2018 Theme and Purpose:
Spreading an idea or a new behaviour is like spreading fire. Sustainable development is one of these new ways of thinking and doing that should be fuelled and shared like fire. If you keep on steadily fueling it, you can share it. If you don’t, it will die out and you won’t have any fire left.
This year’s African Sustainability Summit are looking at cross industry African examples of how we share our SD fire to ensure it burns brighter towards the 2030 goals and become a beacon of inspiration.
In a growing economy where enterprise supplier development, SME development, preferential procurement, inclusive economical growth and the need for job creation and economical stability is the hot (and necessary) topics, Summit 2018 will unpack and demonstrate how enhancing value chain performance through a circular economy approach not only brings about sustainable and agile businesses, but provides opportunities that answers to all the topics on the table.
We will also tell the unheard stories of African excellence in furthering sustainable business development.
Summit 2017 Images – Artist James Durno’s mural of the programme
Programme high-lights for 2018 include
Trade & Investment KZN Panel Discussion: Sharing your fire in Africa – Promoting Trade and Investment for the creation of regional supply chains -The KwaZulu-Natal case study
Mr Ndivhuhu Raphulu Director of the National Clean Production Centre (NCPC), CSIR Implementation Unit) and President of RCEP Africa
Mr Johnny Muteba, Founder & CEO of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce
Dr Marko Saravanja, Chairman of Regenesys Business School