08 - 09

Nov. 2016

Safari Conference Centre
Windhoek, Namibia

"Promoting Investment for Inclusive Growth and Industrialisation"

"Promoting Investment for Inclusive Growth and Industrialisation"

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Monday, 07 November 2016

 

“Please note that more than 80% of the Speakers and Moderators have confirmed their availability. However, the Programme remains a work in progress and may change prior to the Conference”.

10h00 – 19h00

Delegate and Media Accreditation at Conference Venue

14h00 – 17h00

One-On-One Ministerial and Investor Meetings at Conference Venue

18h00 – 20h00

“Social Returns on Investment”

ONE Economy Foundation Cocktail Reception hosted by Her Excellency, Madame Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia

[BY INVITATION]

 

Conference, Day 1

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

 

“Please note that more than 80% of the Speakers and Moderators have confirmed their availability. However, the Programme remains a work in progress and may change prior to the Conference”.
 

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

The Right Hon. Dr. Saara Kuugongwelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia

07h30 – 08h30

Arrival Tea and Coffee

08h30 – 09h00

All to be seated in Conference Auditorium

09h15

Arrival

H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

09h15 – 09h20

National and African Union Anthems

09h20 – 09h40

Welcoming Remarks

Hon. Immanuel Ngatjizeko, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, MP, Namibia

09h50 – 10h20

Keynote Address

H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

 

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Mr. George Simataa, Secretary to Cabinet, Government of the Republic of Namibia

10h25 – 11h30

PLENARY 1: HIGH LEVEL PANEL ‘NAMIBIA AS AN INVESTMENT LOCATION’

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

Live broadcast across several African countries

 

Moderator:

Mr. Bronwyn Nielsen, CNBC Africa

 

Discussants:

  1. Hon. Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, The Right Hon. Prime Minister, MP, Namibia
  2. Dr. Carlos Lopes, former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  3. Hon. Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister of Economy, Science & Digital Society of the Federal German Free State of Thuringen
  4. Mr. Sven Thieme, President of Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Namibia

11h30 - 12h00

Presentation of Targeted Investment Projects by

Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Economic Planning, MP, Namibia

12h00 -12h30

Opening of the Made in Namibia Expo and Tour of the Exhibition

H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

12h30 – 14h00

Networking Lunch

Guest Speaker to be announced

14h00 - 15h00

PLENARY 2: DOING BUSINESS IN NAMIBIA

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

This session will provide an overview of the Namibian policy and regulatory environment, which enhances investment promotion, attraction and retention. Discussants will share a continental and domestic private sector perspective.

 

Moderator:

Mr. Steven Ndorokaze, Journalist, Namibia Broadcasting Corporation

 

Presenter:

Mr. Tan Kim Leng, Senior Consultant, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise

Mr. Donald Lim-Fat, Information Management Services

 

Discussants:

  1. Ms. Yvonne Dausab, Chairperson, Law Reform & Development Commission, Namibia
  2. Mr. Stefan Hugo, Tax Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  3. Mr Tarah Shaanika,Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NCCI)
  4. Mr. Habo Gerdes, Partner, Engling, Stritter & Partners
  5. Amb. Patrick Nandago, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Immigration

15h00 - 16h00

PLENARY 3: MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE ON INDUSTRIALISATION AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

Industrialisaton and inclusive growth are not only a Namibian strategic imperative, but a continental strategic focus area. This session will share perspectives on the role and impact of industrialization as a catalyst for shared growth.

 

Moderator:

Ms Paulina Elago, Executive Secretary, Southern African Customs Union

 

Presenter:

Dr. Carlos Lopes, former Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

 

Discussants:

  1. Hon. Immanuel Ngatjizeko, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development
  2. Mr. David Makhura, Premiere of Gauteng Province, South Africa
  3. Hon. Michael Bimha, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Zimbabwe
  4. Mr. Stefan Sakochek, European Union (EU) Chamber

16h00 - 17h00

PLENARY 4: FINANCING DEVELOPMENT FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

This session will discuss the challenges and innovative solutions to secure investment to resource sustainable development in clearly defined priority areas. Local and international experts will provide the broad overview.

 

Moderator:

Mr Josephat Mwatotele, Chief Executive Officer, Pointbreak

 

Presenter:

Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Junius Mungunda, Managing Director, Standard Bank, Namibia
  2. Mr. David Nuyoma, Principal Officer, Government Institution Pension Fund
  3. Ms. Kauna Ndilula, Managing Director, Business Financial Solutions, Namibia
  4. Mr. Carmelo Cocuzza, Head: Regional Representation, European Investment Bank
  5. Mr. Iipumbu Shiimi, Governor, Bank of Namibia

17h00 – 17h30

End of Programme - Networking Tea Break

18h30 – 21h00

Welcoming Dinner

Guest Speaker: Hon. David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province, Republic of South Africa

14h00 – 17h30

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) MATCHMAKING

B2B interests to be registered online, dedicated B2B venue and project centre with scheduled project presentations

 

Conference, Day 2

Wednesday, 09 November 2016

 

“Please note that more than 80% of the Speakers and Moderators have confirmed their availability. However, the Programme remains a work in progress and may change prior to the Conference”.
 

