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46° IAFEI World Congress (day 1)

  • Cape Town International Convention Centre Cape Town South Africa (map)

Africa driving global change

Conference Day One: Wednesday 09 November, 2016: Policy, politics and regulation

08.00 - 09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.00 - 09.15 Welcome Address

  • Professor Dovhani Thakhathi | President | Southern African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA) (South Africa) 
  • Fausto Cosi | Chairman | International Association of Finance Executives Institutes (IAFEI) (Italy)

09.15 - 09.25 Official Opening of the 46th Annual IAFEI World Congress

09.25 - 09.30 Opening address from the Chair

  • Professor Dovhani Thakhathi | President | Southern African Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA) (South Africa) 

09.30 - 10.00 Keynote Address

  • Manenzhe Manenzhe | Chief Financial Officer | Parliament (South Africa) 

10.00 - 11.00 Keynote Presentation: Global reality - the state of the world in 2016

  • Daniel Silke | Political Economy Analyst, Futurist and Author | Political Futures Consultancy (South Africa) 

11.00 - 11.30 Morning refreshments and networking

11.30 - 12.15 Technical Session 1: Examining the ramifications of Brexit and what it means for the EU and the global economy

Moderator: Dr Renosi Mokate | CEO and ED | UNISA SBL (South Africa) 

Panellist:

  • Willemien Viljoen | Researcher | Tralac (South Africa) 
  • Luis F. Ortiz | Partner | OCA Law Firm | Founder and Chairman, Anti-Corruption Committee | Mexican Financial Experts Institute (IMEF) (Mexico) 
  • Fausto Cosi | CEO | IRPLAST Group | Chairman of IAFEI (Italy) 
  • Janet Taylor-Hall | Chief Executive Officer | Cognia Law (South Africa) 

12.15 - 13.00 Technical Session 2: Analysing the latest developments in Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) 

Moderator: Adv Eric Mkhawane | Chief Executive Officer | The Office of the Tax Ombud (South Africa) 

Panellist:

  • Keith Engel | CEO | South African Institute of Tax Professionals (SAIT) (South Africa) 
  • David Lermer | Director Corporate International Tax Leader | PwC Africa (South Africa) 
  • Prof. Piergiorgio Valente | Founder & Managing Partner | Valente Associati GEB Partners | Chairman International Tax Committee (Italy) 
  • Prof Jennifer Roeleveld | Director: Tax Institute for Fiscal Research Faculty of Commerce | University of Cape Town (South Africa) 

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.45 Technical Session 3: Africa: The state of the continent and who is winning the African race

Moderator: Michael Avery | Anchor | Classic Business (South Africa) 

Panellist:

  • Peter Crawley |MD, Treasury & Trade Solutions Head, Sub-Saharan Africa | Citi (South Africa) 
  • Fabian Cazares | CFO / Head of Finance Southern Africa | Philips Healthtech (South Africa) 
  • Pieter de Jager | CFO | Tanga Cement PLC (South Africa) 
  • Hannah Edinger | Associate Director | Deloitte Africa (South Africa) 

14.45 – 15.30 Technical Session 4: The role of the rating agencies – political meddling or objective assessments? 

Moderator: Hilary Joffe | Editor-at-Large | Business Day (South Africa) 

Panellist:

  • Hiroaki Endo | Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc | Area President of Asia for IAFEI (Japan) 
  • Xhanti Payi | Economist | Nascence Advisory and Research (South Africa) 
  • Jones Gondo | Credit Research Analyst | Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (South Africa) 
  • Dr. Mampho Modise | Chief Director Strategy and Risk Management | National Treasury (South Africa) 
  • Nerina Visser | CFA | ETF Strategist & Advisor (South Africa) 

15.30 – 16.00 Afternoon refreshments and networking

16.00 – 16.45 Keynote presentation: Adding value through corporate governance and what we can expect from King IV

  • Prof Mervyn King | Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa | Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa

16.45 – 17.30 Technical Session 6: Corporate Governance and King IV

Moderator: name, job title, company 

Panellist:

  • Michael Sass | Independent Contractor | Former Accountant General | National Treasury (South Africa) 
  • Eduardo Francisco | President | BDO Capital & Investment Corporation | Vice Chairman for International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI) (Philippines) 
  • Linda de Beer |Independent Non-Executive Director | Chairman IT Committee Sasfin Bank Ltd (South Africa) 
  • Dominic Goslett | Head of Tax and Accounting | Thomson Reuters (South Africa) 

17.30 – 17.35 Closing remarks from the Chair

17.35 Close of Day One

19.30 Evening Gala Dinner: The Rotunda, Bay Hotel

MC: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, Well-known Media Personality, Award-winning Radio and TV Presenter 


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Earlier Event: November 4
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Later Event: November 10
46° IAFEI World Congress (day 2)