CGCSA Summit 2023
The CGCSA annual summit is CGCSA’s flagship event. Since its inception in 2010 it has been thee meeting place for industry leaders in the Consumer Goods Industry. The 1day conference provides good quality content, invaluable thought leadership and an opportunity for industry to network on non-competitive matters facing the industry. The focus of the summit is not only on existing established market leaders but also on new entrants to the market, opening doors for the SMME community to the larger players in the consumer goods industry. Over the years the annual summit has by all accounts grown to be more successful with delegate’s feedback indicating an overwhelming positive rating across the board, from the speaker line up to the venue to the overall value for money of the event. The themes for each year’s summit are chosen in consultation with industry leaders as to what the hot topics are for the industry during that period. This year’s theme is Creating Connections: Building Bridges….Together
11 Oct 2023 | 07:00AM - 17:00PM
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Today Amka is a major manufacturing and marketing enterprise, with specialised expertise in Africa.
- 1 000 employees.
- Four manufacturing plants.
- 400 products
- 20 leading brands.
- Sold in 35 African countries.
- Been consistently rated as one of the top 10 empowerment companies in South Africa.
- Reliable Service Network.
- The United States
- The Americas & Europe (AME) and Asia-Pacific
- Middle East & Africa (APMEA)
BAT’s clear purpose is to build A Better Tomorrow™ by reducing the health impact of its business.
* Based on the weight of evidence and assuming a complete switch from cigarette smoking. These products are not risk-free and are addictive.
As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’.
CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.
For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com
For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com
To be a leading branded foods and beverages group in South Africa and selected African countries, and to provide accessible nutrition to all consumers.
To reach the group’s widely dispersed customers daily and to provide trusting consumers with quality products through our extensive network. We take care to develop or acquire brands which have the potential to occupy the number one or two position in its chosen segments. To focus on better operations across the supply chain including services to the trade, and to deliver sustainable shareholder value by being a responsible corporate citizen and preferred employer.
OUR CORPORATE STRATEGY
Clover’s corporate strategy is to build onto existing competencies within the Group and to establish a culture of exceptional performance with a view to set a platform for future market expansion. Different companies within the Group have different strategies, all receiving company-specific support to maximise their potential. Key to all its activities is the expansion of capacities to share in the strong growth in consumption in the segments which it dominates.
We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities, and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices, and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700 000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide.
Learn more at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
Exclusive Books is a brand known not just in Southern Africa but across the globe having won numerous store design awards as well as being nominated for the London Book Fair Bookstore of the Year Award in 2017.
Fanatics, the group’s customer loyalty program, has been running since 1998 and currently has over 280 000 active members. Fanatics card holders receive a 5% Fanatics Reward Voucher for every Rand spent, which can be used at any Exclusive Books store. Points are accumulated every time a member purchases at Exclusive Books.
The Exclusive Books strategy is to provide our customers with an extensive range of books, in beautifully designed stores serviced by knowledgeable booksellers.
and Namibia Breweries Limited. As our name suggests, we produce an impressive portfolio of
brands, which includes our global flagship brand Heineken®️ as well as many other worldclass
brands, such as Savanna, Windhoek Lager and Nederburg.
under 5 000 people. As a company that actively promotes responsible consumption, we are
equally concerned about the issues of alcohol abuse in South Africa. This is why we have committed
ourselves to promoting responsible consumption through targeted campaigns and educational
information, through the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Awareness (AWARE)
Kit Kat is amongst the very few independent wholesalers to have an effective and functioning fully operating online store that caters to all shoppers.
An interesting development resulted in Kit Kat partnering with Food Lovers Market to drive growth and success with the Fresh division of their business.
With its focus on partnerships, building strong relationships with suppliers and customers as well as its investment in ecommerce, data and technology, and The Kit Kat Group is well positioned to continue with its growth path for the foreseeable future.
Whilst the Group operates across multiple formats, its major FMCG trading brands include:
- Kit Kat Cash & Carry
- Kit Kat Express
- Kit Kat Clothing
- Kit Kat Buildmart
- Kit Kat Connect & Money
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The consumer is our boss, quality is our work and value for money is our goal.
As individuals, we demand total responsibility from ourselves; as Associates, we support the responsibilities of others.
A mutual benefit is a shared benefit; a shared benefit will endure.
We use resources to the full, waste nothing and do only what we can do best.
We need freedom to shape our future; we need profit to remain free.
Good Food, Good Life
Guiding PepsiCo is their vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive. PepsiCo Positive is their strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the centre of how they create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for the planet and people.
Visit their website for more information https://www.ssa.pepsico.africa/
- SAB has a total of 3 739 suppliers.
