WTO Chair Launch - Welcome reception, Tuesday 16 September 2014 <-- Back to WTO Chair Launch Gallery Mr David Shark, Prof Susan Visser, Prof Herman van Schalkwyk, Prof Wilma Viviers, Mr Maarten Smeets and Dr Marie Luce-Kuhn. Mr Shark and Mr Smeets next to the statue of Afrikaans poet and Bible translater, JD du Toit Mr Shark and Mr SThe welcome reception was held in the NWU Gallery, which had the appropriate theme of 'chairs'meets next to the statue of Afrikaans poet and Bible translater, JD du Toit Ms Marlise Styger and Ms Lorainne Steenkamp (administrative assistants at TRADE) with Mrs Rene Vermeulen Guests arriving at the welcome reception Prof Frik van Niekerk welcoming guests Mr Maarten Smeets, responsible for various assistance, partnership and internship programmes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with Prof Wilma Viviers from TRADE. Prof Ewert Kleynhans, Mr Nico de Kock and Ms Neo Masombuka (Grown Consulting) Vaal Triangle Campus Rector Prof Thanyani Mariba, Prof Rantoa Letsosa with Prof Wilma Viviers. Mr Pierre Viviers with H.E. Mr Faizel Ismail. Prof Dan Kgwadi and Mr Victor Mothobi Prof Henri Bezuidenhout and Prof Raymond Parsons. Dr Ermie Steenkamp, Mr Requier Wait and Prof Derick Blaauw. Dr Shernice Soobramooney with H.E. Mr Roeland van de Geer (European Union) Dr Anmar Pretorius with Prof Susan Visser. H.E. Mr Petri Salo (Finland), Mr Maarten Smeets, Prof Dan Kgwadi and H.E. Mr Roeland van de Geer Dr Sonja Grater with Dr Marie Luce-Kuhn. WTO Deputy Director General Mr David Shark in conversation with H.E. Mr Faizel Ismail Ms Hanti Hoogkamer (NWDC), Dr Ernst Idsardi and Mr Deon de Beer. Prof Nicholas Allen, Mr Brutus Malada Prof Dan Kgwadi with Mafikeng Campus Rector, Prof Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele Ms Phumzile Mmope and Prof Nicholas Allen. H.E. Mr Petri Salo Dr Ernst Idsardi and Mr John Purchase (Agbiz) Prof Herman Van Schalkwyk, Prof Frik van Niekerk and Prof Dan Kgwadi NWU Vice Rector Prof Dan Kgwadi with Potcefstroom Campus Rector Prof Herman van Schalkwyk Prof Frik van Niekerk welcomed all the guest formally to the NWU. Prof Dan Kgwadi added his welcome as he addressed the guests. Guests listen to Prof Dan Kgwadi in the NWU Gallery Prof Kgwadi also introduced Prof Viviers and congratulated her on her WTO Chair. The welcome reception was intended by approximately 80 guests ranging from EU ambassadors, SA provincial government and various other trade related organisations within South Africa Mr Victor Mothobi, Ms Phumzile Mmope and Prof Prof Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele Prof Viviers and Prof Kgwadi together with all the EU Ambassadors in attendance at the reception Mr Maarten Smeets (WTO), Prof Viviers and Mr David Shark (WTO).