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

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 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

Seminar

Dr Harry Teifel
Disruptive Technologies Acceleration Services Founder

Steve Gray
CEO Makerspace Foundation

Dr Michael Effing
Chairman of the Board, Composites Germany

Dr Raymond Patel
CEO merSETA

Dr Michael Emonts
Aachener Zentrum fur integrativen Leichtbau (AZL), RWTH Aachen University

Dr Shawn Cunningham
Director: Mesopartner. Research consultant and advisor

Bookings can be made for each individual seminar. Each Seminar costs R 2290.00 to attend. Take advantage of the 443 special by booking four seats and getting one free.

*DRAFT SEMINAR PROGRAM

*This is a draft provisional program, not all speakers are confirmed

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DAY 1 (Wednesday 7 November) – SEMINAR 1

THEME: Strategy And Policy in support of Advanced Manufacturing

07:45 am : Welcome
Speaker: Premier of the Eastern Cape/Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

08:00 – 08:40 am: Power Breakfast
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – its impact on Manufacturing in South Africa
Speaker:
Martin Sanne (CSIR; Executive Director: Materials Science and Manufacturing)

08:40 – 08:50 am : Address
Prof Theo Andrew – DUT Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

09:00 – 09:30 am : Opening Address
South Africa’s plan to unlock growth through Advanced Manufacturing.
Minister DG officially opens the event and announces the formal launch of The Composites Cluster
Speaker: Bulelani Magwanishe DTI Deputy Minister

09:30 – 10:00 am : Future Shock
How Advanced Manufacturing will change the face of  your business by 2050

Barlow Manilal – CEO, Technology Innovation Agency

10:00 – 10:30 pm : Tea & Exhibition & Demo Zone Viewing

10:30 – 11:45 am : Panel discussion
Addressing a  fractured industry – what are the three things vital to survival in Industry 4.0 (as a country and as businesses)
Panel: Imraan Patel (DST DDG) | Pieter Debeer (IDC Senior Industry Development Manager: New Industries) | Khusta Jack (Industrialist)| Dirk van Dyk (CEO National Tooling Initiative Program and South African representative at the BRICS Forum of the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA))

11:45 12:30 am
Q&A to previous questions and any new that arise
Facilitator: Shawn Cunningham

12:30 14:00 am : Lunch & Exhibition & Demo Zone Viewing

DAY 1 – SEMINAR 2

THEME: Additive Manufacturing (3d printing), Automation and AI

Attend this session for:
• An overview of where AM, Automation and AI has come from and where it is going.
• When and how best to use the technology
• How AM, Automation and AI is evolving to produce functional results
• How and why leading businesses introduce automation and artificial intelligence (AI) into their operations,
• The unique characteristics of companies that are highly automated

14:00 – 14:30 pm : Keynote
The present status and future trends of AM, Automation and AI: A Global Perspective
Dr Raymond Patel – CEO MERSETA

14:30 – 15:45 pm : Panel Discussion
Panel: Harry Teifel (Disruptive Technologies Acceleration Services) | Steve Gray (CEO Makerspace Foundation) | Hendrik Malan, Africa Operations Director / Partner: Frost & Sullivan| Yanesh Naidoo (Jendamark) | Gerrie Booysen (Director, The Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM) at Central University of Technology, Free State)

15;45 16:15 am
Q&A to previous questions and any new that arise
TBC:  Oliver Dawson

16:15 am : Tea & Exhibition & Demo Zone Viewing

DAY 2 (Thursday 8 November) – SEMINAR 3

THEME: Future Production Technologies

Attend this session to learn:
• How the South African government will shape and impact production technology with new policy

• What “future production technology” is
• To what extent adaption to future production technology is required.

07:30 – 08:30 am : Coffee and Networking

08:30 – 09:15 am : Keynote
How Europe`s booming Composite Market creates new opportunities for fibre-based reinforcements
Guest Speaker: Dr Michael Effing – Chairman of the Board, Composites Germany

Flexible and fast – composite material developments
Guest Speaker: Dr Alexander Kurek – SGL, Germany

10:00 – 10:30 am : Tea & Exhibition & Demo Zone Viewing

10:30 – 11:45 am : Panel discussion
To what extent must African business prepare to adopt future production technology
Vanessa Davidson, Executive Director South African Boat Builders Export Council (SABBEX) | Dr Shawn Cunningham, Director: Mesopartner. Research consultant and advisor | Wilma Swarts, Lonmin Plc | Dr Louis Tredoux, Senior Expert: Composites Innovation and Portfolio AAT Composites

11:45 12:30 pm
Q&A to previous questions and any new that arise
Facilitator: (TBC Dr Harry Teifel)

12:30 – 14:00 am : Lunch & Exhibition & Demo Zone Viewing

DAY 2 (Thursday 8 November) – SEMINAR 4

THEME: Composites Materials of The Future

Composites are the material of choice for lightweight structure such as airplanes, yachts, and wind turbine blades. Polymer composites have matured  from being a niche material to a mainstream material technology that is used across all industry sectors where weight reduction and corrosion resistance are key drivers. Unfamiliarity with composite design principles was a key obstacle for accepting composites in a wide range of applications but is a hurdle of the past.  The present challenge relates to increasing the production rate of composite products of ever increasing size, thickness and complexity.

The 1st-world is rapidly investing in automation and digitisation technology for high-speed,  zero-defect manufacture of composites that will result in an unprecedented manufacturing cost reduction. Reshoring of production facilities to Europe and the USA is a likely scenario that will first and foremost impact the lowest wage countries that simply cannot implement automation and digitisation technology without the help of those countries that aim to reshore operations.

Will Africa take the opportunity to become part of the new global  supply chain, or succumb to the same fate as the lowest wage countries that only have cheap labour as competitive advantage?

Attend this session to learn:
• What demands Industry 4.0 is placing on composite development and use.

• Why investing in automation and digitisation technology is central to composite production and how Africa stacks up.
• How Africa can be part of the global composites supply chain

14:00 – 14:45 pm : International Keynote Speaker
Lightweight Production: a unique approach for the close collaboration between research and the international lightweight industry
International Guest Speaker: Dr Michael Emonts,  Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production
Introduction into the international AZL-Partnership with 90 Companies from 21 countries, the services provided to them, the open innovation approach, cost-sharing R&D projects (examples) & latest innovations in the field of mass-production of lightweight components

14:45 – 16:00 pm : Panel Discussion
Composites: Materialising a better future. Obstacles and opportunities & How African companies can tap into the global composites supply chain

Panel: Uys Jonker Founder Jonker Sailplanes | Prof Albrecht Herholdt founding member, and director of architecture of The Matrix | Prof Mervyn Kanny, (Durban University Technology) | Oliver Dawson (MD Composites Training Academy)

16:00 – 16:30 pm
Q&A to previous questions and any new that arise
Facilitator:  Steve Woodhall – Technical Services Manager, Scott Bader

16:30  pm : Tea

17:00 for 18:00 –  21:00 pm : Drone racing

 

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