PositionIT Events Diary

ETION Digital Transformation Congress

Date: 26 July 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Address: 19 Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

ETION Digital Transformation Congress 2018 will see business leaders and technology innovators come together to collaborate on the re-invention of products, processes, technologies and cultures through digital transformation. The event looks to explore how to increase efficiency and agility with operational excellence while creating customer-obsessed experiences that grow revenue and re-invigorate your business. The congress will also feature high-impact industry tracks that hone in on digital transformation in financial services, transportation, mining and energy, security, manufacturing, retail and government. Included in the event’s selection of world-class speakers is ‘Obama White House digital leader’, Tom Cochran. With nearly 20 years of digital experience, Tom Cochran is a digital transformation consultant and executive keynote speaker (www.thomascochran.com), who’s spent over four years in the Obama administration as a presidential appointee and digital leader helping advance the President’s open government directive. Who should attend? The conference will assemble a range of participants including CIO’s, CEOs, CMO’s, Policy Makers, Chief Technology Officers, Heads of Customer Experience, Chief Transformation Officers, Strategy Directors and Chief Digital Officers.

Registration: Email events@itnewsafrica.com or http://www.digitaltransformationcongress.com/#reservation
Contact: Matshego Njumbuxa, IT News Africa, Tel 011 026-0981, events@itnewsafrica.com


2018 Cybersec Conference

Date: 22 August 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Venue: Melrose Arch
Address: 17 High Street, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The CyberSec Conference takes place on 22 August 2018. Speakers who are experts in their respective fields will provide insight into the latest overview of cyber security.

Registration: Email simone@mybroadband.co.za or https://cybersecconference.co.za/
Contact: Simone Botha, MyBroadband Events, Tel 012 687-5159, simone@mybroadband.co.za


Introduction to QGIS Training Course

Date: 05 September 2018 – 07 September 2018
Type of event:  Training course
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Randburg
Address: Scott Street, Randburg, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The training agenda is based mainly on the QGIS Training Manual with custom examples and has the following aims: assisting with migration from another GIS package an introduction to and a better understanding of GIS concepts an overview and practical experience of the core components of QGIS. See our website for details

Registration: Email info@kartoza.com or http://kartoza.com/en/shop/product/introduction-to-qgis/
Contact: Petra, Kartoza, Tel 021 880-0990, info@kartoza.com


Geospatial Data in PostGIS Training

Date: 10 September 2018 – 11 September 2018
Type of event:  Training course
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Randburg
Address: Randburg, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

PostGIS is a spatial database that is more than just a spatial data store. With PostGIS, users, web map servers and other applications can all run off the same database. And beware! Doing spatial analysis in PostGIS can become addictive. PostGIS and PostgreSQL provide a powerful, enterprise ready geospatial relational database management system. With PostGIS you can insert geometries into a database and then perform spatial queries and analysis on that data. We will show you how to import and export data into PostGIS, manipulate that data using SQL queries and of course visualise the resulting datasets with QGIS. Note that the content in this module will be technical in nature but no basic working knowledge of database systems (tables, fields, primary and foreign keys etc.) is assumed, so we are ‘starting from scratch’. We will also look at how PostGIS is used in the context of rolling out an integrated FOSS-based GIS enterprise solution, as well as how it can work in a mixed environment. PostGIS is the cornerstone providing an enterprise platform from which to carry out desktop GIS, in-database analysis and data processing, web mapping and the provision of OGC compliant web services. This PostGIS course is a good follow-on from a QGIS course and also forms the first two days of our Enterprise GIS course. See more details in our website.

Registration: Email info@kartoza.com or http://kartoza.com/en/shop/product/geospatial-data-in-postgis-1/
Contact: Petra, Kartoza, Tel 021 880-0990, info@kartoza.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


 AfricaGEO 2018

Date: 17 September 2018 – 19 September 2018
Type of event: Conference
Time: 09:00
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre
Address: 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park Johannesburg, South Africa, Gauteng
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

The AfricaGEO Conference & Exhibition aims at facilitating interaction, discussion, collaboration and capacity building amongst the participants. It will provide a platform to share the latest developments in the industry of surveying and geo-information (including remote sensing and aerial imagery). The conference will also promote and showcase the latest products and services the industry has to offer. The conference emphasises the development of Geomatics (as an industry / technology) in the African context. This implies technological and social advancement of the industry to suit the needs of Africa and bolster development that is appropriate to Africa. The range of topics covered in the conference will include Surveying, Remote Sensing, Geo-Information Science (GISc) and Development Planning and Land Tenure. This conference will attract top decision makers from government and private sector to prospective users, academics, vendors, policy makers and representatives of various national and international organizations working in the arena of the Geomatics industry and technology in Africa. A series of plenary and parallel technical sessions as well as panel discussions is scheduled throughout the three day conference. The official language of the conference will be English. AfricaGEO Conference and Exhibition builds on the proud tradition of the Conference of Southern African Surveyors (CONSAS), a conference that first started in 1961.

Registration: Email lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za or https://africageo.org.za/registration/
Contact: Lesley Ferreira, South Africa Geomatics Industry, Tel 021 671-7670  lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za


INTERGEO 2018 – The world’s No. 1 event for the geospatial community

Date: 16 October 2018 – 18 October 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: Messe Frankfurt, Hall 12
Address: Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, D-60327 Frankfurt am Main
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

INTERGEO, which consists of a conference and a trade fair, is the world’s largest event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. It is held every year at different venues in Germany. The conference focuses on current issues arising in politics, administration, science and industry. INTERGEO’s continuing aim is to facilitate process optimisation in numerous target markets with the geo-IT potential it showcases. Its forthcoming venues are the internationally renowned exhibition cities of Frankfurt in 2018, Stuttgart in 2019 an Berlin in 2020. INTERGEO is hosted by DVW – the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management.

Registration: Email: info@hinte-messe.de and http://www.intergeo.de/intergeo-en/tickets.php
Contact: Daniel Katzer, HINTE Messe- und Ausstellungs, info@hinte-messe.de


Intra African Trade Fair 2018 in Egypt

Date: 11 Dec 2018 – 17 Dec 2018
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Venue: International Exhibition hall Egypt
Address: Cairo, Egypt
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The Intra-Africa Trade Fair 2018 (IATF2018) is the first seven-day trade show that will take place at Egypt International Exhibition Centre, Cario, Egypt from the 11th to the 17th of December 2018. The Trade Fair is being promoted by the African Export-Import Bank and organized in collaboration with the African Union.

Registration: https://eventzone.eventsair.com/intra-african-trade-fair-2018/exhibitor-registration/Site/Register
Contact: IATF, info@intrafricantradefair.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