EngineerIT 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
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 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


Maximyse System Integrator Partner Roadshow

Date: 12 September 2017 – 21 September 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Monte de Dios
Address: 106 Achilles Rd, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria, 0081
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

Join us at Maximyse 2017, our first System Integrator Partner Roadshow, to learn about the Next Generation Platform that is powering a Digital Transformation. System Platform 2017 with InTouch OMI is the world’s most prolific real-time control platform for Supervisory, SCADA, MES and IIoT application development and builds on 30+ Years of Wonderware Innovation. Do you want to shorten development time and spend more time on value-driven design, by using pre-built standards that are optimized for system performance and industry best practices? Do you need an out-of-the-box framework, which build responsive displays, especially across multi-monitor and multi-form factors? Do you have an agile development environment, which promotes greater developer collaboration by bringing the entire application design and testing environment to the cloud? Are you required to commission a new or replacement device, on a plant floor and update the existing HMI, WITHOUT the knowledge of the HMI/SCADA Application?

Registration: Email: clarise.rautenbach@wonderware.co.za or www.maximyse.co.za/live/index.php
Contact: Clarise Rautenbach, Wonderware, Tel 082 859-9318, clarise.rautenbach@wonderware.co.za


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 in 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


Africa LED expo

Date: 13 September 2017 – 15 September 2017
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richard Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

Second annual edition of the Africa LED expo sponsores by Philips Lighting South Africa where exhibitors at the expo would include:

  • LED manufacturers
  • LED lighting component manufacturers
  • LED Suppliers

According to industry watcher IHS Technology, since the invention of the blue-light LED, the market has grown to more than 90% of all displays sold and “will account for 32% of all bulb revenues in 2014.” By some estimates, LEDs could occupy as much as 80% of the lighting market by 2020..

Registration: http://africaledexpo.com/led-africa-expo/register-online-now/
Contact: Dyelan Copeland, Practical Publishing, Tel 011 450-1650,   dyelan@practicalpublishing.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


Infrastructure Communication Technology

Date: 25 September 2017 – 26 September 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Villa Rosa Kempinski
Address: Chiromo Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Infrastructure Communication Technology 2017 conference, is one of the most happening topics in the world today. It is widely spread across the globe and has contributed to the development of many infrastructures around the world – Kenya’s development is a product of this technology. Come join us at our conference, where these and much more discussions and innovations would be highlighted upon.

Registration: Email: comtech@bricsaconsulting.com   or http://infraoutlook.com/contact-us/?event=ICT17
Contact: Rachel Mawer, Bricsa Consulting, comtech@bricsaconsulting.com


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


Stellenbosch University Synthetic Aperture Radar Symposium

Date: 10 October – 13 October 2017
Type of event: Symposium
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue:   STIAS Wallenberg Centre
Address: 10 Marais Road, Private Bag X1, Matieland, Stellenbosch
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Stellenbosch University Synthetic Aperture Radar (SUNSAR) Symposium provides a forum for discussion and sharing of research on the development and application of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery in South Africa. SAR is becoming prevalent in South Africa’s earth observation sector, with new applications (and new sensors) being developed in academia, research councils and private industry. SAR imagery is being successfully used in domains such as agriculture, urban monitoring, maritime domain awareness, woody biomass estimation, water body mapping, geohazards etc. With the free availability of Sentinel-1 imagery now a reality, spaceborne radar imagery is becoming more accessible than ever – even to those who are not SAR experts.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Hru3zirLLIeVEp3l2
Contact: Jaco Kemp, Stellenbosch University, Tel 021 808-9147, jkemp@sun.ac.za


AVI AFRIQUE 2017

Date: 25 October 2017 – 26 October 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Venue: CSIR – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Address: Meiring Naude Rd Brummeria Pretoria 0184
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The AVI AFRIQUE Summit theme for 2017 is ‘In Africa. For Africa. By Africa. Enhancing aviation sustainability of the African market within the global space’. As such the Summit seeks to explore infrastructure development and participation of the small medium and micro enterprises (SMME) in the aviation market in order to contribute to economic development and growth. Collaboration between the major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and SMMEs in African countries will also be explored in order to understand how this can contribute to the development of local products/technologies that meet Africa’s environmental challenges.

Registration: Email: percymo@atns.co.za, http://www.aviafrique.co.za/register.php
Contact: Percy Morokane, Air Traffic and Navigation Services, Tel 011 607-1234, philisiwe@lithacommunications.co.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


AfricaCom 2017

Date: 07 November 2017 – 09 November 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 19:00
Venue: The Cape Town International Convention Centre
Address: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

AfricaCom is the essential must attend event of the year. Bigger and more comprehensive than ever before, with a broader free content programme, 450 exhibitors, and 100’s of prominent industry speakers, AfricaCom offers an unparalleled opportunity to; discover pioneering innovation that will influence Africa’s progression; network with thousands of like-minded individuals and; forge new collaborations that will move your business ahead. In 2017, explore the path towards Industry 4.0 – Accelerating Africa’s digital revolution; Digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment; Fuelling entrepreneurship and innovating business models in digital Africa and; Unleashing the power of Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem showcased in a new Innovation Hall.

Contact: Kaz Henderson, KNect 365, Tel 021 201-1522, kaz@networxpr.co.za


Digital Transformation Congress

Date: 16 November 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richard Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685, South Africa
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The Digital Transformation Congress organised by ITNewsAfrica brings together unexpected groupings of over 300 industry experts from diverse sectors for frank conversation on how digital transformation is changing business operations as we know them today. The Congress is a unique interactive experience where world class speakers through provocative presentations and engaging panels will breakdown the key strategies on leading digital transformation in business, fostering a culture of innovation and talent management, and identifying competitive advantages as well as managing digital disruption.

Registration: Email: philani@itnewsafrica.com or http://digitaltransformationcongress.com/tickets/
Contact: Philani Moyo, ITNewsAfrica, Tel 011 026-0981, philani@itnewsafrica.com

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