Apr-2017 Briefing: Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

Event date: 20 April 2017

For the Johannesburg April business briefing, the Chamber had great pleasure in welcoming the South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies. The eagerly anticipated event was held at the Inanda Club on the 20 April 2017 and was sponsored by Jaguar Landrover.

Richard Gouverneur, Managing Director of Jaguar Landrover, thanked the Chamber for the opportunity to sponsor April’s event. Mr Gouverneur shared Jaguar Landrover’s impressive growth results for Southern Africa, indicating that there were great opportunities to do business in the region. On the topic, The future of UK/SA bi-lateral relationship post – Brexit, Minister Davies expanded on the significant trade relationship between the UK and SA. The minister emphasised that there were parameters and frameworks discussed with the UK Government to ensure no disruption in terms of Brexit. The future focus for the Department of Trade and Industry, would be on tourism, green energy and expanding the volume of commonwealth in trade.

“Brexit, still a journey into the unknown, but feeling optimistic & positive about the road between South Africa & the UK ” – Ruth Lockwood, Santa Fe Relocation Services

“Well planned and executed event by the British Chamber, exceptional speaker, with fantastic member engagement.” – Michael Latchigadu, Investec


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