Draft Conference Program

September 15-18, 2015

Tuesday September 15, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome to South Africa- Tourism and Security Briefing

Location: Queeni’s Sheebeen

First Floor, Hilton Hotel

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Hosted by the Business Council for International Understanding

Location: Hotel Terrace

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Morning Program

Plenary Session

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration

Sponsors Exhibitions

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Trade Winds – Africa

Location: Ballroom 2 &3, Hilton Hotel

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Africa—Where to Go, How to Succeed?

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Leveraging South Africa as a Launching Pad into Sub-Saharan Africa

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lo Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Africa and Mitigating Risk

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote:

Location: Poolside Reception Area

Afternoon Program

Conference Sessions and U.S. Diplomat Appointments Taking Place Concurrently

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

How to Access Africa’s Growing Middle Class

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Access to Capital

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee and Networking

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Understanding Distribution, Transportation, and Logistics: What Makes Africa Unique

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Trade Winds Official Reception

Thursday September 17, 2015

Morning Program

Conference Sessions, U.S. Diplomat Appointments, and Business-to-Business Meetings Taking Place Concurrently

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business to Business Appointments
Location:
Ballroom 1

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

One Continent, Many Countries: Cultural Aspects and Branding Strategies

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Innovation Unique to Africa

ICT, Mobile Financing, and Leapfrogging Technologies

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Shaping the Energy Outlook on the Continent

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Location: TradeWinds Restaurant, Hilton Hotel

Afternoon Program

Conference Sessions, U.S. Diplomat Appointments, and Business-to-Business Meetings Taking Place Concurrently

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Business to Business Appointments
Location:
Ballroom 1

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Infrastructure Opportunities and Public Private Partnerships

How to Access Public Sector Tenders

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Coffee and Networking

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Vendors Corner
Local artisan vendors will be available for your shopping convenience

Friday September 18, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

U.S. Diplomat Consultations
Location:
Kwena and Li Duba Rooms

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Business-to-Business Appointments
Location:
Ballroom 1

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Coffee and Networking

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch
Location:
TradeWinds Restaurant, Hilton Hotel



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