AFRICA – ASEAN BUSINESS FORUM (AABF)

Africa – ASEAN Business Forum (AABF)

  • AABF is the leading platform to promote trade and investments between Africa and ASEAN.
  • The forum brings together businessmen and buyers from Africa and ASEAN to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two regions.
  • AABF 2017 is the right occasion to identify opportunities for the strategic growth of both Africa and ASEAN through presentations, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities.

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg 6 – 7 November 2017

Time
Agenda
End of Day 1
01:30pm – 02:00pmDelegates Registration of AAB Forum 2017
02:00pm – 02:10pmWelcome Remarks
Dr. Martyn Davies, Programme Director
Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa
Deloitte South Africa
02:10pm – 02:20pmWelcome Address
Mr. Herman Breedt

President
Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
02:20pm – 02:30pmWelcome Address
Mr. Douglas Foo, BBM

President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation &
Appointed Member, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
02:30pm – 02:45pmKeynote Address by Guest-of-Honour for AAB Forum 2017
The. Hon. Bulelani Gratitude Magwanishe

Honourable Deputy Minister
Department of Trade and Industry
02:45pm – 03:00pmMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony
between Singapore Manufacturing Federation
& Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
& Black Business Council
& South Africa Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Witnessed by
The. Hon. Bulelani Gratitude Magwanishe
Honourable Deputy Minister
Department of Trade and Industry
&
H.E. Chua Thai Keong
High Commissioner
High Commission of the Republic of Singapore
03:00pm – 04:30pmPresentations & Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Martyn Davies, Deloitte South Africa
Panellists:
Mr. Douglas Foo, BBM
President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation &
Appointed Member, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
Ms. Lisa Xie
Senior Business Development Manager: Global Business Banking
First National Bank
Mr. Evance Chanda
Director
Southern Africa Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
04:30pm – 05:00pmDelegates to visit AAB Expo 2017
05:00pm – 06:30pmSingapore – Africa ASEAN Networking Reception 2017
Time
Agenda
End of Day 2
08:30am – 09:00amDelegate Registration / Tea & Coffee
09:00am – 09:30amPresentation by High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
Ms. Faridah Mohd Saad
Second Secretary (Commercial) / Centre Director (Johannesburg), International Enterprise Singapore
09:30am – 10:00amPresentation by InvestSA
Ambassador Sadick Jaffer
Chief Director: Investment Promotion
10:00am – 10:30amPresentation by Embassy of the Republic of Philippines in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
Mr. Joselito Chad Jacinto
Second Secretary and Consul
10:30am – 11:00amPresentation by Republic of Ghana
Opportunities in Ghana’s Export Sector for Potential Investors
Ms. Gifty Klenam
CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority
11:00am – 11:30amTea & Coffee Break Session
11:30am – 12:00pmPresentation by Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
H.E. Suprapto Martosetomo
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia
12:00pm – 12:30pmPresentation by Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company SOC Ltd
Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone: Investment Opportunities
Mr. Mzamo Khuzwayo
Executive Manager: Business Development and Support
12:30pm – 01:30pmNetworking Luncheon
01:30pm – 02:00pmPresentation by High Commission of Malaysia in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
Mr. Firdaus Mohammad
Deputy Trade Commissioner, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation
02:00pm – 02:30pmPresentation by High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda in South Africa
H.E. Vincent Karega
High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda
02:30pm – 03:00pmPresentation by Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
Mr. Dao Manh Duc
Head of Trade Office
03:00pm – 03:30pmPresentation by Royal Thai Embassy in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
Mr. Paisit Boonparlit
Chargé d'Affaires
03:30pm – 04:00pmPresentation by Kingdom of Cambodia
Economic Development and Investment Opportunities in Cambodia
Mr. Rath Saravuth
Deputy Director General for International Trade, Ministry of Commerce
04:00pm – 04:30pmClosing Remarks
Dr. Martyn Davies
Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa
Deloitte South Africa

Mr. Edward Liu, PBM
Group Managing Director
Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd