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
PRESENTATION | How To Do Business on the Continent of Africa
Maggie Mutesi, Senior Business Journalist, BBC, Kenya
How To Do Business in Kenya
Hilary Itela, Chairman of the Board, Technology Service Providers of Kenya, Kenya
How To Do Business in Uganda
Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways, Uganda
How To Do Business in Ghana
Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso, Immediate Past President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Ghana
How To Do Business in Nigeria
Kabir Shagaya, Chief Executive Officer, Zippy Logistics, Nigeria
How To Do Business in Namibia
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
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
Modern Slavery Risks
Mistakes SMEs in Global Value Chains make that expose them.
Liechen Strydom, Managing Director, Liberation Legal Consulting, South Africa
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
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
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
How to meet global anti-corruption best procurement practices and build sustainable companies
Tshiamo Thapa, Managing Director, Collective Value Creation Botswana, Botswana
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
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
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
Shaping SMME Development in Africa
Understanding current policies and regulations.
Kalaluka Kangulu, Senior Supply Chain Executive: International Trade and Compliance, Bayer, Zambia
Demystifying the Procurement Process
Practical advice on how to respond to RFP requests.
Chantalle Wilson, Senior Consultant, Competitive Capabilities International, South Africa
When small business, tech and financial systems collide.
Azukaego Chukwuelue, Supply Chain Director, Kimberly-Clark, Nigeria
10 Steps to planning for Intra-African trade success
Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group, South Africa