KZN Manufacturing Indaba to tackle timely topics

11 July 2018 | Web Article Number: ME201810737


THE organisers of the annual KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba have announced its agenda which includes what they describe as a “a range of thought-provoking topics,” including the 4th Industrial Revolution, maximising the market for manufacturers and accessing new markets for manufacturers.

The conference takes place on 22 August at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC). Headlining the event will be forums on the 4th Industrial Revolution and its implications for manufacturing.

According to organisers, “industry leaders will impart their knowledge of opportunity development and management of threats whilst proactively implementing strategies to fortify competitive advantage and boost profits through the digitalisation of manufacturing operations”.

Panel discussions on this theme will appeal to both small and large manufacturers, focussing on the relevance that Industry 4.0 has to every company, “thereby empowering manufacturing facilities to improve their innovation tactics and consequently their bottom-line”.

Another focussed session will delve into how industry players in the sector can thrive by maximising the manufacturing market making use of government grant incentives.

“Various tools are available to support industrialists in this endeavour and will be thoroughly unpacked, while a greater understanding of how government can contribute to the success of such firms though various incentives, investment opportunities and financial solutions will also be explored.”

Other forums will explore the various financing opportunities available to manufacturers. “Numerous conditions are required to be met by candidates in order for businesses to gain access to funding initiatives and these panels will serve as platforms to inform potential applicants.”

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