It is all systems go for the first ever India-South Africa Business Summit. The event takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
It aims to strengthen trade and investment ties between South Africa and India.
It all began two years ago, when the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to South Africa on a state visit for the first time. He and then President Jacob Zuma made a commitment. They promised to double trade and do investment between the two countries.
Some of India’s top Chief Executive Officers are expected to attend the business summit. The Indians also want to discuss plans to establish training and innovation centres in South Africa.
South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Rob Davies and the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan will be the main representatives of South Africa at the summit.
The Summit kicks off on Sunday evening with a gala dinner and continues on Monday with both closed door and plenary discussions.