Brand South Africa invites you to a networking session with Business Sweden

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:


13h30           Registration

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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For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:
Sandisiwe Gugushe
Mobile: 073 126 9128