Mail & Guardian SA Economy 2018

Tue Feb 27, 08:30 - Tue Feb 27, 16:30
FNB Conference Centre
What keep business leaders awake going into 2018?
  • What is the outlook of the South African economy now that we have a new President and how should business respond to this?
  • Analysis of the Government’s budget for the fiscal year and what it means for business?
  • Is there a likelihood for some recovery and growth in the economy?
  • Avoiding credit rating downgrade 
  • How can business, labour and government work together to increase jobs and ensure an inclusive economic growth?
  • State capture, water crisis, higher education funding dilemma, bail-outs of state-owned enterprises and deteriorating governance in private and public sectors – what are the implications on business?
  • What are the top 5 things business should know to build an agile, resilient and innovative business whilst embracing the fouth industrial revolution? 
  • How to adapt, survive and chart the best way forward?
To provide you with answers, Mail & Guardian will host this highly anticipated one-day conference, bringing political analysts, economists, business leaders, industry experts, civil society and government to discuss South Africa Economy in 2018. This will be an excellent opportunity to unpack the current state of affairs, major developing trends and forecasts, policies and influences in the economy as well as implications for businesses in South Africa. 

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Discussion and dialogue will include 
  • SA's new political landscape and reviving the economy
  • Impact of regional integration on the South African economy: A look at the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Zimbabwe
  • Rethinking ethics, transparency and accountability for economic development
  • Economic outlook, credit downgrade and budget analysis: what it means for business and implications
  • Business strategy for change and how business can help mend the economy 
  • Success stories: Resilience through challenging times – riding the storm and new strategies 
  • Fourth industrial revolution: Adapting and thriving with disruptive technologies 
  • SA futures – the longer term prospects
Speakers confirmed to date:
  • Lesiba Mothata, Executive Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes Investments
  • Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, Auditor General of South Africa 
  • Prince Mashele, Executive Director, Centre for Politics & Research
  • Valter Adao, Director & Partner, Deloitte Digital Africa
  • Dr Jonathan Broomberg, Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Health
  • Adam Craker, Chief Executive Officer, IQ Business 
  • Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Chairperson of the Board, Head of African Futures & Innovation, Institute for Security Studies & Author, Fate of the Nation
  • Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman, Massmart and Walmart      
  • Tumisho Grater, Economic Strategist, Novare Actuaries & Consultants
  • Magda Wierzycka, Chief Executive Officer, Sygnia Group
  • Ringisai Chikohomero, Political Economy Southern Africa (PESA)
  • Karima Brown, Political Analyst, Journalist & Host of Karima Brown Show on 702 
  • Steven Friedman, Professor of Political Studies, University of Johannesburg
  • Ivor Chipkin, Founder and Executive Director, Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) and Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand 
Conference will be moderated by Khadija Patel, Editor in chief, Mail & Guardian
  • CEOs
  • CIOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • CMOs
  • MDs
  • GMs
  • Business owners/leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investment analysts/specialists
  • Fund managers
  • Finance professionals
  • Economists
  • Strategists
  • Consultants
  • Political analysts
  • Marketing, sales & new markets professionals
  • Researchers
  • Academia
  • Government
  • NGOs


Mail & Guardian SA Economy 2018
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