• Products traded under SADC

Presentations

Mr. H. Manamela
Deputy Director – Middle East (dti)

Mr. T. Musa
Deputy Director- North Africa (dti)

G. Mqambalala (dti)

Ms. N. Mxi
Deputy Director – SADC (dti)

Q & A
13H30-14H30 Lunch
14H30-15H30 The way forward

Mr. L. Nduvane
Director – Nelson Mandela Bay
Economic Development