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Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (IoTFA 2018)

Date: 14 March 2018 – 15 March 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richard Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The second edition of what has been billed as Africa’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) conference, Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018(#IOTFA2018) will tackle transformational IoT trends and explore the benefits of IoT in different industries. The conference will host over 500 delegates and 30 speakers on 14 and 15 March 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.IOTFA 2018 will convene thought leaders, visionaries and experts, all sharing their profound knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions.

Registration: Email philani@itnewsafrica.com or http://iotforumafrica.com/about/register-now/
Contact: Philani Moyo, ITNewsAfrica, philani@itnewsafrica.com

IMSSA President’s Cup 2018

Date: 16 March 2018
Type of event: Golf Tournament
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Glenvista Country Club
Address: Voster Avenue, Glenvista, Johannesburg South
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge


Registration: Email imssa@vodamail.co.za or https://goo.gl/forms/RQhf51lAA0FvSV5A3
Contact: Veruska Bates, Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa, Tel 011 498-7682, imssa@vodamail.co.za

DevConf 2018

Date: 27 March 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre
Address: 14 View Point Rd Boksburg, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

As the only major independent developer conference in SA, DevConf 2018 aims to attract 700 professional software developers and programmers to get hands-on access to the latest development tools and technologies. With seven tracks at the Johannesburg DevConf and two in Cape Town, DevConf aims to cover key themes including crafting code, database, DevOps and Automation, tools, teams, people and methodologies, security, IoT, machine learning and AI, and mobile. DevConf, DevConf, the developers’ conference and exhibition tol be staged in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this year, will feature internationally and locally renowned speakers such as keynote David Hussman, Devjam’s agile guru and international speaker. Hussman will speak at DevConf on ‘What Developers Can Do to Make the World a Better Place’ and leave a lasting impact beyond their code. Also on the extensive line-up across five tracks, Amy ‘Codes’ Chen, a software engineer at Rancher Labs, will talk on Kubernetes, the de-facto standard for container orchestration; JavaScript ‘preacher’ Chris Nwamba will examine the need to build offline apps for the next billion users; Griffiths Sibeko, Windows client team lead at Zapper, will outline a .net standard future for everyone; and .NETdeveloper and Mensa member Gerard de Jong will demonstrate how to break into a WPA2 secured wireless access point live on stage. Nigeria’s Neo Ighodaro, CTO at Hotels.ng, will talk on ‘Building for the bad guys’; UK-based software consultant Daniel Irvine will outline the secrets of successful mentoring; idwork.co.za founder Arjun Khoosal will talk delegates through making the magic happen in a startup; and Rebecca Franks, engineering lead at DVT, will present a testable approach to Android development. In line with its successful formula, DevConf serves to inspire software developers with a range of topics applicable to software development – from keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends to tackling the challenges of working in large enterprise systems. See the full agenda here. DevConf organisers Robert MacLean and Candice Mesk report that the 2018 event is well on track to exceed its target of over 850 developers participating, with Early Bird tickets already sold out for both Cape Town and Johannesburg. Sponsors supporting the event include industry leaders BBD, EOH, DVT, Chillisoft, Derivco, Offerzen and Obsidian, with more sponsorship opportunities still available. DevConf Johannesburg will be held at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre on 27 March 2018, and DevConf Cape Town will be held at The River Club on 29 March 2018.

Registration: Email info@devconf.co.za or http://www.devconf.co.za
Contact: Robert MacLean, DevConf, Tel 073 142-5422, info@devconf.co.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.zawww.dronecon.co.za
Contact: Gisela Kirsten, United Drone Holdings, Tel 081 443-0336, gisela@dronecon.co.za

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

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

Drones Conference 2018 & Workshop

Date: 28 June 2018 – 29 June 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 16:00
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre
Address: 64 Jones Road, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The Drones Conference 2018 is back and; as has always been the case in the past three years; we bring you more: • More insights into what UAV and related technology can do for our economy • More industry-specific information for your particular needs – be it mining, agriculture, construction, utilities infrastructure, municipal operations, public safety, to mention a few • More speakers from across the world who possess the critical knowledge you need to understand drones and their applications • More concrete information for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs looking to invest into commercial drone businesses • More in-depth and practical tutorship on the minute and technical aspects of drone use at the Drone Workshop to run concurrently with the conference – at no extra cost to the delegates. Vukani Communications was the first to bring the economic potential presented by drones at its inaugural conference in 2016; and since then the conference as exploded into an annual event where drone enthusiasts, professionals in private and publics enterprises meet to network and discuss ways to push the frontiers of drone technology and innovation. With a speaking cast that includes keynote addresses from Datumate – an Israel-based drone and drone software company – this year’s show will go to the heart of all the questions you want answered. Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are available.

Registration: Email jerry@vukanicomms.co.za
Contact: Jerry Davison, Vukani Communications, Tel 011 886 0433, jerry@vukanicomms.co.za

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

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, https://www.kznindustrial.co.za/