Energize Events Diary

Gas Africa 2017 Conference & Exhibition

Date: 23 May 2017 – 25 May 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Maslow Hotel in Sandton 
Address: 146 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The theme for 2017 is “Southern Africa is now proven to have huge natural gas deposits. How will this major clean power source affect South Africa and the region?”  Make sure you are there to find out how you can benefit fully. In addition, day three will concentrate on the problems and solutions to logistics within the oil and gas Industry. This interesting segment has previously only been held in Cape Town, but now offers an even broader segment of interested parties the opportunity of a significant and meaningful participation. This will feature top speakers from Shell – UK logistics experts and Tullow Oil on their international logistics side.

Registration: http://www.ingadaevents.co.za/forms/GasAfrica2017/OilLog_Conf_2017_booking.pdf
Contact: Bette Naughton, Ingada Events, Tel 011 883-1018, bettemc@ingadaevents.co.za


Adroit events and training courses for 2017

Website: Click here

Registration: Email: samanthab@adroit.co.za or http://adroittech.co.za/training-order-and-booking-form/
Contact: Samantha Brink, Adroit Technologies, Tel 011 658-8100, samanthab@adroit.co.za


Digital Construction Expo

Date: 23 May 2017 – 24 May 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Gallagher Estate, Midrand
Address: Gallagher Estate, Midrand, Gauteng Midrand, Gauteng
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Now in its second year Digital Construction Expo will once again explore the impact of digital technology and innovation in the built environment, welcoming thousands of visitors and industry leaders and decision makers to this prestigious event co-located with the African Construction Concrete Expo. Whether you’re just a contractor or professional, maybe you just getting to the grips of understanding Building Information Modelling, the expo will be the definite place to be in exploring new and improved ways of working with software that you may be already using. The Digital Construction Expo is free to attend if you register in advance. Register now and get free access to the entire construction exhibition with over 200 exhibitors and software training workshops that are being offered. One of the leading issues in South Africa is the lack of industry and organisational transformation, which is required to achieve the best from technology and digitisation. The Digital Knowledge Lounge once again will be the centre of discussions around education and insights on the latest developments and technologies currently being used or implemented by public and private sectors. Our selected panel of C-level executives will engage with industry experts on various topics throughout the two days; to discuss the knowledge gap and solutions that exists between us and digital technology. Those industries and businesses who are truly winning in the digital age are those who understand that digitisation transforms their business model completely and are proud to be driving their business.

Registration: Email: wassem.sallie@biminstitute.org.za or http://www.biminstitute.org.za/digital-construction
Contact: Waseem Sallie, BIM Institute, Tel 021 700-5510, waseem.sallie@biminstitute.org.za


Bentley Connection Seminar – FREE

Date: 01 June 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton
Address: Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The Convergence of Digital Design and Reality Modeling. In this informative morning presentation, you will discover how to make the best design decisions thanks to the convergence of digital modeling and precise virtual representation of the real world. Join us to discover how Bentley is converging virtuality and reality through its reality modeling and design modeling applications.You will also learn how MicroStation CONNECT Edition’s flexibility and robustness provides each member of your project team with exactly the right application for their work.Integrated Lifecycle Sessions, Dive deep into dynamic presentations and demonstrations that will showcase the solutions that span the entire infrastructure project lifecycle. Integrated lifecycle topics vary by city and include industry specific demos for: Building | Plant | Water and Wastewater | Rail | Highway and Transportation. Discover how your project teams can create, distribute, and manage critical engineering content, while gaining visibility into the impact of change within a project. We will explore how you can ensure the application of consistent standards and processes across a diverse portfolio of projects involving distributed multi-discipline teams. Reality Modeling Goes Mainstream: A Deeper Dive. Reality modeling goes mainstream and is now available for all; in more form factors, more formats and inputs, combining both digital imagery and point-cloud data making for truly remarkable models for visualization and consumption. Take a deeper dive into reality modeling and explore ContextCapture, Bentley’s powerful reality modeling solution. ContextCapture uses 3D photogrammetry to automatically generate realistic 3D models using simple photographs and/or point-cloud data to provide context for the decision-making process of your engineering and GIS workflows.

