Programme

New Areas of BRICS Trade, Economic and Investment Cooperation within BRICS under South Africa’s Chairmanship

24 May, 15:00–16:15
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B1

On 1 January 2018 BRICS Chairmanship passed to South Africa, which has announced that its key focus will be BRICS In Africa - Partnerships With Emerging Economies And Leveraging The Fourth Industrial Revolution To Achieve Inclusive Growth.Participants of this session will discuss South Africa’s priorities as a Chair, including the Digital Economy, transport infrastructure, supporting youth and women entrepreneurship, cooperation in reducing administrative barriers, developing partnership with the New Development Bank and present successful past and future joint projects both within BRICS, and within Africa.

Moderator
Sergey Katyrin, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Panellists
Kundapur Vaman Kamath, President, New Development Bank (NDB)
Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, Managing Director for Research, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Slauzy Zodwa Mogami, Founder, CEO, Chairperson, Ladies in the Frontline
Anna Nesterova, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Global Rus Trade
Sello Mashao Rasethaba, Chairman, Black Business Council
Jiakang Sun, Executive Vice President, China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited
Ekaterina Trofimova, Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)

Front row participants
Elena Myakotnikova, Corporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Agnessa Osipova, President, Russian Franchise Association (RFA)

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