Confirmed manufacturing experts to speak at the 2020 Manufacturing Indaba

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Manufacturing Indaba

Influential industry experts to provide invaluable insights and opinions set to shape the future of the nation’s industrial landscape in its entirety.

Leading figures within the Sub-Saharan manufacturing sector will convene virtually, at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region’s industrial landscape. It has evolved annually and has demonstrated invaluable initiatives in fostering significant business liaisons, forging gateways for manufacturers into new markets and exploring challenges and opportunities to promote innovation in manufacturing operations, which has made it Sub-Saharan Africa’s most prestigious manufacturing event.

The Manufacturing Indaba will see a panel of renowned experts belonging to the manufacturing industry, assemble at an event put together in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) and other corporate associations of private sector manufacturers.

Discussions will underscore the manufacturing sector’s innovations, leveraging special Economic Zones for African Industrialisation and Integration, exploring near and long-term prospects for technological advancements such as the implementation of Industry 4.0 and where digitalisation plays a more prominent role.

The Manufacturing Indaba will steer a host of dialogues focused on key issues impacting manufacturing, especially with the advent of the pandemic globally.  Some of the confirmed speakers who will exchange perspectives at the conference include:

  • Francisco Betti, Heads up Advanced Manufacturing and Production at the World Economic Forum, Geneva
  • Roseta Mwape-Chabala Metal Fabricators of Zambia (ZAMEFA)
  • Mmantlha Sankoloba of Botswana Exporters & Manufacturers Association
  • Kaashifah Beukes of Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone
  • David Romero of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico,
  • Sherrie Donaldson of African Innovators
  • Kamau Gachigi of Gearbox, Kenya
  • Lerato Mataboge Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)
  • Ally Angula of Leap Holdings, Namibia

The aforesaid influential industry experts are set to ensure that the 2020 Manufacturing Indaba will be packed with invaluable insights and opinions that are sure to shape the future of the nation’s industrial landscape in its entirety.

“Even though the event will be hosted virtually, the conference is still leveraging the benefits of innovative practices, where its will still continue hosting the one of a kind ‘Business Matchmaking’ system, providing exhibitors with the opportunity to connect with influencers pertinent to their individual profiles and goals. Manufacturers cannot afford to miss this event, with over 1,300 registered conference delegates to date, the demand for manufacturing knowledge and information sharing is even more critical to survive the impact of COVID-19 on industry”, says Liz Hart, MD of the Manufacturing Indaba.