Invest SA a division of the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa in conjunction with the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA) will participate in a Renewable Energy Outward Investment Mission to Madrid and Barcelona in Spain to look at investment opportunities on behalf of the South African Renewable Energy Sector.Workshops and meetings will be arranged and site visits to various Renewable energy manufacturing plants like Solar PV, roof top PV, CSP, Wind energy manufacturing plants and other alternative energy manufacturing plants. One on one business meetings, with potential Spanish partners will also be arranged.
The draft program will be as follows:
Date of departure from South Africa 19 Nov 2016
Arrival: Briefing meeting at SA Embassy in Spain 20 Nov 2016
Seminar on RE & B to B meetings: Madrid 21 Nov 2016
Site visits to Solar manufacturing plants 22 Nov 2016
Site visits to CSP manufacturing companies: 23 Nov 2016
Seminar on RE & B to B meetings: Barcelona
Site visits to wind turbine manufacturing companies 24 Nov 2016
Site visits to alternative energy companies 25 Nov 2016
Departure from Madrid to South Africa in the evening
The Spanish Renewable Energy Association (APPA) is the reference association of renewable energy in Spain. It brings together more than 500 companies and entities that carry out all clean technologies like biofuels, biomass, wind, geothermal, hydro, marine, small wind, solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power. The South African Embassy in Spain will work closely with APPA to facilitate the Renewable Energy Outward Investment Mission in Spain.
GREEN ECONOMY DRAFT SEMINAR PROGRAMME: 21 November 2016
08h30 – 09h00 Registration of Delegates
09h15 – 09h30 H E South African Ambassador to Spain H E Mr L S Ngonyama
• Welcome remarks
09h30 –10h00 Presentation
Dept. of Trade and Industry (Invest SA - a division of the dti) Mr Cobs PILLAY
Green Economy Presentation:
• Investment opportunities in the Green Economy Sector in South Africa
• The dti’s Green Economy Focus Areas
• South African Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
• Green Economy Incentives
• Business visas and work permits
10h00 – 10h30 Presentation SAAEA
10h30 – 11h00 Presentation Case studies with Spanish Companies
11h00 – 11h30 Presentation The Spanish Renewable Energy Association (APPA)
11h30 – 12h15 Q&A
12h30 – 14h00 Lunch
14h00 – 18h00 B2B Meetings
Participants are to cover their own travel cost and accommodation expenses; however the dti can assist a limited number of companies with travel cost and accommodation subject to approval according to EMIA’s (Export Marketing and Investment Assistance) rules and regulations. Should interest prove more than the available number, companies will go through an internal selection process to determine EMIA assistance.
If your company requires EMIA assistance from the dti, please visit http://www.thedti.gov.za/trade_investment/emia_emerging.jsp
And complete application form …….
For assistance please contact ..... email@example.com
The closing date for the submission of applications is 19 August 2016.
SAAEA will assist by lodging basic application forms at DTI on Friday 19th Aug.
(Outstanding documentation can be finalised the following week.)
For assistance please contact ..... firstname.lastname@example.org 071 637 8466
Companies, who will carry their cost in order to participate, please send your confirmation letters, passport copies and company profiles to the following contact persons:
Sylvia Mac Chambers
Department of Trade and Industry
Tel: 012 394 1023
Department of Trade and Industry
Tel: 012 394 1124