Spanish chamber of commerce

Event highlights

Webinar | Foreign Direct Investment, B-BBEE and Economic Growth – By Mr. Jacob Maphutha

On wednesday the 23rd of September 2020, the Spanish Chamber along with the other European Chambers hosted a webinar presented by the dti (Department of Trade and Industry: Republic of South Africa) in partnership with Gauteng Growth Development Agency and Invest SA. Title: "Foreign Direct Investment, B-BBEE and Economic Growth”. The purpose of the webinar was to share experiences, discuss policy and implementation models that can help accelerate the progress of economic transformation and inclusive growth in South Africa with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as one of the catalysts.

SCC Year End Gala Dinner 2019

The SCC 2019 Year End Gala Dinner at the Bryanston Country Club. A special word of thanks to all the SCC Members and Friends who attended this event and have supported the Chamber during 2019. Thank you to all the sponsors: Enterprise Outsourcing, Columbus Stainless, La Caixa and the Embassy of Spain. This year's Gala Dinner featured the SCC Golden Lion Award presentation to Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. The Chairman of the SCC Mr Jose Maria Segurola, with the support of the SCC Board members handed the Golden Lion Award trophy to Mr Lucien Matthews, Managing Director of Columbus Stainless in South Africa. This award was given in recognition of Columbus Stainless successful and sustainable integration between a South African and Spanish Company since 2002.

Co-hosted Webinar | Covid-19 Business Defence Approach |

On Tuesday, 14th of April 2020, Mazars' experts unpacked what employers need to do to face the crisis from a funding, tax and operational perspective. Mazars' experts Ishan Bhowani [Public Sector Director at Mazars], George Ellis [Financial Services Director at Mazars] and David French [Tax Consulting Director at Mazars] : - Gave an overview of the relief options available for small and medium size companies and the qualifying criteria to access these - Provided insight into how to ensure the sustainability of your business through a cash gap analysis and cost reduction process.

IE Business School Masterclass – The Importance of Digital Transformation of Organisations

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with IE Business School organized an insightful business breakfast masterclass on “The importance of Digital Transformation of Organizations and how to achieve competitive advantage”. The Masterclass was well attended by both members & friends of the SCC. We thank the IE Business School in Sandton and Prof. José Casado Suarez for a powerful session.

Headlines from the Future – Exploring, Harnessing and Navigating the post Covid-19 world.

Headlines from the Future - Exploring, Harnessing and Navigating the post Covid-19 world. The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of South Africa, Italian-SA Chamber of Trade and Industries, Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa and SwissCham South Africa Chapter. Our renowned futurist speaker Pieter Geldenhuys talked us through some potential scenario WRT the economical, sociological and geopolitical and institutional scenarios that are likely to follow this pandemic. Check out the Webinar recording.

Webinar | The Coronavirus Lockdown Legal Implications by SLKB Inc Attorneys

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of South Africa would like to thank Spellas Lengert Kübler Braun Inc. on a wonderful presentation of "The Coronavirus Lockdown Legal Implications" presented by Heiko Braun and Fernando Lengert. If you missed it, hereunder is the recording.

Webinar | Ways to Solve your Current Visa issues as a Foreigner in and outside of South Africa

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce (SCC) RSA would like to thank IBN Immigration Solutions, for an insightful and empowering webinar presentation and discussion on the "Covid19 Lockdown and ways to solve your current visa issues as a Foreigner in and outside of South Arica" presented by Andreas Krensel.

Webinar | The Future of Recruitment by Polyglot Group

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA hosted a live webinar in collaboration with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Our member, Polyglot Group discussed and presented on "The Future of Recruitment: How COVID-19 will impact the future of hiring and onboarding processes". If you missed it herewith is the recording. Moderator: Simon Miclet, Polyglot Group - General Manager Africa Presenter: Ashton Ngwenya, Polyglot Group - Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant Words Of Thanks by: Manuela Sanchez Aragu (SCC) & Amy Ashworth ( FSACCI)

Webinar | 2nd Session of: Ways to Solve your Current Visa issues as a Foreigner in and outside of SA

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce (SCC) RSA would like to thank IBN Immigration Solutions, for an insightful and empowering webinar presentation and discussion on the "Covid19 Lockdown and ways to solve your current visa issues as a Foreigner in and outside of South Arica" presented by Andreas Krensel. If you missed it, herewith is the recording of the 2nd session on the 3rd of June.

Webinar | The economy’s new growth trajectory by Business for South Africa

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA hosted a live webinar in collaboration with Business For South Africa (BSA) and the Belgian, Italian and Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Industry discussed and presented on "The economy’s new growth trajectory, what will it take to restore it and the call for a new social compact between government, business, civil society and organized labour". The speaker was Martin Kingston- Executive Chairman – Rothschild and Co SA (Pty) Ltd and Board member and Vice President of Business Unity South Africa and Chair for Steering Committee of Business for SA – COVID 19 If you missed the webinar, herewith is the recording. Moderator: Manuela Sanchez Aragu on behalf of the SCC.

Webinar | Business not as Usual – Thriving in unfamiliar territory

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of South Africa hosted a live webinar in collaboration with Absa Group, Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa, Italian-SA Chamber of Trade and Industries and the SwissCham South Africa Chapter. The speakers were : Jeff Gable - Absa Head FICC Research Anand Naidoo - Absa Managing Executive, Corporate and Investment Banking Client Coverage. Yasmin Masithela - Absa Managing Executive - Transactional Banking. And Dylan Tudor-Jones - SADC General Manager Gransolar Group. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here!

Webinar | Empowering you to Reset the Normal in Business & Operate in Emerging Economies

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA in collaboration with Tradebrics and with the French, Belgian and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Industry presented a webinar and panel discussion on the 16th of September 2020, “Empowering you to Reset the Normal in Business & Operate in Emerging Economies - Free Trade Africa Beckons”.

Webinar | Navigating International Travel and Tourism in a COVID-19 World

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in RSA in collaboration IBN Immigration Solutions, Wings Travel Management, Eriscan Innovations and with the Belgian, Italian and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Industry presented a webinar and panel discussion on the 19th of August 2020, “Navigating International travel and tourism in a COVID 19 world”.

Webinar | The Re-opening of South Africa post lockdown and its business opportunities

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of South Africa in collaboration Embassy Direct and the Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa, French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SA-German Chamber Commerce and Industry, Italian-SA Chamber of Trade and Industries as well as the SwissCham Southern Africa - South Africa Chapter co-hosted a webinar wednesdays presentation and discussion on the 29th of July 2020 titled "The Re-opening of South Africa post lockdown and its business opportunities”. If you missed the webinar, watch the recording hereunder. A special word of thanks to the speakers Yunus Hoosen, Dr Kenneth Creamer & Tim Vieira. Moderator : Rodrigo Chiari - Editor Embassy Direct.