Andre de Ruyter. Picture: SUPPLIED
Andre de Ruyter. Picture: SUPPLIED

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter and Absa chair Wendy Lucas-Bull will be headline speakers at the sixth edition of The Directors Event, to be streamed online on October 20 2020.

Billed as “SA’s biggest board meeting”, The Directors Event, presented in association with BCX and the Institute of Directors in SA (IoDSA), forms part of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies profile. Senior management and C-level executives in SA’s business community will come together to debate the big issues affecting the country’s economy. 

This year’s theme is “Building a Sustainable New Normal”. High-profile participants in three panel discussions will debate the revival of the SA economy, skills development, job creation, the fourth industrial revolution and the management of climate change to support the country in becoming self-sufficient.

The Directors Event will open with De Ruyter’s keynote address live from Eskom, followed by Lucas-Bull’s delivery of the annual Chairman’s Report.

Wendy Lucas-Bull. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
Wendy Lucas-Bull. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Previous headline speakers have included chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Nhlanhla Nene (former finance minister), Jabu Mabuza (former Eskom and Telkom chair), Caroline Galvan (lead economist, World Economic Forum), and Mcebisi Jonas (former deputy minister of finance), among others.

“The year 2020 will be remembered in history as the most transformative year of the 21st century. The Covid-19 pandemic has jolted our societies and our economies. We have embraced digital technologies and new ways of living, and are processing and planning for new ways of doing business.

“The Directors Event 2020 addresses the critical and much-needed conversation to be had by SA businesses on the revival of our economy and, in turn, our society. We are proud to be a partner of this event at such a critical time in our history,” says BCX CEO Jonas Bogoshi.

Event details:

Date: October 20 2020
Time: 9am — 12.30pm
Cost: free

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