Energize Events Diary

Adroit events and training courses for 2017

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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


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


Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017

Date: 14 September 2017 – 15 September 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Century City Conference Centre
Address: Energy Lane, Century City, Cape Town
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference of the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a flagship event in the Centre’s mandated effort to raise awareness and educate industry on the application and benefits of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) methodologies. The 2017 event will be held in September 2017 in Cape Town, following successful events in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in 2013 and 2015 respectively. As its theme – transitioning industry to a low carbon economy – implies, the event is aimed at equipping industry (small, medium and large manufacturers, retailers and businesses) with an awareness of how to benefit from the implementation of resource efficient and cleaner production in their processes in their journey to becoming cleaner, more sustainable businesses. The conference aims to create a platform where key players in the field of the green economy, resource efficiency, waste management and other sustainable consumption and production areas can discuss and showcase opportunities for behaviour change in industry.

Registration: Email: ncpc@csir.co.za or https://ncpc.csir.co.za/2017-registration-0
Contact: Fatimah Boltman, National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa, Tel 021 658-3983, ncpc@csir.co.za


2017 SAIEE Smart Grid conference

Date: 19 September 2017 – 21 September 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Eskom Academy of Learning
Address: Dale Road, Midrand, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

On the basis of improved efficiency and economics, it is strongly believed that the deployment of Smart Grids in South Africa and sub Saharan Africa will be significantly beneficial to improving service delivery – Service delivery for a SMARTER Africa.

Registration: Email: minx@saiee.org.za or https://confsa.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/smartgrid-conference-2017/home
Contact: Tamlynne Wilton, IDNA, Tel 010 140-6573, tamlynne@idna.co.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


Innovation Funding

Date: 3 October 2017
Type of event: Evening Talk
Time: 18:30 – 19:00
Venue: Maxwell Office Park, Midrand
Address: Building 1, Magwa Crescent West, Maxwell Office Park, Waterfall City, Midrand
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

SACAC proudly presents a FREE evening talk by Mr T Chipfupa on the topic of Industrial Innovation Funding. Entrepreneurial innovation drives new business creation and corporate innovation strengthens existing business. The South Africa Government has identified innovation as crucial for job creation and enhancing South Africa’s competitiveness in the global economy. A number of government grants and incentives have been established to encourage innovation through research and development. The talk will discuss some of these, such as the Support Program for Industrial Innovation (SPII), the Partners in Industrial Innovation (PII) fund, and the R&D tax deduction allowance as stipulated in Section 11D of the income tax act. Mr Chipfupa is a joint managing director at Cova Advisory & Associates, a consultancy firm that specialises in government grants and incentives. Before founding Cova he was the Deputy Director-General, responsible for the suite of incentives offered by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and was instrumental in the introduction of a number of their major incentives. This talk is intended to provide some insight into the innovation grants and incentives value chain, and how to identify projects that qualify. Please RSVP before 29 September by clicking the link below.

Registration: Email: secretariat@sacac.org.za or http://sacac.org.za/pages-2/innov-funding/
Contact: Keri Garland, South African Council for Automaton and Control, Tel 011 021-8196, secretariat@sacac.org.za


Generators & Standby Power Conference

Date: 26 October 2017 – 27 October 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre
Address: 64 Jones Road Kempton Park, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

There is no doubt that the uptake of generators and standby power is increasing as companies aim to address the interrupted grid energy supply. This is despite the generator industry facing various challenges owing to the struggling south African economy. The increase in this uptake can be attributed to poor maintenance of ageing substations, unstable transformers, cable theft and overloading on the national power grid amongst other reasons. With the construction and mining sectors being the biggest spenders on generators and standby power, scaling back on equipment and big projects spending has been noted in these sectors. This has impacted negatively on the output from these sectors. Traditional standard generators remain a standard solution for most companies in the country although other alternative sources of energy are being explored. Various innovations in the generators and standby power are gaining momentum with the aim to address the issues of power supply. While the generators and standby power alternatives are coming in handy in the country, issues such as health and safety, compliance, installation regulations, maintenance are still hot issues that require continuous discussions. It is against this background that this conference has been organised. Various issues affecting the generators and standby power subject will be discussed. Topics will include, technological developments in generators as backup energy suppliers, importing of generators, risk factors in generators and standby power and mitigation plans amongst other topics. This is a must attend event to all those interested in the alternative standby power.

Registration: Email: getrude@vukanicomms.co.za
Contact: Vukani Communications, Getrude Mushati, Tel 011 886-0433, getrude@vukanicomms.co.za


12th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference

Date: 14 November – 15 November 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng
Address: 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The industry-leading 2017SAEEC Conference features parallel seminars and exhibitions that tie into this year’s theme: “Energy efficiency for sustainable growth and prosperity.” Actions in the energy sector can make or break efforts to achieve the world’s agreed climate goal. Energy production and use account for around two-thirds of global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, meaning that the energy sector must be at the heart of global action to tackle climate change (IEA, 2015). The SAEEC believes that energy is one of the single most important drivers of socioeconomic development and human well-being. Energy efficiency in particular, saves money amidst rising energy costs. It also drives innovative green technologies, supports a cleaner environment and will enhance competitiveness in a world committed to reducing GHG emissions through climate change. Join various stakeholders from the energy sector to understand the policy frameworks and progress of initiatives that link your own efforts towards sustainable growth and prosperity as a professional, business or organisation.

Registration: Email: support@saee.org.za or goo.gl/jWdvFB
Contact: Erika Kruger, Timzama Event Imagineers, Tel 018 290-5130, convention@saee.org.za


SA Energy Storage 2017

Date: 28 November – 30 November 2017
Type of event: Exhibition and conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng
Address: 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

A focussed conference and exhibition covering policy, regulatory, economic, technology, business and application issues associated with Energy Storage, both as a disrupting and an enabling technology. SA Energy Storage 2017 provides a platform for energy storage technologies, tools, skills, services, solutions and applications. Within the theme and sub-themes of the conference, there will be a focus on leading-edge innovative technologies, skills, solutions and applications for business leaders, managers, data analysts, engineers, scientists, project managers and decision-makers from all sectors of the economy.

Registration: Email: charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za or www.energystorage.co.za
Contact: Charmaine Manicom, EE Publishers, Tel 011 543-7000, charmaine.manicom@ee.co.za

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