EngineerIT Events Diary

Adroit events and training courses for 2018

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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


IDX – Industrial Data Xchange events and training courses for 2018

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Registration: Email: academy@idx.co.za
Contact: Michael Garnham, Industrial Data Xchange, Tel 011 548-9960, academy@idx.co.za


Beckhoff Training Programme 2018

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The training is provided at Beckhoff Training centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Additional training courses such as custom training and on-site training can be queried at your nearest training facility. These courses focus on IEC 61131-3 programming, addressing of axes from the PLC (TwinCAT NC PTP), and communications options under TwinCAT (TwinCAT ADS). the training is aimed at PLC programmers who are switching to the TwinCAT system, but who are familiar with high-level language concepts such as declaration of variables, variable classes and structures. It also covers integration of Microsoft Visual Studio® with TwinCAT 3.

Registration: Email training@beckhoff.co.za
Contact: Andrew Reinhold, Beckhoff Automation, Tel 011 795-2898, training@beckhoff.co.za


IESSA 14th Conference & AGM

Date: 16 May 2018 – 18 May 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 20:00
Venue: Salt Rock Hotel
Address: 59 Basil Hulett Drive, Salt Rock, Kwazulu Natal
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Costs: Paid Event

The congress will appeal to anyone with a passion for lighting and looking to further their knowledge and exposure within the South African Lighting industry.

Registration: Email events@iessa.org.za
Contact: Tracey Morton, Tracey Morton, Tel 082 727-8666, events@iessa.org.za


DroneCon 2018

Date: 16 May 2018 – 18 May 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 07:00 – 16:00
Venue: Vodaworld
Address: 7, Vodaworld, 082 Vodacom Blvd, Midrand, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The largest drone conference in Africa, serving as the perfect platform to network and learn from experienced professionals in the drone industry. Featuring up to 1000 delegates, 55 speakers, 40 exhibitors, including a national and international presence. Live drone demos, regulatory workshops, women and drones tea, and more!.

Registration: Email gisela@dronecon.co.za or www.dronecon.co.za
Contact: Gisela Kirsten, United Drone Holdings, Tel 081 443-0336, gisela@dronecon.co.za


AMSATSA Space Symposium

Date: 19 May 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: Innovation Hub
Address:  Mark Shuttleworth Street,  Pretoria
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The symposium Theme: Exploring satellites and new space frontiers.

The programme offers a number of presentations and demonstrations including *Development of a new SDR transponder, *Building a ground station to operate Amateur Radio first geostationary satellite EsHail-2, *A BACAR-ready 10 GHz beacon to exercise your Es’hail-2 receiver, *A practical approach to improving modular system reliability, *FunCube Data and some of its secrets *Progress reports on Kletskous and its next generation transponder and systems
* A universal Analog to Digital Converter specially designed to work with SDR IQ mixers

Registration: Email admin@amsatsa.org.za or www.amsatsa.org.za
Contact: Hans van de Groenendaal,  AMSAT SA, Tel  082 781-4631, admin@amsatsa.org.za


Securex South Africa

Date: 22 May 2018 – 24 May 2018
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Gauteng
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Costs: Free-of-charge

Launched on the eve of democracy in South Africa, Securex is the only trade exhibition (with the widest range of products and services) that has been serving the SA market for 25 years. The exhibition was launched in 1993 in response to a growing need in the country for greater participation from the private sector to undertake a supporting role to the government owned police and defence forces. The exhibition has grown in stature and renown in the intervening years and is today the largest security and fire trade show of its kind on the continent.

Registration: Email leighm@specialised.com or www.securex.co.za
Contact: Leigh Miller, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, Tel 011 835-1565, leighm@specialised.com


Corporate Communications & PR Leadership Symposium 2018

Date: 23 May 2018 – 24 May 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 07:30 – 5:00
Venue: Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
Address: 643 Thabo Sehume street, Pretoria
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

We will be taking an in-depth look into today’s Public Relations (PR) campaigns ranging from media, to politics, to launching new products; and how we are able to gain public trust in an otherwise distrustful world.This Symposium will beg the question, what sort of digital mediums are taking precedence in communications and how can we incorporate them for maximum effect? Culture is changing, generations are changing, and attitudes are changing. So, how do we cater to such diversity in communications when the communications field is rapidly evolving not just in technology but, also in psychology with an ever-more aware public? We will explore these different facets over the course of two days to intrigue and inspire those working in different fields of communications through idea sharing, networking, and innovation.

