3-Day Thought Leadership Indaba

DAY 1: MEDIA DAY  |  Tuesday, October 25, 2022


09:00 – 10:00  |  Arrival and Media Accreditation


10:00  |  SA Auto Week Press Conference starts …


10:00 – 10:10  |  Master Ceremonies Welcome Remarks

Ms. Gugu MFUPHI | Broadcast Journalist – Financial Markets Kaya FM


10:10 – 11:00  |  State of the Auto Industry Report

Mr. Andrew KIRBY | Immediate Past President


11:00 – 12:00  |  Questions and Answers

Led and attended by the naamsa Office Bearers:

Mr. Andrew KIRBY
Mr. Billy TOM | Vice-President: Manufacturing OEMs
Mr. Gary SCOTT | Vice-President: Retailing OEMs
Mr. Filip VAN DEN HEEDE | Vice-President: Heavy Commercial OEMs
Mr. Mikel MABASA | naamsa CEO



10:00 – 12:00  |  Automotive Industry Development Center-Eastern Cape [AIDC-EC]

Annual General Meeting



12:00 – 13:00  |  Networking Lunch


13:00 – 18:00  |  Media Driving Carnival

[N.B.: Driving Carnival Programme will be available and shared with Journalists ONLY]


18:30 – 19:00  |  Pre-drinks at the Palazzo Montecasino Hotel Foyer


19:00 – 22:00  |  OICA Group Welcome Cocktail Dinner | Montecasino, Fourways

Dress Code: Smart Casual

DAY 2: THE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP INDABA  |  Wednesday, October 26, 2022

07:00 – 07:50  |  Arrival and Accreditation


07:50 – 08:00  |  All delegates move to the Main Conference Venue


08:00 – 08:15  |  All delegates are seated for the arrival of the President


08:15 – 08:20  |  Master Ceremonies Welcome Remarks

Ms. Gugu MFUPHI | Broadcast Journalist – Financial Markets Kaya FM


08:20 – 08:25  |  Singing of the SA National Anthem


08:25 – 08:30  |  SA Auto Week Introductory Video


08:30 – 08:45  |  Welcome to Johannesburg

Dr. Mpho PHALATSE | The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg


08:45 – 09:00  |  Industry Opening Address

Mr. Neale HILL | naamsa President


09:00 – 09:15  |  OICA Presidential Address

Global Overview and Market Insights | Global Uptake: Electric Vehicles

Mr. John BOZZELLA | President: International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers [OICA]


09:15 – 09:30  |  Labour Movement Keynote Address

Mr. Irvin JIM | General-Secretary: National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa [NUMSA]



INDUSTRIALISING PROVINCIAL PARTNERSHIPS | Three Premiers of the country’s auto manufacturing base to have a conversation on how they can intentionally strengthen, accelerate, and support the country’s push to produce new energy vehicles locally.

Moderator: Ms. Gugu MFUPHI

Mr. Oscar MABUYANE | Premier: Eastern Cape Province;
Ms. Nomusa DUBE-NCUBE | Premier: Kwazulu-Natal Province; and
Mr. David MAKHURA [or Mr. Panyaza LESUFI] | Premier: Gauteng Province.

10:00 – 10:15  |  Ministerial Address and introduction of His Excellency The President

Hon Ebrahim PATEL | Minister: Trade, Industry and Competition


10:15 – 10:45  |  Presidential Keynote Address

HE Hon. Cyril RAMAPHOSA | President of the Republic of South Africa


10:45 – 10:50  |  Vote of Thanks to the President

Mr. Andrew KIRBY | Immediate Past President: naamsa


10:50 – 10:55  |  Automotive Industry Corporate Video


10:55 – 11:15  |  Presidential Photo Opportunity


11:15 – 12:00  |  Presidential Walkabout | Exhibition Time | Skills Activation | NEV Driving Carnival


12:00 – 13:00  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL TWO:

COVID-19 LEARNINGS | Emerging from a global pandemic, can South Africa emerge stronger to shape a dynamic new world order for our economy and for the auto industry.

Moderator: Dr. Martyn DAVIES | Africa Automotive Industry Leader 

Mr. Parks TAU | Member of the Executive Committee: Economic Development,

Gauteng Provincial Government;

Prof. Busisiwe MAVUSO | Chief Executive Officer: Business Leadership South Africa;§Dr. Robert CISEK | Chairman and Managing Director: Volkswagen SA;
Mr. Irshaad KATHRADA | Ministerial Advisor: Department of Trade, Industry and Competition; 
Mr. Ghana MSIBI | Chief Executive Officer: Wesbank; and
Mr. Mark RAINE | Co-Chief Executive Officer: Cars: Mercedes-Benz SA


13:00 – 14:00  |  Networking Lunch | Exhibition Time | Driving Carnival continues …


14:00 – 15:00  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL THREE:

REGIONAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT | Driving the development of the auto industry across Africa.

