BREAKAWAY 1
HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN AFRICA
These sessions will cover the business environment, business vehicles available in-country, the taxation and regulatory frameworks, exchange controls, immigration requirements, efficient ways of structuring engagement, and interacting with the authorities in these countries.

CHAIR: Marisa Jacobs,Managing Director, XPatweb, South Africa

11h00

PRESENTATION | How To Do Business on the Continent of Africa

Maggie Mutesi, Senior Business Journalist, BBC, Kenya

11h20
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11h25
PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Kenya

Hilary Itela, Chairman of the Board, Technology Service Providers of Kenya, Kenya

11h45
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11h50

PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Uganda

Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways, Uganda

12h10
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12h15
PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Ghana

Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso, Immediate Past President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Ghana

12h35
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12h40
PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Nigeria

Kabir Shagaya, Chief Executive Officer, Zippy Logistics, Nigeria

13h00
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13h05
PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Namibia
13h25
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BREAKAWAY 2
PROCURING FROM SMALL BUSINESS
This track will help procurement specialists understand the areas where the global best procurement practice approach needs to be adapted. It will provide them with the tools to implement and to successfully engage with SMMEs.

CHAIR: Harriet Khataba, Chief Trade Officer, Pan African Chamber of Commerce, Africa

11h00
PRESENTATION
Adapting contract and terms and conditions for small business

Small businesses do not always need the standard contract. By adapting the standard terms to reflect the service will make it much easier and affordable for SMEs to comply.

Seapei Mafoyane, Board Member, SA Corporate Real Estate Fund, Chief Operating Officer, Shanduka Black Umbrella, South Africa

11h20
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11h25
PRESENTATION
Modern Slavery Risks

Mistakes SMEs in Global Value Chains make that expose them.

Liechen Strydom, Managing Director, Liberation Legal Consulting, South Africa

11h45
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11h50
PRESENTATION
The importance of supplier relationship management

Working strategically with small suppliers to improve their performance, grow their footprint and build relationships with stakeholders.

Elmarie Goossen, Founder, The Clinic with Purpose, South Africa

12h10
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12h15
PRESENTATION
Building Deep Local Procurement Richness Through Design Thinking Practices
Assisting procurement and SMMEs to work together to better solutions in supply chain.

Wybrand Gaanzevoort, Managing Director, Collective Value Creation, South Africa

12h35
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12h40
PRESENTATION
The Importance of Onboarding Processes

Onboarding your small businesses suppliers leads to an improved relationship and better performance.

Kulani Shiluvane, Founder and Chief Solutionist, Shiluvah, South Africa

13h00
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13h05
PRESENTATION
Empowering SMMEs

How to meet global anti-corruption best procurement practices and build sustainable companies

Tshiamo Thapa, Managing Director, Collective Value Creation Botswana, Botswana

13h25
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BREAKAWAY 3
BUSINESS SESSIONS
This track will gear businesses for intercontinental trade by unpacking what it means to do cross border trade. It will cover a range of topics from tax implications to understanding Policy and Regulation

CHAIR: Chantalle Wilson, Senior Consultant, Competitive Capabilities International, South Africa

11h00
PRESENTATION
Sustainable Trade

Fair trade is one sure way of achieving systematic and sustainable communities.

An interactive session with Fairtrade Africa.

Kate Nkatha, Commercial Director, Fairtrade Africa, Kenya

11h20
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11h25
PRESENTATION
Exploring Your Borders

Practical advice on how to navigate Import and Export tax implications.

Louise Wiggett, Founder and Managing Director, Global Trade Solution (GTS), South Africa

11h45
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11h50
PRESENTATION
Shaping SMME Development in Africa

Understanding current policies and regulations.

Kalaluka Kangulu, Senior Supply Chain Executive: International Trade and Compliance, Bayer, Zambia

12h10
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12h15
PRESENTATION
Demystifying the Procurement Process

Practical advice on how to respond to RFP requests.

Chantalle Wilson, Senior Consultant, Competitive Capabilities International, South Africa

12h35
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12h40
PRESENTATION
SMME Serendipity

When small business, tech and financial systems collide.

Azukaego Chukwuelue, Supply Chain Director, Kimberly-Clark, Nigeria

13h00
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13h05
PRESENTATION
Leveraging AfCFTA

10 Steps to planning for Intra-African trade success

Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group, South Africa

13h25
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