CONNECTING BUSINESSES AND CREATING PARTNERSHIPS
Nordic business delegation to South Africa and Mozambique
Join our business delegation to South Africa and Mozambique, November 13th – 17th, 2017 and explore business opportunities and meet local partners that are interested in doing business with Nordic companies within food/agribusiness, tourism/service and innovative healthcare solutions.
Explore your business potential – discover business opportunities within agribusiness, tourism, innovative healthcare, November 13th – 17th, 2017.
Nordekon ApS invites Nordic companies to join our business delegation to Mozambique and South Africa in November 2017. The purpose of the business delegation is to identify relevant local business partners including relevant meetings with high level officials. In cooperation with Mr. Anders Frigaard from danishknowhow consulting company, Nordekon ApS will organise an individual programme for your company in accordance with your needs and it will include the following:
- Kickoff seminar on business opportunities in Mozambique and South Africa
- High-level minister meetings with relevans for your business
- Individual programme of visits to relevant local companies. The programme is based on your company profile and requirements
Prior to departure there will also be an opportunity to meet with embassy representatives from the Mozambique and South African embassies.
This delegation to Mozambique and South Africa is relevant for Nordic companies operating in all sectors – but in particularly in the following sectors:
- Food & Agribusiness
- Service and Tourism
- Innovative healthcare solutions
Individual programme will be elaborated accordingly to the needs and requirements of each participating company.
- We will stay at Radisson Blu hotels in both Johannesburg and Maputo.
- We meet in the morning at 8.00 am, November 13th for breakfast. Kickoff seminar at 9.00 am – 11.
- After the kickoff seminar all the individual programs will start.
- We meet in the evenings (optimal).
- Based on our previous business delegations, each participating company will have 12 (average) individual meetings during the stay in South Africa and Mozambique.
Tentative itinerary South Africa:
- Departure CPH: November, Sunday 12th
- Arrival JBN: November, Sunday 12th
- Departure JBN, November, Wednesday 15th
Tentative itinerary Mozambique:
- Departure JBN: November, Wednesday 15th
- Arrival MPM: November, Wednesday 15th
- Departure MPM, Friday 17th
- Arrival CPH: Saturday 18th
Particpant fee: The price is EURO 2,700 each person (based on min. 15 traveling companies) ex. airfare and accomodation. Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK will get approx. 15% discount equal to EURO 2,300 each person. Not included in the price is the participant’s own transport to meetings, transportation to/from airport, visas, insurance and meals. Sign up: Sign up for participation, please email, Partner, Flemming Sørensen: firstname.lastname@example.org. See more (general) information about Mozambique and South Africa here: AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK
This business delegation will focus on the following key sectors to drive the two country’s future development.
Food and Agribusiness:
Incentives towards the food- and agricultural potentials in are highly prioritized by the government, including providing resources for mechanization and high productivity, designing structured and coherent policies, fostering research and providing funding and training to farmers.
Tourism and service:
Mozambique and South Africa’s scenic beauty, magnificent outdoors, sunny climate, cultural diversity and reputation for delivering value for money have made it one of the world’s fastest growing leisure – and business – travel destinations. Both countries are highly diverse in terms of its climate, culture, tourist activities and infrastructure, catering for every tourism niche, from business, eco- and cultural tourism through to adventure, sport and paleo-tourism.
Innovative healthcare solutions:
Innovation in healthcare is another trend to watch out for in South Africa and Mozambique. In terms of mobile health solutions in particular. One of the most exciting areas for health innovation is mHealth. The term mHealth was is defined as the use of “emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare”. mHealth entails deploying mobile communication tools, not just limited to mobile phones but also personal digital assistants and patient monitoring devices, to improve access to healthcare support – whether in terms of medicine, medical care, health-related services or information. mHealth platforms operate on the premise that technology integration with the health sector has the potential to improve health outcomes.
Healthcare – South Africa
Private medical schemes currently service only a fraction of the population, but need to become more affordable and accessible as the industry is to grow.
An estimated 75% of the population receives medical attention from the public health system
81% of total private health care spending comes from pre-paid insurance plans and 14% is out-of-pocket payments, as private health insurance remains unaffordable for most of the population.
South Africa´s most pressing health challenges in the years to come will be to lower costs across the value chain without affecting patient outcomes and to implement new technical and digital solutions (e.g. mhealth) to lover cost and increase efficiency in the sector
Middle- and low -income households offer the most potential for the extension of private health care coverage
Agribusiness – South Africa
South Africa’s grain production is set to recover due to improved weather conditions and high domestic prices.
- According to the International Grains Council (IGC), South Africa’s total grains production in 2016-17 will be 14.9 million tonnes, up from 10.1 million the year before.
- Production of wheat is forecast at 1.9 million tonnes, up from 1.4 million the previous year.
- The IGC put corn production at 12.5 million tonnes, up from 8.2 million.
- The country is also forecast to produce an unchanged 100,000 tonnes of sorghum.
Despite the increased production, South Africa is expected to import significant volumes of grain leaving great potential for increasing own production further