South Africa’s Technology Showcase and Matchmaking Event

Gallagher Convention Centre, Hall 5, Midrand, Gauteng

15 September 2017

Time    Activity       
08:30 – 10:00   Arrival and Registration        Exhibition & Networking
10:00 – 10:15   Welcome Address: Phil Mjwara, DirectorGeneral, Department of Science and Technology   
10:15 – 11:00   Plenary Session 1      
Keynote Speaker: Pavlo Phitidis – CEO of Aurik Business Accelerator    
Topic: Building successful and sustainable Innovative Technology Businesses    
11:00 – 12:15   Panel discussion:      
Topic: Advancing South Africa’s Inclusive Economic Growth through Innovation: The Role of Government, Business and Society     
Facilitator: Iman Rappetti, Senior News Anchor 
Panel Members: 
Mrs G.N.M. Pandor, MP, Minister of Science and Technology 
Edward Kieswetter, Chairman of the Board, Technology Innovation Agency 
Polo Leteka, Executive Director, IDF Capital
Matsi Modise, Managing Director, SiMODiSA
Gil Oved, Group CEO, The Creative Counsel
Pavlo Phitidis, CEO, Aurik Business Accelerator
12:15 – 13:00   Minister Pandor’s Address      
Launch of the Innovation Bridge Portal (IBP)   
13:00 – 14:30   Exhibition and Networking      
Lunch  
14:30 – 15:15   Plenary Session 2       Exhibition & Networking
Key Note Speaker: Vusi Thembekwayo, South African entrepreneur, Global keynote speaker and Venture capitalist  
Topic: Is there appetite for local innovative solutions?       
15:15 – 16:30   Panel discussion:      
Topic: Matching local needs and solutions: Are local needs being addressed at home? What are investors looking for in local innovations?       
Facilitator: Iman Rappetti, Senior News Anchor 
Panel Members: 
Barlow Manilal, CEO, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)
Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director General, Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Monique Mathys, Head: Investment Project Development, Public Investment Corporation (PIC)
Malcolm Simpson, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
Tanya van Lill, CEO, South African Venture Capital Association (SAVCA)
Craig Wing, Futurist and Business Strategist, FutureWorld
16:30 – 18:00   Awards Ceremony, Closing and Vote of Thanks: Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director General, Department of Science and Technology (DST)      
Exhibition, Networking, Entertainment