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Gibs South Africa's Economic Outlook Conference: Charting the Road to Recovery hosted by Prof Saville

What is South Africa's economic outlook for 2021 and beyond? Powerful!
Good news at last for energy sapped South Africans. In a surprise move, President Ramaphosa’s announcement on energy has changed the trajectory and speed with which the economy can begin to recover. Suddenly, investment looks more likely, growth attainable and we have green shoots everywhere. And it got better. The prolonged South African Airways saga appears resolved, and we have reason to feel more optimistic. A welcome shot in the arm!

This news was well received, but we remain cautiously optimistic as South Africa's economy was arguably in dire straits pre-Covid, and we are at a critical inflection point which is make or break time. What we do now, the decisions we take, and more importantly how we implement them, will be the difference between recovery and failure.

For executives, senior managers and teams grappling with immediate and long term strategy, do not miss this hard-hitting conference where we take bold and decisive steps to find solutions and identify opportunities.

Programme outline

SESSION 1 | Assessing the Damage, Impacts and Direction in a Post-Covid World

7 July 2021

Weighing SA’s Economic
Performance, Country and
Global Competitiveness,
Foreign Sector Stability,
Ratings Agencies and the Rand,
Employment, Inclusive Growth
and New Business Models
> Prof Adrian Saville, GIBS Professor of Economics, Finance and
Strategy, Investment Specialist, Genera Capital
> Steven Hanival, Deputy Director-General for Economic
Research and Economic co-ordination, dtic
> Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Head of Research at
> Prof Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for
Inequality Studies Wits
> Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes
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SESSION 2 | What’s Working?

14 July 2021

Global Growth Models,
Domestic Drivers and
Opportunities, New
Investments & New Models:
Public and Private
Infrastructure The President's
Investment Drive, Policy vs
Action: From Talk to Action,
Tax Impact, Public-Private
Partnerships: Opportunities for
the Private Sector
> André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom
> Rudi Dicks, Head: Project Management Office, Presidency
> Busi Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)
> Stavros Nicolaou, Head of the Health Working Group for B4SA
> Roland van Wijnen, Group CEO, PPC
> Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Head of Investment and
Infrastructure in the Presidency
> Zeph Nhleko, Chief Economist DBSA
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SESSION 3 | Sector and Industry Analysis

21 July 2021

Paths to Prosperity: Where to
Post-COVID? Capital Markets:
Equities, Bonds and Real
Estate, Reviving Industrial Paths to Prosperity: Where to
Post-COVID? Capital Markets:
Equities, Bonds and Real
Estate, Reviving Industrial
> Valdene Reddy, Director of Capital Markets, JSE
> Anthony Leeming, CEO Sun International
> Prof Justin Barnes, Executive Director TWIMS
> Paul Makube, Agricultural Economist FNB
> Dr Marc Wegerif, Development Studies, UP
> Dhiren Vanmali, Executive Director: Government Affairs, Africa
– International Market Group
> Sisa Ntshona, Former CEO SA Tourism
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SESSION 4 | Future Risks: What Should be on Your Radar?

28 July 2021

Digital: Risks and Rewards,
Bridging the Skills Gap,
Cybersecurity, Political Risk,
Managing Risk- Possibility
Versus Probability, Informed
> Sandro Bucchianeri, Group Chief Security Officer, Absa
> Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist, Standard Bank
> Dr Roze Phillips, Director of Value Creation, GIBS
> Prof Nick Binedell, Strategy Professor GIBS
> Valter Adᾶo, Chief Executive and Digital Leader at Cadena
Growth Partners
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