Economic Mission to South Africa

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Economic Mission to South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town) November
21 – 26, 2017
The Polish Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the Polish Embassy in Johannesburg, WESGRO – the Tourism, Trade and Investment Agency in Cape Town and the Cape Verdean Province and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Johannesburg organize the Economic Mission to South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town ) from 21 to 26 November 2017.
The mission program provides organizations for business forums and individual business meetings in South Africa’s largest commercial and industrial centers: Johannesburg and Cape Town. During their stay in South Africa, members of the Mission will also be interviewed in selected economic institutions and ministries, which will be tailored to the industries and interests of the Mission participants.

Why South Africa?

South Africa is the largest economy on the African continent, primarily based on services and mining. South Africa’s financial sector plays the most important role, with the most developed and most advanced financial services in this part of the region. Trade and tourism, public services, transport and communication are also important. Investments in South Africa mainly concern infrastructure and construction, energy, gas and water.
The country is administratively divided into 9 provinces. Gross domestic product is highest in the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. These three provinces produce almost two-thirds of the GDP of South Africa.

Potential areas for development of cooperation between Poland and South Africa are, in particular, the mining sector, including ore enrichment and the energy sector. Other priority sectors include oil and gas extraction and processing, automotive parts production – dynamics, components for aircraft production, infrastructure, logistics, ports and the development of South African merchant shipping, in this case Poland is likely to become a key player. South Africa’s partner in human resources training. Significant investments planned in the Special Investment Zones in the areas of Durban and Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town provide an opportunity for the development of maritime cooperation.

Large development opportunities exist also in the major export sectors: construction (windows, doors, finished houses), furnishings, furniture, decorative fabrics, cosmetics, medical tools, household appliances, electronics, yachts and motorboats, parts and articles of automotive and pharmaceuticals.

Opportunities for suppliers in the construction, energy, mining and machinery and mining industries, and home furnishings provide a large government infrastructure development program valued at $ 100 billion. in the coming years.

The South African market can be attractive for virtually all consumer and food products from Poland. South Africa is also the largest investor among African countries in Poland.

According to estimates by the Polish diplomatic and trade services, in five years Poland’s turnover from South Africa could rise fivefold. This means that the value of foreign trade with South Africa may increase by $ 4 billion. /(,potencjal-rynku-wewnetrznego-rpa.html/

The program of stay of the Mission of the Polish Air Force includes:
Business Forum in South Africa, B2B conversations between Polish and South African entrepreneurs, meetings in selected ministries and government institutions, meeting with business and business circles, Business Forum and business meetings for Polish mission participants in Cape Town, B2B conversations of Polish and local entrepreneurs, business meetings in Pretoria.

The Polish Chamber of Commerce provides:
– the program of the stay, including:
– preparation of Economic Forums in Johannesburg and Cape Town
– organization of B2B meetings with potential business partners;
– organization of meetings with local government institutions;
– organizational care of the representatives of the KIG during the mission.
– full logistics service:
– flight in economy class Warsaw – Johannesburg – Cape Town – Warsaw
– airport transfers / hotel / airport
– stay in hotels in Johannesburg and Cape Town (hotel reservation for the whole group will be made by KIG, while hotel fees will be made on the spot by mission participants
– insurance
– preparation of promotional and information materials about mission participants for local partners
– accompanying program.

Due to the date of the mission (the need to buy a booked flight to keep the flight prices) and the schedule of preparations for all those interested in participating in the Mission, please FURTHERLY fill out the application form Registration on line Applications are accepted to
October 27th