The official programme includes, an inbound buying and investment mission to Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg; study tours of investment programmes and projects; sectoral engagements open to business, civil society and government; a BRIC-Africa platform which will consolidate ideas and set the Africa agenda for August; as well as a meeting of the nine (9) BBC Working Groups who will convene their first physical meeting since 2019 to strategize and plan the next term’s programme of work and deliverables.
We are also excited to announce that during the week of the summit, the SABBC in collaboration with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, will host a BRICS Exhibition which will take the form of a market-place created for networking, business-to-business engagements on trading opportunities. This will also function as a space to showcase key products and projects, amongst other things.
This series of events will eventually culminate in the BRICS Business Council’s Annual General Meeting, followed by the BRICS Business Forum (BBF), which is one of the key pillars of the Summit with participation by the heads of states of BRICS countries.
This is the first in-person BBF since 2019 and promises great turnout and robust discussion by business and government leaders in attendance.
As 2023 marks the BRICS Business Council’s 10th anniversary, we will be hosting a celebratory event in honour of this milestone.
We invite you to register your expression of interest to participate in the various activities that are planned. Please continue to visit our website regular updates.
We also provide guidance on VISA applications and processes, as well as preferred hotels that you may choose to stay in. We will be arranging shuttles from these hotels to the main BRICS Business Expo Centre daily.