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 – 02:05pmWelcome Remarks
Dr. Martyn Davies, Programme Director
Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa
Deloitte South Africa
02:05pm – 02:15pmWelcome Address
Mr. Herman Breedt

President
Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
02:15pm – 02:25pmWelcome Address
Mr. Sello Rasethaba

Chairman
Black Business Council
02:25pm – 02:35pmWelcome Address
Mr. Douglas Foo, BBM

President, Singapore Manufacturing Federation &
Appointed Member, ASEAN Business Advisory Council
02:35pm – 02:45pmMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony
between Singapore Manufacturing Federation
& Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
& Black Business Council

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, Pretoria
02:45pm – 03:00pmKeynote Address by Guest-of-Honour for AAB Forum 2017
The. Hon. Bulelani Gratitude Magwanishe

Honourable Deputy Minister
Department of Trade and Industry
03:00pm – 03:05pmPresentation of Token of Appreciation to Guest-of-Honour by Joint Organisers

The. Hon. Bulelani Gratitude Magwanishe
Honourable Deputy Minister
Department of Trade and Industry

Accompanied by

H.E. Chua Thai Keong

High Commissioner
High Commission of the Republic of Singapore, Pretoria
03:05pm – 04:05pmPanel 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
Head
FNB Business China & Far East
- Mr. Evance Chanda
Director
Southern Africa Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Dr John Maré
International Public Affairs Consultant, John H.E. Maré and Associates
Business Council for Africa representative in South Africa
04:05pm – 05:00pmDelegates to visit AAB Expo 2017
05:00pm – 06:30pmSingapore – Africa ASEAN Networking Reception 2017
Time
Agenda
End of Day 2
08:30am – 08:50amDelegate Registration / Tea & Coffee
08:50am – 08:55amWelcome Remarks
Dr. Martyn Davies, Programme Director
Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa
Deloitte South Africa
09:00am – 09:15amOpening Address by
The Hon. Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga
Deputy Minister
Department of Transport
09:15am – 09:45amPresentation 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
09:45am – 10:15amPresentation by InvestSA
Ambassador Sadick Jaffer
Chief Director: Investment Promotion
10:15am – 10:45amPresentation 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
10:45am – 11:15amTea & Coffee Break Session
11:15am – 11:45amPresentation by Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)
Topic: to be advised
Speaker: To be advised
Designation: to be advised
11:45am – 12:15pmPresentation by Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in South Africa
Country Overview, Bilateral Trade Opportunities, Trade/Investment Policies & Opportunities
Mr. Pontas Tobing
Director, Indonesia Trade Promotion
12:15pm – 12:45pmPresentation 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
12:45pm – 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
H.E. Vu Van Dzung
Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, South Africa
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 of Royal Thai Embassy in South Africa
03:30pm – 03:45pmClosing 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