The event will comprise of a two day conference with a showcase exhibition 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.
The aim of the Manufacturing Indaba is:
- To focus on the growth potential of 6 key industry sectors, as well as unpacking challenges and obstacles to find solutions for growth in each sector.
- To provide a platform for informative and interactive sessions with the prime movers of manufacturing sector across various spheres like government, policy makers, industrial leaders, academia and potential investors.
- To debate the challenges and opportunities facing the South African manufacturing sector in the next 5 years
To highlight incentives available to ensure foreign investment and aid the establishment of global companies in the South African manufacturing sector.
- To draw attention to new potential growth areas and showcase manufacturing opportunities in order to provide financial assistance as well as access to finance to the industrial players.
- To look at global trends to assist in developing and maintain a skilled workforce.
Attend the event and benefit from:
- Attending industry leader panels 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, Localisation; and
- Finding Black Economic Empowerment partners.
- 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: Government & Public Sector Undertakings / Intergovernmental Agencies / Industrial Development Zones
- 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)
The dti’s Industrial Policy Action Plan 2012/13 – 2014/15 identifies three sector clusters that are critical to the industrial development of the South African economy, namely:
Cluster 1 – Qualitatively new areas of focus
- Realising the potential of the metals fabrication, capital and transport equipment sectors, particularly arising from large public investments;
- Upstream Oil and Gas;
- ‘Green’ and energy-saving industries;
- Agro-processing, linked to food security and food pricing imperatives;
Cluster 2 – Scaled-up and broadened interventions in existing IPAP sectors
- Automotive products and components, and medium and heavy commercial vehicles;
- Chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and plastics;
- Clothing, textiles, footwear and leather;
- Forestry, paper, pulp and furniture;
- Creative and cultural industries; and
- Business process services.
Cluster 3 – Sectors with potential for the development of long-term advanced capabilities
- Advanced materials;
- Aerospace, Defence; and
- Electrotechnical and ICT.