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Register for the Trade, Investment Promotions and Economic Development Programme in Johannesburg or Durban!

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment, both inwards to the country and in building the country's export capacity to global markets, in line with the strategic goals and objectives of key stakeholders. The stated strategic plans, included in the National Development Plan, provide a useful benchmark against which to assess progress being made.

TIPED is highly customised to provide relevant and rigorous high-level, experiential learning to understand the ‘why’ (context) and historical perspective of investment across key regions and sectors, using the latest thought leadership, as well as focusing on the ‘how’ (processes and systems) critical to achieving desired trade and investment outcomes through optimal management and leadership, and the ‘what’ (content) consisting of new knowledge and best practice that is critical in ensuring successful economic growth and developing strategic investment.

Delegates will be engaged and supported by academic practitioners, experts and thought leaders, both local and international. Where feasible, real time case studies and business examples will be reviewed and analysed with the actual investors and stakeholders, to assess the value, risk and long-term benefits of investment initiatives.

The assessed component of the programme will include team-based and individual assignments, focusing on the strategic priorities, opportunities and challenges of sponsoring organisations.

Key learning outcomes
  • Understanding the context of global economic development and the international investment landscape (including China, Singapore and Africa).
  • Increased knowledge of the drivers of international trade, investment and foreign direct investment.
  • Competency development in investment promotion strategies, tools and techniques for marketing and branding a country and region, including public relations and communication planning and systems.
  • Managing international partnerships and alliances, and regional collaboration.
  • Understanding key financial concepts and increased financial literacy, including capital structuring and investment, and public-private partnerships.
  • Performance management, values, ethics and culture change.
  • Revenue generation, commercial ventures and new markets.
  • Governance, regulation and sustainability.
  • Leading complexity, change and uncertainty.
  • Strategic project management.


Option 1: Core Programme

Six days (3 modules – 1 per month)

Option 2: Advanced Programme

Four days (2 modules – 1 per month)

An optional international module (5 working days – one week) may be developed for graduates of the programme. This will be priced separately to the programme. Further information is available upon request.

Start date:

Starts 26th June 2018 in Johannesburg

Starts 4th July 2018 in Durban

Programme fee:

Delegates will have the option to register for the core programme (modules 1-3), to be followed by the advanced programme (modules 1-2). The price for the core programme is R15,130, and R12,105 for the advanced programme. The total price is R27,235 (VAT inclusive).

To apply, please contact:

Calvin Van Doorn
T: +27 31 260 1728

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