PositionIT Events Diary

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


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


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 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


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