7th to 9th November 2018 - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - Port Elizabeth - South Africa

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The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together, under one roof, role-players in a highly fragmented sector, over vast geographic distances to foster engagement, collaboration and learning towards materialising the theme: MATERIALISING A BETTER REALITY

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With technology rapidly changing our world, advanced manufacturing and its key components, including IT convergence, computing advances, 3d printing, robotics, lasers and composites, is driving the future and potentially a new economy in Africa and the world.

 

Given the importance of manufacturing to many African economies, and the increasing interest from investors to African growth markets, Advanced manufacturing (and its effi­ciencies) should be high on the agenda of any sustainability-seeking manufacturing concern and government whose economy relies on innovation and a manufacturing sector that both exports and provides for internal infrastructural development. With a focus on international trade, particularly African buyers and sellers, the Advanced Manufacturing Show creates a rare and unique opportunity for collaboration, trade and learning on and with the continent.

Powered by the Mandela Bay Development Agency | Hosted by the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

EXHIBIT

SUITES (SPACE ONLY) 4mx4m
INDOOR SHELL SCHEME 3mx2m
TABLE TOP 2mx1m
INDOOR (SPACE ONLY) 4mx4m

R 24 000
R 15 000
R 4 500
R 40 000

INDOOR (SPACE ONLY) 6mx3m
RESTAURANT INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS INDOOR SHELL SCHEME 3mx3m
OUTDOOR EXHIBITS(SPACE ONLY) 6mx6m
OUTDOOR EXHIBITS (SPACE ONLY) GRASS OUTDOOR AT LAKE 10mx10m

R 45 000
R 15 000
R 43 200
R 29 000

INDUSTRY
SEMINARS

R2290

FACTORY
TOUR

R650

NATIONAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INNOVATION AWARDS GALA
DINNER

R750

VISITORS CATALOGUE
ADVERTISING

R6500

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITES, BIOCOMPOSITES AND NANOCOMPOSITES

R4800 – as a delegate only
R6750 – conference and 3 nights accommodation

PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

Mandela Bay Composites Cluster participants/members receive a 10% discount on exhibition and seminar bookings. Please indicate your participation/ member status in the online booking system to qualify for this discount

OVERVIEW

 

TIME

PRE

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

PRE CSIR POWER BREAKFAST POWER BREAKFAST
AM LEISURE TOUR • EXHIBITION
• DEMONSTRATIONS
• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITES, BIOCOMPOSITES & NANO-COMPOSITES
• SEMINAR 1
• EXHIBITION
• DEMONSTRATIONS
• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITES, BIOCOMPOSITES & NANO-COMPOSITES
• SEMINAR 3
• FACTORY TOUR
• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITES, BIOCOMPOSITES & NANO-COMPOSITES
• LEISURE TOUR
PM LEISURE TOUR • EXHIBITION
• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITES, BIOCOMPOSITES & NANO-COMPOSITES
• SEMINAR 2
• EXHIBITION
• INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITES, BIOCOMPOSITES & NANO-COMPOSITES
• SEMINAR 4
Late COCKTAIL FUNCTION NATIONAL ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INNOVATION AWARDS DRONE NIGHT RACING

OVERVIEW

VENUE

The first ever African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show will take place in the city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is a 46,000-seater stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The five-tier, R2 billion Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was built overlooking the North End Lake, at the heart of the city. 33.9379° S, 25.5994° E

WHY PARTICIPATE

Compared to the rest of the world, the current adoption and impact of industry 4.0 on the African continent remains low – with the opportunity large.

Our team will assist you make meaningful contacts/meetings with industry in Africa at the event.

The event is supported by the South African department of trade and industry and its industry bodies.

AAM&CS is one of the few events of its kind in Africa.

South Africa is a safe, friendly, easy and economical travel destination which is also one of the world’s most admired tourism destinations.
Visit the expo/conference and see Big 7 game viewing in malaria-free area, go deep sea fishing or play golf on pro-designed natural links courses.

Our office will provide personal assistance to all international delegates, incl, transfers, translation, appointments et al.

The South African Economy

The economy of South Africa is the second-largest in Africa, behind Nigeria. South Africa accounts for 24 percent of Africa’s gross domestic product and it is ranked as an upper-middle-income economy by the World Bank – one of only four such countries in Africa (alongside Botswana, Gabon and Mauritius).

Since 1996, at the end of over twelve years of international sanctions, South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product has almost tripled to $400 billion, and foreign exchange reserves have increased from $3 billion to nearly $50 billion; creating a diversified economy with a growing and sizable middle class, within two decades of establishing democracy and ending apartheid.

South Africa is a partner in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) agreement and benefits from preferable trade with those countries.

Africa and manufacturing Opportunities

Worldwide, the future of manufacturing is uncertain. Thanks to emerging technologies such as mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence, next-generation robotics, and 3D printing, supply chains and factory floors face transformations as significant as any since the last industrial revolution. This “Fourth Industrial Revolution” will feature new forms of collaboration that drive innovative value chains and business models that could leave traditional industrial patterns in the dust.

Influenced by these global manufacturing trends, Africa has its own challenges. In order to develop its economic infrastructure and to improve its balance of payments, local beneficiation of the continent’s natural resources and agricultural products is essential. The United Nations expects that Africa’s population will double to 2.5 billion people by 2050. The middle class is rising, indicating an increase in consumption. Moreover, the population growth indicates a dramatic need for employment.

Africa has no alternative to developing a strong value-added manufacturing base. The continent, however, has a way to go: in 2014, 30 per cent of China’s GDP came from manufacturing, according to the World Bank. By comparison, Nigeria’s share stood at just 9 per cent, Kenya 12 per cent, Zambia 8 per cent.

Africa has ample opportunities to grow its manufacturing base in a broad range of industries. Local beneficiation of resources in for example oil and gas is one example. Moreover, the growth of the population will spur growth in direct consumer industries such as food/agriculture and beverage, home and personal care, apparel, and even automotive. Other likely target sectors include secondary industries such as building and infrastructure due to further urbanization and the need for infrastructure investments

"Real opportunities for the market lie in the African market and we need to industrialise as a continent." Dr Rob Davies Minister of Trade and Industry: South Africa
“New manufacturing technologies should also be used to diversify South Africa’s economy and expand the number of sectors contributing to the country’s exports.”Department of Science and Technology (DST) director-general Dr Phil Mjwara

Host Partners

Mandela Bay Composites Cluster - LogoThe DTI - LogoMandela Bay Development Agency - Logomerseta host partner of the african advanced manufacturing and composites show

Media Partner

Composites Southern Africa - Logo

Endorsement Partners

Durban University of Technology - Logo     

 

 

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