The Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba returns on a high
Once again, the metals and engineering sector’s key event of the year is here and back to astound and put together the best minds to deliberate on the sector and its challenges and opportunities. Be part of it.
Born out of our concern about the poor performance in Southern Africa of the metals, engineering and related sectors in particular and manufacturing in general, the Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba brings together leaders from business, labour and government and other interested parties to deliberate on ways to stimulate manufacturing.
Participate together with your company, either as a delegate or a sponsor. This indaba has become an attractive event on the calendar for the metals and engineering sector. Previously, it has seen government Ministers, policymakers, company CEOs, entrepreneurs and many others participating.
This year’s two-day event will be held at the IDC Conference Centre in Sandton.
Minister Lindiwe Zulu aiming to ramp up jobs
At the Second Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba in May, the Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, recognised the metals and engineering sector as a key potential contributor to the 11 million jobs that her Ministry was tasked to create by 2030, in accordance with the National Development Plan.
Former President calling for sector growth at metals and engineering indaba
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe encouraged metals and engineering industries executives, government leaders and other stakeholders at the Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba to collaborate to drive growth in the sector. The two-day conference was held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 26 and 27 May 2016.
Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba a resounding success
The Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba (MEIndaba) 2016 held in Sandton on 26 and 27 May was a resounding success with delegates, speakers and the media providing incredible feedback for the annual event. Lead speakers included Former President Kgalema Motlanthe, who spoke on the significance of the metals and engineering industries and the need for growth; the Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu, who pointed to the importance of turning around the challenges in the sector in order to create jobs; Massmart Chairman Kuseni Dlamini, with a focus on the influence of BRICS on business; and many other captains of industry who tackled issues of significance.
The Indaba continues to create a platform for business and government to collaborate on solutions for a turnaround effort for the metals and engineering sector, which has been under pressure for a while, with job losses exceeding 11000 in 2015. Many stakeholders are now looking forward to an even bigger and more engaging MEIndaba, which will take place on 14-15 September 2016.
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