ABOUT MANUFACTURING INDABA EAST AFRICA

Africa will become the world’s manufacturing hub

“The global manufacturing cycle started from Europe then to America, before moving to South East Asia and China. It is now coming to Africa.” – Donald Kaberuka former President of the African Development Bank at the African Union (AU) summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2015.

Manufacturing accounts for about 70% of global trade and about 80% of global business R&D (McKinsey Global Institute 2012). Manufacturing thus remains a driver of economic prosperity in advanced economies.   The global environment in which the Eastern African manufacturing sector develops going forward will be greatly different compared to that in which manufacturing sectors developed elsewhere in the past. This has significant implications for Eastern African policy. The objective of this event to be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya, is to assess major opportunities and constraints for the development of the Eastern Africa’s manufacturing sector, to look at suitable examples from other regions, and draw lessons to enhance the sector’s contribution to the region’s economic transformation. To this end, seven countries, covering Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania and Uganda, will be featured at the event.

BACKGROUND

Manufacturing East Africa is borne from the success of the Manufacturing Indaba conference & exhibition which is hosted in South Africa, annually.  There has been a call from the South African manufacturers to expand and sell their products and services into Africa and to explore business partnerships and synergies with a focus towards Regional Integration.

 

SOUTH AFRICA AT MANUFACTURING EAST AFRICA

The South African private sector together with the full support of the South African Department of Trade & Industry will be engaging and networking at Manufacturing East Africa with a strong trade delegation.  The purpose of the engagement will be to:

  • Foster trade relations between South Africa and the 7 countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Uganda);
  • Explore business linkages and opportunities to supply manufactured products from South Africa to these countries, promoting regional trade;
  • Explore South African manufacturers establishing a presence, setting up manufacturing plants to deliver products and services to East Africa;
  • Develop additional markets to grow the South African manufacturers; and
  • To explore additional business opportunities for trade.

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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)

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Some of our past key speakers are included below. The speakers for the next event will be announced closer to the event.

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
DYLAN PIATTI
Senior Chief of Staff for the Consumer & Industrial Products Industry Group
Deloitte Africa

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
SILVESTER KASUKU
Director General
CEO
Secretary to the Board
LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
MS LERATO D. MATABOGE
CEO: Trade Invest Africa
A division of the South African National Department of Trade and Industry
(the dti)

 

MODERATOR
MR DALMAS OWINO OKENDO
Head of Operations
Kenya Association of Manufacturers

MODERATOR
ALEX MURAGE
Senior Manager: Strategy and Innovation
Deloitte

 

MODERATOR
BERNADETTE WAHOGO
Partner: Strategy and Innovation
Deloitte

 

PANELLIST
HELLEN CHEMUREN
Senior Investor Services Officer
Keninvest

 

PANELLIST
JIM DANDO
Director of Sales and Sperations
Nissan, Sub –Saharan Africa

 

PANELLIST
TSIDISO DISENYANA
Senior Economist
Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)

PANELLIST
NIGEL GWYNNE-EVANS
Chief Director: African Industrial Development
Department of Trade and Industry

 

PANELLIST
MR. ANDREW N. KAMAU
Principal Secretary
State Department for Petroleum
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and the Government of Kenya

 

PANELLIST
MIKE TWEED
Project Manager
Dalberg Advisors