2017 South Africa-Italy Summit/Indaba


Fourth edition
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24-25, 2017
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg Hotel
(191 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa).

South Africa-Italy Summit/Indaba
The Summit brings together a selected community of CEOs, leading economists and governmental authorities from Italy, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa to strength strategic and business relationship.

South Africa – Italy Summit 2017 edition sessions:

1. Decipher a shifting geo-economic scenario
2. Promoting railways and intermodal connectivity
3. Energy investments and infrastructure for a sustainable Africa
4. Discussing the future of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
5. Leaders today
6. “Made in Italy” meets “Made in Africa” (Automotive, food processing; furniture, fashion; …).

A Gala Dinner (location tbd) and a reception cocktail at the Residence of the Italian Ambassador in Pretoria will provide further opportunities for networking and interaction.
Additional side activities will be organized on Thursday and Friday (October 26 – 27), with the goal of providing guests with hands-on experience on South African business opportunities (industry roundtables, company visits, celebrations for Oliver Tambo’s centennial, and others upon Partners’request).

Selected speakers

Paolo Borzatta (Senior Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti), Matteo Brambilla (Managing Director Africa, Building Energy), Rosetta Chabala (CEO, ZAMEFA),  Marcus Cornaro (Ambassador of EU to South Africa), Benedetto Della Vedova (Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy), Riccardo Delleani (CEO, Olivetti), Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner, The European House – Ambrosetti), Pietro Giovanni Donnici (Ambassador of Italy to Pretoria), Alec Erwin (Chairman, UBU Investment Holdings; former Minister of Public Enterprises and former Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa), Siyabonga Gama (Group Chief Executive, Transnet), Mateyo C. Kaluba (Group CEO, Industrial Development Corporation, Zambia), Peter Malungani (Chairman, Peu Group), David Malemolla Makhura (Premier of Gauteng, South Africa), Luigi Michi (Director, Strategy and Development, Terna), Riccardo Maria Monti (Chairman, Italferr), Felix Mutati (Minister of Finance, Zambia), Tseke Nkadimeng (CEO, Afric Oil), Nomatemba Tambo (Ambassador of South Africa to Rome), Stergomena Tax (Executive Secretary, SADC), Lindiwe Zulu (Minister of Small Business Development, South Africa).

Participation in the South – Africa Italy Summit 2017 is strictly reserved to CEOs and upon invitation only

Additional participants from the same company will be allowed to follow the Summit working sessions from the Delegates Room.


For more information, please contact:
➢ African based participants: Nico de Kockinfo@grownconsulting.co.za, Tel. 0861 102 182
➢ European based participants: Eleonora Magnani southafrica.italy.summit@ambrosetti.eu, Tel. +39 02 46753.303