19 - 20 JUNE 2018

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

REGISTRATIONS FROM 08:00

MORNING SESSIONS: 09:00 – 12:30

  • Official Conference Opening
  • Address by Manufacturing Circle
  • Address:South Africa and the World: Beyond 2020
  • Plenary Discussion Q&A
  • Plenary Panel: Manufacturing the Future – Be part of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Mid-morning refreshment break included

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 14:00 – 15:30

FOCUS ON AFRICA:

  • Panel discussion: Africa: Investment-led trade and regional economic industrial integration. Where and what are the big investment opportunities in the region. How to encourage exporters to put down deeper roots into their markets
  • Panel discussion: Understanding what Africa needs? Lessons from African manufacturers

FOCUS ON INDUSTRY 4.0:

  • Panel discussion: Skills for the future
  • Panel discussion: Future of production and Cyber Physical systems

FOCUS ON SECTORS:

  • Panel discussion: The growth and transformation of the Mining Sector and the value addition for manufacturers
  • Panel discussion: Building the value chain for the Agro-Processing Sector and the how this impacts manufacturers
  • Mid-afternoon refreshment break included

COCKTAIL RECEPTION FROM 17:00

REGISTRATIONS FROM 7:30

MORNING SESSIONS: 09:00 – 12:15

FOCUS ON AFRICA:

  • Panel discussion: Building an industrial financing and incentives ecosystem
  • Panel discussion: How beneficial is the Chinese / Japanese – Africa partnership and how can African manufacturers benefit from these relationships?

FOCUS ON INDUSTRY 4.0:

  • Panel discussion: Smart Future Business Strategies and Engineering innovation
  • Panel discussion: Global value chains and future maintenance Services

FOCUS ON SECTORS:

  • Panel discussion: The impact of the 4th industrial revolution in the Automotive Sector and the downstream application for suppliers to the OEMs
  • Panel discussion: Industrial development in the energy sector
  • Mid-morning refreshment break included

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 13:45 – 16:40

  • Presentation: Exponentially Manufacturing Tomorrow

  • Presentation: Expect to be Disrupted

  • Closing Remarks

DAY 1: 19 JUNE 2018

REGISTRATIONS FROM 08:00

MORNING SESSIONS: 09:00 – 12:30

  • Official Conference Opening
  • Address by Manufacturing Circle
  • Address:South Africa and the World: Beyond 2020
  • Plenary Discussion Q&A
  • Plenary Panel: Manufacturing the Future – Be part of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Mid-morning refreshment break included

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 14:00 – 15:30

FOCUS ON AFRICA:

  • Panel discussion: Africa: Investment-led trade and regional economic industrial integration. Where and what are the big investment opportunities in the region. How to encourage exporters to put down deeper roots into their markets
  • Panel discussion: Understanding what Africa needs? Lessons from African manufacturers

FOCUS ON INDUSTRY 4.0:

  • Panel discussion: Skills for the future
  • Panel discussion: Future of production and Cyber Physical systems

FOCUS ON SECTORS:

  • Panel discussion: The growth and transformation of the Mining Sector and the value addition for manufacturers
  • Panel discussion: Building the value chain for the Agro-Processing Sector and the how this impacts manufacturers
  • Mid-afternoon refreshment break included

COCKTAIL RECEPTION FROM 17:00

DAY 2: 20 JUNE 2018

REGISTRATIONS FROM 7:30

MORNING SESSIONS: 09:00 – 12:15

FOCUS ON AFRICA:

  • Panel discussion: Building an industrial financing and incentives ecosystem
  • Panel discussion: How beneficial is the Chinese / Japanese – Africa partnership and how can African manufacturers benefit from these relationships?

FOCUS ON INDUSTRY 4.0:

  • Panel discussion: Smart Future Business Strategies and Engineering innovation
  • Panel discussion: Global value chains and future maintenance Services

FOCUS ON SECTORS:

  • Panel discussion: The impact of the 4th industrial revolution in the Automotive Sector and the downstream application for suppliers to the OEMs
  • Panel discussion: Industrial development in the energy sector
  • Mid-morning refreshment break included

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 13:45 – 16:40

  • Presentation: Exponentially Manufacturing Tomorrow

  • Presentation: Expect to be Disrupted

  • Closing Remarks