Here are the details of the second BizNews Investment conference at the Champagne Sports resort in the Central Drakensberg (four hour drive from Jhb; two hours from Durban). The format is highly interactive with each presentation comprising of a 20 minute keynote from the podium; 20 minutes interview with BizNews founder Alec Hogg; and 20 minutes Q&A with the audience. Speakers also participate as delegates so are also available for casual interaction with other participants.

The cost is R7 500 per single delegate; or R12 500 for couple sharing. Should Covid-19 related restrictions be required, priority will be given to early bookings.

The provisional programme (please click on the speaker’s name for more detail)

Tuesday 31 August 2021 –

2pm onwards – Delegates check in at Champagne Sports Resort.

6-7pm – Poolside talk by Rob Caskie (historian, storyteller): Leadership lessons from the Shackleton Expedition to the South Pole.

7pm onwards – Poolside dinner

Wednesday 1st September 2021 –

8 – 9 am                      –  Opening address – Mmusi Maimane: Engineering SA’s turnaround

9 – 10 am                    – Magda Wierzycka: Entrepreneurship in the era of State Capture 

10 – 10:30 am              –  Break for tea/message catchup

10:30 – 11:30 am         –  Hans Otterling: African tech companies – a fat pitch opportunity

11:30 – 12:30 pm        –  Martin Freeman: Whether or not to emigrate from South Africa

12:30 – 1:30 pm          –  Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm            –  Nick Hudson: True cost to SA of Covid-19 lockdowns

3:15 pm                       – Special concert for the BizNews community by the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir in the auditorium at their famous school (5km away)

6 – 7 pm                      – Pre-dinner drinks and The Qhubeka story by Anthony Fitzhenry

7 – 8 pm                      – Dinner

8 pm onwards             – Wine and Whisky appreciation with Carrie Adams

Thursday 2nd September 2021 – 

8 – 9 am                      – Rob Hersov: Investing in SA today – a rational perspective

9 – 10 am                    – Magnus Heystek: The powerful case for offshore investing for SAs

10 – 10:15 am             – TEA BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 am        – Piet ViljoenInvestment ideas in an age of financial repression

12:15 onwards            – David Carte Memorial (at SA’s 29th best golf course)/Mountain Biking/SPA treatments

7pm                             – Closing dinner (fine dining)

Friday 3rd September 2021 –

Breakfast and check out by 11am

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