- SAB supports over 140 000 jobs.
- Our high-quality ingredients are procured from more than 1 277 local farmers.
- From farm to bottle, SAB beers are 95% locally sourced.
- SAB supports over 1 million livelihoods throughout its value chain.
To be the leader in skills development in the country.
To develop a skilled, capable, competent and professional workforce to transform the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
Akhona Qengqe is the recently appointed General Manager at KFC Africa. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and overall operations of the organisation and with the full leadership team drives profitability and relevance for the business. In her most recent role as Chief People and Transformation Officer at KFC, Akhona was responsible for developing and executing KFC's global people strategy in support of the overall business' strategic direction. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Transformation for more than two years and instrumental in crafting a diversity and inclusion agenda for the business where through initiatives such as #IamMoreThanWhatYouSee and more recently KFC’s Women on the Move (WOM) Programme she is able to demonstrate thought leadership and build credibility with both peers and franchisees, specifically through bringing KFC’s strategy to life. Having been in the franchise industry for 17 years, Akhona has an impeccable understanding of what it takes to empower the most important aspect of any business – its people. She is proud to actively lead a culture that propels results and inspires employees and franchisees to see where they fit into the bigger picture of Yum! She believes that the business’s values should be something that employees can live by – a culture that fuels the business. Akhona has also held various senior positions including Board Chair of the Franchise Association of South Africa, Head of Convenience Retail at Shell South Africa and Director of Africa Franchise Development at Yum! Restaurants International. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from the University of Cape Town, a Marketing Certificate from the University of South Africa, she also completed a Critical Diversity Literacy Program from Wits University and has also recently become an Oxford University Alumni.
Alicia Eggington is the Vice President and General Manager for P&G South Africa, Botswana,and Namibia. In this role, she leads our market operations in and around the region and is responsible for investment decisions. She is highly experienced in both Trade Marketing and Brand Management with her 14 years of experience at P&G and having completed her Business Honours at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her expertise is broad, having managed corporate sales strategy, modern trade, and eComm across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Interests and Passions Alicia is a strong advocate for advancing gender equality and the proud Founder of the Australian Women’s Network at P&G. She strives to drive diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and a people-centric culture in all her work. She currently serves on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce. Outside work, she enjoys a thriving family life with her husband and three children.
Global Head of Master Data Management For more than 20 year Christian Zaeske has been a noteworthy leader at METRO AG. As Global Head of Master Data Management he is today driving the digitalization of METRO’s product content. Christian has considerable expertise and held multiple positions within Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, Offer and Supply Chain Management. With his profound know-how he is managing passionately multinational teams and projects believing in the power of standards and cross industry collaboration. Positions within GS1: Vice Chair GS1 GDSN Board Co-Chair GS1 Global Data Model
My name is Detonia Buqwana, I am a communal famer in Sterkspruit Bikizana Village with extensive experience in farming. My tenacious and proactive approach has resulted in numerous important wins. I am a youngest executive member in the district African Farmers Association in Joe Gqabi. Award winning small-holder farmer in the district. My aim is to uplift the living standards and local economy in the villages.
Currently leading the growth & development of Advantage Group International in Africa, focusing on enhancing engagement for multinational manufacturers and Retailers. Winner of the firms highest growth in emerging markets for 2021, and most efficient market 2022. Ex Board Chair of the Ecommerce Forum Africa - led the international strategy solidifying its seat at the Global table. Represented Africa on the Global DTN Advisory Board (Digital Trade Network, sponsored by the ICC). Sat on National Treasury Ecommerce Working Committee. Represented Private Sector in Geneva across multiple session with the WTO, UNCTAD, WEF and UNEC Previously with Deloitte Africa in the Consumer and Manufacturing Industry. He has led campaigns for retail & FMCG clients (SaaS company), launched a niche retail store, a skin care brand and international magazine.
With a career spanning over 37 years of dedicated service, Gareth Ackerman is a name synonymous with leadership and excellence. Gareth is the Chairman of Pick n Pay Stores Ltd. He has been an integral part of the company in various roles, among them being an executive director, joint group managing director and managing director of Pick n Pat Group Enterprises. He also served as Chair of Pick n Pay Holdings Limited from 2002 to 2010, and became the non-executive Chairman of Pick n Pay Stores Limited in 2010. His commitment extends beyond the boardroom and is co-chair of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA). In addition, Gareth serves as a trustee of the Masisizane Fund and chairs the Ackerman Family interests. He is also the previous co-chair of the International Consumer Goods Forum and was a member of the international board of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
After graduating with a BComm from RAU in 1985, Johann spent 4 years with Ernst & Young as Senior Manager while completing his honours through Unisa in 1986 and his CA in 1987. He spent the next three years with SARS as Assistant Director of Operational Research. He completed his MBA through Wits before joining East Rand Plastics (Pty) Ltd in 1992 which later became Astrapak. As Financial Director of Astrapak he was responsible for the company’s listing on the JSE in 1997. He became joint MD of the Film Division of Astrapak before accepting an offer as Chief Financial Officer from the Clover Group in October 2000. He became Chief Executive in 2006, where he faced a huge challenge to convert Clover the co-op to a commercial orientated entity. After the co-op members approved the restructuring proposal the company was listed on the JSE in 2010. His main task was to convert the culture from managing costs to generate profits by investing behind profitable brands and products, and using technology to support the business. For all his efforts, Johann won the EY World Entrepreneur Award for Southern Africa 2015 for the Master Category and represented South Africa at the EY World Entrepreneur Award in Monte Carlo in June 2016. An accolade of the most Reputable Company in South Africa three years in a row says a lot about the integrity Johann demands from the business.
Mathe is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). His main tasks include overseeing operations, policy coordination, and facilitating the implementation of strategic priorities with various stakeholders. He joined BUSA in February 2023. Prior to joining BUSA, he was head of financial inclusion at the Banking Association South Africa, where his portfolio included transformation in the banking industry, small business development, and financial education. Mathe is a seasoned policy development professional with many years of experience in different roles. He served in various positions in the public service in the Presidency, the National Planning Commission Secretariat, and the Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation. During his tenure in the National Planning Commission Secretariat, he was part of the team that wrote the National Development Plan, as well as head of the Secretariat. In the early parts of his career, Mathe spent 15 years in the education sector working with various organisations in the field of adult education. During this period, he was appointed head of Tembaletu Community Education Centre and led it to win two national awards and one international award for its work. In recognition of his leadership, he was appointed chairman of the Ministerial Committee to review adult education policy for South Africa in 2007. He served in the structures that set up and governed the Education Training and Development SETA in its formative years. He is a certified director and a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa (IODSA). Amongst his qualifications, he holds a Master of Science in development finance and a Master of Education (specialising in adult education) degrees. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) - a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, an Alumnus of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme, and serves on the board of directors of the Ikusasa.
Lindiwe Nhlapo is a Chartered Accountant and currently Chief Financial Officer of the Wholesale & Retail Sector Education and Training Authority. Nhlapo is an accomplished professional with over 18 years of experience providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership in multiple sectors. Nhlapo’s career spans across several disciplines and sectors, serving as a Senior Financial Analysts at both Hewlett-Packard and SAP Africa. She’s also served as the Chief Financial Officer at the merSETA, 4 Africa Exchange and Technologia Group. Nhlapo has established herself as a diverse and multi-industry leader who has served as non-executive director for Oriole Healthcare Administrators and ROI Africa (Media-Monitoring) as well as a council member of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and the Mpumalanga Human Resources and Development Council. Her dedication and astute leadership has seen her gain recognition as a Finalist in the Public Enterprises Sector of the CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award. A dynamic, talented and result-oriented black woman with diverse experience and proven abilities in financial management, developing and implementing strategy, risk management and well-rounded business leader who finds balance in life by travelling and engaging in endurance sports such as cycling and marathon running.
Malcolm Van Harte has 26 years of expertise in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry. He has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and works as the Senior Manager for SMART GRID & TELECOM in distribution. He also has experience in risk, reliability and resilience, network planning, demand side management, regional and national control centres, and network optimisation. He is the co-chair of NECOM Workstream 5 - Demand Management and provides support to the Eskom IDM. He is a thought leader in the SA Distribution industry’s transformation to a greener and modernised EDI. He has authored Eskom guidelines and standards, as well as a number of national and international papers, and has accomplished a number of milestones, including 30+ papers (author and co-author), four articles, guest speaker for 10 conferences, lectured seven short courses, 11 position papers on future Distribution business, and contributed to six national and international institutions. He was also honoured with nine awards for his services in several disciplines, as well as the title of Distribution Executive of the Year 2022.
Michael is a non-executive ex officio director of, and legal advisor to, the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa (“AmCham”). He is also the non-executive chairman of the Advisory Board of the AmCham. On November 22, 2006, Michael was inducted as an Honorary life Member of the AmCham in recognition of exemplary leadership and dedicated service. Michael is Co-Chairman of the Corporate Governance International Development sub-Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law section. Michael is a member of the e-Commerce Advisory Committee of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (formerly Financial Services Board) of the Republic of South Africa. Michael was a member of the Task Team which wrote the original Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (“CRISA”) Committee and is a member of the Task Team that wrote the new Code.