Moderator: Mr. Dave COFFEY | Chief Executive Officer: African Association of Automotive Manufacturers [AAAM];

Mr. Mike WHITFIELD | Chairman: Nissan Africa South and Managing Director Nissan Egypt;
Dr. Markus THILL | German-African Business Association: Member of the Management Board;
Mr. Ashit SHAH | Chairman Automotive Sector: Kenya Association of Manufacturers;
Dr. Thulani DLAMINI | Chief Executive Officer: CSIR;
Ms. Penelope MKHWANAZI | Senior Vice President: Revenue Generation: Africa: Isuzu SA; and
Mr. Cyril ZHUNGU | Head Automotive Retail Finance, Standard Bank.

15:00 – 15:30  |  A UK Case Study: DECARBONISATION | Policy, the Market and Industrial


Mr. Mike HAWES | Chief Executive Officer: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders [SMMT];


15:30 – 16:30  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL FOUR:

THE NET ZERO DEBATE | How do we accelerate a Just Energy Transition, together?

Moderator: Mr. James MACKAY | Energy and Infrastructure Strategy Lead: PwC SA

Mr. Fleetwood GROBLER | Chief Executive Officer: Sasol Limited;
Dr. Crispian OLVER | Executive Director: Presidential Climate Commission;
Mr. Nyimpini MABUNDA | Chief Executive Officer: GE Southern Africa;
Mr. Greg BLANDFORD | Director: Renewable Energy: Rubicon;
Mr. Michael DIETZ | Chief Executive Officer: Daimler Truck Southern Africa; and
Mr. Mike HAWES | Chief Executive Officer: SMMT.


16:30 – 18:00  |  Evening Exhibition Time | Networking | SUV Driving Carnival

OICA Delegation Travels to the Hotel | Refresh


18:00 – 22:00  |  Captains of Industry Dinner

Keynote Opening Address

Mr. Geoff LEE | Chief Executive: Absa Production Solutions


Round Table Discussion PANEL FIVE:

DATA A NEW CURRENCY | The role of new technologies and the impact of global supply chains in a digitised and data-driven environment.

Moderator: Ms. Gugu MFUPHI | Broadcast Journalist – Financial Markets Kaya FM

Mr. George MIENIE | Chief Executive Officer: AutoTrader;
Mr. Charl POTGIETER | Managing Executive: Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance;
Mr. Kriben REDDY | Vice President: Auto and Consumer Africa: TransUnion;
Mr. Paul-Roux DE KOCK | Data and Analytics Director: Lightstone;
Mr. Renai MOOTHILAL | Executive Director: National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers [NAACAM]; and
Mr. Niall LYNCH | Chief Executive Officer: Hyundai Automotive SA.



DAY 3: THE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP INDABA  |  Thursday, October 27, 2022

07:00 – 07:55  |  Arrival and Morning Exhibition Time | Bakkies Driving Carnival


07:55 – 08:00  |  Master Ceremonies Welcome Remarks

Ms. Gugu MFUPHI | Broadcast Journalist – Financial Markets Kaya FM


08:00 – 08:15  |  Continental Keynote Address

AfCFTA INSTRUMENTS | The Power and Role of Africa in the development of a conducive regulatory and business environment.

Amb. Wamkele Keabetswe MENE: Secretary-General: African Continental Free Trade Area [AfCFTA]


08:15 – 09:15  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL SIX:

DRIVING LOCALISATION | Africa’s opportunity to enable localisation that supports a transition to New Energy Vehicles.

Moderator: Mr. Duane NEWMAN | Partner and Principal at EY Cova

Amb. Wamkele MENE | Secretary-General: AfCFTA;
Mr. Andrew KIRBY | President and Chief Executive Officer: Toyota SA Motors;
Ms. Doris TSHEPE | Commissioner: Competition Commission of South Africa;
Mr. Edwin HEWITT | Chief Executive Officer: Logistics Africa, Imperial Logistics;
Mr. Filip VAN DEN HEEDE | Managing Director: UD Trucks; and
Mr. Peter VAN BINSBERGEN | Chief Executive Officer: BMW SA.


