Date: Thursday 1 March 2007.
Time: Social from 17h30 for talk from 18h30 until 20h00.
Venue: Auditorium, Building 3, Deloitte Place, The Woodlands, Woodlands Drive, Woodmead, Sandton.
Topic: BEE as a catalyst for, and strategic consideration in, turnarounds.
Speaker: Don Lindsay, Partner, Katlego Syzygy (Pty) Ltd.
Don spent 18 years in the hospitality and food service industry before doing a full-time MBA, which included exposure to change management and he got to experience an economy with a very significant small business sector. He set up a company in 2001 with the very confused objective of providing small business with strategy support and corporates with change management assistance. This eventually morphed into Katlego Syzygy, a highly specialised consultancy that helps large corporates with enterprise development – a key element of the BEE scorecard that requires companies to make significant investments in the SME sector. The company counts Steinhoff Group, Edcon, Anglo American and the Barloworld Group amongst its clients.
Abstract: While BEE should already be an important consideration in the design of sustainable turnaround strategies in SA, it will, in the near future, become a major catalyst contributing to the decline of otherwise healthy organisations. The presentation will explore the fundamentally strategic nature of BEE, why it is already key to the sustainability of turnarounds and how BEE itself is likely to introduce a new & unique flavour to the turnaround sector in SA.
Cost: R50 for TMA members, R100 per person for non-members.
We thank the National Productivity Institute’s Social Plan who will sponsor the snacks and drinks for the evening. The Social Plan supports turnaround and pro-active solutions to avoid job losses if there is a risk of a viable company failing. www.turnaroundsolutions.co.za
Welcome: All TMA members, prospective TMA members and the general public.
Please feel free to forward this invite to colleagues and clients who may be interested in turnarounds.
Please RSVP by Monday 26 February to Lynne at admin at tma-sa.com or 0119642895.
This invitation was brought to you by Turnaround Management Association - Southern Africa - the forum for turnaround and corporate renewal professionals in Southern Africa, established for purposes of information exchange, knowledge capturing, networking, education and raising the standards of turnaround.