MANUFACTURERS, ARE YOU READY?

The Manufacturing Indaba will comprise of a two-day conference and showcase exhibition hosted in the heart of Sandton.  The event, with its strategic partners, the dti and the Manufacturing Circle, will provide a platform to engage and discuss the latest global and local manufacturing trends.  Other key aspects that will be discussed include efficiencies in manufacturing and how this can help manufacturers grow and become more profitable; as well as access to new markets.

The event is designed specifically for private and public company representatives to hear from industry experts as they unpack challenges and find solutions for growth across the manufacturing sectors.

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South Africa has developed an established, diversified manufacturing base that has shown its resilience to compete in the global economy, but more needs to be done to support Manufacturing. Manufacturing presents an opportunity to significantly accelerate the country’s growth and development. The manufacturing sector contributes about 15 % of gross domestic product and is vital for creating employment.

Drivers such as innovation, costs of labour and materials, supplier networks, economy and trade, infrastructure and government investments all play a role in increasing global competitiveness.

According to Deloitte’s recent Manufacturing Competitiveness Report there are major challenges that undermine South Africa’s competitiveness. South Africa is in the bottom 20% with regard to the quality of its education system, the business cost of crime and violence, HIV prevalence and labour market efficiency. Greater collaboration between government and the private sector is required, but so too is collaboration within the private sector.

The conference programme will include plenary sessions as well as breakaway debate sessions to unpack and encourage active participation at the event. Click here to view the 2018 programme.

THE AIM OF THE MANUFACTURING INDABA

  • TO PROVIDE A PLATFORM FOR INFORMATIVE AND INTERACTIVE SESSIONS WITH THE PRIME MOVERS OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR ACROSS VARIOUS SPHERES LIKE GOVERNMENT, MANUFACTURERS, PRODUCTION MANAGERS, FINANCIERS, POLICY MAKERS, INDUSTRIAL LEADERS, ACADEMIA AND POTENTIAL INVESTORS

  • TO HIGHLIGHT INCENTIVES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF MANUFACTURERS

  • TO DEBATE THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS

  • TO LOOK AT GLOBAL TRENDS TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING AND MAINTAIN A SKILLED WORKFORCE AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT NEW TRENDS ARE IMPACTING MANUFACTURING

  • TO FOCUS ON THE GROWTH POTENTIAL OF KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS

  • TO DRAW ATTENTION TO NEW POTENTIAL GROWTH AREAS AND SHOWCASE MANUFACTURERS

2017 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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TARGET AUDIENCE - WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Policy Makers
  • Private Equity Investors
  • Industry Sector Specialists
  • Small, Medium and Large Manufacturing Companies
  • Exporters of Manufactured goods
  • IT Solutions Providers
  • Trade Publication / Media
  • Government representatives
  • Financial Institutions and Banks
  • Consultancy Organizations
  • Industrial suppliers
  • Manufacturing Development Agencies
  • Logistics / Supply Chain Companies
  • Private investors: global and domestic
  • Academic & Research Bodies
  • Allied Industries (Cement, Iron, Steel Producers, etc)

ATTEND THE EVENT AND BENEFIT FROM

  • Attending industry leader panel discussions
  • Connecting with capital and financing sources
  • Discussing current issues, challenges and developments in the manufacturing industry
  • Exploring business growth through acquisition opportunities
  • Networking with industry peers
  • Meeting business suppliers
  • Understanding the South African manufacturing regulatory environment, i.e. Black Economic Empowerment and localisation
  • Finding Black Economic Empowerment partners

WHAT DELEGATES ARE SAYING