It is that time of the year when we are finalizing preparations for our annual summit, where industry leaders, members, and other stakeholders meet to discuss issues and trends in the consumer goods sector in particular, and the broader economy in general.
This year’s summit is being held against the background of the following:
- Low investor and business confidence
- Tepid economic growth
- Rising unemployment
- Tough business conditions
- Concern about South Africa’s credit rating
- Continued regulatory uncertainty
It is against this background that the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has chosen the theme for this year’s summit as “Is South Africa at a Tipping Point, how to grow business sustainably in an ever-changing environment”.
You will agree with us that the country is facing its worst economic challenge since the 2008/09 recession, and now, more than ever before, there is a need for greater urgency to implement practical solutions to reverse the downward trend the country is experiencing. The success of the economy has a direct bearing on the success of the consumer goods sector, which is one of the key drivers for economic growth and job creation.
The CGCSA would like to formally invite you to attend the summit, to be held on 6 November 2019, at The Campus, The Forum, Bryanston. The summit agenda is packed with thought-provoking topics, ranging from the state of the economy, the impact of the 4th industrial revolution, ethical leadership, support for SMEs and building business models that deliver value for consumers.
We hope you will find time from your busy schedule to attend this important calendar event which we are confident will be as successful as the previous summits organised by CGCSA.
You may invite an additional x10 members from your organization
Date: 06 November 2019
Venue: The Forum Campus, Bryanston, Johannesburg
Time: 08h30 (registration starts at 07h00)
Theme: Is South Africa at tipping, how to grow business sustainably in an ever-changing environment