Published 24 July 2018, by Mel Frykberg

Johannesburg – More than 1 000 delegates including heads of state and business leaders will gather at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Wednesday for 10th BRICS Summit which concludes on Friday.

The meeting will look at opportunities for partnerships between African and Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) companies, as well as ways to develop concrete measures to address the deficiencies within productive sectors.

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe and the Chairperson of the Brics Business Council, Dr Iqbal Survé, will deliver speeches at the opening session of the forum starting from 9 am.

Their address will be followed by four thematic sessions that cover various topics.

The ministers of trade, commerce, industry, economic development and external relations of the five Brics countries will all be panellists in the session where the role of BRICS in trade and investment facilitation amidst a changing global political economy will be discussed.

According to Davies the delegates, who comprise of captains of industry, heads of state-owned entities and government leaders will deliberate on strategic economic matters affecting the future of BRICS.

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