South Africa is open for business

Oct 03, 2016

A group of leading South African business executives, key government officials and labour representatives are in New York to tell the South African investment story to international investors.

Standard Bank, in partnership with the South African National Treasury, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Old Mutual and UBS, are sponsoring the fourth annual SA Tomorrow Investor Conference, which takes place in New York on Tuesday 4 October and Wednesday 5 October.

The key objective of the conference is to showcase South Africa as an investment destination and to highlight that South Africa is “open for business”. Progress on initiatives to achieve fiscal consolidation and structural reform will be discussed by senior policymakers, corporate executives and labour representatives.

The SA Tomorrow Conference provides a high-level business networking platform for engagement between South African policymakers, senior executives from South Africa’s top listed companies and investment professionals at institutional fund managers.

Heading the South African government delegation is Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Standard Bank is represented by Group Chief Executive Sim Tshabalala. Also at the conference are Liberty CEO Thabo Dloti, Chairman of the JSE Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King, Old Mutual Chief Executives Bruce Hemphill, Barclays Absa CEO Maria Ramos, Telkom chairman Jabu Mabuza, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama, Imperial Holding CEO Mark Lamberti and Sasol joint CEOs Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell.

Business Leadership SA is represented by its CEO Thero Setiloane,  the Chamber of Mines by CEO Roger Baxter, Nactu by its President Joseph Maqhekeni and Fedusa by Secretary General Dennis George.

Over 100 American institutional investors are expected at the conference.

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