Registration: Email: olu.oke@bentley.com or  https://pages.info.bentley.com/johannesburg2017/
Contact: Olu Oke, Bentley Systems, olu.oke@bentley.com


Earthing Africa Symposium & Exhibition 2017

Date: 05 June 2017 – 09 June 2017
Type of event: Symposium
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: Thaba Eco Hotel
Address:Impala Road, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Kibler Park
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

Earthing Africa 2017 Symposium and Exhibition has a specific interest and focus in bringing industry and academia from Africa and abroad together with the objective, not only to raise awareness of earthing, EMC and lightning protection aspects, but also to improve electrical system reliability through correct application of earthing philosophy and techniques. Further, to create a platform that channels research and engineering-based solutions to industry in Africa and abroad.

Registration: http://www.earthingafrica.co.za/online_registration.php
Contact: Anelja de Bok, Earthing Africa 2017 , Tel 082 902-4606, anelja@activecapture.co.za


IEEE  Light Up a Billion Smiles International Workshop

Date: 09 June 2017
Type of event: Workshop
Time: 08:00
Venue: Resolution Circle Towers
Address:Cnr Barry Hertzog and Napier Roads (entrance in Napier), Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Costs: Paid event

We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop to discuss and brainstorm about providing affordable high quality energy access to the 3 billion ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’ poor people in the world. This is one of the biggest challenges of our time and with support of the IEEE we are bringing people together and creating a worldwide coordinated program to solve the problem. The event will be held in Johannesburg on the  9th of June 2017 at the Resolution Circle Towers and is locally supported by the University of Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand and University of Stellenbosch. Internationally it is supported by the IEEE Power Electronics Society, TUDelft in the Netherlands and Georgia Tech in the USA.  As a first step IEEE PELS is organizing a competition program called “Light up a Billion Smiles”. The competition is targeting two goals. In the first place individual teams and their sponsors will become aware of what other teams that are doing and this will stimulate the creation of collaboration networks. Secondly the best teams and the best solutions will be recognized serving as examples of best practices that can be followed by others. The goal to reduce to the cost for the customer to less than R10 per day, identify the obstacles and propose solutions. To be successful a holistic approach needed and therefore we would like to balance the workshop by inviting attendees that can contribute in the areas of technology, financing, operations, community behaviour and government & NGO involvement.

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms or lynn.kruger@resolutioncircle.co.za
Contact: Lynn Kruger, Resolution Circle, Tel 010 020-3310, lynn.kruger@resolutioncircle.co.za


Archicad 21 Launch Event held at Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban

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Registration: Email: shelley@doyen-media.com or https://archicad.squarespace.com/launch-events/
Contact: Shelley Humphreys, Graphisoft SA, Tel 072 386-6527, shelley@doyen-media.com


8th Annual GIS Summit 2017

Date: 28 June 2017 – 29 June 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:30 – 16:00
Venue: Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg RSA
Address: cnr. William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2021
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The 8th Annual GIS Summit 2017 will provide a common forum to discuss and deliberate some of the most challenging issues, new areas and upcoming technologies with stakeholders who are engaged in implementing these projects. The conference methodology would be interactive one including case studies, practical sessions, demos, presentations, projects and solutions. It will also give opportunities for one to one meetings, group discussions and networking. This summit is a wonderful way to see the power of GIS and how it is being utilized. For those in GIS, exposure to how your users are leveraging your systems, and what they need, is a wonderful way to enhance your operation. This conference is the ideal place to be inspired by the work of others in our industry. The theme Evolving technology for GIS development.

Registration: Email: vusi@amabhubesi.com or www.amabhubesi.com
Contact: Vusi Xaba, Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training, Tel 073 566-6621, vusi@amabhubesi.com


Hybrid & Innovative Learning Conference 2017

Date: 12 July 2017 – 13 July 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 07:30
Venue: FNB conference centre, sandton, johannesburg, south africa
Address: 114 Grayston Drive, Sandown, Sandton
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

Teaching and learning practices are at the Centre of higher education. With changing student cohorts, these practices are required to constantly adapt to new global realities to remain relevant. The core role of universities remains unchanged, but technology is now fundamentally changing the way teachers and students interact.

Adopting the most effective blend of face to face while integrating ICTs into course design is imperative in order to increase student engagement and for an institute to remain Competitive. However, government funding is scarce, and institutions are underfunded to say the least. As a result, this has placed pressure on the resources available to institutions to incorporate innovative and digital teaching techniques into their curriculum design. With that in mind, this years Blended Learning Summit has been specifically designed to address the following key themes:

  • Implementing innovative blended teaching methods to improve student engagement and encourage continued learning
  • Promote a culture of blended learning within the institute and effecting stakeholder mind-set transformation
  • Improving communication between educators and technical staff to better utilise resources

Registration: Email: sam@advancedbusinessoptions.co.za or www.advancedbusinessoptions.co.za
Contact: Sam Malunga, Advanced business options, Tel 011 453-2567,  sam@advancedbusinessoptions.co.za


POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa

Date: 18 July 2017 – 20 July 2017
Type of event: Conference and Exhibition
Time: 08:00-17:45
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Address: Maude Street, Sandown 2196, Sandton
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

This event covers the entire power generation spectrum: renewable, fossil fuels and nuclear, and addresses the technology needs of utilities of power distributors. End to end it is a must attend event for all who generate, deliver and use electrical power.

Registration: Email:registration@pennwell.com or https://www.pennwellregistration.com/registration/attendee/locale/en-US/conference/721/login
Contact: Ella Coulson, PennWell Corporation, EllaC@Pennwell.com


Finance for Engineers, Project & Technical Managers

Date: 19 June 2017 – 21 June 2017
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Address: 12A North St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

If you think that this training course is just simply another re-hash of your typical Finance for Non-Financial Managers training course…it’s not! Finance for engineers, project managers and other multi-disciplinary professionals with a technical background is far more complex than just teaching you about financial terminology and key financial concepts, so we aren’t going to bore you with the obvious. Engineering projects and financial decisions are closely linked to each other, simply due to the fact that capital projects or maintenance investments can be so huge and complex. And when you consider that every article you read about the engineering and construction sectors right now, talks about how engineers are struggling to secure finance to back new projects and to upgrade resources…so all of these challenges are just making it tough to do business. But the very best engineers know that they have to have a detailed understanding of finance if they want to accurately determine new solutions to potential opportunities, challenges and problems. If you want to get a project approved (no matter its size) the financials need to be clear, compelling and you have to learn how to argue the business case as part of the overall technical solution. So understanding the complexities of finance is a must and this training course has been designed in such a way to be as practical and interactive as possible. Using a real-life case study will allow you to learn, apply and practice all the tips, tools and techniques you need to positively contribute to the financial and strategic project-focused decisions within your company. This is an intensive and practical 3-day course which has been specifically developed for Engineers, Project Managers and other multi-disciplinary professionals with a technical background. Straight forward and no-nonsense, this power-packed training course will enable you to get straight to the heart of any financial issue and it will give you the confidence and control when making financial decisions that impact any project. Finance for Engineers, Project and Technical Managers – SAICE Validation # SAICEbus15/01752/18.
Contact: Faith Rukande, Alusani Skills and Training Network, Tel 011 447-7470, faith@alusani.co.za

Construction Contract Law

Date: 22 June 2017 – 23 June 2017
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Address: 12A North St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

In the last 18 months, there have been significant changes to many of the standard forms of construction contracts…from the addition of the new sub-contract in the FIDIC suite of contracts, to the recent amendments of GCC 2010 and now the launch of the 6th edition of the JBCC as well as updates to the NEC in 2013. Managing projects successfully involves managing risk successfully. Many risks are underpinned by the principles of construction law so understanding these principles will allow you to manage your risk better which in turn will promote the effective management of your projects. Given the decrease in construction activities and projects as a result of the global economic crisis better risk management is now more essential than ever to ensure that margins are achieved and that budgets are not overrun. So, whether you are a developer, land owner, project manager, design professional, employer or contractor you need to stay abreast of the latest developments and changes to the standard form construction contracts that are affecting the construction industry. This is where our Construction Contract Law training course comes in…because it is the one course that 1000s of construction industry professionals have relied on over the past 7 years for the most comprehensive, up-to-date and practical advice on the most critical construction contract law issues. This course will not only enhance your understanding of standard form contracts, but will go beyond the standard form contracts by looking at the approach of the courts in terms of the application of common law to construction contracts. We will also cover in detail the responsibilities and liabilities that you may face on a daily basis. In addition we will cover in-depth and proven ways to avoid and to minimise problem situations on construction projects, as well as how to effectively resolve disputes or claims that may arise. By attending this training course you will ensure that your company is equipped with the very latest knowledge of construction contract law to be successful in the current climate.

