Exporters Eastern Cape’s objective is to facilitate conversations, information, collaboration in the Eastern. Exporters Eastern Cape adn Engeli Enterprise Development for a morning session to discuss:
Amendments to the B-BBEE codes of good practice as gazetted 31 May 2019.
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The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) will be taking place on the 27th and 28th of November at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Secure Prime Exhibition Location, Workshops Seats, Open Stage Opportunity, Factory Tour Passes and National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards & Dinner Tickets
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.
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Notice is hereby given of the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster to be held at Plastics/SA, Midrand on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 10h00.
Furthermore, we would welcome your industry nominations for appointments to the Board signed by yourself as the Proposer and the Nominee as acceptance, together with a Seconder of your proposal (nomination form attached). Such written nomination, duly seconded should be in the hands of the MD by no later than 15 October 2019. The Nominee, by signing the acceptance, agrees to comply with the roles and responsibilities set out in the attached. There are two vacancies on the Board which must represent industry.
The Board will be elected at the Annual General Meeting. The office bearers will be elected by the Board at the first committee meeting subsequent to the Annual General Meeting.
We invite you to the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Cluster and look forward to your attendance.
DATE: Wednesday 16 October 2019
VENUE: Plastics/SA, 18 Gazelle Avenue Corporate Park, South, Randjespark, Midrand, 1685
TIME: 10H00 SHARP
(REGISTRATION FROM 09H30)
RSVP: Email: [email protected] by Tuesday 15 October 2019 if you will be attending or sending proxy votes
ENQUIRIES: Andy Radford 072 375 3671
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National awards officially recognising innovation and excellence in Advanced Manufacturing will be made for the first time in South Africa during November.
The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, is hosted under the auspices of the DTI co-funded, national Composites Cluster with a wide scope including the key drivers of the 4th industrial revolution.
All companies operating in the advanced manufacturing field, including 3D printing, robotics, automation, AI, laser cutting and etching, CNC machining, software, big data, IOT and composites will be eligible for national recognition.
Companies or organisations may make submissions in six categories including: Scholarly impact in advanced manufacturing, Industry advancement in advanced manufacturing, Export proficiency, Contribution to Import replacement, Composites Innovation and Most promising “start- up or newcomer”.
Composites Cluster MD, Andy Radford, formerly an industrialist at the CSIR, before the Composites Cluster was established with the support of the South African government, said the awards would play a key role in advancing the country’s advanced manufacturing agenda.
“As we push to consolidate and develop our manufacturing strategy, it is essential that as a collective – government and private sector stakeholders identify, promote and reward innovation in the advanced manufacturing and composites industry.”
Radford said the awards, which would be made annually at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (with the inaugural event set to take place from November 7-9) would also “aim to showcase South Africa’s capabilities and popularise Advanced Manufacturing in industry and to learners.”
He said entries close on July 27.
The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards will take place as part of the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show which will include a dynamic, interactive exhibition, conferences and factory tours at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth from November 7-9.
Organisers say several international delegations have already confirmed, including leading Advanced manufacturing companies from France and Germany, while a focused campaign will draw dominant advanced manufacturers from Africa.
“While manufacturing remains an essential part of South Africa’s economy – contributing around 19% of GDP, our efforts towards Advanced Manufacturing in South Africa are highly fragmented, but we do have significant pockets of excellence,” Radford said.
“The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show will not only bring all the key role-players and technology partners together towards a common vision, it would also inspire emerging engineers.”
“Three-dimensional printing, lasers, automation and artificial intelligence are exciting tools to encourage a new generation of engineers and scientists but we need to expose them and industry to these technologies and there is no time to waste,” Radford said.
Radford said the KPMG 2016 Global Manufacturing Survey, showed the extent to which global manufacturers were racing for advanced manufacturing leadership.
“25% of 360 respondents said that they had already invested in three-dimensional printing and additive manufacturing technologies. An equal number had also already invested in artificial intelligence and cognitive computing technologies.
Two-fifths of survey respondents said they would definitely channel significant amounts of their research and development investments towards robotics before 2019.
“The message is clear that certain manufacturers and manufacturing countries will ensure their sustainability and growth in Industry 4.0 where others will be left increasingly far behind in servicing an increasingly demanding global client base.”
“The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium venue, alongside the North End Lake, is ideal for the outdoors demonstration of boats, vehicles, and drones all of which encapsulate Advanced Manufacturing technologies and indoor exhibits showcasing automation, computing and 3d printing, among others.
The show would be accessible to both trade and public visitors.
Radford said the organisers of the Show have a vision and strategy to ensure that the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show attracted global role-players in all areas of Advanced Manufacturing, including Composites and especially African role-players.
To this end Radford said delegations from France and Germany have already confirmed while an MOU had been signed with UK Composites and a marketing campaign would target African buyers.
For more information: www.africanadvancedmanufacturingshow.co.za
Issued by Deon Engelke
CEO Andrew Binning
082 372 9247
Mandela Bay Composites Cluster
MD: Andy Radford
072 375 3671
A tour of a boat-building (ferry) factory is available to all Composites Cluster Members in Cape Town on Friday 6th July 2018 at 11:30am. For organised participation on the tour please contact Thulisile Volwana