Business summit

Janine Myburgh, president of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Huge areas of uncertainty have been created for business by the rapid changes in the modern world, and it is time to take stock and see where we are going.

To do this, we are convening a business summit where we will take a holistic view of the future of business.

The summit will take place at the River Club in Observatory on Wednesday June 22, starting at 8am for 8.30am.

We have arranged some inspirational input from Google, Uber and the Institute for Futures Research to get business people thinking about the challenges and opportunities opening up as the world changes.

Some of the changes were political and would have a major impact on business confidence and investment while others were technological in nature.

Nearly 50 years ago Alvin Toffler said in his book Future Shock that, “The illiterate of tomorrow will not be the person who cannot read, but the person who does not know how to learn.”

This really goes to the heart of the matter, and the business summit will be an opportunity to come to terms with the new technology flooding into our lives and businesses.

The speakers will include Luke McKend, a director of Google South Africa; Jonathan Ayache, Uber’s general manager in Cape Town; Dr Morne Mostert, director of the Institute for Futures Research; Jannie Mouton, founder and chairman of the financial services company PSG; and Busisiwe Radebe, an economist from Nedbank.

There will also be input from the City with talks by JP Smith, who is responsible for safety and security on the City’s mayoral committee and Lance Greyling, the City’s director of trade and investment.

The cost is R250 for members and R400 for non-members.

Call Denise Kolbe at 021 402 4300 or email denise@ capechamber.co.za or visit www.capechamber. co.za for more information.