Registration: Email: faith@alusani.co.za
Contact: Faith Rukande, Alusani Skills and Training Network, Tel 011 447-7470, faith@alusani.co.za


NEC3 Black Book – Advanced Contract Management & Administration

Date: 26 June 2017 – 27 June 2017
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 – 17:30
Venue:  Melrose Place Guest Lodge
Address: 12A North St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) or as it is generally known the Black Book is the most commonly used NEC3 contract in South Africa. It is often praised for its flexibility, simplicity and for its ability to promote good (project) management between the parties to a contract. Where other forms of contract can promote an adversarial relationship between the Contractor and the Client, the NEC promotes a partnership of collaboration which has earned it a reputation for ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on budget. Over the past 7 years, Alusani Skills & Training Network® has run a number of sell-out public and onsite NEC3 training courses and we have trained over 2800 people on the NEC3. These courses have all focused on giving you the essential legal and contractual know-how that you need when working with the NEC3 ECC contract. Now we go a step further and this 2-day CPD-Accredited Advanced Course will take an in-depth look at how to effectively administer and manage the NEC3 contract to meet your obligations as well as the specified deliverables during the execution phase of the project.
We have designed this training course to take you through the entire life cycle of a project including all of the NEC3 contract administration tasks that you need to be aware of each step of the way. It will also equip you with the skills that you need to determine the inherent risks associated with each stage during the lifecycle of the project. Plus each Course Participant receives the NEC3 Black Book material valued at R1350, the NEC3 Engineering; Construction Contract Guidance Notes material valued at R730 and the NEC3 Engineering; Construction Contract Flow Charts material valued at R480 ABSOLUTELY FREE!.

Registration: Email: faith@alusani.co.za
Contact: Faith Rukande, Alusani Skills and Training Network, Tel 011 447-7470, faith@alusani.co.za


KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017

Date: 26 July 2017 – 28 July 2017
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
Address: 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) forms an important link in the industrial technology chain. Providing its 110 exhibitors with a platform to showcase their products and services to the industry, KITE continues to form an integral part of any industrial technology company’s promotional strategy. No other locally based exhibition has the ability to attract a targeted audience that is focused on sourcing and buying the products and services on offer at KITE. The 2017 event is being held once again at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 26 to 28 July 2017 and is set expand on its previous successes. KITE is unsurpassed in the sheer number of industrial technological developments it covers. These include displays and information on construction equipment and material; electronic components, energy solutions; environmental solutions; heavy machinery; hygiene products and services; industrial equipment and components; IT and telecommunications manufacturing equipment; materials handling; monitoring, process control and sensors; security equipment; workwear and protective equipment; plant and facility equipment; safety equipment and machinery; tools; and industrial services. In addition to such an extensive range of the province’s leading products and services, KITE also provides visitors with the opportunity to increase their knowledge base. The SAIMechE Seminar Theatre, which has proved so popular in previous years, will once again boast top-notch speakers, discussing new trends and legislation. In addition, LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Association of South Africa) will for the first time host a conference at KITE. Another new feature for KITE 2017 is the inclusion of a Propak Africa Pavilion. This premier tri-annual exhibition is Africa’s largest showcase of packaging, food processing and labelling technology and services which clearly complements the exhibitor offerings at KIT.

