October 02-11, 2016


Old Grey's Sports Ground/Parkroad, Bloemfontein, ZA


3000 Seats


12 Guest Speakers

Premier's Message / Hon Ace Magashule


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Commissions / Strategically selected topics

Objective: Developing the value chain of key agricultural products in the province.
Commission Chair: Department of Agriculture.
Objective: Growing the tourism sector and creating sustainable jobs.
Commission Chair: Free State Tourism Authority
Objective: Minerals beneficiation.
Commission Chair: Department of minerals and energy
Objective: Deriving the commercial value out of the green economy.
Commission Chair: Central University of Technology

testimonials / See FSGITB's successes so far

Event Speakers / meet the speakers

Hon Ace Magashule

Free State Premier

Premier Ace Magashule was born as Elias Sekgobelo Magashule in 1959

Dhilosen Pillay

CEO (Free State Tourism Authority)

Dhilosen Pillay is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Free State

Dr Thabo Pitse

Business Practitioner & Academia (University of the Free State)

A passionate, goal orientated and friendly individual, highly motivated and very

Mr Kopung Ralikontsane

Director General (DG)

Mr Kopung Ralikontsane is the Director General of the Free State

Ms Matilda Gasela


Ms Matilda Gasela has since, 24 July 2015 been seconded to

Ms Anita Venter

Researcher (Centre for Development Support, UFS)

I have been a researcher at the Centre for Development Support

Hon B.M. Komphela

MEC (Police, Roads & Transport)

Mr. B.M. Komphela was born on 7 December 1965 in

Hon Mbana Thabethe

MEC (Agriculture)

Date of birth: 26 December 1965 – Place

Adv Tsoarelo Malakoane matriculated from the Kananelo Senior Secondary School in

Hon Sam Mashinini


Malambulele Samuel Mashinini was born on November 22, 1959 at a

Nokwanje Selina Leeto (also known as Mathabo) was born and bred

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International Dignitaries
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Downloads / Useful Resources

Enterprise Development Strategies and Opportunities in the Free State Report, Professor PJ Fourie – Central University Of Technology Download Research Report
Free State Investment Opportunities Projects Book 2016
Download Investment Brochure

Free State Province / experience investment opportunities first-hand

FSGITB is hosted during the Mangaung Cultural Festival (Macufe) where the Free State province attracts local, national and international communities to promote social cohesion and boost economic growth. It also affords participants an opportunity to taste our cultural diversity and heritage.

Macufe Our Economy Things To Do Restaurants Find Accommodation

Recent Announcements / get latest news!

FSGITB 2015 – (Media Statement )

The hosting of the Free State Global Investors Trade Bridge (FSGITB) is about strengthening the international partnerships through investment in these and many other projects in the province. The expected delegates from 26 countries will participate in product exhibitions, scheduled back-to-back meetings,

Red tape hampers SMMEs growth

Reduce the bureaucracy … Small enterprise MEC Sam Mashinini who leads the government initiative to promote SMMEs Department takes the bull by the horns to ensure small business development, and growth… Government red tape continues to top the list of bottlenecks hampering

Event Location

Old Grey Sports Ground
Parkroad, Bloemfontein, Free State, 9300, South Africa

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