Speakers

Our conferences are unique in attracting leading speakers that possess first-hand knowledge of contemporary issues on each topic we tackle. These comprise policymakers, academics and researchers, financiers, practitioners, business leaders and entrepreneurs. CANI2020 invites potential speakers and presenters to send an expression of interest by completing and submitting the form below.

Louke Koopmans

Louke Koopmans

Mrs Louke Koopmans focus area is sector transition. She started her career working in consultancy and training in Asia and Africa. In the private sector, she worked 5 years as Global Sustainable Lead for the multinational Mars.

Septi Bukula

Septi Bukula

Septi M. Bukula is the founder and director of Osiba Holdings and an internationally recognised practitioner in the field of SME promotion, with particular focus on SME policy and ecosystem analysis and advisory.

Thomas Vonk

Thomas Vonk

Thomas Vonk (MSc), Programme Manager Market Intelligence at CBI. Annually, CBI supports more than 700 entrepreneurs to become successful exporters on the European market through our export coaching projects.

Monique van de Vijver

Monique van de Vijver

has been engaged with fair and sustainable trade and sector development initiatives for the past 30 years, from different roles and positions. She has been engaged with Solidaridad since 2003.

Adolf Joubert

Adolf Joubert

Adolf has a background in Business Management & - Consultation and was running his own businesses for many years until he joined the predecessor of Afrinatural in 2005 as partner.

Prof. Diana Derval

Prof. Diana Derval

Diana Derval, PhD, EMBA, is Chair and Research Director of DervalResearch, global research firm specializing in human behavior and preferences.

Kasper Kerver

Kasper Kerver

Kasper is a trade promotion expert with more than ten years of experience. He is specialised in sustainable value chain development for natural ingredients to generate employment and income for farmers and collectors in developing countries.

Jolanda van Hal

Jolanda van Hal

Jolanda Van Hal has experience in trade promotion and value chain development for natural ingredients since 2013. She is specialised in the promotion of sustainable trade in biodiversity-related products.

Cyril Lombard

Cyril Lombard

Cyril has more than 30 years’ experience in the biotrade, natural products and small and medium size business development sectors.

Ellis Levember

Ellis Levember

Ellis is the CEO of South African Essential Oil Business Incubator (SEOBI), which was established in April 2006 after receiving initial funding from Seda Technology Programme (STP).

Daniel Motshwane

Daniel Motshwane

Daniel Motshwane is chairman of the board of the Cosmetic Export Council of South Africa (CECOSA), a non-profit organisation that has a public-private partnership with the department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic).

Karen Swanepoel

Karen (Stieger) Swanepoel

Karen is the Executive Director of SAEOPA (Southern African Essential Oil Producer Association), and has been involved in many industry studies in the field of essential oils since 2000.

Gus Le Breton

Gus Le Breton

Gus Le Breton has a 30-year background in African Natural Ingredients. As the founding CEO of the trade association PhytoTrade Africa, he successfully introduced a series of new ingredients from Africa on to world markets.

Zandile Fuyane

Zandile Fuyane

Zandile Fuyane is a Manager in the COO’s Office at Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). In the past she was responsible for the industry development of the Natural Products and Biotechnology Value Chains within the New Industries Business Unit.

Kerah Johnson

Kerah Johnson

Dr Kerah Johnson is an integrated medical Doctor, Entrepreneur medical scientist, a lecturer and registrar at the Oriental Academy of natural medicine Yenagoa, Nigeria.

Ullrich Klins

Ullrich Klins

Dr Ullrich Klins, works as a Senior Technical Advisor for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the GIZ-BioInnovation Africa Project in South Africa.

Natalie Feltman

Natalie Feltman

Director: Bioprospecting and Biodiversity Economy at Department of Environmental Affairs

Madumezulu Silinda

Madumezulu Silinda

PhytoTrade (South Africa)

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