Conference Program

September 15-18, 2015

Tuesday September 15, 2015

3:00 – 5:00

Registration

5:30 – 6:30

Welcome to South Africa- Tourism and Security Briefing

6:30 – 8:00

Welcome Reception

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Morning Program

Plenary Session

7:30 – 8:30

Registration

8:30 – 8:45

Welcome to Trade Winds – Africa
Speaker: Bill Fanjoy

Don Nay Regional Senior Commercial Officer Sub-Saharan Africa

Ambassador Patrick Gaspard, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa

8:45 – 9:30

Africa—Where to go, how to succeed

9:30 – 10:30

Developing Business in and through South Africa to Africa

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00

Lo Legal Aspects of Doing Business and Mitigating Risk in Africa

Dk (Partners, Agreements and Mitigating Risks in Africa or Finding the Right

Partner and Acceptable Risk)

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch

Afternoon Program

Conference sessions and US Diplomat appointments taking place concurrently

1:30 – 5:00

Senior US Diplomat Consultations: Pre-scheduled, individual meetings with Senior Commercial Officers, and State Department Economic Officers

1:30 – 2:30

How to access the growing middle class

2:30 – 3:30

Security: Protecting yourself and your assets

(physical security, intellectual property, terrorism)

3:30 – 4:00

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00

Understanding Distribution, Transportation, Logistics

(what makes Africa unique)

7:00 – 8:30

Trade Winds – US Ambassador’s Reception

Thursday September 17, 2015

Morning Program

Conference sessions, US Diplomat appointments, and Business to Business meetings taking place concurrently

8:00 – 12:00

US Diplomat Consultations

8:00 – 12:00

Business to Business Appointments

8:30 – 9:30

One continent, many countries-Cultural aspects and branding

9:30 – 10:30

Innovation unique to Africa: ICT, mobile financing, power and leapfrogging technologies

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00

Power Africa and Other Infrastructure Opportunities

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch

   

Afternoon Program

Conference sessions, US Diplomat appointments, and Business to Business meetings taking place concurrently

1:30 – 5:00

US Diplomat Consultations

2:00 – 5:00

Business to Business Appointments

1:30 – 2:30

Private and Public Partnerships: How to access public sector tenders

2:30 – 3:30

“Engage Locally, Win Globally” (HR and Corporate Social Responsibility: Intersection with Market Entry)

3:30 – 4:00

Networking Break (Or wrap up session)

4:00 – 5:00

Final Session- TBD

4:30 – 7:30

Vendors Corner

6:00 – 8:00

Reception

Friday September 18, 2015

8:30 – 4:00

US Diplomat Consultations

8:00 – 12:00

Business to Business meetings taking place concurrently

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

12:00 – 1:30

Lunch
Location: TradeWinds Restaurant


* Topics and speakers are subject to change



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