Top Empowerment Virtual Conference

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Learn why its important to give clarity to companies and in particularly leaders in businesses in formulating your strategies to get your business through COVID-19 and prosperous into the future.

You will learn about Transformation strategies for success, The problem is leaders in businesses are coping with so much uncertainty that it's very difficult to plan for the future. In particular how does one plan for transformation success in your business, Well there is a way.... and we will be addressing that at this conference.

The biggest issue facing businesses right now is managing their cash flow, businesses often think that implementing a transformation strategy requires a significant cash outflow. Well that's not necessarily the case, Its possible to implement very effective transformation strategies without impacting your balance sheet, 

Companies also have to deal with policy uncertainty, at the summit Ministers will be speaking about Government policy and the interventions that government are going to be implementing to support small and medium enterprises, It will be critical to understand exactly were these policies are going and how one can maximise the opportunity.

For Transformation success to really work companies will need to work together in a win - win environment, the only way that is possible is you get Government on one hand and business on the other, to work together, to create and unlock opportunities that lift small and medium enterprises. The only way for small and medium businesses to get that right is understand the policy framework in which business and government is working and make use of the opportunities that are available.

To often small and medium enterprises are not aware of the opportunities by transformation strategies, Get a chance to talk one-on-one with Speakers, attendees. Often is large summits like this attendees never get a chance to talk to the speakers and engage in meaningful conversation. So bring your questions, bring the challenges you are facing and let's find actionable solutions for you. We look forward to seeing you.

Gearing South African towards an all-inclusive economy through transformation.

Why B-BBEE Transformation is NOW - For both a Individual and an Organisation


9 Reasons You Should Attend

 
1. We've got some major industry rockstars' speaking. Check them out below, and while you're at it give this behind-the-scenes post from 2019 a peruse.

2. We're serving up the kind of insights you know you'll need for the rest of 2020 and beyond, including: 'Employer Brand During COVID-19 and Beyond' from Mteto Nyati, CEO of Altron. Check out the below.

3. Plus, after each talk you'll have the chance to ask any burning questions during our live Q&A!

4. We've got major online networking opportunities at our fabulous Fast-Track Networking breakout sessions, where you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with sponsors, partners, speakers, and delegates. Get ready and read our post on 3 Steps on How to Successfully E-Network.

5. This virtual conference is 100% powered by the magic of the internet. So, no plane ticket or real pants required. Visit our FAQ page for more information.

6. Meet and great our spectacular partners at their virtual booths and breakaways, including Nedbank, Samsung, Old Mutual, and more.

7. Even if you can't make it for the two-day live event, your ticket purchase includes access to all Top Empowerment Virtual videos, so you can snag those insights anytime, anywhere.

8. We really would love to have you there! Every year Top Empowerment is a networking event between, fellow CEO’s peeps, and the transformation and empowerment community. You seriously won't want to miss it.

