ABOUT MANUFACTURING INDABA WESTERN CAPE

Manufacturing is the second biggest sector in the Western Cape and contributes about 15% to the South African manufacturing sector output. The province’s agro-processing sector has shown resilience during tough economic times, and its renewables and green tech industries have received significant investments in the past five years.

Two thirds of South Africa’s manufacturing investment in renewables is located in the province – that is, 8 out of the country’s 12 manufacturers. In 2011, the vision was launched for Atlantis to become a centre of this green hub and it is a now a designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for “Greentech”. A further R1 billion is expected to be ploughed into this SEZ over the next five years, particularly in the renewable energy sector.

The GreenTech SEZ supports the manufacturing sector to become suppliers and component manufacturers for clean technology, such as renewable energy components.

The West Coast Industrial Plan is also forging ahead. This is a partnership between the Department of Economic Development; Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning; and the Department of Public Works – together with the Saldanha Municipality, and Green Cape.

A sustainable growth trajectory for the province’s manufacturers is being established through a focused collaborative effort by both government and business to strongly support the province’s manufacturing sectors and to marshal domestic resources for increasing investment in the real economy.

The annual Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape brings together provincial manufacturers and businesses to explore growth opportunities, find out about the latest manufacturing incentives and trends, and provide a platform for networking and collaboration.

  • The conference programme will include plenary sessions as well as debate sessions to unpack and encourage active participation at the event
  • The exhibition provides an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their expertise, network with industry peers and meet business suppliers

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing the South African manufacturing sector in the next 5 years?

  • What incentives are available from the Province and government to help Western Cape manufacturers to grow their manufacturing businesses?

  • Opportunities for growth in the small business manufacturing environment and how can big manufacturers benefit from small business?

  • Access to finance

  • Strategies for growth and competitive advantage including the productivity debate

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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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THE VOICES OF MANUFACTURING INDABA WESTERN CAPE

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

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
PHILIPPA RODSETH

Executive Director
The Manufacturing Circle

WELCOME ADDRESS
ALDERMAN IAN NEILSON
Executive Deputy Mayor
City of Cape Town

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
BEVERLEY SCHÄFER
MEC
Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
NIGEL GWYNNE-EVANS
Chief Director: African Industrial Development
Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
LI YOUBO
General Company Manager: South Africa
Hisense

 

MODERATOR
TIM HARRIS
Chief Executive Officer
Wesgro

 

MODERATOR
SAUL LEVIN
Executive Director
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)

 

MODERATOR
DAVE WRIGHT
Secretary General
South African National Energy Association

 

PANELLIST
FAZIELAH ALLIE
Managing Director and Owner
K9 Pet Food

PANELLIST
JAMES BARRINGTON-BROWN
Chief Executive Officier
NewSpace Systems

 

PANELLIST
TAMBURAI CHIRUME
Managing Director and Co-Founder
ONEOFEACH

 

PANELLIST
ANDREW CONNOLD
Director
Grand Tellumat Manufacturing