Renewable Energy Products and Expertise Showcase: South Africa CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Date: 19 July 2022, 09h00 to 16h00
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre

08h30 – 09h00

Registration and coffee

09h00 – 09h10

Welcome and opening

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

  • Mr Nick Latta, Economic Councillor, British High Commission Pretoria

09h10 – 10h10

TFSA’s engagement in the renewable energy value chain

Profiling the renewable energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Duncan Bonnett, Africa House Navigating duty exemptions for the renewables sector

Navigating duty exemptions for the renewables sector

  • Donald MacKay, XA International Trade Advisors Q&A session


Coffee/tea break

10h40 - 11h00

Mr Andrew Selous, Prime Ministers Trade Envoy to South Africa


Supporting export growth by building South African input supply capabilities through the renewable energy value chain

11h00 – 11h30

Key Note Address: Unpacking the South African Renewable Energy Masterplan as the vision and opportunity for a renewable energy manufacturing value chain

  • Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

11h30 – 12h55

Panel Discussion: South Africa’s current supply capacity and capability to meet input demand into regional renewable energy projects

Topics to be discussed:

  • How to support and grow existing capacity to meet the objectives of the South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM)

  • What are the lessons for SAREM of the Manufacturing Circle’s Renewable Energy Material Demand Study

  • How will SAREM support increased access to regional markets for renewable energy-related products from South Africa

  • How can the industry leverage on the provisions and work undertaken through the TFSA programme to drive supply beyond South Africa

Moderator: South African Renewable Energy Council

SA Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC)

  • Chiboni Evans, CEO

Atlantis SEZ

  • Jarrod Lyons, Business Development Executive

Manufacturing Circle

  • Philippa Rodseth, Executive Director

Q&A session

13h00 – 14h00

Networking Lunch

14h00 – 16h00

Workshop on navigating the business of exporting and available resources

  • Presenter: Robert Moodie, Lead Technical Expert: Access to Information & Trade Promotion, Trade Forward Southern Africa.

Many exporters, and especially new aspiring exporters, face massive challenges finding reliable authoritative information and knowledge on international market opportunities and resources to help navigate the highly complex business of exporting.

14h00 – 16h00

Scheduled B2B meetings continue through to 16h00 on Wednesday 20th July