From June 22 to 23, 2022

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The Capital on the Park
101 Katherine Street
Sandton, Johannesburg,
South Africa

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About the business forum

Business France and the Team France Export are organizing, on 22 and 23 June, 2022, a Southern Africa – France Business Forum.

This forum will give a new impetus to the economic and business relations between France and Southern Africa, will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This dynamic event is organized for industry players wishing to identify new business opportunities in the Southern African and French markets or to strengthen already existing ties. It will include:

B2B meetings with the aim to identify future clients and partners

– Fantastic networking opportunities

– Thematic workshops including testimonies from Southern African and French companies who have successfully established rewarding partnerships

– The participation of high-profile Southern African and French personalities

They also joined the French delegation

ProgramME of the Forum

Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 – @ The Capital on the Park, 101 Katherine St, Sandton

07:45 Coffee & Greetings
08:15

Opening speeches
H.E. Aurélien LECHEVALLIER
, Ambassador of France in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi
Minister Franck RIESTER, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and the Attractiveness of France (video address)
M. Jacko MAREE, Special Investment Envoy appointed by the President Cyril Ramaphosa

 

 

09:00

Panel #1 –  Rebuilding Southern Africa’s economy post covid

Ms Busisiwe MAVUSO, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SOUTH AFRICA
Dr Anthony COSTA,
Investment Lead in the Private Office of the President, Republic of South Africa
Dr Stavros NICOLAOU,
Senior Executive Strategic Trade Development, ASPEN PHARMACARE GROUP
Ms Philippa RODSETH, Executive Director, MANUFACTURING CIRCLE
Mrs Siby DIABIRA,
Regional Director, PROPARCO
Mr Nkululeko MAGADLA, GM Southern Africa and CEO Air Liquide South Africa

 

09:45 Q&A
10:00 Networking Break
10:30

Panel #2 – Invest in Southern Africa. Focus on Intra-Africa Trade and Regional Integration

Mr Tembinkosi BONAKELE, Commissioner, SOUTH AFRICAN COMPETITION COMMISSION
Mr Niall ROWANTREE
, Deputy Vice President Southern Africa, TOTALENERGIES
Ms Yolisa KANI,
Group Chief Executive: Business Development (BD), TRANSNET
Mr Hervé PERRON, Managing Director, International Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics South Africa, BOLLORE LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
Ms Michelle OLCKERS, co-CEO, MAZARS SOUTH AFRICA
Mr Lello FRANCISCO, Board Member, AIPEX – Agency for Private Investment and Exports Promotion of ANGOLA 

11:15 Q&A
11:30

Panel #3 – A New Approach: Building Skills for the Future

Hon. Deputy Minister Buti MANAMELA, Department of Higher Education and Training
Mr Olivier LAOUCHEZ,
CEO, TRACE TV
Mr Raoul JACQUAND,
VP Eurowest Public Services & Africa business development, DASSAULT SYSTEMS
Pr. Busani NGCAWENI, Principal, NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
Ms Zanélle DALGLISH, Director Sustainable Development and Academy, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Ms Charlotte MOKOENA, Executive Vice President: Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations, SASOL
Mr Matimba MBUNGELA, Chief Human Resources Officer, VODACOM

12:15 Q&A
12:30 Networking Lunch
14:00

Workshop #1 : Closing infrastructures gap

Dr Kgosientsho RAMAKGOPA, Head of Investment and Infrastructure (ISA), Presidency of the Republic of South Africa
Ms Fadzai NYAMASVE,
GM: Growth & Diversification, TRANSNET
Mr Hervé PERRON, Managing Director, International Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics South Africa, BOLLORE LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA
Mr Jean-Claude LASSERRE, CEO Africa Delegation, SAINT GOBAIN
Mr Miles Murray, Director, Business Development, VEOLIA SERVICES SOUTHERN AFRICA
Mr Bernard PEILLE, Managing Director, ALSTOM SOUTHERN AFRICA

Workshop #2: Finance and ensuring bankability of projects in SADC

Mr Kieran FAHY, Chief Executive Officer, BNP PARIBAS SOUTH AFRICA
Ms Myriam BRIGUI,
Head of International Network, PROPARCO
Ms Shelley LOTZ,
Head of Regulatory Affairs, THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION
Mr Mourad CHOUIQA, Head of Eastern & Southern Africa, BPIFRANCE
Ms Patrycja KULA, Business Development Manager, JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE
Mr Hilton LAZARUS, Strategic Unit Head: Chemicals, Medical and Industrial Mineral Products, IDC

