Wednesday 4 AugustWednesday Webinar – Localisation Policy Options: Learning from Partners and Investors

published by the BCCSA on the 23, Jul, 2021

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The EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern Africa (EU Chamber) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) will co-host an online business seminar on localization policy on Wednesday 4 August 2021.

The objectives of the event include:

  • Present recent research on the impact of proposed localisation and import substitution policies, conducted by Intellidex on behalf of BUSA and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).
  • Share lessons on the experience of local content requirements implemented in the renewable energy and manufacturing sectors in South Africa. Relevant research has been undertaken by the EU-SA Partners for Growth project and the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED).
  • Highlight relevant experience and lessons from other countries.
  • Provide insight into the link between localisation policy and the investment climate in South Africa.
  • Highlight investment and trade activities of European companies in South Africa.

PROGRAM:

10h00 – Welcome by President of the EU Chamber, Mr. Rui Marto

10h05 – Presentations on experiences of localisation policy in South Africa:

  • Mr. Peter Attard Montalto, Intellidex
  • Ms. Lauralyn Kaziboni, DNA Economics
  • Mr. Peter Leon, Partner & Africa Co-Chair, Herbert Smith Freehills

10h50 – International Experience with local content requirements – Dr. Philipp Lamprecht, Senior Economist, ECIPE

11h05 – Localisation and the investment climate – input from a European investor

11h15 – Q & A Session/Participation from Virtual Audience

11h25 – Final remarks by Cas Coovadia, CEO of BUSA

11h30 – Closure

Facilitator: Ms. Pamina Bohrer, Vice President of the EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Africa

Date and venue: Wednesday 4 August – 10.00 – 11.30 – ZOOM

Registration: please follow this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZN0sR7s3QSuyVt6icq9e2Q

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