Renewable Energy Products and Expertise Showcase: South Africa CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Date: 19 July 2022, 09h00 to 13h00
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre

08h30 – 09h00

Registration and coffee

09h00 – 09h30

Welcome and opening

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

  • Nick Latta, Trade & Economics Counsellor, South Africa

Trade Forward Southern Africa (TFSA)

09h30 – 10h30

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


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

Green Cape
Atlantis SEZ

  • Jarrod Lyons, Business Development Executive

Manufacturing Circle

  • Philippa Rodseth, Executive Director

South African Wind Energy Association
South African Photovoltaic Industry Association

Q&A session

12h55 – 13h00

Closing remarks