Registration: Email marget@corpcom-pr.co.za or http://www.corpcom-pr.co.za/registration/
Contact: Marget Mahlangu, Educationcompany, Tel 065 908-9405, marget@corpcom-pr.co.za


Renewable Energy: Ditsributed Generation Workshop

Date: 23 May 2018 – 25 May 2018
Type of event: Workshop
Time: 08:30 –16:00
Venue: Protea Hotel, OR Tambo Airport  (Durban: Protea Edward Hotel from 13th – 15th June 2018, Cape town: Protea Hotel Waterfront)
Address: Protea Hotel by Marriott  O. R Tambo Airport
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

Life is full of give and take. Make it count in your professional life. Attend the Renewable Energy: Distributed Generation Masterclass workshop to network with your peers, exchange expertise and experiences, and arm yourself with the latest information to take your department to the next level.

Registration: Email Beckym@brazenmind.co.za
Contact: Becky Msariri, Brazen Mind, Tel 061 298-5159, Beckym@brazenmind.co.za


Advance Diagnostic Solutions for Condition Monitoring and Asset Management

Date: 21 May 2018 – 25 May 2018
Type of event: Seminar
Time: 09:00 –11:00
Venue: Roadshow
Address: Various
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Costs: Free-of-charge

The Fluke Roadshow 2018 is a must-attend, FREE event for maintenance and reliability professionals across the country. Join us for an information-packed event featuring the latest innovations in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), including Fluke Connect instruments and Asset Management Software. You won’t want to miss this glance into the future of connectivity and smart maintenance management.

Registration: Email ayanda.ndlovu@fluke.com or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXmkQuwU_4j1unRxo-wnEBD2qC1M9v0nwAUSUcZD7mD4PeqQ/viewform
Contact: Ayanda Ndlovu, Fluke and Comtest, Tel 010 446-2665, ayanda.ndlovu@fluke.com


Emc & equipotential bonding training

Date: 31 May 2018
Type of event: Training course
Time: 8:00 – 17:00
Venue: Afrilek Automation
Address: Unit 26 A & B Merinda Industrial Park, 49 Bisset Road, Hughes, Boksburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The effects of EMC is is often not factored into the design of industrial Automation Networks. This course not only addresses the effects of EMC but additionally expalins the design, installation and testing of EMC. This accredited training is a must for any E, C& I design and maintenance engineer. The training for EMC & Equipotential Bonding qualifies your staff in the theory and practice of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) provided time. Besides the theory there are practical experiments a better comprehension based  on clearly understandable measured values, that can be put into effective practice immediately.

Registration: http://www.afrilek.com/docs/EMC%20Training%20invite.pdf
Contact: Hannah Dlamini, Afrilek Automation, Tel 011 372-9340, training@afrilek.com


PROFIBUS USER TRAINING

Date: 4 June 2018 – 5 June 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 5:00
Venue: Afrilek Automation
Address: Unit 26 A & B Merinda Industrial Park,  49 Bisset Road, Hughes, Boksburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The content of the training is structured so that all participants from the departments planning, commissioning, maintenance and service irrespective of their prior level of knowledge can be made acquainted with the subject in a straightforward manner. All theoretical discourses are linked directly with practical requirements.

Registration: Email training@afrilek.com or http://www.afrilek.com/docs/Profibus%20Training%20Invite.pdf
Contact: Hannah Dlamini, Afrilek Automation, Tel 011 372-9340, training@afrilek.com


PROFINET USER TRAINING with troubleshooting

Date: 6 June 2018 – 7 June 2018
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Afrilek Automation
Address: Unit 26 A & B Merinda Industrial Park, 49 Bisset Road, Hughes, Boksburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

Within two days you are qualified in the theory and practice of PROFINET. With the taught knowledge of this user training you prevent mistakes in planning, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of PROFINET and ensure a reliable performance of your network.

