Flanders Investment & Trade will be visiting Cape Town with a delegation to introduce local organisations to the concept of "Logistics and Distribution in Europe".
This is a particularly strategic time for South African firms who are looking for organic growth in a valuable economic bloc, further facilitated by the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that we have with Europe.
The topics covered include a general overview of the European logistics market, 3rd party service providers, a case study and tax perspectives.
Once you have registered, personal B2B sessions can also be arranged for the afternoon with the speakers. These can be scheduled with firstname.lastname@example.org or with the Chamber staff on the day.
Please note that we will be observing all Covid requirements and social distancing. Should you be reticent to meet, or who have co-morbidities, a virtual option will be available.
Refreshments will be served.
Parking will be provided, however in the unlikely event of the hotel parking being full, you will be directed to convenient alternative public parking.
SPEAKERS & TOPICS:
- Luc H. Fabry (Trade and Investment Commissioner, Flanders Investment & Trade)
Presentation: "Europe as a distribution location: Why expanding into Europe is the solution for SA companies".
This is an analysis of the European market from a logistics point of view.
- Michela Ritondo (International Tax Expert at Federal Public Service Finance, Belgium)
Presentation: "Implementing tax-friendly distribution in the heart of Europe"
This presentation will provide an in-depth insight into not only the tax issues when expanding into Europe, a review of VAT and customs but also ways to minimise the tax liability under current legislation.
- Miguel Van Asch (Head of Data Analytics, Ahlers)
Presentation: "Optimising the distribution network: A Case study on how an Indian company optimised its footprint in Europe"
In this presentation, Miguel will demonstrate how they optimised the distribution footprint of an Indian manufacturer in Europe by use of data analytics, network modeling and scenario planning.
- Francois Hertoghe (Logistics Manager, Manuchar SA)
Presentation: "Manuchar your 3PL partner in emerging markets "
Francois will give a presentation on the 3 PL logistics business in Africa and give feedback on the typical services that are provided by a logistics service provider.