Registration: Email: natashah@specialised.com or www.kznindustrial.co.za/visiting.php#top
Contact: Natasha Heiberg, Specialised Exhibitions, Tel 010 003-3083, natashah@specialised.com


4th Uganda Trade Expo  2017

Date: 9 August 2017 – 11 August 2017
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 10:00 – 22:00
Venue: UMA Main Hall,Kampala,Uganda
Address: UMA Main Hall, Kampala,Uganda
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

4th UGANDA TRADE EXPO 2017 will be held from 9-11 August 2017 at the Kampala, UMA Main Hall. This show targeting Uganda’s key economic industry, it will provide international countries a professional international business platform to share industrial information, technologies as well as to prepare business, investments and joint ventures.ENTRY IS FREE

Registration: Email: info@brightexhibitions.com or http://www.brightexhibitions.com
Contact: Mr.Moiz, Bright Exhibitions, Tel +971-55 837 8533, info@brightexhibitions.com


Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy Conference

Date: 14 August 2017 – 16 August 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: TBA
Address: Cape Town
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The conference will focus on load management, and it will provide cutting-edge “real world” solutions to do more with less energy, by reducing energy losses and related costs. Technologies to improve overall performance in industrial plants, business, institutional and government facilities will also be addressed.

Registration: Email: icue@cput.ac.za or http://energyuse.org.za/icue/
Contact: Nadia Cassiem, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Tel 021 959-4330, icue@cput.ac.za


Electra Mining Botswana

Date: 12 September 2017 – 14 September 2017
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Gaborone Fairgrounds
Address: Gaborone, Botswana, PO Box 2162
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

Mining Botswana will play a vital role in bringing related industries together at one location in Botswana for visitor and exhibitor convenience. A premier showcase that brings new products, services and technology to market with excellent success, exhibitors benefit from on-site sales, plenty of sales leads and brand visibility, all major advantages of being part of Electra Mining Botswana 2017. Botswana has a well-developed mining sector and the excavating of rich mineral reserves has been a significant driver of Botswana’s economic growth. But Electra Mining Botswana is not just a mining show, it embraces mining, industrial, power generation and machine tools industries, the show will provide an enabling environment for visitors and exhibitors to network with key decision-makers, make valuable business connections, discover the latest in technology developments and to find out about the latest new products, equipment and services.
Add the full complement of free-to-attend seminars and you give even more value for visitors across the 3 power-packed days!.

Registration: Email: leighm@specialised.com or http://www.electramining.co.bw/index.php
Contact: Leigh Miller, Tel 010 003-3060, leighm@specialised.com


5th Going Green Conference

Date: 13 September 2017 – 15 September 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Public Works Conference Centre
Address: 455a King Cetshwayo, Durban, Mayville
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Going Green Conferences (GGCs) started as the “Going Green in Public Health Facilities” conferences in Cape Town, South Africa as a platform to enable technical experts to discuss real world working solutions towards achieving optimal efficiencies within the public health sector’s infrastructural services and maintenance for three consecutive years. The GGCs have evolved to focus on the broader infrastructural portfolio that includes educational, health and general facilities, owing to growing interests by conference delegates. The 2017 Going Green Conference (GGC2017) delegates comprise a wide variety of built environment experts from the academic, private and public sectors in South Africa and abroad. The GGC2017 will provide an open platform conference to encourage industry wide participation in developing the Building Efficiency Technical guidelines which intend to provide guidance to professionals participating within infrastructure projects. This working document has been developed by academic, private and public sector experts that have attended the previous GGCs.  The 5th GGC delegates will continue to develop the document and once completed, it will be freely available to both public and private sector.

Registration: Email: ggc2017@greenbdg.org.za or http://www.goingreenconference.org
Contact: Songo Didiza, GreenBDG, Tel 079 137-7931, songo@greenbdg.org.za


1st African Operations Management Conference 2017

Date: 2 October 2017 – 4 October 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 18:00
Venue: Misty Hills Country Hotel
Address: Muldersdrift Estate, Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The University of South Africa is proud to host the African Operations Management with the theme “Competitive Operations Management for Driving Africa Forward”. The aim of the conference is to bring together industry giants and experienced academics in this unique international setting. Our vision is to be in the front line and to drive Africa forward by harnessing the knowledge and experience within the field of Operations Management. Themes to be covered include: Production and Operations Management, Safety Management, Quality Management, Work Study, Project Management, Office and Administrative Management, Sustainability, competitive intelligence and ethics, Supply Chain, Competitive intelligence, Humanitarian operations management, Industry 4.0 revolution in Operations Management, Business Enterprise Systems and Technology.

Registration: Email: thereza@technoscene.co.za or www.regonline.com/aomc2017
Contact: Anthea Amadi-Echendu, UNISA, Tel 012 429-2627, amadiap@unisa.ac.za

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