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Mr. George Simataa, Secretary to Cabinet, Government of the Republic of Namibia

07h00 – 08h30

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

VENUE: ANNIX

Guest Speaker: Hon. Wolfgang Tiefensee, Minister of Economy, Science & Digital Society of the Federal German Free State of Thuringen

08h30 – 15h00

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) MATCHMAKING

B2B interests to be registered online, dedicated B2B venue and project centre with provision for scheduled project presentations.

08h30 – 09h00

GLOBAL FDI TRENDS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICA

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

Dr. Douglas van den Berghe, Chief Executive Officer, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA), Netherlands

09h00 - 10h00

PLENARY 5: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

Government alone cannot fund development and therefore remains committed to creating conditions to enable full private sector participation. This session aims to explore avenues to build mutually beneficial partnerships for sustainable and inclusive growth.

 

Moderator:

Mr. Steve Galloway, Independent Expert

 

Presenter:

Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Saurabh Suneja, Director, Ministry of Finance
  2. Mr. Bruce Cleaver, Chief Executive Officer, De Beers
  3. Mr. Leake Hangala, Executive Chairman, Hangala Group
  4. Ms. Mercia Geises, Head: Personal & Business Banking, Standard Bank Namibia

10h00 - 11h00

PLENARY 6: ENERGY DIVERSIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

Namibia is a “net-importer” of energy despite abundant natural endowment, which includes natural gas, sun, wind and other sources yet to be fully exploited. This session will give a broad overview of investment opportunities, challenges and possible solutions in the sector.

 

Moderator:

Ms. Selma Shimutwikeni, Managing Director, Rich Africa Consultancy, Namibia

 

Presenter:

Hon. Obeth Kandjoze, Minister of Mines and Energy, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Simon Haulofu, Managing Director, NamPower
  2. Mr. Dennies Zekveld, Chairman, Shell Namibia
  3. Mr. Gregoire Verhaeghe, Chief Executive Officer, Innosun (Omburu Project), France
  4. Mr. Conrad Dempsey, Managing Director, Rand Merchant Bank
  5. Mr. Amit Mohan, Head: Corporate & Investment Banking, Standard Bank Namibia

11h00 – 11h30

Networking Tea Break

11h30 - 12h30

PLENARY 7: TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR EXPANSION

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

The World Economic Forum has rated Namibian roads as the best in Africa in 2015 and this is the foundation on which the country wishes to build and establish itself as a transport and logistics hub in Africa. The Namibian Government plans to make increased investments on roads, ports, rail and airport upgrades to attract business in the transshipment of goods through Africa.

 

Moderator:

Mr. Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group

 

Presenter:

Hon. Alpheus !Naruseb, Minister of Works and Transport, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Bisey Uirab, Chief Executive Officer, NamPort
  2. Mr. Conrad Lutombi, Chief Executive Officer, Roads Authority
  3. Mr. Christian Faure, Vice President: Commercial, Menzies Aviation
  4. Mr. Lwazi Sikwebu, Commercial Director, General Electric South Africa
  5. Adv. Mandy Samson, Acting Managing Director, Air Namibia

12h30 – 14h00

Networking Lunch

Guest Speaker: Prof. David Abdulai, Founding President & CEO, African Graduate School of Management, Ghana

14h00 – 15h00

BREAKAWAY 1: MANUFACTURING AND VALUE ADDITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AT HOME

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

A key sector for industrialization, value addition and manufacturing certainly have the potential to create more jobs and to grow and diversify the Namibian economy. Government has prioritized the manufacturing sector through the new Industrial Policy approach called “Growth at Home Strategy” and in this session, foreign investors and local experts discuss investment and growth opportunities in this sector including opportunities for SMEs.

 

Moderator:

Mr. Toivo Ndjebela, Editor, New Era, Namibia

 

Presenter:

Dr. Michael Humavindu, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Ms. Lerato Mathaboge, CEO Trade Invest Africa and Deputy Director General, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
  2. Mr. Tamer Taskin, Textile Manufacturing Expert, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. Mr. Peya Hitula, Tunacor
  4. Mr. Hans-Wilhelm Schutte, Managing Director, Ohorongo Cement
 

BREAKAWAY 2: TOURISM INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES

VENUE: KUISEB

Namibia is ranked 4th in Africa by the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of 2015, closely following the tourism success stories of South Africa, Seychelles and Mauritius. This session will highlight the sector’s regulatory framework and further look at opportunities to grow the sector.