Registration: Email training@afrilek.com or http://www.afrilek.com/docs/Profinet%20Training%20invite.pdf
Contact: Hannah Dlamini, Afrilek Automation, Tel 011 372-9340, training@afrilek.com


Operations Management for Mining Systems

Date: 6 June 2018 – 8 June 2018
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 – 16:30
Venue: Wits Professional Development Hub
Address: 92 Empire Road, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Costs: Paid Event

Does healthcare need to be so costly? Are there modern ways to run the industry that would improve outcomes? As an answer to these questions, we build on Lean as an approach to manage systems with greater efficiency and reduced waste. This course will refresh the context and background of Lean, leading into problem solving methods with particular emphasis on root cause analysis.

Registration: Email  Eunice.Sediti@wits.ac.za or https://wits-enterprise.co.za/c/operations-management-for-mining-systems
Contact: Eunice Sediti, Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd, Tel 011 717-1188, Eunice.Sediti@wits.ac.za


Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018

Date: 6 June 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:30
Venue: Radisson Blu Gautrain
Address: Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018 is a very different kind of event, a complete reboot, for a very different kind of industry. Deconstructed and shorn of all the usual, tired formats of the traditional convention and built from the ground up as a genuinely new event that is a ground-breaking in its focus as it is in its format and aspiring to be as innovative and transformative as the dynamic FinTech market it serves. Combining a highly innovative and interactive event format with world-class speakers and more than 300 carefully selected participants, Finnovation Africa: South Africa 2018, to be held at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Johannesburg on the 6th of June 2018, will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of FinTech and the positive transformation of banking in Africa, providing a platform for all stakeholders to engage in creating the future of financial services on the continent – from established banking powerhouses to FinTech start-ups.

Registration: Email www.finnovationworld.com/southafrica
Contact: Sanay Lalwani, Ethico Live, sanaylalwani@ethicolive.com


Engineering Community Conference

Date: 14 June 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre
Address: Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria, Pretoria
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The Engineering Community Conference (ECC2018), hosted by ESTEQ, is an annual event, focused on providing engineering teams from all industries the opportunity to share their experience and ideas around the use of technology to develop better products and systems. The ECC aims to keep attendees informed & updated on the latest engineering technology and software. It creates a platform where users can learn from users and network with other professionals. The theme of the event is Engineering the Future and the main session consist of the first keynote speaker, Dr Frans Cronje, who will discuss South Africa in 2030: The Latest Scenarios. The second keynote, Ralf Leinen will discuss the The Digital Transformation of the producing economy – Driving the Digital Enterprise. Thereafter the conference will have different break-out tracks namely Test & Measurement, Simulation, Product Engineering & Lifecycle Management, Manufacturing Solutions, and The Digital Enterprise. Each track will give you specialized insight from industry professionals and engineering technology users. The ECC is accredited by ECSA and attendees earn 1 CPD point when attending the event.

Registration: Email s.kruger@esteq.com or https://ecc.esteq.co.za/home/registration/
Contact: Susan Kruger, ESTEQ, Tel 012 809-9500, s.kruger@esteq.com mailto:s.kruger@esteq.com


