Wednesday, 31 July 2019
07:30 - 08:30Refreshments & Registration
08:30 - 08:45WELCOMEBob Williamson, Chairman, INTSIMBI FPTI & President, International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA World)
08:45 - 09:15OPENING ADDRESSMs Thandi Phele, Acting Deputy Director-General:Industrial Development, Department of Trade and Industry
09:15 - 10:00OVERVIEW & POSITIONING OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (4IR)Dr Harry Teifel, Platform Leader, Progressus
10:00 - 10:45Biological Transformation in Manufacturing – a New Perspective for Sustainable Industrial Value AdditionProf. Oliver F R A Damm, Senior Advisor South Africa, Fraunhofer
10:45 - 11:15Refreshments
11:15 - 12:00INDUSTRY 4.0 – AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVEYanesh Naidoo, Director, Jendamark Automation
12:00 - 12:45ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - ITS IMPACT ON TOOLING SYSTEMSDr Hein Moller, Director, Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
12:45 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:30SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR 4IRDirk van Dyk, CEO, National Technologies Implementation Platform (NTIP)
14:30 - 15:15IOT - ITS VALUE ON THE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN: Redefining Business ModelsCraig Parker, Research Director, MEA, Frost & Sullivan
15:15 - 15:45Refreshments
15:45 - 16:30INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION BETWEEN SPEAKERS AND DELEGATES: (Summary of the day and its impact on South African manufacture)Chaired by: Tapiwa Samanga, CEO, INTSIMBI Future Production Technologies Initiative
16:30 - 18:30NETWORKING COCKTAIL PARTY
Thursday, 1 August 2019
08:00 - 08:30Refreshments & Registration
08:30 - 08:45REVIEW OF DAY 1 AND OVERVIEW OF 4IRIlse Karg, Chief Director, Future Industrial Production Technologies, DTI
08:45 - 09:30NANO & BIOTECHNOLOGY AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON MANUFACTURINGProf. Suprakas Sinha Ray, Chief Research Scientist and Director, DST/CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre
09:30 - 10:15QUANTUM COMPUTING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MANUFACTURING CYCLEProf. Francesco Petruccione, SA Research Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Communication and Chairman, QZN Technology
10:15 - 10:45Refreshments
10:45 - 11:30ASSEMBLY SYSTEMS FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL ERAPeter Erasmus, CEO, Directech (Pty) Ltd
11:30 - 12:15NEW GENERATION VEHICLES AND ITS IMPACT ON THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRYDr Bradd Libby, Research Fellow, RethinkX, UK
12:15 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:00EXPODENTIAL MANUFACTUREJohan van Tonder, Managing Director, Agustin Equity Management
14:00 - 14:45THE ECONOMICS OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONJeffrey Dinham, Economist, Econometrix (Pty) Ltd
14:45 - 15:15Refreshments
15:15 - 16:30INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION BETWEEN SPEAKERS AND DELEGATES: Final summary and lessons learned from the conventionChaired by: Tapiwa Samanga
16:30 - 17:00CLOSING REMARKS - Bob Williamson