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Making your voice heard

Wednesday 1 November 

It is with great pleasure that the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in South Africa invites you to a three hours highly informative session.


Shaping public policy in uncertain times workshop.

Our South African Constitutional democracy actively promotes the idea of public consultation. Over 40 Bills are currently waiting to be processed further in the legislative process, some of them with far reaching consequences for private companies. Current examples, such as the Copyright Amendment Bill and the suggested new Mining Charter have shown the importance of proactive engagement with government and the public opinion.
Understanding the commercial, political and socio-economic landscape, and correspondingly shaping perceptions and contributing to the development and enhancement of policies and regulations have become a key priority for locally active private and public companies.
We are proud to present this workshop to you, which provides three speakers who will update you on the latest regulatory aspects in infrastructure, share first-hand experience in terms of the importance of public participation, recent constructive interactions between government and private sector and, last not least, how to proactively get involved in upcoming legislative initiatives that will require input. The workshop format will provide sufficient room for questions and discussions.
Our speakers are:

Claire Barclay, partner Pinsent Masons and  a public law and infrastructure specialist, will focus on selected regulatory blockages to getting private sector investment in infrastructure in South Africa. (30 min + Q&A)
Ignaz Fuesgen, Director Ascend Strategic Communications and former Senior Advisor to the EU Chamber of Commerce. His focus will be on an introduction to the concrete aspects of lobbying and advocacy in South Africa, including case studies where the European business community has entered into successful dialogues with government. (60 min + Q&A)
Langa Manqele, Chairman of the Black Management Forum (“BMF”) Gauteng and Manager: Equities and Equity Derivatives at the JSE. He will talk about the dialogue platforms BMF has established with government and current focus areas for policy development. (45 min + Q&A) 

DATE:  Wednesday, 1 November 2017

TiME: 7h30 for 8h00 until 11h

Pinsent Masons, 61 Katherine Street, Sandton

PRICE: R250 per members, R450 non-members


RSVP  by 26 October

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Have you heard from the benefits of being a Member of the Spanish Chamber?
  • Discounts on flight tickets with IBERIA in their connection JHB-MADRID. Exclusive for Members and their relatives!
  • Discounts for Members and their relatives in Language Schools in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  • Discounts in the International fees for MBA and Executive MBA at UCT Graduate School of Business
  • Discounts in Hotels: Protea Hotel Balalaika, Holiday Inn Sandton, NH Hotels in Cape Town and more!
Furthermore, you have access to all the events hosted by us and our network, giving you the possibility to expand your data base and promote your business.

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