Speakers

Speakers

Tim Harris, CEO Wesgro, the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Tim previously served as Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister of Finance for the Democratic Alliance (DA). He holds a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Tim currently sits on the board of the Cape Town Film Studios and BPESA. (View Agenda)


Andre Groenewald ,  South African Ambassador to Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova for the timeframe (2019 to 2023)

Before moving to Ukraine, Andre Groenewald  was the Director of the Mediation Support Unit (MSU) of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO). He joined the DIRCO in 1993 and has served at various Desks in the Department, including Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Belarus), the US and Diplomatic Training. He holds a BA (with four majors), a LLB (Honours) from Stellenbosch University, a LLM (International Law) from Pretoria University and a Masters In Public Administration (MPA), cum laude from North West University (NWU). (View Agenda)


Mr Moloko Leshaba,  South African Foreign Economic Representative and Minister-Counsellor in the Embassy of South Africa in Russia

Since 2016 Mr Moloko Leshaba has been posted to Moscow as the Minister Counsellor – Economic responsible for providing strategic leadership on South Africa’s economic policy for the Economic Office at the South African Embassy in Russia and Belarus and develop sound trade relations between South Africa, Russia and Belarus, development and implementation of strategy to attract investment from Russia/Belarus and grow imports of value-added products from South Africa to Russia and Belarus.(View Agenda)


Martynova Janna, Founder and CEO of informational-analytical company VladVneshService

Member of the CCI of Russia foreign trade committee

Member of the Marketeers Guild

Zhanna Martynova is a founder and CEO of VladVneshService. VladVneshService is one of the companies who have launched businesses processing and adaptation of market statistics collected by the federal authorities. The company has more than 20 years of experience in the provision of information to strategic decision-making, revealing the market demand. Zhanna is the creator of a unique methodology for identifying promising goods for import and export. She is a frequent expert on foreign trade markets at conferences and webinars. (View Agenda)


Philipp Woll, General Manager at BTG Expo GmbH

Philipp Joined BTG Expo in 2014, became Deputy General Manager in March 2017 and eventually became General Manager in July 2018 and now leads a team of 35+ exhibition and event specialists in Frankfurt, Germany, and Moscow, Rusia. BTG Expo belongs to BTG Group an international forwarding specialist with more than 40 years of experience in the areas of transport and logistics as well as in worldwide exhibition and event logistics. Within the BTG Group, we can take advantage of branches in 11 countries and a total of 27 cities. (View Agenda)


Vorobiova Elena, CEO “Retail Workshop”, leading expert in the field of catman implementation

An accomplished, senior marketing professional with detailed retail marketing experience, encompassing strategic planning, qualitative & quantitative research,  database /direct-marketing, product management, category management, pricing, sales promotion and visual merchandising. More than 19 years in retail and manufacturing. international expert in the field of category management, author and presenter of educational courses on category management, assortment management, purchasing management, marketing-mix management. (View Agenda)


Maryna Calow, Communications Manager, Wines of South Africa (WOSA)

Maryna Calow is the Communications Manager at Wines of South Africa (WoSA), the official international marketing body for the South African wine industry. She joined WoSA in October 2016 following a tenure of 7 years as Managing Editor of consumer focused digital magazine, Wine Extra. Maryna has completed a range of wine-related courses, including a certificate in Small Scale Winemaking at the University of Stellenbosch and has also tasted on a range of international and local wine judging panels, such as Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Veritas. (View Agenda)


Mr. Ivan Lazarev, School of Wine, Professional sommelier

M Ivan Lazarev is a wine expert by excellence. He is the President of the Ural-Siberian Sommelier Association, Member of the Union of Sommeliers and Experts of Russia as well as the Founder of the International School of Wine (Russia (in 5 cities) and Kazakhstan). He is also Ambassador of Maison Riviere Wine House (France, Bordeaux), Fanagoria wines (Russia, Taman) but also Sommelier of TC “Aquavita” and Member of the “Winemaker and Sommelier” project. (View Agenda)