JOIN US AT THE 2020 MANUFACTURING INDABA CONFERENCE FOR UNRIVALLED OPPORTUNITIES IN NETWORKING, LEARNING, AND DISCOVERY.

The Manufacturing Indaba Conference (9-10 June 2020), with its strategic partners, the dti, Manufacturing Circle and The Department of Science and Technology, provides a platform to engage and discuss the latest global and local manufacturing trends.  The Conference includes plenary sessions as well as debate sessions to unpack and encourage active participation at the event.

This annual event is hosted to empower members of Sub-Saharan Africa’s promising manufacturing community to identify global trends; keep abreast with global competition; embrace digital transformation; cultivate a skilled workforce; enable black industrialist collaboration and acquire insight into what incentives are available to better empower their businesses. These discussions will pave the way for a more equitable, competitive and successful manufacturing industry and economy as a whole.

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Some of our high profile speakers who participated in discussions at the 2019 Manufacturing Indaba Conference:

Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. Manufacturing activities promote development in that they boost the value generated in an economy by creating activity further along value chains, from raw materials to finished products. The introduction of innovative technologies and methodologies in the manufacturing realm further increase productivity levels. In addition, manufacturing creates employment opportunities, boosts the skills of the workforce, reinforces the economy, extends developments into the wider economy and tends to support social stability.

What was discussed? Overview of sessions:
  • African Ministerial Panel: Vision to Action: Manufacturing as a Powerhouse of Emerging Countries & Economies
  • The role of Industry 4.0: A Framework to Accelerate Change
  • The future of African Manufacturing: What are the future game-changers facing Africa to achieve a single market
  • Lessons Learned on the Journey to Manufacturing Excellence: Practical case studies
  • Growing exports: the future of trade – a perspective on the decade ahead & growing an African marketplace
  • Cybersecurity and industrial automation – the risks for manufacturers
  • Manufacturing, mining and gas interface
  • Solving the manufacturing skills challenge
  • Improving efficiency and productivity in manufacturing
  • A new approach to manufacturing innovation: robotics and the future of African manufacturing
  • What impact does financial investment have on manufacturing? The role of incentives and other financial
    mechanisms to assist manufacturers.
  • Energy efficient technologies and solutions for security of supply for manufacturers
  • Industrialisation: an urgent necessity

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MORE REASONS TO ATTEND

Learn about the the role of Industry 4.0 to accelerate change, the importance of improving efficiency and productivity in Manufacturing, and hear from international speakers about lessons learnt in achieving Manufacturing Excellence.

The conference and exhibition offers opportunities to hear about the latest technologies and practices, including robotics, additive manufacturing, energy efficiency, cybersecurity, industrial automation, innovation, productivity, and more.

Hear from a diverse group of luminaries and high profile speakers, sharing real-world insights about the manufacturing opportunities in Africa. The event attracts elite CEOs, high-level executives and Government officials from across Africa.

Explore what is needed in Africa to grow the market, which incentives and other financial mechanisms are available to assist manufacturers, the need for Industrialisation and how to solve the manufacturing skill challenge.

The Business Matchmaking Programme and Hosted Buyer Campaign affords all exhibitors and conference delegates the opportunity to request onsite meetings with high-level buyers, attendees, speakers, sponsors and investors at the event.

From the conference refreshment breaks and evening cocktail reception to the lively atmosphere on the exhibition floor, the event provides endless opportunities to meet fellow delegates and share knowledge and ideas.

TARGET AUDIENCE - WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Industry Sector Specialists
  • Small, Medium and Large Manufacturing Companies
  • Policy Makers
  • Private Equity Investors
  • Exporters of Manufactured goods
  • IT Solutions Providers
  • Trade Publication / Media
  • Government representatives
  • Financial Institutions and Banks
  • Consultancy Organisations
  • 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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