The Inaugural Botswana National Student Alliance China
POST CONFERENCE REPORT
22nd – 24th November 2013 Nanchang China
2013 was a special year for the Botswana Students Association in China hosting The Inaugural Botswana National Student Alliance China in Nanchang China. The main conference took
Place at the Qian Hu Nanchang University Hotel with over 36 participants who engaged in presentations, questions and answer sessions and a company visit. The conference included a range of topics such as ideas for Botswana in Media culture, communication, diversification, future outlook of students, career paths foreign investment of Chinese companies in Botswana opportunities ...view middle of the document...
30 am Saturday Morning Arrivals All delegates
07:30- 08:45 Breakfast All delegates
9:20 am - 10:20 am National Anthem/Welcome Remarks/Introductions of all delegates. BOSAC Ex-officio member
10:25 am - 10:40 am Introduction of Speakers/BOSAC/Delegates BOSAC President
10:40 am - 10:42 am Introduction of His Excellency the Ambassador BOSAC Ex office member
10:42 am -10:52 am Keynote Address His Excellency the Ambassador of Botswana to China
10:52 am -11:00 am Hosting City Address Nanchang University
11: 00am – 11:10 am Morning Break All delegates
11:10 am - 11:50 pm First Main Speaker MR Digby Wren
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Q&A workshop with speaker MR Digby Wren
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Company presentation Zhong Mei International
12:30 pm – 12:50 pm Q&A with Company MR Digby Wren
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch All delegates
2:30pm - 3:10 pm Second Main Speaker Dr Marie-Paule Donsimoni
2:40 pm- 2:55 pm Q & A with speaker Dr Marie-Paule Donsimoni
3:10 pm – 3:40 pm Company presentation Alternative Initiatives for the Development of Africa (AIDA)
3:40 pm – 3:55 pm Q&A with company Alternative Initiatives for the Development of Africa (AIDA)
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Company presentation China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation(CJIC)
4:30pm – 4:45 pm Q&A with company China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation(CJIC)
4:45pm- 5:00pm Vote of thanks BOSAC
5:00 pm -6:30 pm Company networking session/interview booths All Companies and final year students/masters/PHD
5:20 pm – 7:00pm Round table Session Students
7:30 pm- 10:00 Dinner and reflection All delegates
Sunday 24th November 2013 Conference day2
7:00 am – 10:00 am Students Networking Breakfast All delegates
10:00 am Departure All delegates
BONA China 2013 Diary
Friday 22 November
The first day started with registration for the participants arriving from different provinces and cities. A student networking session took place from the afternoon up until late at night as more and more delegates arrived at the venue. A senior student as well as the former president of the Student Society Tlamelo Sekambo came in the morning and gave her full support and assistance in making sure last minute preparations and students coming in went smoothly.
In the evening a little Dinner was arranged for the few students who were present including the conference team who were briefed on the work they will be doing in the next two days.
Saturday 23 November
Processions as per the schedule took place including the singing of the national anthem and the introductions. The Ambassador speech was however moved as his flight was delayed due to adverse weather conditions. The first session then commenced.
The first sessions was presented by international media and communication expert Digby Wren.
Mr. Wren’s Topic was Good (Chinese?) Ideas for Botswana, Then What?...