Oct 29 until Oct 30


6th Edition


As the world is undergoing deep technological socio-economic transformations, network and knowledge become key to ensure micro-macro economic success, for business leaders and policy makers alike. With Southern Africa in search for its own recipes for accelerating growth, and Europe looking for a new deal for economic dynamism, dialogue among fellow leaders from different continents is the key to unleash ideas and strategies to thrive in an ever-changing business environment.

Africa is Europe’s strategic future, Europe is Africa’s strategic partner, and the Southern Africa – Europe CEO Dialogue is the key to be relevant in the leaders’ community from the two continents. The purpose of the Summit is to foster cross-national business engagement and investment relations, supporting business leaders in increasing mutual knowledge and profiting from concrete business opportunities.

Confirmed speakers (as of September 27)
Annabel Bishop (Group Chief Economist, Investec); Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti); Valerio De Molli (CEO and Managing Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti); Ragendra de Sousa (Minister of Industry and Trade, Mozambique); Lorenzo Fioramonti (Minister of Education, University and Research, Italy); Jean-Claude Lasserre (CEO - South Africa & Sub Saharan Africa, Saint Gobain; President Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France (CCEF) in South Africa); Enrico Letta (Dean of Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France); Stefano Manservisi (Director General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission); David Makhura (Premier, Gauteng Province); Trevor Manuel (Chairman, Old Mutual); Mario Marcenaro (CEO, Finstone); Herman Mashaba (Executive Mayor, City of Johannesburg); Omar Mithà (CEO, National Hydrocarbons Company, Mozambique); Peya Mushelenga (Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Republic of Namibia); Mthuli Ncube (Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Zimbabwe); Stavros Nicolaou (Senior Executive, Strategic Trade, Aspen Pharmacare); Naledi Pandor (Minister of International Relations, South Africa); Mario Pezzini (Director of the OECD Development Centre); Lapo Pistelli (Executive Vice President of International Affairs, Eni); Markus Thill (President, Africa Region, Bosch); Luis Troso (CEO, SANEP Group, Angola); Christopher Yaluma (Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia)

The Summit plenary sessions:

  • Keynote speech on global macro-dynamics
  • CEOs’ views on present and future African business
  • Regionalization of businesses and value chains
  • Old business models and new strategies in the 4.0 and 5g era
  • Connectivity and critical infrastructure integration

Plenary sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 29th 2019, whereas the following day will be dedicated to side events or other vertical activities organized with the Summit partners.

The Summit will feature a Gala Dinner (Summer Place, 69 Melville Rd, Hyde Park, Johannesburg) and plenty of other networking opportunities for expanding relations with other fellow leaders from Southern Africa and Europe. 

For more information, please visit our website http://www.ambrosetti.eu/en/south-africa-italy-summit/


Confirmed Speakers

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