9. Walk away with key actions to implement in your business - learn the how of top empowered leaders.

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Schedule

· Stage
Organiser's Introduction - Ralf Fletcher, CEO, Topco Media
Welcome to the 2020 Top Empowerment Virtual Conference
Ralf Fletcher
· Stage
How to develop an all inclusive economy through education and skills development - Iain Williamson, CEO of Old Mutual Limited
Opening Address by Iain Williamson, CEO of Old Mutual
Iain Williamson
· Stage
The future of education in Africa post COVID-19 - Vuyo Mpako, Chief Digital and Data Officer, Old Mutual Limited; Godwin Khosa, CEO of National Education Collaboration Trust; Masego Madzwamuse, CEO, Southern Africa Trust; Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Hon Commissioner of Education, Lagos State, Nigeria; Seliki Tlhabane , Chief Director, Maths, Science and Technology (MST) and Curriculum Enhancement Programmes; Mich-Seth Owusu, Africa Union Commission (AUC); Kanyisa Diamond, Senior Project Manager of the Old Mutual Education Flagship Project
Panel Discussion hosted by Old Mutual Limited
Nozipho Tshabalala Vuyo Mpako Godwin Khoza Masego Madzwamuse Folasade Adefisayo Mich-Seth Owusu Seliki  Tlhabane
· Stage
Fireside Chat with Mandisa Mathobela, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Old Mutual Limited; Fikile Kuhlase, Head Old Mutual Limited Foundation & Leonie Sampson, Head Old Mutual Education Trust
Fireside Chat
Fikile	 Kuhlase Mandisa 	 Mathobela
· Expo
Exhibition Break
Visit our Virtual Expo Booths to interact with our sponsors and partners
· Networking
Fast-track Networking
Visit the Networking tab to meet with delegates, attendees & sponsors
· Stage
Why transformation is as relevant now as it was in 1994 - Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)
Case Study
Busisiwe Mavuso
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)
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Lucas Diremela Busisiwe Mavuso
· Stage
Scaling affordable high-quality education throughout South Africa - Robert Paddock, Founder & CEO of Valenture Institute
Case Study by Robert Paddock, Founder & CEO of Valenture Institute
Robert Paddock
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Robert Paddock, Founder & CEO, Valenture Institute
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Lucas Diremela Robert Paddock
· Stage
Employer brand during COVID-19 and beyond - Mteto Nyati, CEO of Altron
Case study by Mteto Nyati, CEO of Altron
Mteto Nyati
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Mteto Nyati, CEO, Altron
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Ralf Fletcher Mteto Nyati
· Stage
The Future of BEE: Has a global health pandemic caused a seismic shift in local political and public support for black economic empowerment and will changes to legislation follow? - Kganki Matabane, CEO of Black Business Council
Case study by Kganki Matabane, CEO of Black Business Council
Kganki Matabane
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Kganki Matabane, CEO, Black Business Council
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Karla  Fletcher Kganki Matabane
· Stage
Localisation in support of economic growth and as an instrument of broadening inclusivity in the economy - Eustace Mashimbye CEO of Proudly South African
Case Study by Eustace Mashimbye CEO of Proudly South African
Eustace Mashimbye
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Eustace Mashimbye, CEO, Proudly SA
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Lucas Diremela Eustace Mashimbye
· Expo
Exhibition Break
Visit our Virtual Expo Booths to interact with our sponsors and partners
· Networking
Fast-track Networking Break
Visit the Networking tab to meet with delegates, attendees & sponsors
· Stage
The Transformation of the African economy: What does a new and improved economy look like? - Bonang Mohale, Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Professor of Practice in the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) College of Business and Economics and Chairman of The Bidvest Group Limited
Case Study by Bonang Mohale
Bonang Mohale
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Bonang Mohale, Former Executive at BLSA, Shell SA, Sanlam and SAA
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Ralf Fletcher Bonang Mohale
· Stage
Strategies for transformation success - Murray Chabant, CEO, Signa Group
Case Study
Murray Chabant
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Murray Chabant, CEO, Signa Group
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Lucas Diremela Murray Chabant
· Stage
The unseen civil society organisations: How the health pandemic revealed the value of organised community development programmes - Thamo Mzobe, CEO, National Development Agency
Case Study
Thamo Mzobe
· Stage
The pandemic recovery tool-kit...How entrepreneurs can not only survive but thrive post the COVID-19 tsunami - ● Ajay Lalu, MD, Black Lite Consulting ● Muhammadh Amod, CEO, Boon Africa ● Simpiwe Somdyala, CEO, Amadlelo Agri
Panel Discussion
Zanele Morrison Simpiwe Somdyala Muhammadh Amod Ajay Lalu
· Sessions
Live Q & A: The pandemic recovery tool-kit
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Zanele Morrison Simpiwe Somdyala Ajay Lalu Muhammadh Amod
· Stage
Closing remarks - Day 1
Ralf Fletcher
· Networking
Fast-track Networking Break
