Johannesburg, Thursday 6 February 2014 – Brand South Africa, will in partnership with Business Sweden, hold a networking session during which the development of an export index will be discussed.
During this session, Brand South Africa’s Head of Research, Dr Petrus de Kock, will also present an update following the inaugural Competitiveness Forum hosted in November last year.
The development of an export index takes the discussions if the Competitiveness Forum forward as this was one of the recommendations.
Please join Brand South Africa and Business Sweden on:
Date: Monday, 10 February 2014
Time: 13h30 for 14h00-16h30
Venue: Michelangelo Hotel, 135 West Street, Sandton
RSVP: Sandisiwe Gugushe
011 482 0133 or 073 126 9128
Please find details of the programme for the afternoon hereunder:
14h00 Welcome address by Swedish Trade Commissioner, Olov Hemström
14h10 Introduction to the Swedish export industry (including global
trends) by Mr Mauro Gozzo, Chief Economist in Sweden
14h40 Introduction to the South African export industry today by Chief Economist
15h10 Developing an index for South African export managers by Mr. Mauro Gozzo, Chief Economist in Sweden
15h40 Opening of panel discussion, Petrus De Kock
15h50 Panel discussion, outcome, questions and answers
16h30 Networking cocktail between Swedish and South African companies
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