Infracom’s Data Centre Central Exhibition & Conference

Date: 14 June 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: The Theatre on the Track – Kyalami
Address: 4A Kyalami Boulevard Kyalami Business Park, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Where SA’s Data Centre Industry meets! South Africa’s Must-Visit Networking event of the year. Infracom will address real South African content for engineers, consultants, contractors, system integrators and IT decision makers in the Data Centre, Infrastructure and Connectivity industries. Enterprise transformation is the new imperative for the Data Centre, infrastructure and connectivity worlds, the impetus for business-driven strategies and investments. As a leader charged with delivering on the transformation promise, you must be an enabler—embracing agile deployment models that include cloud, containers and micro services, managing an explosion of data, and achieving ever-rising service levels. You must be an influencer—working in a collaborative culture built on new business relationships and financial acumen. Most of all, you must be a transformer—laying the foundation for the vast digital ecosystem and Data Centre of the future. This is why Infracom brings together those serious decision-makers who wish to look at their business holistically, for cost effective efficiency. Infracom provides a holistic view of the issues that are shaping today’s enterprise investments. Organisations need to more effectively support mobile, wireless, cloud, and edge deployments which are changing workloads in corporate Data Centres and driving greater use of service provider Data Centres. Infracom examines the shifting needs of the datacenter as well as provides you with insight to make better decisions. Reputable companies will be exhibiting. Current exhibitors are : Chrinica, Cummins, Datanet, Digital Parks Africa, Delta, Hiref, Masterpower, RT Systems, Raritan, Sterling & Wilson, Stulz, Viprinet. If you are a system integrator, contractor, engineer, consultant or IT decision maker, this is an event not to be missed. Registration is free. Infracom will be held at The Theatre on the Track in Kyalami on Thursday 14th June 2018 Register today at www.infracom.za.com

Registration: Email jacqui@infracom.za.com or http://infracom.za.com/register/
Contact: Jacqui Gradwell, Infracom Marketing & Events (Pty)LTD, Tel 083 268-0442, jacqui@infracom.za.com


IEEE PES&IAS PowerAfrica Conference

Date: 26 June 2018 – 29 June 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:30 – 17:30
Venue: Century City Convention Centre
Address: 3 Energy Lane, 7446, Cape Town
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The theme is “Affordable and Clean Emerging Energy Solutions for Sustainable Development”. The purpose of the IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference is to bring together investors, stakeholders, experts, professionals, researchers and students with engineering, finance, and social science backgrounds from companies, R&D organizations, academia, government and financial institutions from around the world in order to share and discuss advances in the development and deployment of technologies and business models for affordable electrification.

Registration: Email abraham.g.us@ieee.org or http://ieee-powerafrica.org
Contact: Gerda Muller, Blue Note Event Management, Tel 079 490-8037, gerda@bnccgroup.com


 

Electra Mining Africa

Date: 10 September 2018 – 14 September 2018
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Expo Centre, Nasrec
Address: Cnr Rand Show and Nasrec Road, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Electra Mining Africa is Africa’s biggest mining, industrial, transport and power generation trade exhibition.

Registration: Email leighm@specialised.com or www.electramining.co.za
Contact: Leigh Miller, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, Tel 011 835-1565, leighm@specialised.com


Africa Public Private Partnership Conference & Showcase (Africa PPP)

Date: 24 October 2018 – 25 October 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: Cape Sun Hotel
Address: 23 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

Meet the best established and emerging Public Private Partnership project players and investors from across Africa at the 10th Annual Africa Public Private Partnership Conference and Showcase, taking place in Cape Town from 24 – 25 October 2018. AME Trade has over the past decade, brought more than 350 speakers and 1670 delegates from over 50 countries around the world, under one roof to share best practices and create fail-proof roadmaps for PPP’s on the continent. Registered investors, funders and project developers will get the opportunity to meet Government entities and PPP units directly. This year will focus on three main industries: Water Partnerships, Transport Partnerships and Energy Partnerships.

Registration: Email appp@ametrade.org or http://ametrade.org/africappp/
Contact: Tania Camacho, AMETrade, appp@ametrade.org


KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE)

Date: 24 July 2019 – 26 July 2019
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
Address: 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

Now in its 37th year, the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Exhibition (KITE) is not only a portal for industry-leading technology and services, but is also a platform for knowledge sharing. This is evidenced in both the on-stand interactions between exhibitors and visitors but similarly in the free-to-attend seminar theatre sessions, which have proved to be a huge drawcard for visitors keen on learning about the latest technology, trends and legislation. KITE continues to bring visitors the latest products, services and trends across a number of industry sectors, including 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.

Registration: Email https://www.kznindustrial.co.za/
Contact: Natasha Heiberg, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, Tel 011 835-1565