PositionIT Events Diary

Bentley Connection Seminar – FREE

Date: 01 June 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:30 – 17:00
Venue: The Core, 1st Floor South, Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton
Address: Cnr Kikuyu and Leeuwkop Streets, Sunninghill, Sandton, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

The Convergence of Digital Design and Reality Modeling. In this informative morning presentation, you will discover how to make the best design decisions thanks to the convergence of digital modeling and precise virtual representation of the real world. Join us to discover how Bentley is converging virtuality and reality through its reality modeling and design modeling applications.You will also learn how MicroStation CONNECT Edition’s flexibility and robustness provides each member of your project team with exactly the right application for their work.Integrated Lifecycle Sessions, Dive deep into dynamic presentations and demonstrations that will showcase the solutions that span the entire infrastructure project lifecycle. Integrated lifecycle topics vary by city and include industry specific demos for: Building | Plant | Water and Wastewater | Rail | Highway and Transportation. Discover how your project teams can create, distribute, and manage critical engineering content, while gaining visibility into the impact of change within a project. We will explore how you can ensure the application of consistent standards and processes across a diverse portfolio of projects involving distributed multi-discipline teams. Reality Modeling Goes Mainstream: A Deeper Dive. Reality modeling goes mainstream and is now available for all; in more form factors, more formats and inputs, combining both digital imagery and point-cloud data making for truly remarkable models for visualization and consumption. Take a deeper dive into reality modeling and explore ContextCapture, Bentley’s powerful reality modeling solution. ContextCapture uses 3D photogrammetry to automatically generate realistic 3D models using simple photographs and/or point-cloud data to provide context for the decision-making process of your engineering and GIS workflows.

Registration: Email: olu.oke@bentley.com or  https://pages.info.bentley.com/johannesburg2017/
Contact: Olu Oke, Bentley Systems, olu.oke@bentley.com


The application of satellite imagery in environmental management

Date: 5 June – 7 June 2017
Type of event: Training course
Time: 08:00 to 17:00
Venue: Avalon Conference Room, ARC – ISCW
Address: 600 Belvedere Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

Course outline: Day 1: Preparing for your mapping project – Deciding on which sensor is optimal for the study:Data Acquisition Processes and Visual Image Interpretation. Day 2: Using of Remote sensing to map and understand environmental resources – Imagery processing techniques for environmental studies:Radiometric and Geometric Correction, Pan-sharpening and Vegetation Mapping and Monitoring – invasive species – Create Landcover maps – Change detection techniques. Day 3: Map Production from Remote Sensing Imagery:Slope and Terrain Analysis,Visual Impact Assessments, Proximity Analysis and Map Design and Creation

Registration: Email: nisbert@datadesign.co.za
Contact: Nisbert Chimboza, Geo Data Design, Tel 021 425-9833, nisbert@datadesign.co.za


Drones East Africa

Date: 20 June 2017 – 21 June 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – 17:00
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Address: Nairobi, Kenya
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

Hosted by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the Drones East Africa Conference will enable you to learn about the recent drone regulations and the latest drone technologies. You will also get an opportunity to network with international drone users to hear from them first-hand about how they have improved their productivity by implementing drones for daily operations.

Registration: http://bit.ly/2pqHWAO
Contact: Donna Bravo, IQPC Middle East, enquiry@iqpc.ae


8th Annual GIS Summit 2017

Date: 28 June 2017 – 29 June 2017
Type of event: Conference & Exhibition
Time: 08:30 – 16:00
Venue: Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg RSA
Address: cnr. William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways, Johannesburg, 2021
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

The 8th Annual GIS Summit 2017 will provide a common forum to discuss and deliberate some of the most challenging issues, new areas and upcoming technologies with stakeholders who are engaged in implementing these projects. The conference methodology would be interactive one including case studies, practical sessions, demos, presentations, projects and solutions. It will also give opportunities for one to one meetings, group discussions and networking. This summit is a wonderful way to see the power of GIS and how it is being utilized. For those in GIS, exposure to how your users are leveraging your systems, and what they need, is a wonderful way to enhance your operation. This conference is the ideal place to be inspired by the work of others in our industry. The theme Evolving technology for GIS development.

