KwaZulu-Natal’s manufacturing sector is the second largest in the country, after Gauteng Province. The manufacturing sector is geared for export, with nearly a third of South Africa’s manufactured exports being produced in KwaZulu-Natal. Its diversified nature is significant in the KwaZulu-Natal’s economic growth rate, and generates 20 percent of provincial employment.
The annual Manufacturing Indaba Kwazulu-Natal brings together provincial manufacturers and businesses to explore growth opportunities, find out about the latest manufacturing incentives and trends, and provide a platform for networking and collaboration.
- The conference programme will include plenary sessions as well as debate sessions to unpack and encourage active participation at the event.
- The exhibition provides an opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their expertise, network with industry peers and meet business suppliers
Topics to be discussed:
- What are the challenges and opportunities facing the South African manufacturing sector in the next 5 years?
- What incentives are available from the province and government to help KwaZulu-Natal manufacturers to grow their manufacturing business?
- Opportunities for growth in the small business manufacturing environment and how big manufacturers benefit from small business?
- Access to finance
- Strategies for growth and competitive advantage, including the productivity debate
With their tightly focused profiles and carefully targeted audiences, exhibitions are highly cost-effective sales and marketing platforms.
Who should exhibit?
- Companies in the energy sector, biofuels, nuclear, renewables, green and energy saving industries
- Chemical manufacturers
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
- Automotive cluster, manufacturers, part manufacturers
- Industrial Development Zones (IDZs)
- Aerospace & defense
- Service providers, i.e. banks, law firms, consulting firms, etc.
- International manufacturers wanting to establish themselves in South Africa
- Any other manufacturers wanting to grow their businesses in the South African market