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50 speakers to address CGCSA Summit 2013

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has secured 50 world-class consumer goods and retail speakers for its conference on 15-16 October 2013 at the Forum in Bryanston, Sandton.
50 speakers to address CGCSA Summit 2013The CGCSA Summit advisory panel, consisting of top executives from a number of major South African Consumer Goods Industry businesses, has themed the annual summit, "Energising the Industry - Building Sustainable Businesses in the New Normal."

Speaking panel

  • Brian Coppin - CEO of Fruit & Veg City
  • Bryan Gildenberg - chief knowledge officer at Kantar Retail
  • Charlotte 'Chichi' Maponya - chairperson of Brand SA and Opera Africa and MD of Maponya Group
  • Christine Broadhurst - consumer affairs manager for Unilever South Africa
  • Ebrahim Mohamed - commissioner at the National Consumer Commission
  • Grant Pattison - CEO of Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Janeen van der Westhuizen - customer care controller at The SPAR Group Limited
  • Justin Smith - head of sustainability at Woolworths South Africa
  • Neville Melville - consumer goods and services ombudsman
  • Nomaxabiso Majokweni - CEO of Business Unity South Africa
  • Tatjana von Bormann - market transformation manager (Focus: food economy) at World Wildlife Fund South Africa
  • Therese Gearhart - president of Coca Cola South Africa
  • Tsholofelo Molefe - divisional executive for group customer services at Eskom

Legal & Regulatory - From compliance to competitive edge

  • Dr Boitshoko Ntshabele - director at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Clif Johnson - vice chair of National Consumer Union
  • Megan Power - consumer journalist for Sunday Times
  • Mncane Mthunzi - group supplier development executive at Massmart
  • Prof Nicola Kleyn - associate professor at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • Suzanne Ackerman-Berman - transformation director and chairman of the social & ethics committee at Pick n Pay Holdings
  • Dr Tashmia Ismail - senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • Tomislav Kuljis - president of Hipermaxi Supermarket chain, Bolivia

Customer & Shopper Marketing - Drive the Path to Purchase

  • Gerry O'Brien - marketing speaker
  • Jacqui le Sar - owner & MD of Inperspective
  • Jason Levin + Youth Panel - MD of HDI
  • Prof John Simpson - director of the Unilever Institute, UCT
  • Pinny Gniwisch - executive VP for Sabi
  • Steve Jones - CoJones

Field Sales & Winning at the POP - Master the last 50 yards

  • Claudia Horbert - director of research store planning & design at EHI Retail Institute
  • David Blair - MD of Fitch, Europe and Russia
  • Liz Hillock - head of marketing at
  • Marc Childs - principal of Childs Davidson
  • Marc Eyres - executive director of the Smollan Group
  • Michael Wood - MD of Aperio

Supply Chain Success - Discover new dimensions of efficiency

  • Adriaan Kohrs - executive of business development at Barloworld Logistics
  • Andrew Etzinger - senior GM at Eskom
  • Cobus Russouw - chief integration officer at Imperial Logistics
  • Douglas Comrie - MD of B&M Analysts
  • Jean-Louis Hazard - MD of Haute Performance
  • Jonas Schöfer - director of The Hackett Group
  • Dr Joost C.M.A Snels - senior scientist and expert leader fresh supply chain management, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, Wageningen University, Holland
  • Kobus Fourie - supply chain development manager for SABMiller Africa
  • Mark Cleeve-Edwards - executive of business development at Barloworld Logistics
  • Nicolas Pascarel - director of Reciprocity
"We are working once again to deliver a meaningful consumer goods industry event," says CGCSA CEO, Gwarega Mangozhe. "This year, the summit is all about keeping it real - we will look at the burning issues facing us every day and provide delegates with practical solutions to their most pressing business imperatives. Finally, we hope delegates will join us in showcasing the industry as the powerful force that it is."

CGCSA has again engaged the services of Trade Intelligence to assist in delivering this year's summit.

"We're delighted to have Trade Intelligence on-board again," says Mangozhe. "It has a long association with the council, having helped us in the past to bring thought leadership from the industry to our members and stakeholders through our publications and last year's conference. We look forward to a successful partnership with them again at the 2013 summit."

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