Registration: Email: vusi@amabhubesi.com or www.amabhubesi.com
Contact: Vusi Xaba, Amabhubesi Conferencing & Training, Tel 073 566-6621, vusi@amabhubesi.com


Drones Conference 2017

Date: 28 June 2017 – 29 June 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 08:00 – till late
Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre
Address: 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 1620, Johannesburg
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid event

After the overwhelming success of the 2016 Conference, the 2017 edition of the Drones Conference aims to go deeper into the technical aspects of drone operations and their impact on business and market opportunities. The exhibition will be bigger, and there will breakaway sessions for specialised sectors like Agriculture, mining and Land Surveying.

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


Archicad 21 Launch Event held at Cape Town, Gauteng and Durban

Website: Click here

Registration: Email: shelley@doyen-media.com or https://archicad.squarespace.com/launch-events/
Contact: Shelley Humphreys, Graphisoft SA, Tel 072 386-6527, shelley@doyen-media.com


Hybrid & Innovative Learning Conference 2017

Date: 12 July 2017 – 13 July 2017
Type of event: Conference
Time: 07:30
Venue: FNB conference centre, sandton, johannesburg, south africa
Address: 114 Grayston Drive, Sandown, Sandton
Website: Click here
Costs: Paid Event

Teaching and learning practices are at the Centre of higher education. With changing student cohorts, these practices are required to constantly adapt to new global realities to remain relevant. The core role of universities remains unchanged, but technology is now fundamentally changing the way teachers and students interact.

Adopting the most effective blend of face to face while integrating ICTs into course design is imperative in order to increase student engagement and for an institute to remain Competitive. However, government funding is scarce, and institutions are underfunded to say the least. As a result, this has placed pressure on the resources available to institutions to incorporate innovative and digital teaching techniques into their curriculum design. With that in mind, this years Blended Learning Summit has been specifically designed to address the following key themes:

  • Implementing innovative blended teaching methods to improve student engagement and encourage continued learning
  • Promote a culture of blended learning within the institute and effecting stakeholder mind-set transformation
  • Improving communication between educators and technical staff to better utilise resources

Registration: Email: sam@advancedbusinessoptions.co.za or www.advancedbusinessoptions.co.za
Contact: Sam Malunga, Advanced business options, Tel 011 453-2567,  sam@advancedbusinessoptions.co.za


KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017

Date: 26 July 2017 – 28 July 2017
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
Address: 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Website: Click here
Costs: Free event

KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) forms an important link in the industrial technology chain. Providing its 110 exhibitors with a platform to showcase their products and services to the industry, KITE continues to form an integral part of any industrial technology company’s promotional strategy. No other locally based exhibition has the ability to attract a targeted audience that is focused on sourcing and buying the products and services on offer at KITE. The 2017 event is being held once again at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 26 to 28 July 2017 and is set expand on its previous successes. KITE is unsurpassed in the sheer number of industrial technological developments it covers. These include displays and information on 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. In addition to such an extensive range of the province’s leading products and services, KITE also provides visitors with the opportunity to increase their knowledge base. The SAIMechE Seminar Theatre, which has proved so popular in previous years, will once again boast top-notch speakers, discussing new trends and legislation. In addition, LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Association of South Africa) will for the first time host a conference at KITE. Another new feature for KITE 2017 is the inclusion of a Propak Africa Pavilion. This premier tri-annual exhibition is Africa’s largest showcase of packaging, food processing and labelling technology and services which clearly complements the exhibitor offerings at KIT.

Registration: Email: natashah@specialised.com or www.kznindustrial.co.za/visiting.php#top
Contact: Natasha Heiberg, Specialised Exhibitions, Tel 010 003-3083, natashah@specialised.com


4th Uganda Trade Expo  2017

Date: 9 August 2017 – 11 August 2017
Type of event: Exhibition
Time: 10:00 – 22:00
Venue: UMA Main Hall,Kampala,Uganda
Address: UMA Main Hall, Kampala,Uganda
Website: Click here
Costs: Free-of-charge

4th UGANDA TRADE EXPO 2017 will be held from 9-11 August 2017 at the Kampala, UMA Main Hall. This show targeting Uganda’s key economic industry, it will provide international countries a professional international business platform to share industrial information, technologies as well as to prepare business, investments and joint ventures.ENTRY IS FREE

Registration: Email: info@brightexhibitions.com or http://www.brightexhibitions.com
Contact: Mr.Moiz, Bright Exhibitions, Tel +971-55 837 8533, info@brightexhibitions.com


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


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

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