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The theme for the 2015 Investment Seminar is “Exploring Economic Growth through Cross Border Trade”. The Investment Seminar will be a one-day event providing a platform for discussion and debate, thus showcasing opportunity in each of the four partner regions. The primary objective will be on creating dialogue between economic role players in the public and private sectors on investment opportunities and the climate of doing business across borders.

PROGRAMME - HOTEL SAVOY MAHE ISLAND, SEYCHELLES FRIDAY, 31 JULY 2015

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR  Ms Gugulethu Cele - CNBC Anchor

08h00 – 08h50

REGISTRATION
08h50 – 09h00

WELCOMEADDRESS
Honourable Minister Michael Benstrong

09h00 – 09h10east3ROUTE  DESTINATION DVD
09h10 – 09h40

THE 2015 east3ROUTE ECONOMIC REPORT
Dr Jennifer Houghton - University ofKwaZulu-Natal

09h40 – 09h55ADDRESS
The Honourable Premier Senzo Mchunu
Premier ofKwaZulu-Natal Province, Republic of SouthAfrica
09h55 – 10h25KEYNOTEADDRESS
His Excellency PresidentJames Michel
President of the Republicof the Seychelles
10h25 – 10h40

Tea Break

10h40 – 11h00

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES DVD

11h00 – 11h20EconomicAnalysis of the SADC Region and how this impacts on South Africa (KZN), Swaziland,Mozambique and the Seychelles
Dr Johan Van Den Heever
South AfricanReserve Bank - Head: Economic Reviews and Statistics
11h20 – 12h05

PANEL DISCUSSION: Infrastructure, the blue economy as a catalyst for investment and jobcreation
Panellists:
Seychelles:    Mr Philippe Michaud
- Special Advisor to Minister of Finance, Trade and Blue Economy
Mozambique:  Mr Nuno Maposse- Manager Information: Centro de Promocao de Investimentos
South Africa:  Mr Pumi Motsoahae - CEO Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone
                      
Ms Trudie Nichols - Partner, Bowman Gilfillan
Swaziland: Mr Bhekisisa Manyatsi - Inland Clearance Depot Manager: Swaziland Railway

12h05 – 13h05Case study: Airline global reach into markets and the benefits ofthe airlift strategy
                   Mr Andrew Robinson – Norton Rose Fullbright

PANEL DISCUSSION: Integrated Airlift Strategy and how this encourages Tourism Developmentand Access
Speakers:
Seychelles:        Captain David Savy - Global Consulting: Advisor toSeychelles on Aviation Policy
Mozambique:    Mr Aιrcio Chambule - Mozambican Civil Aviation Institute
South Africa:    Mr Hamish Erskine - Acting CEO: Dube Trade Port Industrial DevelopmentCorporation
Swaziland:        Mr Solomon Dube - Director General: Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority

13h05 – 14h05Lunch Session - Opportunity for Business toBusiness networking session
13h45 – 15h30MINISTERIAL SESSION: Made for TV - Power Lunch, CNBC

TOPIC: Policy Environment to improve investment landscape in the east3ROUTE region

Panel:
Seychelles:  Honourable Mr MichaelBenstrong - Ministerfor Investment, Entrepreneurship Development & Business Innovation,
Mozambique: Honourable Ms Ana Comuane -Minister of Culture and Tourism
KwaZulu-Natal:  Honourable Mr Mike Mabuyakhulu, MPP -  MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and EnvAffairs,
Swaziland: HonourableMr Gideon Dlamini - Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade

15h05 – 15h20VOTE OF THANKS: Ms Ina Cronjι - Board Chairperson - Trade & InvestmentKwaZulu-Natal