At the heart of the Chambers activities are its Forums (standing committees). The Forums are the ‘engine room’ of AmCham, where member companies are able to discuss key issues that impact their business, problem solve, share best practice, and engage on policy matters – either through business-to-government engagement; Business -to-business engagement or through policy submissions.
We offer three Forums that focus on the areas related to their subject titles:
The People Forum addresses important topical issues such as youth unemployment, human resource management, critical skills, as well as to address Health and Wellness in the workplace and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
Policy and Public Affairs Forum
The Policy Forum proactively responds to issues facing business, and addresses policy proposals and processes. Forum activities could also include hosting panel discussions and/or events to focus on key areas related to growth of the South African economy, engagement with relevant government officials, and discussions on pertinent items of legislation
Trade and Investment Forum
The Trade and Investment Forum overviews current trade matters, logistics, infrastructure, and customs issues. The Forum also provides a specific focus on Regional and Local Trade, the AfCFTA, Digital trade, Brand holder Anti-Counterfeiting (BAC), taxes and tariffs and any other area of concern that will impact trade in South Africa.
Each of the Forums convene four times a year, with three virtual meetings and one in in-person meeting.