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09May, 2017

Session Speaker(s) Time
Perfecting Your Pitch - facilitated by EY

Lorenzo A. Bell Jr.

Jean Chawapiwa

Tania Reid

09:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Lunch EY guest lounge 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Boost your business with Facebook Facebook Africa Team TBC
BBEEE Workshop for SMEs Zevoli Consulting TBC
Tea EY guest lounge 14:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Legal Boot Camp M Prem Incorporated TBC
Optimising processes within a business Pétanque International TBC
10May, 2017
Session    

Advisory council meeting and WBE matchmaking event - By invitation only

   
11May, 2017
Session Speaker(s) Time
Private Breakfast for Corporate Members and Certified WBEs ..... 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Conference Registration EY lobby 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Opening Conference Facilitator, Lynette Ntuli, Women Business Owner, TV presenter 09:00 AM - 09:05 AM
Welcome from Host Val Davies, EY 09:05 AM - 09:20 AM
Welcome from Government Hon. Minister Susan Shabangu 09:20 AM - 09:50 AM
Be bold for change Jessye Lapenn, US Embassy 09:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Global Perspective Elizabeth Vazquez, WEConnect International 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
South Africa progress Jean Chawapiwa, WEConnect International in SA 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Launch of Women Business Owners Training

Shereen Wardakan, P&G

10:50 AM – 11:05 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

EY guest lounge - 7th floor

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

 Panel: Corporate Procurement strategies for Africa

Michael K Robinson – IBM
Tara Spann - MSD
Vusi Fele – Barclays
Ziaad Suleman – IBM
Linda Basson - Accenture
Tony De Abreu – IBM

11:30 AM - 12:50 AM
Perfecting Your Pitch Workshop Awards Lorenzo A. Bell Jr. EY; Jacoba Schutte 12:50 AM - 13:10 AM
Networking Lunch EY guest lounge – 7th floor 13:10 AM - 14:15 AM

Panel: Corporates and Women's Business Enterprises Success Stories

EY; Johnson &Johnson; Ingersoll Rand Ayanda Mzondeki; Thanthi Sepeng; Memuna Williams

14:15 PM - 14:45 PM

Procurement strategies and legislation from the public sector

Johnston Makhubu, SARS

14:45 AM – 15:30 AM

Panel: WEConnect SA Certified Women Business Owners – My story, successes, biggest mistakes & challenges

Facilitator: Zandile Njamela - Accenture; Entrepreneurs: Zandile Nzalo; Vimala Ariyan; Judy Sunasky; Melanie Medell 15:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Coffee/Tea Break EY guest lounge - 7th floor 16:00 PM - 16:30 PM
The role of women in innovation-driven economies (creating, leading, participating, beneficiating) Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina, SACN

16:30 PM - 16:50 PM

Mama Rwanda Film promo Tbc by EY

16:50 PM – 17:00 PM

WEConnect International in South Africa – Q&A Elizabeth Vazquez
Jean Chawapiwa
17:00 PM – 17:20 PM
Thank you and wrap up

Facilitator

17:20 PM - 17:30 PM
Networking drinks reception

EY guest lounge – 7th floor

17:30 PM

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING