Please note that this programme is subject to change. 

Economic sector and Cultural exhibitions will run throughout the day in both venues

Exhibitions space is open to the Trade Mission Participants and the Netherlands Missions in South Africa

21 November 2019




Welcome to Trade Mission Delegation

09:00 - 11:00

CEO Roundtable with Western Cape Trade and Investment Agency and other Dutch businesses active in the market

Closed: Trade Mission Delegation

Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking Masterclass

Part 1 Including roundtable with investors and venture capitalists  (Designers, Entrepreneurs and Students)


Liveable Urban Water Ways with Deltares and The City of Cape Town: Flood risk management and water security for urban deltas

11:00 - 13:00

Sector Workshops | Round One

How to get investment ready?

A guide for Entrepreneurs and Designers  

Water & Climate

Climate Changemakers roundtable

Transport & Logistics -Logistics Opportunities in South Africa

Open Workshop 

Transport & Logistics

Developing Smart Port Collaborations between local and Dutch ports

Open Workshop


Roundtable with International Bicycle Mayors and the Cape Town Cycling Community

Open Event 


Smart Agriculture & the 4th Industrial Revolution

Open Workshop 

13:00 - 14:00


  • Workshop ‘Learn how to Cycle’ class with SA Bicycle Mayor Lebogang Mokwena 
  • Tour of the Castle of Good Hope 

13:45 - 14:00

Official opening of Dutch Photographic Exhibitions 

Exhibitions on Circular Cities and the Built Environment 

14:00 - 16:00

Sector Workshops | Round Two 

Entrepreneurship  and Design Thinking Masterclass

Part 2 (Designers, Entrepreneurs and Students)

Circular Economy

Circular City Solutions


Developing innovative water solutions through the Water Hub with the cities of Durban and Cape Town 


AI and the Future of Hospitals: Moving towards Intelligent Healing Environments


Mobility Roundtable: Is the South African Market Ready for Cargo Bikes?

Open Event 

Transport & Logistics

Western Cape Maritime Roundtable: Opportunities in Marine Manufacturing and BBEEE updates in Maritime Industry

Open Event 

Creative Industries 

Lights, Camera, Action! – leveraging the Bilateral Film Treaty between South Africa and The Netherlands 

16:00 - 17:00

Plenary Showcase & Presentations  

with Mayor of Cape Town

  • Welcome by the Vice Minister of Foreign Economic Affairs
  • Final Pitches by students and awards ceremony
  • Address by the Cape Town Mayor  
  • Keynote Address
  • Presentation by Entrepreneurs  
  • Closure by the Ambassador

Open Event 

17:00 - 19:00

Network Reception at the City Hall 

Open Event