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Virtual event

Shaping a World

of Trust: a business conversation

Jul. 14 2021

Bureau Veritas hereby invites you to join our Virtual Business Conversation August 25th 2021.
Join us for a full 3D virtual experience, including sessions and exhibition stands, where they can interact with each other and the panel in multiple virtual meeting environments, powered by a cutting-edge technical platform.

This innovative virtual event will provide key business insights and valuable information to facilitate growth.

Summary

Agenda

Topic Subject Time
Fostering a sustainable world Going beyond profit to benefit people and planet: integrated strategies are key 9:00 - 10:00 CAT
The African continental free trade area agreement Businesses working together for Africa’s economic transformation. 11:00 - 12:00 CAT
Food Safety  Food Safety Initiative – Consumer Goods Council of South Africa 12:00 - 13:00 CAT
Mitigating enterprise risks The war against cyber criminals 13:00 - 14:00 CAT

Session 1: 9h00 - 10h00 CAT

Fostering a sustainable world, going beyond profit to benefit people and planet: integrated strategies are key

Fostering a sustainable world goes beyond climate change, although this is critical. The United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and exclusions, safeguard the planet's future and ensure that people enjoy peace and prosperity. Success hinges on the integration of thought and deed and the adoption of an integrated sustainability model which will harness the thought-leadership of policy-makers and business leaders, thus assisting in engendering a holistic sustainability solution.

Green earth, forest and leaves - B2B2S
  • Jean-Claude LASSERRE -  Saint Gobain  Africa, CEO
  • Daniel KIPTOO - Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Kenya, Director General
  • Marc ROUSSEL - Bureau Veritas, President Government Services & International Trade & SVP Africa

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Session 2: 11h00 - 12h00 CAT

The African continental free trade area agreement - businesses working together for africa's economic transformation

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement is a political and economic landmark achievement by the African Union and is a key dynamic for the driving of economic growth, employment creation and the transformation of the African continent into a truly meaningful role-player in the international trade arena. This is the African Union's Agenda 2063 flagship intervention, and the realisation of its potential benefits necessitate nations and businesses working together to address prevailing disparities between the continent's emergent economic significance and its current tangential trade position globally. Unity of approach will overcome Africa's fragmentation, thus conceiving a future of prosperity, with enterprises across Africa facing an exciting opportunity in prospect - if they adjust their business strategies - to capitalise on the benefits of intra-Africa trade.

Africa Trade agreement_
  • Kuseni DLAMINI - Massmart Holdings Ltd Chairman
  • Florence MULEYA - Zambia Association of Manufacturers, CEO
  • Babajide SODIPO – Afrexim Bank, Export Development Advisory
  • Jean-Michel PERRET - Bureau Veritas, Government Services Director Southern Africa District
  • Emmanuel ZANINO – Zalawi White Horse Carriers, Bollore Group, MD

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Session 3: 12h00 - 13h00 CAT

Food Safety Initiative - Consumer Goods Council of South Africa

The Food Safety Initiative’s (FSI) focus is on advocating for sustainable initiatives, forums, projects and/or programmes within the precincts of Food Safety, Nutrition, Regulatory and related matters for the Consumer Goods Retail and Manufacturing industries. FSI collaborates closely with relevant national authorities, stakeholders and experts in order to provide objective, independent scientific advice, as well as assistance in relation to related legislation.  FSI is dedicated to promoting the safety, responsible manufacturing, importation, marketing and selling of food and non-alcoholic beverages. This is achieved by providing guidance and expert advice to help members comply with existing legislation, while actively engaging with regulators and other key stakeholders in order to influence legislation.

Food safety- SWOT-
  • Matlou SETATI - Executive Food Safety Initiative (FSI) at the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA)

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Session 4: 13h00 - 14h00 CAT

Mitigating enterprise risks - the war against cyber criminals

Cyber attacks on businesses today are a clear and present risk to any enterprise. No company is immune and becoming cyber-secure is now a business imperative, necessitating the adoption of a strategic, business-focused methodology. Businesses must treat cyber security as a primary concern, developing security-positive cultures and instilling in members of staff the importance of vigilance and protection. To mitigate against cyber threats, enterprises need to ensure that their risk assessment frameworks are broad-based and effectively identify all technology risks. Cyber risk assessments should become an integral component of an enterprise's risk assessment process, together with more traditional credit, portfolio, market risk and the like. Risks which affect the operations and/or brand identity of a company must be afforded priority status. 

Risk management Business conversation
  • Clayton KYD - Bureau Veritas, Head IT&IS Africa
  • Amit Roy - Atos, Head of Cybersecurity Practice for Middle-East, Turkey and Africa (META) 

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