09:15 – 10:15  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL SEVEN:

A South African Public Policy Dialogue

A DEVELOPMENTAL PERFECTIVE FROM THE ARCHITECTS – SA’s Ministers of Trade and Industry creators of the MIDP | APDP | SAAM35 | APDP2 | NEV RoadMap

Moderator: Prof. Justin BARNES | Chairperson: BMA and Manufacturing Ambassador at TWIMS.

Members of this High-Level Panel will be announced on Monday, October 17, 2022


10:15 – 10:30  |  Networking Break and Exhibition Time | SUV Driving Carnival

10:30 – 11:30  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL EIGHT:

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT | Infrastructure provision as a catalyst to stimulate economic growth and quality of life improvement.

Moderator: Prof. Morris MTHOMBENI: Dean Business School: Gordon Institute of Business Science [GIBS]

Mr. Mlungisi MVOKO | Member of the Executive Committee: Finance and Economic Development, Eastern Cape Provincial Government;
Mr. Neale HILL | President: Ford Motor Company Africa;
Ms. Portia DERBY | Group Chief Executive Officer: Transnet Limited;
Mr. Tshokolo NCHOCHO | Chief Executive Officer: Industrial Development Corporation [IDC];
Ms. Jodi SCHOLTZ | Chief Executive Officer [Acting]: South African Bureau of Standards [SABS]; and
Mr. Hiten PARMAR | Director: UYilo e-Mobility Programme.


11:30 – 12:30  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL NINE:

SKILLS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK | What changes are in store for the workplace, the workforce, and the nature of work itself?

Moderator: Ms. Jabulile KHUBEKHA | Partner and Principal and the EY Africa Talent Leader

Mr. Panyaza LESUFI | Member of the Executive Committee: Education, Gauteng Provincial Government;
Prof. Tinyiko MALULEKE | Vice-Chancellor and Principal: Tshwane University of Technology;
Mr. Billy TOM | President and Chief Executive Officer: Isuzu Motors SA;
Mr. Thato MAGASA | Managing Director: Mitsubishi Motors SA; and
Mr. Daryl McLEAN | Sector Project Lead: Comprehensive Skills Gap Analysis Research:

Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies [TIPS]


12:30 – 13:30  |  Networking Lunch | Exhibition Time | 4 x 4 Driving Carnival


13:30 – 14:30  |  Plenary Round Table Discussion PANEL TEN:

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE [ESG] | How do we transform the inside for the outside.

Moderator: Ms. Lullu KRUGEL | Chief Economist, ESG Lead, Africa: PwC South Africa

Hon Sindisiwe Lydia CHIKUNGA | Deputy Minister, Department of Transport;
Ms. Sizeka MAGWENTSHU-RENSBURG | Chairperson of the Board: Automotive Industry Transformation Fund [AITF];
Ms. Malebo MABITJE-THOMPSON | Deputy Director-General: Department of Trade, Industry and Competition [the dtic];
Dr. Vathiswa PAPU-ZAMXAKA | Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement at Tshwane University of Technology;
Ms. Nonkqubela MALIZA | Director: Corporate and Gov Affairs: Volkswagen SA; and
Ms. Julia MODISE | Group Human Resources Director: BMW Group SA.

14:30 – 15:00  |  Networking Lunch | Exhibition Time | 4 x 4 Driving Carnival


15:00 – 16:00  |  8 Breakaway Sessions

  Breakaway Session 1: Manufacturing Provincial Challenges and Opportunities

Chair: Mr. Mbongeni NDLOVU | Research Head African Trade: TWIMS

Member 1: Mr. Nigel WARD | President: Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Member 2: Mr. Thabo SHENXANE | Chief Executive Officer: AIDC-EC
Member 3: Mr. Gladstone MTYOKO | Vice President: Daimler Trucks 
Member 4: Mr. Msokoli NTOMBAMANA | Executive Business Development: TASEZ


Breakaway Session 2: A Cleaner Future: Reducing Emissions in Africa Today 

Chair: Ms. Jane AKUMU | Programme Officer: UN Environment

Member 1: Ms. Vania MAHOTAS | Deputy Director-General: Petroleum Regulation, Department of   Mineral Resources and Energy
Member 2: Mr. Stuart RAYNER | Senior Industry Expert: naamsa;
Member 3: Mr. DeVilliers BOTHA | Chief Executive Officer: Solareff; and
Member 4: Mr. Timothy BLEGENHOUT | Product Engineer: Astron Energy


