The Manufacturing Indaba 2020 took place as a ground-breaking virtual event. It brought together industry experts from across the globe for 2 days of informative discussions and enlightening sessions. The event was a great success, with even more registered participants and greater accessibility than before. We thank our partners, exhibitors, and speakers for making this event possible. The recordings of the sessions are provided below.

Day 1, 9th December 2020

African Leadership Panel Discussion: Vision to Action:

Manufacturing as a Powerhouse of Emerging Countries & Economies

PANEL 1: Lessons Learned on the Journey to Manufacturing Excellence

How to have a sustainable and profitable manufacturing business in the era of COVID-19?

Hosted by SAGE

PANEL 2: The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and what does this mean for African Manufacturers

How does this influence trade agreements, customs tariffs, exports, tax, etc. to create an African Marketplace

Hosted by the ECIC

PANEL 3: Leveraging Special Economic Zones for African Industrialisation and Integration

Hosted by Dube TradePort Corporation

Day 2, 10th December 2020


Theo Sibiya: Kearney

PANEL 4: Industrial Parks – Is this a model for sustainable and economically sound industrial development?

Hosted by the NCPC-SA

PANEL 5: What impact does financial investment have on manufacturing?

The role of incentives and other financial mechanisms to assist manufacturers.

Hosted by Cova Advisory & Associates

The Future of Manufacturing

Craig Wing, Futurist and Global speaker

PANEL 6: A new approach to Manufacturing Innovation: AI and the future of African Manufacturing

Leveraging smart manufacturing for digital transformation. A new relationship between man and machine – Implementation of new augmented intelligence technologies in manufacturing and how does this assist manufacturing in a COVID-19 era?

Hosted by ORACLE

PANEL 7: Creating Supplier Development Programmes to grow local manufacturing capabilities and capacity development

The role of Black Industrialists, growing corporate supply chains, skills development, etc.