 

15:00 Q&A Q&A
15:15 Networking Break
15:45

Workshop #3 : Food Security leveraging technology 

Hon. Carl H.G. SCHLETTWEIN, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, NAMIBIA
Mr Hardus DUPPER,
Chief Engineering, AFGRI
M. Mpho EKGALA, Deputy Director: Biosecurity Promotion and Awareness, South African  Dept. of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Mr Mzila MTHENJANE, Executive Head for Stakeholder Affairs, EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED
Mr Peter MOOPELOA, National Business Development Manage, BUREAU VERITAS

 

Workshop #4: Powering SADC enabling a diversified energy mix

Dr Thuli N. KHUMALO, Chief Operations Officer, Presidential Climate Change Commission
Mr Thibaud VIBERT, MD South Africa – Renewables Branch, TOTAL ENERGIES
Mr Viran PILLAY, Senior Manager Sustainability, SASOL
Mr Verner AYUKEGBA, Senior Vice President, AFRICAN ENERGY CHAMBER
Mr Calib CASSIM, CFO, ESKOM
Mrs Philisiwe MTHETHWA, Chief Executive Officer, NEF
Mr Lasad JAOUANI, General Manager and Vice-President of Air Liquide Large Industries South Africa (ALLISA)

 

 

16:45 Q&A Q&A
16:45 Remarks and conclusion
 17:30 End of the business forum
Hon. Ebrahim PATEL,
Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Closing


This program is given for information only and is subject to changes

 

Thursday, 23 June, 2022 –  Simultaneous sessions

 

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) – by invitation only The Capital on the Park, 101 Katherine St, Sandton

“Unpacking French Investment Opportunities”

Breakfast at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the presence of South African key accounts

08:00 Arrival and registration of guests

08:30 – Welcome note – Capital Markets
Ms Valdene REDDY, Director, JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

08:40 – Introductory remarks
H.E. Aurélien LECHEVALLIER,
Ambassador of France in South Africa

08:50 – Presentation
Mr Samuel MOKOROSI, Head of Origination & Deals, JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE 

09:00 – France, a leading host country for foreign Investment
Mr Stéphane LECOQ, Director Invest activity: Africa Zone, Business France

09:30 – Feedback from the field: the Aspen experience in Normandie
Dr Stavros NICOLAOU, Group Senior Executive: Strategic Trade Development, ASPEN PHARMACARE HOLDINGS

09:45 – Q&As

10:00 – Networking session

11:00 End of the session

8:30 – Coffee & Greetings

9:00 –  BtoB meetings between French and Southern African companies, as well as meetings between French companies and Ambassadors/Department of Economic Affairs

12:00 – End of the session  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This program is given for information only and is subject to changes

 

SPEAKERS

Phumzile LANGENI
Special Investment Envoy, appointed by H.E.M Cyril RAMAPHOSA, President of the Republic of South Africa

Busisiwe MAVUSO
CEO
Business Leadership South Africa

Shelley LOTZ
Head of Regulatory Affairs
THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY ASSOCIATION

Jean-Claude LASSERRE
C.E.O Africa
SAINT GOBAIN

Dr Stavros NICOLAOU
Senior Executive : Strategic Trade Development
ASPEN PHARMACARE GROUP

Dr Yves GUÉNON
Chairman of the FSACCI and
Vice-president of the CCEF of South Africa

Philippa RODSETH
Executive Director
MANUFACTURING CIRCLE

 

Anthony COSTA
Investment Lead in the Private Office of the President,
Republic of South Africa

 

Patrycja KULA
Business development manager
JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

Mourad CHOUIQA
Head of Eastern & Southern Africa
BPIFRANCE

Raoul JACQUAND
VP Eurowest Public Services & Africa business development
DASSAULT SYSTEMS

Sonja DE BRUYN
Lead Independent Director
REMGRO LIMITED

André DE RUYTER
Chief Executive Officer
ESKOM

Olivier LAOUCHEZ
Co-founder & Executive Chairman
TRACE

Shamini HARRINGTON
Vice President – Climate Change
SASOL

Verner AYUKEGBA
Senior Vice President
AFRICAN ENERGY CHAMBER

Hervé PERRON
Managing Director, International Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics South Africa
BOLLORE LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA

Philisiwe MTHETHWA
CEO
NEF

Siby DIABARA
Regional Head Southern Africa & Indian Ocean
PROPARCO

Myriam BRIGUI
Head of Proparco International Network Department
PROPARCO

Michelle OLCKERS
Co-CEO
MAZARS SOUTH AFRICA

Lasad JAOUANI
General Manager and Vice-President
AIR LIQUIDE LARGE INDUSTRIES SOUTH AFRICA

Nkululeko MAGADLA
General Manager Southern Africa and C.E.O
AIR LIQUIDE SOUTH AFRICA

Zanélle DALGLISH
Sustainable Development and Training Academy Director
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SOUTHERN AFRICA

Kieran FAHY
Chief Executive Officer
BNP PARIBAS SOUTH AFRICA

Mzila MTHENJANE
Executive Head for Stakeholder Affairs
EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED

Yolisa KANI
Chief Business Development Officer
TRANSNET

Busani NGCAWENI
Principal
NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

Miles MURRAY - Véolia

Miles MURRAY
Director Business Development
VEOLIA  SERVICES SOUTHERN AFRICA

Hon Buti MANAMELA

Hon. Buti MANAMELA
Deputy Minister
Department of Higher Education and Training

Bernard PEILLE - Alstom Southern Africa

Bernard PEILLE
Managing Director
ALSTOM SOUTHERN AFRICA

William ROOS

William ROOS
Assistant Secretary Multilateral, Development and Trade affairs
FRENCH TREASURY

Fadzai Nyamasve Strategy and Business Growth Director at TRANSNET

Fadzai NYAMASVE
 Strategy and Business Growth Director
TRANSNET

Samuel MOKOROSI

Samuel MOKOROSI
Head of Origination & Deals
JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

Hardus Dupper

Hardus DUPPER
Chief Engineering
AFGRI

Tembinkosi Bonakele

Tembinkosi BONAKELE
Commissioner
SOUTH AFRICAN COMPETITION COMMISSION

Valdene REDDY

Valdene REDDY
Director
JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

Stéphane LECOQ
Head of Invest Department for Africa
BUSINESS FRANCE

Hon. Carl Hermann Gustav SCHLETTWEIN
Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform of Namibia

 

Niall ROWANTREE - TotalEnergies

Niall ROWANTREE
Deputy Vice President Southern Africa
TOTALENERGIES

 

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Thibaud VIBERT - TotalEnergies

Thibaud VIBERT
MD South Africa – Renewables Branch
TOTALENERGIES

Thibaud VIBERT - TotalEnergies

Mpho EKGALA
Deputy Director: Biosecurity Promotion and Awareness
South African Dept. of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Thibaud VIBERT - TotalEnergies

Lello FRANCISCO
Board Member, AIPEX – Agency for Private Investment and Exports Promotion of Angola

Peter MOOPELOA
Sales and Marketing manager (Agri-Food services) Southern Africa Region
BUREAU VERITAS

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Thibaud VIBERT - TotalEnergies

Viran PILLAY
Senior Manager for Sustainability
SASOL

Dr Tuli N. KHUMALO
Chief Operations Officer at the Secretariat of the Presidential Climate Commission

Charlotte MOKOENA
Executive Vice President: Human Resources and Stakeholder Relations
SASOL

IN THE PRESENCE OF

Aurélien LECHEVALLIER
Ambassador of France to South Africa,
Lesotho and Malawi

Laurent CHEVALLIER
Ambassador of France to Zimbabwe

François GOLDBLATT
Ambassador of France to Zambia

Laurence BEAU
Ambassador of France to Botswana

Daniel VOSGIEN
Ambassador of France to Angola

David IZZO
Ambassador of France to Mozambique and Eswatini

Sébastien MINOT
Ambassador of France to Namibia

Bertrand FURNO
Head of the Department of Economic Affairs
French Embassy in South Africa

Pierre SÉJOURNÉ
Head of the Department of Economic Affairs
French Embassy in Mozambique

Stephan DUBOST
Head of the Department of Economic Affairs
French Embassy in Angola

Venue

The Capital on the Park,

101 Katherine St,

Sandton

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