All Africa Expo & ISTMA2023 > 6 – 10 NOV 2023 > CTICC – South Africa

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Monday, 6 November 2023
09:00 – 16:00 | Meeting Room 2.6
Master of Ceremonies: Nicky Verd
07h30Registration – Meeting Room 2.6, CTICC 1 (2nd floor)
09:00 Opening Address
Bob Williamson – President, ISTMA World
09:20Innovations and Applied Research Ensure the Future Viability of the Tool and Die Industry
Prof Dr-Ing Thomas Seul – President, VDWF e.V.
10:00 Refreshments
10:30Sustainable Manufacturing: Tungsten Carbide Tooling Case Studies
Prof Natasha Sacks – Professor of Advanced Manufacturing | Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University
11:20High Technology Machining – Competitive Die & Mould Manufacture
Michael Kirbach – Director: DMG MORI Aerospace / Die & Mold Excellence Center
13:00Smart Training Solutions
Montez King – Executive Director, NIMS
13:50Selecting for Success – TDM Powered Apprentice Selection
Tapiwa Samanga – CEO, Production Technologies Association South Africa (PtSA) 
15:05Panel Discussion
Moderated by: Markus Heseding – President, ISTMA Europe
16:05Day One Finish 
Tuesday, 7 November 2023
09:00 – 16:00 | Meeting Room 2.6
Master of Ceremonies: Nicky Verd
08:00 Registration – Meeting Room 2.6, CTICC 1 (2nd floor)
09:00Opening and Conference Summary
Bob Williamson – President, ISTMA World
09:20Portugal: Cooperation and Partnerships for Competitiveness
Manuel Oliveira – Secretary General, CEFAMOL and ISTMA World Secretariat
10:35Rebuilding South Africa’s Tooling Capabilities to Support the Sustainable Development of the Manufacturing Sector
Prof Justin Barnes – Manufacturing Ambassador, TWIMS
11:20International Benchmarking: Shaping the Future of Sustainable and Digitized Toolmaking
Prof Dr-Ing Wolfgang Boos – CEO, Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie (WBA)
13:05Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing: Hit or Miss? 
Yanesh Naidoo – Innovations Director, Owner and Member of the Board, Jendamark Automation
13:50ABC of Tooling – The Fundamentals of the Business to Create a Robust Business Model and Value Proposition
Eduardo Medrano – Chairman, ISTMA Americas
15:05Panel Discussion and Conference Closing
Moderated by: Bob Williamson – President, ISTMA World
16:00 Conference Ends / Visit Exhibition

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