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Café Europe – motivated business circle
aims at Cape Town based business people with a European link. The intention of this business and social network circle is to look for practical but perhaps also slightly unexpected issues and


Past events

Noveber 2009 - January 2010

Due to the many Christmas and New Year functions this month, there will be no Café Europe event.

August 2009
Senior lecturer UCT Graduate School of Business
Topic: "China in Africa: a Mercantilist Predator or a Partner in Development?"

July 2009

Due to the European Summer Holidays, there wasno Café Europe event in July.

June 2009
Speaker: Danny Titus
Chairperson for Transparency International SA
Topic: “Transparency in Tendering- an (im) possible future?”

May 2009
Speaker: Richard Wood
British Consul General
Topic: “Zoom Zoom Zuma: South Africa 2009-2014”

March 2009
Speaker: Paul Hoffman
Founder & director of Institute for Accountability in SA
Topic: The Dawning of the Age of Responsibility in South Africa - will Zuma lead?

May 2008
Speaker: Ravi Naidoo

Founder of Design Indaba and MD of Interactive Africa.
Topic: The creative sector as an economic driver for South Africa

March 2008
Speaker: Kevin Bennett

Director of the Engery Research Centre.
Topic: Electricity: Are we over the worst?

February 2008
Speaker: Andrew Boraine

Chief Executive of Cape Town Partnership.
Topic: Strategy and plans of the city towards 2010
and beyond. Chances for business and investment.

January 2008
Speaker: Diane Ritter

Owner of peoplemanagement
Topic: The systematic impact of HIV/Aids on business.

November 2007
Speaker: Anita Mendiratta

Director of Cachet Consulting.
Topic: The fundamental role of perception management as South Africa enters and competes on the international Business, Tourism and Political stage.



October 2007

Speaker: Professor Kurt April

University Senate Member; Sainsbury Fellow; Universities of Cape Town (SA), Oxford (UK), Ashridge (UK) and Erasmus (Netherlands).
Topic: His latest insights (from both academic and business practice perspectives) on leadership trends and differences in leadership between SA and Europe.

September 2007
Speaker: Dirk Elzinga

Managing Director of the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Topic: Key ingredients for successful partnerships between SA and EU – from the perspective of CTICC and Amsterdam RAI.

August 2007
Speaker: John Simpson

Head of the School of Management Studies and FSA Professor of marketing at UCT, and Director of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing.
Topic: Black Diamonds – how to reach this fast moving emerging market.

July 2007
Speaker: Mr. Tony Ehrenreich

COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary
Topic: Employee Motivation in South Africa.


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