 

Moderator:

Mrs. Jacqueline Asheeke, Independent Tourism Expert

 

Presenter:

Hon. Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment and Tourism, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Digu Naobeb, Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Tourism Board, Namibia
  2. Mr. Lutz Rathmann, Chief Executive Offiver, Land Rover Experience, Germany
  3. Mr. Mannfred Goldbeck, Managing Director, Gondwana Desert Collection, Namibia
  4. Dr. Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, Executive Chairperson, United Africa Group
 

BREAKAWAY 3: INVESTING IN HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE

VENUE: NOSSOB

The Government of the Republic of Namibia recognizes the importance of private sector participation in the delivery of public infrastructure and service as critical and strives to deliver improved service and better value for money, primarily through appropriate risk transfer encouraging greater innovation, assets utilization and an integral project life management, underpinned by private financing.

 

Moderator:

Dr. David Uirab, Senior General Practitioner

 

Presenter:

Hon. Bernhard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Dr. Tshali Ithete, Managing Director, Ongwediva Medi Park
  2. Dr. Christo Burger: Managing Partner, Khomas Medical Centre
  3. Ms. Etha van der Schyf, Senior Health Facilities Planners, Sakhiwo Health Solution
  4. Mr. Chris Bonnet, Project Manager, General Electric

15h00 – 16h00

BREAKAWAY 1: AGRO PROCESSING FOR FOOD SECURITY

VENUE: KUISEB

The Government of Namibia has made great strides to increase the production of staple crops such as maize and mahangu. The country still imports more than 50% of latter crops to attain food security. Production and marketing of horticulture has increased, following heavy public sector infrastructure investment. Further investment is required to boost food production, processing and storage. Namibia is one beef exporting country to the European Union.

 

Moderator:

Mrs. Ndiitah Nghipondoka-Robiati, Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Trade Forum

 

Presenter:

Hon. John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Andrew Ndishishi, Executive Director, NIPAM
  2. Mr. Ian Collard, Chief Executive Officer, Namib Mills, Namibia
  3. Mr. Michael Iyambo, Horticultural Farmer
  4. Mr. Justine Karan, Managing Director, Karan Beef Pty Ltd
 

BREAKAWAY 2: AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

VENUE: KUISEB

Property in Namibia has shown tremendous growth owing to the backlog of housing demand. Real estate prices have increased sharply since independence and this has attracted many local and international investors. Government strives to mobilize domestic savings and affordable credit to finance housing and property development. Public Private Partnerships are further sought to support social housing programmes, using alternative building materials and techniques to provide affordable housing.

 

Moderator:

Mr. Namene Kalili, Senior Property Analyst, First National Bank of Namibia

 

Presenter:

Hon. Sophia Shaningwa, Minister of Urban and Rural Development, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Prof. Dr. Andreas Freytag, Germany
  2. Mr. Hennie Botes, Moladi Group, South Africa
  3. Dr. Anne Muller, Schack Dwellers Federation
  4. Mr. David Akinin, Managing Director, Namibia Property Group, Namibia
 

BREAKAWAY 3: LEVERAGING ICT AS AN ENABLER FOR INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

VENUE: NOSSOB

Information Communication Technology and innovation are prerequisites, enabling accelerated economic growth. In this session, the panel of experts will evaluate the telecommunications and innovation landscape in Namibia and discuss potential opportunities for investors and financiers.

 

Moderator:

Ms. Alisa Amupolo, Chief Executive Officer, PowerCom

 

Presenter:

Hon. Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Information & Communication Technology, MP, Namibia

 

Discussants:

  1. Mr. Festus Mbandeka, Chief Executive Officer, Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN)
  2. Dr. Eino Mvula, Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Commission of Research, Science & Technology (NCRST)
  3. Mr. Wallace Yin, Managing Director, Huawei, Namibia
  4. Dr. Hylton Villet, ICT Expert
  5. Prof. David Abdulai, Founding President & CEO, African Graduate School of Management, Ghana

16h00 – 17h00

CLOSING CEREMONY

VENUE: OMATAKO (MAIN AUDITORIUM)

 

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of Namibia

 

CULTURAL PERFORMANCE

 

CLOSING REMARKS

His Excellency Nicky Iyambo, Vice President of the Republic of Namibia

 

African Union and National Anthems

17h00 – 19h00

CLOSING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

VENUE: FOYER

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

CLOSING MEDIA BRIEFING

Hon. Immanuel Ngatjizeko, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development