Address: CSIR ICC, Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria, Pretoria, 0001

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SUSTAINABLE CITIES AFRICA CONFERENCE 2019

Day 2 (25 June 2019)
Time: 9:00 - 14:00
Programme Director: Thabang Mashigo, Global Speaker and Business Strategist

The key objective of the Paris Agreement, as it affects Africa, is to drive and fund a knowledge and technology transfer to
develop Climate-Smart Resilient Cities. This technology transfer is already underway through the green economy, and requires greater levels of facilitation by more advanced cities that are leading by implementing smart sustainable service delivery and by creating intelligent private sector-enabling policy frameworks.

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time

9:00 - 9:20 - Welcome Address (TBC)

9:20 - 9:40 Opening Address - Minister, Envionmental Affairs

The Panel (9:45 - 11:15) 

• UNIDO

• Council for Geocsiences

• Patson Malisa, Deputy President, Economic, Social &  Cultural Council, African Union 

• Acheing Ojwang, CEO, Global Compact SA

11:15 - 11:45 Tea. Exhibition Viewing. Networking

The Panel (12:00 - 13:00)

- Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice Chancellor, University  of Johannesburg

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch. Exhibition Viewing. Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time
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ENERGY SEMINAR

Day 2 (25 June 2019)
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Programme Director: TBC

Policy debates in SA’s energy sector are becoming increasingly polarised, but it is critical to ensure broad participation if we want to re-imagine the energy sector and solve SA’s energy crisis.

The Panel (14:00 - 17:00)

- Corrie van der Wath, CEO, Matleng Energy Solutions

- Melusile Ndlovu, Capacity Building Specialist, USAID/ SA-LED Programme, Chemonics International

- Nhlanhla Ngidi, Head of Electricity and Energy, South African Local Government Association (Salga)

- Hartmut Winkler, Professor, Department of Physics,  University of Johannesburg

- South African Wind Energy  Association (SAWEA)

- Oluwole Olutola, Postdoctoral research fellow, African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburg

17:00 Cocktails and Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


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ENABLING A SUSTAINABLE
FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Day 2 (25 June 2019)
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Programme Director: TBC

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers huge potential to transform and realign our economies and societies. There
is an increasing realisation that the 4IR could also exacerbate problems for people and the planet”

The Panel (14:00 - 16:30) 

- Garth Williams, Technology Innovation Agency

- Pravashen Naidoo, CEO, eWaste Africa

- Herman Singh, Founder and CEO, Furture Advisory 

- Brand SA

- Dr Sabelo Mhlanga, Founder and CEO, SabiNanoU, (Pty) Ltd

- Dudu Mkhwanazi, Project Isizwe

Dr Petrus de Kock, General Manager: Research, Brand South Africa

17:00 Cocktails and Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time
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SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SMART CITIES
SEMINAR

Day 2 (25 June 2019)
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Programme Director: TBC

City planners in emerging and developed economies are recognising the importance of technological solutions to
logistical problems and as a means to improve the standard of living. The key to smart city implementation is the successful collaboration between the public and private sectors, with a substantial focus on incorporating and utilising new  technologies.

The Panel (14:00 - 16:30)

- Jacques du Toit, CEO, Vox Telecom

- Sikhumbuzo Ncgobo, Associate Director: Technology, Public Sector, Deloitte

- Arthur Goldstuck, MD, World Wide Worx

- Reggie Nxumalo, General Manager, Philips Lighting Southern Africa

- Edwin Diender, Vice President, Government and  Public Utility Sector, Huawei Enterprise Business Group

- Raja Moudgil, General Manager, Signify Southern Africa

16:30 - Cocktails and Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


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SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCE SEMINAR

Day 2 (25 June 2019)
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Programme Director: Garth Barnes

Water related risk includes direct physical risks, droughts and floods, threats to storage and supply infrastructure. Social
risks include water access and allocations and for business, production is at risk.

The Panel (14:00 - 16:30) 

- Dr Michelle Kruger, Associate Director, CSV Water

- Marc van Olst, Principal, McKinsey & Company

- Graham Trusler, CEO, Digby Wells Environmental

- Nick Mannie, Technical Director: Waste, Aurecon

- Sean Flanagan, CEO, Aveng Water

- Dr Valerie Naidoo, Chairman, Water Institute of  Southern Africa (WISA)

- Sally Braham, SRK Consulting

17:00 Cocktails and Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY SEMINAR

Day 2 ( 25 June 2019)
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Programme Director: TBC

It starts with proactive well-planned, modally intelligent transport infrastructure, and extends to safe, reliable, and
integrated public transport.

The Panel (14:00 - 16:30)

- Department of Environmental Affairs

- Dr Noleen Pisa, Head of Department: Department of  Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg

- Matthew Gaylard, Environmental Consultant and  Project Manager, Linkd Environmental Services 

- South African Cities Network

17:00 Cocktails and Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


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VISION ZERO WASTE SEMINAR

Day 2 (26 June 2019)
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Programme Director: TBC

The rising real and actual cost of landfilling and the limitation of landfill space is driving home the reality that waste management based on a disposal orientated linear paradigm will simply not be feasible nor acceptable in the future.

The Panel (9:00 - 11:00) 

- Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa

- Johan van den Berg, MD, Averda South Africa 

- Dr Crispian Olver, Founder & CEO, Linked Environmental Services

11:00 - 11:30 Tea, Exhibition Viewing, Networking

The Panel (11:30 - 12:30) 

- Prof Jacques Snyman, Associate Professor and HoD:  Civil Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology. Academic/Industry Consultant

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing, Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY SEMINAR

Day 2 (26 June 2019)
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Programme Director: TBC

Issues pertaining to long-term water supply and food security come into sharp focus for every citizen, and not just for farmers and agriprocessors. While water is a major factor in the move towards sustainable agricultural practices, high energy prices and questionable soil quality are other factors forcing planners to re-think their strategies. Financing
and access to markets are further factors that must be addressed in establishing a truly sustainable agricultural sector.

The Panel (9:00 - 11:00)

- Department of Science and Technology (DST)

- Dr Shadrack Moephuli, CEO & President, Agricultural  Research Council (ARC) 

- Johan Janse van Rensburg, CEO, DOW Agrosciences

- Hamlet Hlomendlini, Senior Agricultural Economist Specialist, Absa Agribusiness

11:00 - 11:30 Tea, Exhibition Viewing, Networking

The Panel (11:30 - 12:15)

- Wandile Sihlobo, Head Agricultural Economist, Agbiz

- Tshiamo Dichabe, Managing Director, Commercial  Agriculture Youth Chamber

- Ntuthu Mbiko-Motshegoa, Chairperson, AFASA National Women’s Desk

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch. Exhibition Viewing. Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time


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RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DIALOGUE

Day 3 (26 June 2019)
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Programme Director: TBC

More than any other sector, businesses in the toruism sector can benefit from operational efficiencies affected by green demand.

The Panel (9:00 - 11:00) 

- Department of Tourism

- City of Tshwane

- IDC

- Dr Crispian Olver, Founder & CEO, Linkd Environmental Services

11:00 - 11:30 Tea. Exhibition Viewing. Networking

The Panel (11:30 - 12:30) 

- TBC

- TBC

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch, Exhibition Viewing, Networking

Please Note: This is a Provisional Programme and will be subject to change from time to time
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