Breakaway Session 3: OEM and Supplier Relations

Chair: Mr. Sean ELLIS | Senior Consultant: B&M Analysts 

Member 1: Mr. Dave REVELL | Head Purchasing: Nissan SA
Member 2: Mr. Abdulla ERDIN | Purchasing Manager: VWSA
Member 3: 
Member 4: Mr. Andre MOZ | Chief Executive Officer: Auto Industrial


Breakaway Session 4: Eliminating Grey Imports across Africa and the World

Chair: Mr. Gary SCOTT | Chief Executive Officer: Kia South Africa 

Member 1: Mr. Nduduzo CHALA | Managing Executive: SATMC
Member 2: Mr. Dries VAN TONDER | Technical Specialist: National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications 
Member 3: Brigadier Michael MHLANGA | South African Police Service [SAPS];
Member 4: Mr. Kevin KARA-VALA | Executive Manager: Road Traffic Information and Technology: Road 

Traffic Management Corporation [RTMC]

Breakaway Session 5: Industry Transformation

Chair: Mr. Dex MACHIDA | Automotive Sector Lead: KPMG

Member 1: Mr. Jabu SELUMANE | Chief Executive Officer: Transformation Industry Transformation 
Fund [AITF]
Member 2: Ms. Shivani SINGH | Commercial Director: NAACAM
Member 3: Ms. Namhla MNIKI | Deputy Director-General: Private Office of the President: 

Presidency of the Republic of South Africa

Member 4: Mr. Jacob MAPHUTHA | Chief Director: BBBEE
Member 5: Mr. Tshetlhe LITHEKO | Executive: Public Policy and Transformation: naamsa


Breakaway Session 6: Boosting economic recovery and growth

Chair: Mr. Shumani TSHIFULARO | Managing Director: Renault SA

Member 1: Mr. Miyelani MALULEKE | Chief Economist, ABSA 
Member 2: Ms. Ilse FIELDGATE | Economist: Econometrix
Member 3: Mr. Tafadzwa CHIBANGUZA | Chief Operating Officer: Steel and Engineering Industries 

Federation of Southern Africa [SEIFSA]; and

Member 4: Mr. Kizito OKECHUKWU | Executive Head: 22 on Sloane 


Breakaway Session 7: Recycle, Reuse to reduce waste and Protect the environment

Chair: Mr. Kabelo RABOTHO | Chief Executive Officer: Nissan SA;

Member 1: Mr. Keith ANDERSON | Chief Executive Officer: E-Waste Association of South Africa;
Member 2: Mr. Chule QALASE | Senior Manager Sustainability: Isuzu Motors SA;
Member 3: Mr. Andre COPPEJANS | Senior Manager Business Planning and 

naamsa EVAH Chair: Toyota;

Member 4: Mr. Yasir AHMED | Chief Director: Government Motor Transport Western Cape


Breakaway Session 8: Women Empowerment Dialogue

Chair:  Ms. Bianca BELLING | Customs and APDP Director: BMW

Member 1: Ms. Akhona MOSIANE | Chief Executive Officer: Garden Route MAN;
Member 2: Ms. Melanie ROY | Senior Researcher: NUMSA;
Member 3: Ms. Mboneni MAGADA | Executive Director: GUD Holdings; and
Member 4: Ms. Hayley EAGLE: Managing Director: JEMCO.



DAY 4: AWARDS DAY  |  Friday, October 28, 2022

07:30 – 07:55  |  Arrival and Morning Exhibition Time


07:55 – 08:00  |  Master Ceremonies Welcome Remarks

Ms. Gugu MFUPHI | Broadcast Journalist – Financial Markets Kaya FM


08:00 – 08:45  |  Automotive Industry Export Council Annual General Meeting


08:45 – 09:00  |  Short Break


09:00 – 10:30  |  naamsa Annual General Assembly

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Thuli MADONSELA  [I]


10:30 – 12:30  |  TransUnion Auto Mobility Summit


12:30 – 13:30  |  Networking Lunch and Driving Experience on the Track


13:30 – 15:00  |  TransUnion Auto Mobility Summit continued …


15:00 – 18:00  |  Refresh and prepare for the Awards Ceremony


18:00 – 23:00  |  naamsa Accelerator Awards




08:00 – 15:00  |  Speed Dating and Match-making Opportunities, Competitions and Activities


08:00 – 15:00   |  Driving Carnival

SA Auto Week 2022