Manufacturing Indaba 2020 goes virtual

The 7th edition of the annual Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted virtually to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for all participants

Johannesburg, 20 August 2020 - The 2020 edition of the Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted as a virtual conference on the 9 - 10 December 2020. This is as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our participating manufacturing companies.


The event, now a virtual conference, will provide attendance free of charge to conference delegates. The virtual event will allow companies and clients to interact safely with each other and to keep their business goals rolling this year.

"All the Provincial Manufacturing Indaba events and the East Africa edition have been postponed to the second half of 2021. Our top priority is to provide a safe environment for everyone involved: our customers, attendees, partners and colleagues." commented Liz Hart, Managing Director.

However, there remains a growing demand for manufacturing industry news and discussion, especially in the era of the pandemic and the impact on manufacturing. Some of the key issues that will be discussed at the 2020 Virtual Conference include:

• How to Future Proof your manufacturing business - What does the future of African Manufacturing look like in a current and post COVID-19 world?
• The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and what does this mean for African Manufacturers - How does this influence trade agreements, customs tariffs, tax, etc. to create an African Marketplace
• Lessons Learned on the Journey to Manufacturing Excellence and how to have a sustainable and profitable manufacturing business in the era of COVID-19?
• The growing importance of Localisation - How can we build our own local markets to sustain ourselves and grow our local economies in Africa, as a result of COVID-19 and creating an alternate source of supply from the Eastern markets.
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Remote attendees will have access live the conferences and presentations from their mobile phones, computers or laptops and this creates an even greater opportunity for increased participation from across the continent.

Liz Hart added, "We are excited to reach more manufacturers and to share quality knowledge and content with them. The virtual platform provides an opportunity from small to large companies and from across Africa to join this event. We look forward to bringing together our Indaba in this new virtual format to learn and grow manufacturing together."

To participate at the Manufacturing Indaba virtual conference go to: https://manufacturingindaba.co.za/register-conference-jhb/

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