Speaker Details – Jeremy Sampson

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Jeremy Sampson graduated from Canterbury College of Art, England, now the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), in visual communication.

A career working between London and Johannesburg in marketing, advertising, graphic design, public relations, reputation management and branding. He founded and was the Executive Chairman of the Africa operations of the international branding group, Interbrand until he stepped down in October 2014. Winning numerous awards along the way in the UK, USA and South Africa and in 2010 being awarded the prestigious Financial Mail AdFocus Lifetime Achievement Award. During that period the company either won or was shortlisted more times than any other in its field in the Financial Mail AdFocus and Finweek AdReview awards.

A former President of South African Designers, formerly a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers UK, formerly a board member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), member IPA (UK) and Visiting Professor at University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Visiting Professor Da Vinci Institute. He has presented papers and spoken in Cancun, Mexico (World Stock Exchanges), Geneva, Switzerland (WIPO), Istanbul, Turkey (Unilever), Dubai, UAE (Hyundai) as well as London, Accra, Nairobi, Windhoek, Harare, and numerous times locally.

Today he is a director of Brand Finance Africa (the London based global group in 30 countries) and in addition consults/mentors/advises, sits on boards/advisory panels, writes and speaks and is very active in the media, including hosting programmes for Classic fm. Apart from the worlds of reputation and brands and branding his interests include art and printmaking and the world of wine.

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Speaker Details – Dr. Karl Mootoosamy

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Former Director MTPA

Dr Karl Moootoosamy has an outstanding international track record where culture,pedagogy,tourism,sports and diplomacy blends together.

He holds a doctorate in humanities with distinction from the Sorbonne and was a visiting professor in arts and literature.

As chief Executive to the Office of the President of the Francophone movement,he was responsible for policy and strategy and led several international cooperation missions to Benin,Senegal,Burkina Faso,Ivory Coast,Cambodia,Vietnam,Tunisia and Morocco.He is also a Honorary Citizen of the town of Wasquehal in France.

Inspired by rich experiences drawn from life and the necessity to foster closer links amongst people,he took in hand,in 1998,the destiny of the tourism industry in Mauritius as Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority,following a selection exercise conducted by PriceWaterHouse,a position he held until 2015.

A principled and determined man, Dr Karl Mootoosamy has had a very precise vision of Mauritius and the way he wanted to promote the country.Convinced that the destiny of the island lies in a top-quality tourism industry, he has led promotion missions in more than 50 countries around the globe.He played a leading role in the up Vanilla Island organisation as well as Costa Croisiere venue in Indian Ocean.He sucessfully conducted the diversificated of markets leading the way to China CIS countrys Middle East Africa and Brazil.

Speaker Details – Mr. Kee Chong Li Kwong Wing

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Chairman, SBM Holdings

Holder of the National Laureateship, Mr Kee Chong LI KWONG WING is an economist who graduated from the London School of Economics. Mr Kee Chong Li KWONG WING was elected as a director on the Board of Directors of SBM Holdings Ltd in June 2015 and was designated as Chairman by the Board of Directors of SBM Holdings Ltd. Mr LI KWONG WING is an independent non-executive director.

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Speaker Details – Mr. Georges Chung Tick Kan

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Senior Economic Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office

Georges Chung Tick Kan was trained as an economist and holds a Master degree. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and the businesses he set up encompass several sectors including printing and publishing, woven textile labelling, industrial packaging and global financial services. He chaired or was member of boards of Government bodies such as the Financial Services Promotion Agency, Export Processing Zone Development Authority, Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation and Mauritius Duty Free Paradise. He also chaired the Committees charged with the setting-up of the Stock exchange of Port-Louis and the first Leasing Company in the 1980s when he was adviser to the Ministry of Finance.

Mr Chung also chaired the Mauritius Association of Exporters at the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008. He was the economic Adviser to the Minister of Finance in 2010. He is currently the Senior Economic Adviser at the Prime Minister’s office. He wrote a book on Vision 2020 and Ways of Achieving a Society of Quality.

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