Visit the Networking tab to meet with delegates, attendees & sponsors
· Expo
Exhibition
Visit our Virtual Expo Booths to interact with our sponsors and partners
· Stage
Organiser's Welcome - Ralf Fletcher, CEO, Topco Media
Welcome to day 2 of the Top Empowerment Virtual Conference
Ralf Fletcher
· Stage
What does transformation of the higher education system look like in South Africa post COVID-19? - Professor Wiseman Lumkile Nkuhlu, Chancellor, the University of Pretoria, Chairman, KPMG
Keynote Address by Professor Wiseman Lumkile Nkuhlu, Chancellor, the University of Pretoria, Chairman, KPMG
Wiseman Nkuhlu
· Stage
How will COVID-19 affect your level 1 BBBEE scorecard - Nomalungelo Gina, Deputy Minister, Department of Trade and Industry
Keynote Address from Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina of The Department of Trade and Industry
Nomalungelo  Gina
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Professor Wiseman Lumkile Nkuhlu, Chancellor, University of Pretoria
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Ralf Fletcher Wiseman Nkuhlu
· Stage
Keynote Address by Ronald Lamola, Honourable Minister, Department of Justice and Correctional Services
Keynote Address
Ronald Lamola
· Stage
Panel Discussion: The future of transformation & inclusive growth - Khensani Nobanda, Group Executive: Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nedbank; Bongiwe Kunene, CEO, the Banking Association of South Africa (BASA); Farai Mubaiwa, Partner Management Lead for YES & Co-Founder of Africa Matters; Zanele Morrison, Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs, JSE
Panel Discussion hosted by Nedbank
Zanele Morrison Ntombi Mcoyi Khensani Nobanda Farai Mubaiwa Bongiwe Kunene
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Minister Ronald Lamola
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Lucas Diremela Karla  Fletcher Ronald Lamola
· Expo
Exhibition Break
Visit our Virtual Expo Booths to interact with our sponsors and partners
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Nedbank Panelists
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Zanele Morrison Ntombi Mcoyi Khensani Nobanda Farai Mubaiwa Bongiwe Kunene
· Networking
Networking Break
Visit the Networking tab to meet with delegates, attendees & sponsors
· Stage
Samsung Introduction by Zanele Morrison
Session Hosted by Samsung
Zanele Morrison
· Stage
Samsung Opening Address with Sello Hatang, CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation
Keynote Address
Sello Hatang
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Sello Hatang, CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation*
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Sello Hatang Ralf Fletcher
· Stage
Accelerating the future of transformation in South Africa through job creation and empowerment MODERATOR: Professor Vivienne Lawack - Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor, UWC PANELISTS: Mr Sung Yoon, President, and CEO of Samsung Africa; Lionel October, Director General, the Department of Trade and Industry; Professor José Frantz, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, University of Western Cape Mrs; Ntombikayise Ngubane, Linkages & Partnerships Manager – Coastal KZN TVET College, Samsung Engineering Academy; Sibusiso Labi, Student of web and mobile software development training @ the Future-Innovation Lab; Hlubi Shivanda, Director: Business Innovation Group and Corporate Affairs at Samsung South Africa
Panel Discussion hosted by Samsung
Sung Yoon Hlubi Shivanda José Frantz Ntombikayise Ngubane Sibusiso  Labi Vivienne Lawack
· Stage
The future of transformation: Lessons learnt from 25 years of freedom in South Africa - John Matisonn, Political Journalist & Author
Case Study
JOHN MATISONN
· Networking
Fast-track Networking
Visit the Networking tab to meet with delegates, attendees & sponsors
· Expo
Exhibition
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Samsung Panelists
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Sung Yoon Hlubi Shivanda José Frantz Ntombikayise Ngubane Vivienne Lawack Sibusiso  Labi
· Sessions
Live Q & A with John Matisonn, Political Journalist & Author
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Lucas Diremela JOHN MATISONN
· Stage
From surviving to thriving: What will the future of business look like post COVID-19? - ● Busisiwe Sithole, Group Head: Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion at Absa Group ● Cas Coovadia, CEO Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) ● Tashmia Ismail-Saville, CEO, Youth Employment Services (YES) ● Waseem Carrim, CEO, National Youth Development Agency
Panel Discussion
Ntombi Mcoyi Francis Petersen Tashmia Ismail-Saville Busisiwe Sithole Waseem Carrim
· Stage
Address: Cas Coovadia, CEO, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)
Keynote Address
Cas  Coovadia
· Sessions
Live Q & A: From surviving to thriving panel discussion
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Ntombi Mcoyi Waseem Carrim Francis Petersen Tashmia Ismail-Saville Busisiwe Sithole
· Stage
Interactive Q & A and closing remarks
Ralf Fletcher
· Expo
Exhibition
Visit our Virtual Expo Booths to interact with our sponsors and partners
· Networking
Fast-track Networking
Visit the Networking tab to meet with delegates, attendees & sponsors
· Sessions
Live Q & A with Cas Coovadia
Click the 'Sessions' tab to access the Live Q & A session
Lucas Diremela Cas  Coovadia

