Harnessing Regional Integration For Trade, Investment & Growth In Southern Africa

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The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a workshop on “Harnessing Regional Integration for Trade, Investment & Growth in Southern Africa”.

Thursday, 2 June 2011, 0900 – 13:15
Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Braamfontein, Wits University
 Conference Documents:

Report: Harnessing Regional Integration for Trade, Investment & Growth in Southern Africa [Download.pdf]

Harnessing Regional Integration for Trade & Growth in Southern Africa (Presentation by Ian Gillson and Nora Carina Dihel) [Download.pdf]

Business Environment Issues in Trade & Market Integration in SADC: A Regional Investment Climate Assessment (Presentation by Taye Mengistae) [Download.pdf]

Why Trade Facilitation Matters? – Cargo delays in African ports (Presentation by Barbara Rippel) [Download.pdf]

 

Agenda

09:00   Registration

09:30   Welcome and opening remarks

  • Marco Scuriatti, Senior Operations Officer, World Bank
  • Peter Draper, Senior Research Fellow SAIIA
  • Lolette Kritzinger van Niekerk

09:50  Harnessing Regional Integration for Trade & Growth in Southern Africa

  • Ian Gillson (Trade Economist); Nora Carina Dihel (Trade Specialist)

Business Environment Issues in Trade & Market Integration in SADC: A Regional Investment Climate Assessment

  • Taye Mengistae (Senior Economist)

Why Trade Facilitation Matters? – Cargo delays in African ports

  • Barbara Rippel (Senior Trade Economist); Tshepo Kgare (Transport Specialist)

10:50   Tea Break

11:00   South Africa Perspective

  • Brendan Vickers, Chief Director Research and Policy International Trade and Economic Development, Department of Trade and Industry
  • Catherine Grant, Programme Head: Economic Diplomacy, SAIIA
  • Cynthia Chikura, Senior Manager Trade Policy Business Unity South Africa

12:00    Q& A Moderator

  • Sandeep Mahajan, Lead Country Economist, The World Bank

13:00    Summary Remarks and Closure

  • Marco Scuriatti, Senior Operations Officer, The World Bank

13:15               Dialogue adjourns