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Strategy & Governance Seminar
Theme: Making Winning Choices
Date: 13 March 2014
Time: Registration & Full Breakfast from 7:30.
Seminar Closing 13:00
Venue: The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton
Speakers include:  Nhlanhla Nene, Chris Hart, Volker von Widdern
Delegate fee: R450 per person Non VAT
R3000 for Table of 7
Deadline for registration and payment: 28 February 2014
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Event Keynote Speaker: Nhlanhla Nene

Deputy Minister of Finance
TOPIC: How the 2014/15 Budget Improves the Conditions for Business Investment & Strengthens Competitiveness
 
Mr Nhlanhla NeneDeputy Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene has held this position since 5 November 2008. He is also the Chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). Before taking up his present position, he was the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Finance from August 2005 until 4 November 2008 and the Co-Chairperson of the Joint Budget Committee from October 2002 until August 2005. Mr Nene has been a Member of Parliament since June 1999. He was a Member of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene holds numerous qualifications including a Diploma in Marketing Management from DMS; an Advanced Diploma in Economic Policy from the University of the Western Cape; a Certificate in Economics from the University of South Africa; Course in Evaluating Macroeconomic Strategies from Williams College (CDE) in the USA; Certificate in Macro and Micro Economics from the University of London and B.Com Honours in Economics from the University of Western Cape.

Event Speaker: Mr Chris Hart

Chief Investment Strategist, Investment Solutions 
TOPIC: How the 2014 National Elections will Impact Your Business Strategy
 
Chris Hart
Mr Chris Hart joined Investment Solutions as head of market and economic research in August 2007and has since been appointed chief strategist within the investment team. He was previously a senior financial market economist with Absa Capital. Hart's main research focus is analysing financial markets domestically and abroad with the aim of advising the investment team on enhancing portfolio returns and identifying portfolio risk. As chief strategist, Hart is also responsible for client liaison and engagement with the broader Alexander Forbes group. He has presented papers at numerous conferences in SA and abroad and is also a company spokesman on economic issues and financial markets. Hart studied at the University of the Witwatersrand and is a volunteer with St John Ambulance, of which he is the South African commander.

Event Speaker: Volker von Widdern

Managing Director, Marsh Africa: Risk Consulting
TOPIC: Risk Mitigation in Strategy Development:
A Comprehensive Approach to Business Resilience

 
Volker von Widdern
Mr Volker von Widdern is the 2013 IRMSA Awards Risk Manager of the Year Winner. Volker von Widdern joined Marsh SA as Director – Marsh Advanced Risk Solutions (MARS) in October 2002 and has established an integrated risk finance, captive advisory, strategic and operational risk consultancy. He is a member of the Marsh SA Board, and serves on various Committees. He is responsible for the risk consulting practices in South Africa and the Middle East. Volker is responsible for the strategic development of the Middle East risk consulting practices, and is a member of the MRC Global Senior Leadership Group, based in the EMEA region, representing various global projects. He is actively engaged in the development and rollout of the specialist skills sets for various consultancy practices in Southern Africa. Before joining Marsh, Volker was CEO of Guardrisk, where he led the growth of this life and non-life insurance group from its early stages to becoming a R2 billion group.

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a world that has you in it!
I hope 2014, for both of us, is our best year yet.
 

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Busara Leadership Partners, Service streams are:

Busara Integrated Governance:
Strategy Formulation & Facilitation;
• Leadership & Executive Coaching;
• Board Member Search;
• Workshops for board members on Diversity in Corporate Governance;
• Conducting annual board appraisals;
• Board Dynamics Advisory;
• Designing and conducting service audits (for Internal and External Auditors, Company Secretarial functions);
• Seminars (in-house and in public fora) on leadership, governance, ethics, transformation & Presentations on ‘Fit for the Boardroom’, ‘A Women’s Place is in the Boardroom’, 'Diversity for Board Effectiveness & Good Corporate Governance'.

Busara Events:
• Conceptualising, designing and managing seminars and conferences related to Leadership, Strategy & Governance and Planning & Co-Ordinating Leadership learning tours

Busara Public:
• Media Training (One-on-one & Groups);
• Media Strategy Formulation;
• Public Relations (Individuals & Organisations);
• Public Speaking (In-house & public arenas);
• Communication Strategy Formulation & Facilitation

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