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The Beijing Axis News: August 2013 – March 2014

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Kobus van der Wath, Founder and Group Managing Director, welcomes key stakeholders
at the TBA Year-end Cocktail Party (12 December 2013)

 

Greater China and Asia

TBA Year-end Cocktail Party – Beijing, China
On 12 December 2013, The Beijing Axis hosted the TBA Year-end Cocktail Party for 2013. It was held at The Capital Club Music Room in Beijing.

INSEAD Asia Forum – Shanghai, China
On 22-24 November 2013, the INSEAD Asia Forum was held in the CEIBS Auditorium in Shanghai. The Beijing Axis was the lead sponsor of this event and Javier Cuñat, Associate Director, participated in the panel discussion entitled Can Asia Innovate?

ChainBeat – Shanghai, China
On 7 November 2013, ChainBeat was held at The Westin Bund Hotel in Shanghai. Kobus van der Wath, Founder and Group Managing Director, participated as a judge in this supply chain startup competition.

CHaINA’13 Live – Shanghai, China
On 6 November 2013, CHaINA’13 Live was held at The Westin Bund Hotel in Shanghai. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation entitled China’s New Competitive Edge: Implications for Global Supply Chains.

China Mining Congress and Expo 2013 – Tianjin, China
On 2-5 November 2013, the China Mining Congress and Expo 2013 was held at Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Centre in Tianjin. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation on Mining in Africa.

Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum – Beijing, China
On 31 October – 1 November 2013, Africa Infrastructure & Power Forum was held at The Ritz Carlton in Beijing. Kobus van der Wath, participated in a panel discussion entitled The Political and Economic Landscape for Infrastructure and Power Investments in Africa and The Impact on China’s Economy.

 

Other events attended by The Beijing Axis in Greater China and Asia include:

Victorian Government Delegation Breakfast
18 March 2014; Beijing, China

ProcureCon Asia
25-28 February 2014; Singapore

China Chamber of Commerce of Import & Export of Machinery and Electronic Products
5 December 2013; Beijing, China

Roundtable Meeting for China-Africa Cooperation Project
4 December 2013; Beijing, China

Asia Copper Week
20 November 2013, Shanghai, China

National Australia Bank AustCham Beijing FTA Round Table
19 November 2013; Beijing, China

British Chamber of Commerce in China: The new age of procurement and supply
4 November 2013; Beijing, China

Melbourne Mining Club Dinner
1 November 2013; Beijing, China

Australian Resources Investment Forum
31 October 2013; Beijing, China

SA Embassy Banquet for Deputy President of South Africa
29 October 2013; Beijing, China

Investing in Australian Agriculture
29 October 2013; Beijing, China

China Coal Index Seminar
21 October 2013; Beijing, China

Myanmar Mining Investment Forum
2-3 October 2013; Singapore

South Africa Expo in China 2013
12-13 September 2013; Beijing, China

Chinese Cross-Border M&A Forum
12 September 2013; Beijing, China

GMAC Monthly Meetings
Beijing, China

 

Africa

Procurement and Supply Roundtable Breakfast – Johannesburg, South Africa
On 12 February 2014, The Beijing Axis hosted a Procurement and Supply Roundtable breakfast at The Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg. Dirk Kotze, Director and General Manager: Africa, delivered a presentation entitled Procuring from China/Asia: What Makes Sense, and What Doesn’t.

Investing in African Mining Indaba – Cape Town, South Africa
On 3 - 6 February 2014, Investing in African Mining Indaba was held at Cape Town International Convention Centre. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation under the theme: The Impact of Asian Growth on African Mining.

African Mining in the Year of the Horse Cocktail Hour – Cape Town, South Africa
On 5 February 2014, African Mining in the Year of the Horse Cocktail Hour was held at Brundyn+ Art Gallery in Cape Town. The Beijing Axis co-hosted the event with Cadiz Corporate Solutions.

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Lunch Time Chat – Cape Town, South Africa
On 10 October 2013, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business Lunch Time Chat was held at Cape Town. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation entitled Dynamic Asia – New Markets that Matter for SA Companies.

University of Stellenbosch Business School Seminar – Cape Town, South Africa
On 9 October 2013, the University of Stellenbosch Business School Seminar was held in Cape Town. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation entitled China and Asia: The strategic imperatives for the boardroom.

University of Stellenbosch Business School Leader’s Angle – Cape Town, South Africa
On 8 October 2013, the University of Stellenbosch Business School Leader’s Angle was held in the Cape Town. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation entitled China’s changing role in the global economy: How to tap the opportunities.

Smart Procurement World – Johannesburg, South Africa
On 10-12 September 2013, Smart Procurement World was held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Beijing Axis participated in the exhibit along with joint venture partner Resolve. Dirk Kotze also delivered a presentation entitled China’s Changing Role in Global End-to-End Supply Chain Solutions.

Understanding Chinese Contractors’ Success in Africa – Johannesburg, South Africa
On 16 August 2013, Understanding Chinese Contractors’ Success in Africa was held at GIBS. Dirk Kotze delivered a presentation entitled Understanding Chinese Contractors.

 

Other events attended by The Beijing Axis in Africa include:

GIBS – Business Day Economic Outlook
30 January 2014; Johannesburg, South Africa


Dirk Kotze, Director and GM: Africa, presents at the Procurement and Supply Roundtable (12 February 2014)

 

Australia

Oil & Gas Procurement Leaders Forum – Brisbane, Australia
On 25 November 2013, Oil & Gas Procurement Leaders Forum was held at Pullman Brisbane King George. Kobus van der Wath participated in the panel discussion entitled Key developments that will shape the future role of procurement teams in oil and gas.

Chinese Investment in Western Australia – Perth, Australia
On 15 November 2013, Chinese Investment in WA Breakfast was held in Perth. The Beijing Axis was the sponsor of this event and Christian Buttrose, Business Development, attended.

Procurement and Supply Roundtable Breakfast – Perth, Australia
On 29 October 2013, The Beijing Axis organised a procurement and supply roundtable breakfast at the Hyatt Regency in Perth where Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation entitled Opportunities for Australian Firms to Tap China and Asia Supply.

CIPSA Annual Conference – Melbourne, Australia
On 23 October 2013, The 9th CIPSA Annual Conference was held at Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne. Kobus van der Wath delivered a presentation entitled What next for Asia – Economic Outlook and Supply Chain Implications.

 

Other events attended by The Beijing Axis in Australia include:

Australia-China Business Week 2014
27 March 2014; Melbourne, Australia

WA Mining Club St Barbara’s Day Luncheon
6 December 2013; Perth, Australia

The CIPSA NSW Annual Gala Dinner
29 November 2013; Sydney, Australia

Procurement and Supply Australasia Premier ConfeX 2013
16-17 October 2013; Melbourne, Australia

ACBW 2013 FORUM
28 August 2013; Sydney, Australia

AABC 2013 Africa Down Under Breakfast
28 August 2013; Perth, Australia

WA Mining Club Cocktail
21 August 2013; Perth, Australia

CIPSA Strategic Procurement Forum
14-15 August 2013; Brisbane, Australia

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