How to do business in the Nordics 

Seminar, Thursday, October 24th, 2019 in Johannesburg/Sandton (South Africa)

Companies in South Africa can join AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® in Johannesburg/Sandton. We have min. 4 seminars a year and 1-2 business delegations to the Nordics a year. 





AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® is a Nordic based business network with focus on business in Africa. In cooperation with our partner in South Africa, InterGest South Africa Ltd (Pty) we are launching “AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® South Africa”. We will carry out 4-5 seminars a year, focussing on the business environment in the Nordics. Our ambition is, to build the most relevant bridge between Nordic and African businesses. 

We gather South African companies with focus on business in the Nordics 

How to do business in the Nordics

At this seminar, Thursday, October 24th , 2019 in Sandton/Johannesburg (South Africa) –  we will focus on how to do business in the Nordics. 


4.30 pm: Registration 

4.45 pm: Welcome to AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK in South Africa 
Managing Director, Mr. Volker Werth, InterGest South Africa 

5.10 pm: The ambition behind AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK / How to do business with Nordic companies
CEO, Mr. Flemming Soerensen, Nordekon Consultancy Company
Senior Consultant, Ms. Sarah Skou Andreasen, AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK

5.20 pm: Company case 1: DSV Logistics
Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa, Mr. Andre Rodger (SAE), DSV Logistics
– Logistic and transportation in South Africa 
– Rules/regulations/customer clearance 

Networking break 

6.00 pm: South Africa – an economic overview: Nedbank
Economist, Mr. Isaac Matshego, Nedbank
– A brief overview of the latest developments in the SA economy
– Outlook covering mainly the state of government finances

Networking break 

6.45 pm: Company case 2: Wind & Solar PTY / Mash Energy Africa
CEO, Mr. Klaus Roennow Poulsen (DK),
– How to start business in South Africa 
– Nordic Management perspectives 

Networking break 

7.30 pm: Company case 3: Scatec Solar
General Manager, Mr. Jan Fourie (N),
– Nordic investments in South Africa
– Scaling green energy 

8.00 pm: Networking
We have also invited relevant African and Nordic diplomats to participate in the seminar. We will serve beer/wine as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

There will be served coffee/the during the seminar.


Meet Our Speakers

Mr. Flemming Sørensen
Mr. Flemming Sørensen

CEO, Nordekon Consultancy Company

Mr. Andre Rodger
Mr. Andre Rodger

Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa (SAE), DSV Logistic Mounties

Mr. Volker Werth
Mr. Volker Werth

Managing Director, InterGest South Africa

Mr. Klaus Roennow Poulsen
Mr. Klaus Roennow Poulsen

CEO, Wind & Solar PTY / Mash Biotech Africa

Mr. Isaac Matshego
Mr. Isaac Matshego

Economist, Nedbank


The speaking companies are all companies with extensive experience in doing business with Nordic companies and leaders from the Nordics. 

Ms. Sarah Skou Andreasen
Ms. Sarah Skou Andreasen


Mr. Jan Fourie
Mr. Jan Fourie

General Manager, Scatec Solar (SAE)

“Nordic companies have relaxed leadership models, think innovative and they are very motivated to engage in new partnerships if there is a clear business purpose”

Date &  Participation fee


October 24th, 2019 from 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm 


Meadowview Business Estate
1 Meadowview Ln
Linbro Park
Sandton 2065 (Johannesburg)
South Africa


Managing Director, Mr. Volker Werth 

AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK in South Africa is for South African companies with focus on business in the Nordics. If you would like to apply for membership please send us a message by using the contact form.

Contact our local partner InterGest Ltd (Pty) in South Africa if you have any questions regarding AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK in South Africa:

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