BRICS Africa

Export Import Forum

15-17 July, Hall 1, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg

Brics Africa Export Import Forum keeps innovative South African and African entrepreneurs abreast of the latest trends, products and services, and presents valuable networking and business opportunities to tap into future partnerships in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Co-located with Africa’s most visited trade events – Africa’s Big Seven Expo (AB7) and The Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) – over 15,000 traders, exporters, importers, wholesalers, agents and retail buyers from the African continent are expected to attend the BRICS Africa Export Import Forum event. In 2011, AB7 and SAITEX served 783 exhibitors from 32 countries and 14,659 visitors from 54 countries.ITTrustSDE
BRICS Africa Export Import Forum is Africa’s only exhibition and development event dedicated to showcasing the range of services and support available for southern African, intra-Africa and intra-BRIC country trade. Exhibitors cover the entire import/export supply chain and include: trade and investment promotion agencies; export/import consultants; technology providers; export councils; chambers of commerce; banking, trade finance, credit guarantee and insurance services; customs brokers and revenue services; certification and auditors; training bodies; media; as well as companies involved in specialist transit and freight logistics including shipping lines, airlines, road and rail operators and courier companies.Workshop programmes
Two programmes will be hosted from sound-proofed auditoriums located conveniently in the exhibition hall. Sponsors will be invited, enabling free participation in both programmes.
1. A three-day programme of intra-Africa and intra-BRIC trade opportunity presentations being supported by matchmaker breakaways. The programme is being developed by the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with BRIC high commissions, trade consulates, TISA, leading trade publishers, and CNBC Africa. Each BRICS country is being assigned four 45-minute time slots to present: ease of conducting business in our country; investment opportunities; export opportunities; and import opportunities.
2. A two-day educational workshop programme by the International Trade Institute of Southern Africa (ITRISA), offering beginner fundamentals on day one and import/export campaign support on day two

.Day 1: Export/import for the beginner
10.30-11.15am: Prerequisites for successful international trading
11.25am-12.10pm: The export process – participating entities, activities, and documentary flows
12.20-1pm: The import process – participating entities, activities, and documentary flows
1-1.30pm: Lunch break
1.30-2.15pm: Reaching prospective buyers – international marketing approaches
2.25-3.10pm: The international supply chain – selecting carriers and third-party logistics providers (forwarding and clearing agents)
3.20-4.05pm:Understanding international terms of trade (Incoterms 2010)
4.15-5pm: Import/export payment methods and risk assessment
5.10-5.55pm: Constructing an export marketing plan

Day 2: Import/export for the seasoned importer/exporter
10.30-11.15am: Importing to export? Claiming duty refunds, drawbacks and rebates
11.25am-12.10pm: VAT and exports
12.20-1pm: Understanding letters of credit
1-1.30pm: Lunch break
1.30-2.15pm: Incoterms 2010 – how do the changes affect you?
2.25-3.10pm: Customs modernisation – how to apply SARS’ new procedure codes
3.20-4.05pm: Accurate import costing
4.15-5pm: The role of the suppliers invoices in customs valuation for duty purposes
5.10-5.55pm: Export costing and quoting