Event Details

Amidst economic uncertainties and market fluctuations, it's crucial for business leaders to unite, share insights, and strategise for sustainable growth. We cordially invite you to the 2024 edition of "The Business Leaders' Toolkit", where we will explore the theme of "The Expanding Leader - Growing a Company in a Tough South African Economic Environment."

This flagship event, held in a roundtable format, gathers leaders from diverse industries to discuss critical issues facing executives in 2024. Last year's event saw the participation of esteemed CEOs and leaders from renowned companies such as Investec, Barclays, Business Leadership South Africa, Dow Chemical, BDO, and others.

Through this event, attendees will:

  • Engage in collaborative discussions with prominent CEOs and industry experts.
  • Explore innovative strategies and best practices for thriving amidst South Africa's economic challenges.
  • Topics include innovation, talent development, accessing capital, and more.
  • Gain valuable insights, share experiences, and network with peers.
  • Contribute to fostering growth and prosperity in the South African business community.

Given the limited availability of seats, we kindly request your prompt confirmation of attendance.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Bruce Whitfield (Best-selling author)

    Bruce Whitfield

    Best-selling author

    Bruce Whitfield is a multi-award-winning journalist, best-selling author and sought-after speaker. Throughout his career, he has had unparalleled access to titans of industry; mavericks who are changing the game; and brilliant entrepreneurs who reimagine what is possible. This access has provided him with an exceptional perspective of how we can change the future. Today, with over 20 years of working in print, broadcast and digital media, he brings a unique brand of realistic optimism to the murky intersection where business, politics and society collide.

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  • Sandile Dube (Managing Director of Equinix Inc.)

    Sandile Dube

    Managing Director of Equinix Inc.

    Sandile Dube joined Equinix in November 2023 and is Managing Director for South Africa. In his role, Sandile is responsible for leading Equinix’s South African entry strategy, working closely with existing global customers and new local South African businesses and organisations to support their ambitions and leverage the huge growth and connectivity potential on the African continent.

    Before joining Equinix, Sandile was the Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) South Africa where he drove remarkable success in a challenging economic market. Prior to his most recent role at HPE, Sandile was the Country Manager for Sales and Channel after a successful tenure as a Sales Executive at Britehouse, a division of Dimension Data.

    Sandile also served in the board of directors during his tenure at HPE South Africa. He brings a wealth of expertise to EQUINIX, accumulated over two decades in the ICT market.

    Sandile holds executive certifications from renowned institutions including IE Business School in Madrid and Stellenbosch Business School in Belville, northern Cape Town.

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  • Sam Rolland (Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of EICN)

    Sam Rolland

    Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of EICN

    Sam Rolland is the Network Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at EICN. He is a trained economist specialising in understanding the complexities of the global economy, and how regional issues affect domestic business. Sam advises global teams on appropriate strategies to navigate a complex world by driving agility and future-readiness.

    Prior to joining the EICN, Sam spent time in both the public and private sector, first as an economist within the Economic Policy division of the National Treasury, and then as a consulting economist at Econometrix and Deloitte. During his time in the private sector, Sam specialised in analysing events and government policies to dilute these into constructing business strategies. Sam also spent time in Switzerland as an economist for airline industry body IATA.

    Sam holds a masters degree in economics from Stellenbosch University, and has studied further at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in New York state. Sam also sits on the board of the Western Cape Primary Science Programme, a non-profit organisation focusing on the improving educational outcomes in under-resourced schools in Africa.

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Westcliff Hotel

67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff
Johannesburg, South Africa

If you have any questions please contact EICN Africa

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