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
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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)
  • Agro-processing
  • 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
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