Infrastructure in Southern Africa: Needs and Opportunities Seminar - Thursday September 10, 2015

The Chamber will be holding a full-day seminar on Infrastructure in Southern Africa: Needs and Opportunities to highlight the social and economic infrastructure needed, and currently under construction, to fuel Southern Africa's economic growth.
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Infrastructure in Southern Africa: Needs and Opportunities

Thursday September 10, 2015

9:30 am – 3:15 pm

Goodmans LLP

Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 3400

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tel: 416.979.2211

 

The Chamber will be holding a full-day seminar on Infrastructure in Southern Africa: Needs and Opportunities to highlight the social and economic infrastructure needed, and currently under construction, to fuel Southern Africa's economic growth, featuring an expert lineup of presenters and panelists from South Africa and Canada.


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Current program (draft and subject to change)

0930 - 0955 - Registration and Networking

 

0955 - 1000 - Welcome - Bruce Shapiro, President, Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business
- Avril Cole, Partner, Gowlings LLP and Director, Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business

 

1000 - 1030 - Keynote Address - Vision and needs - realizing the National Development Plan (NDP) and Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa's Infrastructure Development - Trueman Goba, Chairman, Hatch Goba (Pty) Ltd.

 

1030 - 1050 - Creating the Social and Economic Infrastructure of the Future - Sinazo Sibisi, Group Executive Manager, Infrastructure Delivery, The Development Bank of Southern Africa

 

1050 - 1110 - Engineering the Future of Engineering - Professor Ishwar Puri, Dean, School of Engineering, McMaster University

 

1110 - 1130 - Networking Break

 

1130 - 1150 - Economic Arteries - Corridors of Movement for Goods and People - Martin Doble, Global Managing Director, Infrastructure, Hatch

 

1150 - 1240 - PANEL DISCUSSION - Growing the Supplier Base in Services and Manufacturing and Opportunities for Canadian Companies in Southern Africa - Peter Higginbottom, Global Director, Procurement, Hatch - Ryan McEachern, Managing Director, CAMESE (Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export), Linsey Dyer, Business Development Manager, Infrastructure, DRA Taggart

 

1240 - 1330 - Networking Lunch

 

1330 - 1350 - Mining - Infrastructure for Greater Competitiveness - Phil Hopwood, Global Mining Leader, Deloitte

 

1350 - 1450 - PANEL DISCUSSION - Financing Infrastructure Programmes – Public Private Partnerships and Multi-stakeholder Investments -  Martin Doble, Global Managing Director, Infrastructure, Hatch ,Riaan Meyer, Head, Trade Finance, Bank of China (Canada), Dr. John Tambi, Coordinator for the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative, Transport Infrastructure Expert, NEPAD and Board Member, South African Airways, Jonathan Brufal, Partner, Wragge Lawrence Graham, David Morley, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Communications, Infrastructure Ontario

 

1450 - 1510 - Infrastructure: Connecting Africa Through Political Leadership - Dr. John Tambi, Coordinator for the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative, Transport Infrastructure Expert, NEPAD and Board Member, South African Airways

 

1510 - 1515 - Wrap Up - Avril Cole, Partner, Gowlings LLP and Director, Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business - Bruce Shapiro, President, Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business

 

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