Eckart Naumann

Economist Economist with >15 years experience, including sector analysis, various aspects of international trade arrangements and agreements, focus on market access and related issues. Assignments undertaken for various local and international organizations including the Trade Law Centre (tralac Associate), ACP Secretariat, African Union (AU), UN International Trade Center (ITC), Imani Development, Commonwealth Secretariat, World Bank, European Commission, SA Dept International …

Shamil Isaacs

Manager: Technology Station: Clothing and Textiles – Cape Peninsula University of Technology Education, Clothing Technology and Business Administration Work experience in design and product development, 1990 joined Peninsula Technikon now known as CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) as a lecturer in Pattern and Garment technology, manufacturing theory, Entrepreneurship In 2002 set up the Technology Station: Clothing and Textiles at CPUT …

Petr Janak

CEO – INOTEX – Czech Republic Innovative SME oriented to research, development, services and technology transfer in the field of textile finishing. Has devoted 17 years to the solution of environmental problems of textile industry, the recent 27 years working as managing director of INOTEX Ltd. Board member of ATOK (Czech Association of Textile and Clothing industry), member of Scientific board …

Kat van Duinen

 Designer and Owner – Kat van Duinen After relocating to Cape Town from Europe, Polish designer Kat van Duinen’s passion for effortless elegance saw the birth of her eponymous label in Cape Town in 2010, which has since grown to become an iconic fusion of her European heritage and love for the richness of South Africa – a place she now …

Deon Saayman

Managing Director – Mohair South Africa Deon Saayman was born in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in October 1969 (49 years old), and now resides just down the coast in the town of Jeffreys Bay with his wife Antoinette and their two children. He attended Andrew Rabie High School in Port Elizabeth before obtaining his B.Com Accounting degree from the …

Herman Pillay

CEO – TCI Apparel Herman Pillay is a passionate entrepreneur managing multiple businesses both locally and internationally. He is the Chairman and CEO of the TCI Apparel Group. He was introduced into the manufacturing sector 23 years ago by his dad and has owned and operated his own businesses for the past 20 years. His wealth of experience and forward-thinking attitude …

Nicola Cooper

Senior Trend Researcher and Analyst – Nicola Cooper and Associates Nicola holds Bachelor of Arts and Honours degrees in Visual Arts, and a diploma in Business and Outcome-Based Facilitation. She is currently completing the final year of her Masters degree in Fine Art, specialising in local youth and subcultural studies. Her reach in the academic sphere runs deep, also through her …

Daniel Silke

Political Economy Analyst – Political Futures Consultancy Daniel Silke is an Independent Political Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker specializing in South African and International politics. He has a specialist interest in political parties and elections and is a renowned Futurist lecturing widely on issues surrounding global change, volatility and the future of the world. He is regarded within South Africa as …