About the Summit

BRICS Leaders are expected to attend the XV BRICS Summit in South Africa from 22 – 24 August 2023. The Summit will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) in Johannesburg, Gauteng.


BRICS Leaders will engage with business during the BRICS Business Forum and engage with the New Development Bank, BRICS Business Council and other mechanisms during the Summit. South Africa will also continue its Outreach to Leaders from Africa and the global South and hold a BRICS Outreach and BRICS Plus Dialogue during the XV BRICS Summit.


While the BRICS Summit is a meeting of Heads of State and Government and not open to the public, there is an extensive business programme arranged around the Summit culminating in the BRICS Business Forum. Businesses may wish to reach out to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (http://www.thedtic.gov.za/), the Department of Small Business Development (http://www.dsbd.gov.za/), the South African Chapter of the BRICS Business Council (https://sabricsbusinesscouncil.co.za/) and the South African Chapter of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance (southafricasecretariat@bricswba.org.za) for opportunities to attend, engage and participate in their activities during 2023, including in the run up to the XV BRICS Summit. It should be noted that there will be traffic disruptions with road closures in the area surrounding the SCC for the duration of the Summit.