Topics to be Covered at the 2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference

The one of a kind Manufacturing Indaba is being hosted to empower members of Sub-Saharan Africa’s promising manufacturing community to identify global trends; keep abreast with global competition; embrace digital transformation; cultivate a skilled workforce; enable black industrialist collaboration and acquire insight into what incentives are available to better empower their businesses. These discussions will pave the way for a more equitable, competitive and successful manufacturing industry and economy as a whole.

The Role of Incentives in Manufacturing

The Manufacturing Indaba 2018 will be leading pertinent discussions regarding the various government grants, tax incentives and financing opportunities available to manufacturing-specific enterprises.  The symposium will also focus on the requirements candidates must meet to be eligible for such incentives which aim to foster business growth, promote job creation and stimulate global competitiveness within South…

Developing Small Manufacturers: How to Grow and Develop Small Manufacturing Businesses

Manufacturing experts, Small and Medium Enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises. With the onset of pioneering innovations in the manufacturing sphere, prospective business owners are often faced with a plethora of questions when contemplating how to…

Developing New Manufacturers

ADVANCEMENT IN MACHINE LEARNING AND INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIONS VITAL TO BOOSTING SOUTH AFRICA’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR. Following the 2008 financial crisis, which caused many industrial sectors around the globe to dwindle, South Africa’s manufacturing industry experienced a similar downturn and almost a decade later, its recovery remains a work in progress. To revive the ailing South African…

Advanced Manufacturing: New face of the Manufacturing Industry

Leading industry experts, influencers, academics and policy analysts to gather in Johannesburg to review strategies for driving South Africa towards advanced manufacturing Owing to the rapidly growing influence of advanced manufacturing technologies, in a field which is spearheading the progression of competing economies, it’s become more important than ever for South Africa to move into…

Manufacturing Indaba Heads To Kwazulu-Natal To Address Provincial Manufacturers

DURBAN – Following the recent success of the fourth national Manufacturing Indaba event which took place at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, in June 2017, and the aligned Small Business Indaba, the KwaZulu-Natal roadshow of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted in Durban on Thursday, 14th September 2017. The one-day KZN provincial manufacturing event, taking place at…

Third Annual Manufacturing Indaba Kwazulu-Natal To Provide Manufacturing Insights

DURBAN – The third annual MANUFACTURING INDABA KwaZulu-Natal will bring together government and business on the 14th September 2017 at the Durban International Convention Centre to bolster the province’s manufacturing sectors, unlock the untapped potential and explore new partnerships and opportunities for manufacturing growth. With participation from the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti),…

South Africa to maximise opportunities in Sub-saharan Africa to further re-industrialisation

South Africa’s re-industrialisation is inevitable, but crucial to this process will be investment led trade and regional integration with the country’s neighbours. With relative ease of access to Sub-Saharan Africa and an understanding of the region, South African manufacturers can get ahead of other investors looking to Africa for new opportunities. Africa represents a large…

2nd Eastern Cape Manufacturing Indaba To Be Hosted: 20 October 2017 – Boardwalk Casino & Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth – Following the recent success of the fourth national Manufacturing Indaba event which took place at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, in June 2017, and the aligned Small Business Indaba, which took place at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, in June 2017, the Eastern Cape roadshow of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at Eastern Cape: 20…

Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape: Great Wines. Beautiful Scenery. World-Beating Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the second biggest sector in the Western Cape and contributes about 15% to the South African manufacturing sector output. Although its agro-processing sector has shown resilience, the contribution of manufacturing to the province’s GDP is in decline, which is a concern due to the manufacturing sector’s job multiplier effect – much more so…