Speakers

Sello Hatang
Sello Hatang

CEO, Nelson Mandela Foundation

Karla  Fletcher
Karla Fletcher

Director, Topco Media

Lucas Diremela
Lucas Diremela

Moderator & Host, Top Empowerment

Nozipho Tshabalala
Nozipho Tshabalala

Conversation Strategist & Global Moderator & CNBC Africa Anchor

Hlubi Shivanda
Hlubi Shivanda

Director: Business Innovation Group and Corporate Affairs at Samsung South Africa

Sung Yoon
Sung Yoon

President and CEO of Samsung Africa

Ntombikayise Ngubane
Ntombikayise Ngubane

Linkages & Partnerships Manager, Coastal KZN TVET College, Samsung Engineering Academy

José Frantz
José Frantz

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, University of Western Cape

Khensani Nobanda
Khensani Nobanda

Group Executive: Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Nedbank

Ntombi Mcoyi
Ntombi Mcoyi

Founder & Managing Director, InRise Consulting

Ronald Lamola
Ronald Lamola

Minister of Justice & Correctional Services

Fikile	 Kuhlase
Fikile Kuhlase

Head Old Mutual Limited Foundation

Zanele Morrison
Zanele Morrison

Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, JSE

Mandisa 	 Mathobela
Mandisa Mathobela

Head of Stakeholder Relations, Old Mutual Limited

Nomalungelo  Gina
Nomalungelo Gina

Deputy Minister, Department of Trade and Industry

JOHN MATISONN
JOHN MATISONN

Political Journalist & Author

Vivienne Lawack
Vivienne Lawack

Rector and Vice Chancellor, UWC

Simpiwe Somdyala
Simpiwe Somdyala

CEO, Amadlelo Agri

Mich-Seth Owusu
Mich-Seth Owusu

Africa Union Commission (AUC)

Folasade Adefisayo
Folasade Adefisayo

Hon Commissioner of Education, Lagos State, Nigeria

Masego Madzwamuse
Masego Madzwamuse

CEO, Southern Africa Trust

Godwin Khoza
Godwin Khoza

CEO of National Education Collaboration Trust

Vuyo Mpako
Vuyo Mpako

Chief Digital and Data Officer, Old Mutual

Muhammadh Amod
Muhammadh Amod

CEO, Boon Africa

Eustace Mashimbye
Eustace Mashimbye

CEO, Proudly SA

Kganki Matabane
Kganki Matabane

CEO, Black Business Council

Iain Williamson
Iain Williamson

CEO, Old Mutual

Ralf Fletcher
Ralf Fletcher

CEO, Topco Media

Mteto Nyati
Mteto Nyati

CEO, Altron Group

Sibusiso  Labi
Sibusiso Labi

Trainee, Future Innovation Lab

Bonang Mohale
Bonang Mohale

Former CEO, BLSA

Cas  Coovadia
Cas Coovadia

CEO, Business Unity South Africa

Seliki  Tlhabane
Seliki Tlhabane

Curriculum Enhancement Programmes for the Department of Basic Education

Busisiwe Sithole
Busisiwe Sithole

Group Head: Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion at Absa Group

Bongiwe Kunene
Bongiwe Kunene

MD, BASA

Tashmia Ismail-Saville
Tashmia Ismail-Saville

CEO, Youth Employment Services (YES)

Murray Chabant
Murray Chabant

CEO, The Signa Group

Francis Petersen
Francis Petersen

Rector and Vice Chancellor, University of the Free State

Farai Mubaiwa
Farai Mubaiwa

Partner Management Lead, YES and Co-Founder Africa Matters

Busisiwe Mavuso
Busisiwe Mavuso

CEO, Business Leadership South Africa

Thamo Mzobe
Thamo Mzobe

CEO, National Development Agency

Wiseman Nkuhlu
Wiseman Nkuhlu

Chancellor, University of Pretoria

Waseem Carrim
Waseem Carrim

CEO, National Youth Development Agency

Robert Paddock
Robert Paddock

Founder and CEO at Valenture Institute

Ajay Lalu
Ajay Lalu

MD, Black Lite Consulting

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