GIBS Campus Conference: Navigating the Intersection of Energy, Economy, and Infrastructure for Business Success | Thursday, 23 March 2023

GIBS Campus Conference 2023

Energy and Infrastructure, the backbones of a healthy economy
Energy supply and sound infrastructure are fundamental to achieving economic growth. The interconnectedness and interdependencies between the two are irrefutable, with the country now experiencing the knock-on effects of failing and poorly maintained infrastructure. South Africa is not only in the midst of an energy crisis but also feeling the impact of compromised water supply, logistics, supply chain, pipelines, and technology.

What is the short- and long-term trajectory? Is the government committed to change, and if not, how do we build resilience into these business risks? Join us as we discuss these topics further.

Conference topics:

  • Taking Stock: Business and the Economy
  • The Infrastructure Scorecard
  • Funding, Maintaining, and Developing Infrastructure
  • Mitigating Against Further Failing Infrastructure:
    • Water and Sanitation
    • Road, Rail, Freight, Agriculture, Information, and Communication Technology
  • Smart Cities of the Future
  • Finding Pockets of Excellence, Investment Opportunities, and Growth

This conference is proudly powered by PPT Training Online.

Conference speakers:

  • Thomas Garner, Chairperson, South African Independent Power Producers Association.
  • Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe, Chief Executive Officer, South African National Energy Development Institute.
  • Steven Kaplan, President, South African Institution of Civil Engineering.
  • Kadri Nassiep, Executive Director (Energy) at City of Cape Town.
  • Zeph Nhleko, Chief Economist, Development Bank of Southern Africa.
  • Prof Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Ruse Moleshe, Founder and  MD, RUBK.
  • Sanjeev Raghubir, Group Sustainability Manager, Shoprite Holdings.
  • Wandile Sihlobo, Chief Economist, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa.
  • Gina Schoeman, Economist, Head of CEEMEA, Head of SA Research, Citi.
  • Bongi Ngoma: Head of Audit, National Office of the Auditor-General.
  • Pat Semenya, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Risk Management South Africa.
  • Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Road Freight Association.
  • Lungile Mashele, Energy Economist.
  • Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Head of Infrastructure South Africa, Office of the President.
  • ​James Holley, CEO, Traxtion.
  • Prof Anthony Turton, Professor at the Centre for Environmental Management at the University of the Free State.

Discounts: Book and pay for five delegates and receive one free seat. 

For the agenda, click here.


GIBS Business School

26 Melville Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196

Event Starts

03/23/2023 8:00am

Event Ends

03/23/2023 4:00pm

Ticket Cost

Contact Person

Belinda Boxall


+27 11 771 4318