Programme Summary



07h30 - 08h30Refreshments & Registration
08h30 - 08h40WELCOMEMC: Bruce Whitfield, Financial Journalist/Public Speaker/Facilitator
08h40 - 09h15CITY'S STRATEGY ON INVESTMENT AND JOBS VS BUREAUCRACY AND STAGNATIONAlderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities & Asset Management, City of Cape Town
09h15 - 09h50INVESTMENT CONFIDENCE IN THE WESTERN CAPE - A BANKING PERSPECTIVECas Coovadia, Managing Director, South African Banking Association
09h50 - 10h30INDUSTRY RESPONSEDeon van Zyl, Chairperson, Western Cape Property Development Forum
11h00 - 11h30ARMCHAIR DISCUSSION WITH JAMES VOS, CAS COOVADIA & DEON VAN ZYLBruce Whitfield, Financial Journalist/Public Speaker/Facilitator
THEME: ENABLING PROCESSES
11h30 - 12h10THE 24-HOUR CITYProf François Viruly, Associate Professor & Prof Kathy Michell (co-speaker on the Night time economy), HOD, Dept. of Construction Economics Management, University of Cape Town
12h10 - 12h50MAPPING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TO UNDERSTAND THE COST DRIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT IN CAPE TOWNRob McGaffin, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Construction Economics & Management, University of Cape Town
THEME: HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE THE BUREAUCRACY? (MC: Viola Manuel)
13h50 - 14h30CATALYTIC INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS - CREATING FURTHER INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIESDr Pierre Voges - Head: Western Cape Strategic Economic Development Infrastructure Company (SEDIC) & Kaashifah Beukes - CEO (Acting), Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ)
14h30 - 15h10HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE BUREAUCRACY? - A DEVELOPER'S PERSPECTIVEJohn Chapman, Director, Rabie Property Group
15h10 - 15h50A CONSULTANT'S PERSPECTIVETommy Brümmer, Principal, Tommy Brümmer Town Planners
THEME: ECONOMIC GROWTH
16h20 - 17h00VISIONARY PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?Panel Chairperson: Tim Harris, CEO, Wesgro | Panel: Robert Silke, Principal Architect, Robert Silke & Partners; Prof Ivan Turok, Executive Director: Economic Performance & Development, HSRC
Friday, 17 May 2019
07h30 - 08h30Refreshments & Registration
08h00 - 08h30ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE WCPDFDeon van Zyl, Chairperson, Western Cape Property Development Forum
08h30 - 08h35WELCOMEMC: Bruce Whitfield, Financial Journalist/Public Speaker/Facilitator
08h35 - 08h45OVERVIEW OF DAY 1Rod MacPhail, Treasurer, Western Cape Property Development Forum
08h45 - 10h00CLEAN GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS?Dr Crispian Olver, Researcher & Author of How to Steal a City
10h00 - 10h20Q&ABruce Whitfield, Financial Journalist/Public Speaker/Facilitator
THEME: REGIONAL ECONOMICS
10h50 - 11h50THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN - HOW MUCH DEBT SHOULD IT CARRY?Prof Brian Kantor, Economist/Investment Strategist/Writer
11h50 - 12h50SOCIAL HOUSINGGeorge McCarthy, President & CEO, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
THEME: PROCUREMENT - ACTIVATING THE ECONOMY (MC: Viola Manuel)
13h50 - 14h30REDUCING RED TAPE : EASE OF DOING BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENTJohn Peters - Chief Director: IEDS, Dept. of Economic Development, Provincial Government of the Western Cape
14h30 - 15h40PANEL DISCUSSION: PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES IN THE CITYPanel Chairperson: Dr Len Mortimer, Senior Extraordinary Lecturer, School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch / CEO, Ultimate Consulting Solutions | Panel: Adv Helen Venter, Founder & Director, Brasika; Stefan Bothma, Managing Director, Power Developments; Chris Steffen, Director, Talani Quantity Surveyors; Representative from the City of Cape Town TBC