*Please note that although the core of the programme has been finalised, certain refinements to topics and sequencing of presentations may still have to be made and/or speakers confirmed.
08h30: Registration, Coffee/Tea
08h50 – 09h00: Welcome & Introductions: Con Korsten – CEO Built Environment Professions Export Council.
09h00 – 09h45: How to access grant funding for feasibility studies from the DTI Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP). Also some practical examples of successes of the programme, i.e. from application to the Secretariat, adjudication and approval, creation of a bankable feasibility study, securing of funding, ECIC insurance & guarantees (if applicable), and implementation. Also an overview of the dti Export Marketing & Investment Assistance initiatives (EMIA): Hawie Viljoen – Chief Director: Competitiveness Improvement Cluster (DTI).
09h45 – 10h30: The DBSA’s available project development funding budget. Also Africa Strategy and overview of DBSA funded and supported infrastructure projects (focus on Transportation, Civil & Building Construction, Water & Sanitation, Mining, Energy, ICT, and Agriculture Sectors) on the African continent: Elliot L Monama – Principal Project Preparation Specialist – Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).
10h30 – 11h10: The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as a partner for the financing of industrial development, and overview of IDC funded and supported infrastructure projects on the African continent outside of South Africa. Also how the funding of projects can be supported by the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC): Ashley Peterson – Business Development Manager – IDC.
11h10 – 11h30: Coffee / Tea / Snacks:
11h30 – 12h10: How Nedbank as a commercial bank funds different types of projects, for example development vs commercial projects, large infrastructure (from civil, to mining, to oil & gas, etc). Also from the bank’s perspective which countries in Africa, outside of South Africa, currently provide the most attractive enabling environments for investors, and lastly one or two practical examples (case studies) of projects funded and implemented by Nedbank Capital: Mr Terry Makhubele – Principal Export Credit Finance (Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking)
12h10 – 13h00: Insurance cover on risks associated with investments and loan finance and how Built Environment Professionals (BEP) can leverage or use ECIC products to assist with project development and the financing of projects, focussing specifically on the exporting of professional services and capital goods from South Africa into the African continent. Also some practical examples of how SA INC can competitively bid on projects if the linkages between the DFI’s and the ECIC work effectively: Chris Thirion – Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC).
Q & A session and Closing remarks: