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Blue Economy In South Africa & Sweden

September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Blue Economy In South Africa & Sweden – Welcome!

The South African Embassy, South African Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with the Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce (SSACC) and Swedocean welcome you to a business seminar to facilitate interaction between the Swedish and South African businesses in the Blue Economy

The aim of the seminar is to bring together the South African and Swedish companies, key-players and stakeholders in the field of the blue economy to explore partnerships, networking, technology transfer, knowledge sharing and benchmarking.

Furthermore, to allow small and big corporations from both countries in the specific sectors of the blue economy such as marine transport, marine protection services, aquaculture and offshore oil & gas exploration to engage each other with the objective of identifying opportunities and possible areas of collaborations.

Key Note Speakers: Dean Hoff, Director DTI; Rep TBC, Executive Transnet; Fulu Mphuthi, MD 5Walls; Lennart Fougelberg, President Swedocean; Johan Trouvé, MD West Sweden Chamber of Commerce; Rep TBC, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management; South Africa Oil & Gas Association, Niall Kramer; ABB rep TBC

Location: Göteborg
Svenska Sjöräddningssällskapet
Date: 14th September 2017
(15th September Study Visit for SA Delegation)



Content 13th – 15th September

Wed 13th 19:00: (optional) Meet & Greet the South African Delegation Clarion Post Hotel 

Thurs 14th Part 1

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee/Tea Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Welcome Remarks SSACC and Ambassador Radebe
9:20 – 11:30 Presentations from DTI, Transnet, SA Ministry of Environment and 5Walls
11:30 – 12:00 Q&A/Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:10 Presentations from Swedocean, Offshore West, (reserved time for selected Swedish companies t.b.c)
14:10 – 14:25 FIKA
14:25 – 15:10 Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, West Sweden Chamber of Commerce, (reserved time for selected Swedish companies t.b.c)
15:15 – 15:55 One-on-One Meetings and Match Making
16:00 – 16:30 Panel Discussion Q&A
16:30 – 16:45 Closing Remarks (SSACC and Ambassador Radebe)

End of Proceedings

17:15 – 18:30: Mingle (same venue), Sneak preview exclusive wine testing of South African Black-owned wine brands

(more details on the program to follow)


Friday 15th 8:00am – 12noon: Study visit TBC (Volvo penta (marine engine factory) and/or Emtunga offshore platform (“housing”))

Secure your place and RSVP now to info@ssacc.se


This event is free of charge
No show penalty of SEK 400 + VAT


Attendance from South Africa and Sweden: Companies (Large, medium & small); Research Institutes/Universities; Company Clusters; Chambers of Commerce; Transnet (Gov. Owned Infrastructure); Department of Trade & Industry; Embassies (South African & Adjacent)





September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm


Embassy of South Africa in Sweden


Långedrags Värdshus AB
Talattagatan 24 426 76 Sweden + Google Map