PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

DANIEL MAKOKERA
Chief Executive Officer
Pamuzinda Productions

MODERATORS

LINDA KASONDE
Partner
Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners (MMK)

RUDI DICKS
Deputy-Director General
The Presidency

DYLAN PIATTI
Senior Chief of Staff Africa Consumer Business Industry
Deloitte Africa

DR RACHEL CHIKWAMBA
Group Executive: Industrial Development
CSIR

SAUL LEVIN
Executive Director
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)

ISAAC NKAMA
Director – Facilitation Africa
Founding Member of the African Futures Council

PHILIPPA RODSETH
Executive Director
Manufacturing Circle

HELEN BROWN 
Senior Manager: Applied Research & Innovation Projects
merSETA

GARTH STRACHAN
Deputy Director-General for Industrial Development: Policy Development Division
the dti

SHERRIE DONALDSON
Director
African Innovators

DR MATTHEW STERN
Managing Director
DNA Economics

DUNCAN BONNET
Director
Africa House

PANEL MEMBERS

THOMAS SCHAEFER
Chairman & Managing Director
Volkswagen Group South Africa

EUSTACE MASHIMBYE
Chief Executive Officer
Proudly South African

KOBUS VAN DER WATH
Founder & Group Managing Director
Axis Group International / The Beijing Axis

NELISIWE MAGUBANE
Chairperson
Matleng Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd

MARIO ENGELBRECHT
Head of Pre-Sales
Patrity

ALF HARTZENBURG
National Project Manager: SA Industrial Energy Efficiency Project
National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)

MANOJ SEONATH
Head: Agro Processing & Agriculture
IDC

NELSON BRODEN
Regional Manager
Pragma Africa

 

DIRK VAN DYK
Chief Executive Officer
National Tooling Initiative Programme

REFILWE MOKGOSI
Deputy Director: Utility Services Department
City of Tshwane

 

TSIDISO DISENYANA
Senior Economist
Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

ALLY ANGULA
Group Managing Director
Leap Holdings

KHWEZI TIYA
Head: Head: Oil & Gas (South Africa)
Standard Bank

DYLAN JESSUP
Vice Chair for Gauteng
NAACAM

AMBASSADOR JEAN NJERI KAMAU
High Commissioner
Kenya High Commission, South Africa

REENA DAS NAIR
Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher
University of Johannesburg

BOB WILLIAMSON
President
The International Special Tooling & Machining Association (ISTMA World)

YASH RAMKOLOWAN
Manager: Trade & Investment
DNA Economics

MALEBO MABITJE-THOMPSON
Deputy Director General
the dti

SAMUEL MENSAH JR
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
KISUA

DANEEL BALLARAM
Head of Department, Product Design and Manufacturing Services
Baker Baynes

TUMELO CHIPFUPA
Director
Cova Advisory & Associates

NADIA RAWJEE
Co-Founder
Uzenzele

YANESH NAIDOO
Director: Sales & Design
Jendamark

NIMROD ZALK
Industrial Development Policy and Strategy Advisor
the dti

CHERYL-ANNE SMITH
Outreach Coordinator & Analyst Consultant
Wikistrat

RIAZ HAFFEJEE
Chief Executive Officer
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa

NIZAM KALLA
Managing Director
Amka Products

ULRICH KIENLE
Vice Chair
MEMSA

SYLVESTER MOEPYA
Senior Manager: Public Private Partnerships
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

SALLY KAHIU
PR, Communications and Marketing Manager
Kenya Association of Manufacturers

ILSE KARG
CD: Future Industrial Production Technologies
Industrial Development Division (IDD)
the dti

MARC VAN PELT – MD Pepperl + Fuchs (Pty) Ltd
Team Leader Industry 4.0 Workgroup
Society for Automation, Instrumentation Measurement and Control (SAIMC)

ISAMU YAMAGUCHI
Counsellor
Embassy of Japan in South Africa

BRIAN ANDREW
Managing Director
RS Components South Africa

 

SHILETSI MAKHOFANE
Head of Government & Industry Relations
Ericsson

 

ANGELA DICK
Chief Executive Officer
Transman

EBRAHIM PATEL
Executive Chairman
Malcolm Ezindaleni Hydraulics & Engineering

PORTIA DERBY
Executive Director: Clients Africa
Aurecon

SECHABA TSUBELLE
Deputy Director: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Department of Science and Technology

MOKENA MAKEKA
Managing Director
Makeka Design Lab

 

IAN KENDAL
Managing Director
Lasher Tools

NCUMISA CORDELIA MCATA-MHLAULI
Chief Director: Agro-Processing and Resource Based Industries
the dti

DAVID BLANKS
Owner
Avo Lands

FRANZ STUDER
Product Manager
Retecon (Pty) Ltd