Fifth Annual South Africa Tomorrow Investors Conference Reinforces That South Africa Remains Open for Business

Nov 09, 2017

- Standard Bank Sponsors New York City Event to Bring South African Corporates, Government Leaders and International Investors Together - 

JOHANNESBURG, Thursday 9 November 2017 – Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank by assets, is sponsoring the fifth annual South Africa Tomorrow Investors Conference, which brings together South African business executives, key government officials and labour representatives to make the case for investment in South Africa. The annual event, which takes place in New York City on 9-10 November, is led by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and is co-sponsored by the South African National Treasury, Old Mutual and UBS. 

The conference organizers have assembled an agenda that illustrates South Africa is “open for business” and conveys a sense of optimism about the country’s economic prospects.  This year, the leading offshore conference for institutional investors interested in South Africa will feature presentations from prominent South African government officials and policy markets, as well as panels by South African industry leaders. The event will also allow time for group meetings and one-on-one interactions between investors and with South African company representatives.

Standard Bank will be represented by Corporate and Investment Banking Chief Executive Kenny Fihla. Heading the government delegation is South Africa’s Finance Minister, the Honorable Malusi Gigaba, South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago and JSE Chairman Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita. Also attending the conference will be UBS Head of Emerging Markets Strategy Geoff Dennis, Anheuser-Busch Inbev CEO Carlos Brito, Imperial Holdings CEO Mark Lamberti, Remgro CEO Jannie Durand, Old Mutual Emerging Markets CEO Peter Moyo, Transnet Group CFO Garry Pita, National Treasury Head of Asset and Liabilities Anthony Julies and Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith and more.

Standard Bank CEO of Corporate and Investment Banking Kenny Fihla said, “South Africa continues to have strong infrastructure and sophisticated manufacturing and logistical capacity, making it the best base from which investors can explore the rest of the sub-Saharan Africa. There is no better platform to showcase this to North American investors than SA Tomorrow. With a 155 year history of supporting the African market, we remain committed to serving the South African and African corporations as they continue to grow and look to international investors for ongoing capital commitments.” 

Twelve corporations are expected to participate in this year’s event, several of whom for which it will be their first time. In addition, more than 80 different investors interested in opportunities are expected to attend. 

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