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30th August 2019, Port Elizabeth

Global experts present at South African show

The show is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in advanced manufacturing. © AAMCS

The show is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in advanced manufacturing. © AAMCS

Twenty-three presenters, including several European-based advanced manufacturing experts will address the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on South Africa's manufacturing sectors at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show from 27-28 November.

The international line-up includes Grafton LSR Engineering Director Mark Chapman, whose team has engineered the Bloodhound – the most advanced straight-line racing car ever built – to attempt to set a new world land speed record currently at 1227.985km/h.

Germany's Frank Henning, of Frauenhofer, regarded as one of the world's foremost light-weighting authorities and Kjelt van Rijswijk CEO of Netherlands company SAM|XL, housed at Technical University Delft, and JEC World International Sales Director Yohann Cailleau based in France, also add an international perspective to the event.

Six workshops over two days will address the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4iR) on the automotive, maritime and general manufacturing sectors and focus on the rise and applicability of composites and advanced materials and manufacturing technology and process.

Other confirmed speakers include Retail Motor Industry COO Jan Schoeman, Progressus platform manager Dr Harry Teiffel, South Africa Fraunhofer senior advisor Oliver Damm and former Director of the Centre for Polymer Technology Bernard Reeksting.

Co-ordinator Andy Radford of the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster said the speaker line-up is likely  to also include Toyota MD Andrew Kirby, the CSIR's Director for Advanced Manufacturing Martin Sanne, Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren and Dr Anton du Plessis, of the University of Stellenbosch, among others.

The show brings together, under one roof, role-players in a highly fragmented sector. © AAMCS

The show brings together, under one roof, role-players in a highly fragmented sector. © AAMCS

The show, which includes an exhibition, factory tour and Gala Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards and Banquet will take place at the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth with the support of the DTI and Mandela Bay Development Agency.

The show, according to Mr Radford, represents the largest gathering of 4iR role players in Southern Africa. Mr Radford said the participation of over 3,000 influential role players positioned the inaugural Show as “Africa's premier Initiative in the field  supporting  the triple helix model of innovation which involves interaction between academia, industry and governments, to foster economic and social development.”

Mr Radford said plans announced by the AIDC EC to establish a globally inter-connected Smart Industrial Academy in the province, “attached to the prowess of global 4IR companies like Jendamark” positioned the Eastern Cape as a suitable host for the 2019 edition.

"The Advanced Manufacturing sector is highly fragmented in South Africa.  Many associations and industry bodies promote advanced manufacturing but generally there is a lack of integration and awareness of even our own capabilities, which are substantial, said Mr Radford.

www.africanadvancedmanufacturingshow.co.za

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