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

African Advanced Manufacturing Show Logo

 merseta host partner of the african advanced manufacturing and composites show    

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


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your product or service 

(expand your order book) to key roleplayers in Africa, including certified buyers, nationally and globally

about trends, advances and opportunities 

with a specific focus on Africa during the seminar

ideas and network with peers

where a highly fragmented sector is gathered in one location

at several social functions

 including site visits to businesses of interest

with new technologies 

in practical demonstrations and workshops


  • Business Owners/ Industry
  • Media
  • Researchers, Academia
  • Tech Entrepreneurs
  • Consumers (selected opportunities)
  • Trade
  • Local, Provincial & International governments
  • Policy Makers
  • Architects
  • Engineers, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial
  • Building Scientists
  • Boat Builders
  • Automation Companies
  • IT, software and computing users and providers
  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Aviation Manufacturers
  • Renewable/Wind energy  manufacturers
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Research and innovation agencies
  • Academic institutions and  lecturers
  • Sustainability managers
  • HR and skills development  managers
  • Glass fibre users  (paddles, pools, tanks)
  • Composites users (bicycles, sports  goods, bodies)
  • ScientificTesting and standards  organisations
  • Construction Companies
  • Hobbyists
  • Drone enthusiasts
  • First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Cutting, Punching, and Press  Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  • Metal and Plastic Machinists
  • Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators,
  • Tool and Die Makers
  • 3d printing users and suppliers
  • Electromechanical Equipment  Assemblers
  • Molding, Coremaking, and  Casting Machine Setters,
  • Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Metal and Plastic Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters,  Operators, and
  • Tenders • Manufacturing companies
  • Companies seeking light-weight- ing solutions and other composite benefits
  • Municipalities seeking to replace expensive, metal, theft prone  railings, manhole covers and  introduce smart city ideas and  industry.
  • Government agencies supporting innovation, manufacturing  exports, and scarce skill  development


Andy Radford
Mandela Bay Composites Cluster

Martin Sanne
Executive Director
CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing (MSM)

Shaun Moses
Deputy Director
Regional Industrial Cluster Development – ‎Department of Trade and Industry

Eckard Du Plessis
Industrial Composites

Nontombi Marule
Innovation and Technology – ‎Department of Trade and Industry

Anton Hanekom
Executive Director
Plastics| SA

Oliver Dawson
Composites Training Academy (CTA)

Professor Mervyn Kanny
Durban University of Technology
Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Oswald Franks
Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology
Nelson Mandela University


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