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IF RECENT investments in the manufacturing industry are indicative of the trend going forwards, then the future is looking bright for this often beleaguered market sector. In addition, the South African government recently announced that it was embarking on an offensive to attract $100-billion (approximately R1.3-trillion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the next five years to bolster the local economy. Recognising the importance of promoting local manufacturing to other countries, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, in association with the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), is launching the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME) in Johannesburg between 21-23 May.

PROPAK WEST AFRICA 2019 PROPAK West Africa is the region’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to the rapidly expanding sector of packaging, plastics, printing and food processing. Taking place in Lagos, Nigeria, at the Landmark Centre from 17–19 September, this year will mark the show’s 7th edition and is expected to welcome more than 5 000 key industry stakeholders with over 200 leading industry brands on display. With a record-breaking 4,265 attendees and at 2,049m2 in size, last year’s event positioned itself as a truly international event, attracting visitors from 32 different countries, the top five of which included Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa and Togo.

K 2019: New technology as Special show and Science Campus address pioneering key issues

INNOVATIVE materials and technology have been at the heart of all presentations staged at the K trade show in Düsseldorf, the international flagship fair for the plastics and rubber industry. K 2019, which will take place from 16-23 October, will also revolve around the key issues of circular economy, resource conservation and digitisation, all of which will be addressed at exhibition stands and by the accompanying programme. The special show, traditionally hosted alongside K 2019 under the known title of ‘Plastics shape the Future,’ will illustrate how plastics can have a sustainable impact on our future, which developments have emerged today and which visions have the potential of becoming reality tomorrow. Centred on several topics, the seven-day event will offer expert discussions, kick-off speeches, entertaining presentations and exciting experiments. Explorations of economic and ecological aspects will also tackle problematic

Food & drink technology Africa in July The latest innovation in packaging design

FOOD & drink technology Africa, from 9-11 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand outside Johannesburg. This platform is becoming one of the most important networking and business platforms for the beverage and food industry in South Africa, designed especially for the needs of the Southern African market, showcasing a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the beverage and food industry. Learn about groundbreaking new ideas at the knowledge and presentation platform – where international and national trends and developments are presented.

2019 Polyethylene Films Coral Springs, Florida

5-7 February

Africa Energy Indaba Sandton Convention Centre

19-20 Feb

Breathable Films Berlin, Germany

27-28 Feb

Tire Technology Expo 2019 Hannover, Germany Plastics Regulations 2019 Düsseldorf, Germany NAACAM Durban Int’l Convention Centre Propak Africa Expo Centre Nasrec, Johannesburg Masterbatch Asia 2019 Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand ANTEC Detroit, MI, USA


FEB / MAR 2019

Molding 2019 Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. USA Plástico Brasil São Paulo, Brazil

5-7 March 6-7 March 12-14 March 12-15 March 14-15 March 18-21 March 19-21 March 25-29 March

PlastPrintPack Nigeria Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

26-28 March

IOM National Rubber Conference Cape St Francis Resort

4-7 April

Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure Düsseldorf, Germany Plastic Pollution: Effects & Solutions Emperors Palace, Joburg

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9-10 April 10-11 April

The event will have focus on the upand-coming market in Africa, with tailormade solutions for the Southern African market by matching supply and demand. The third edition of food & drink technology Africa, held last year, saw 111 exhibitors and around 1 600 participants from 81 countries taking part. National and international exhibitors such as Anton Paar, Bosch Packaging, Dematech, Ecolab, GEA Africa Ltd., KHS Manufacturing, MacSteel Fluid Control, Renlaw Ltd., Schaefer Keg and Ziemann Holvieka GmbH represented the entire process chain of the food, beverage and liquid food industry.

Plastics Recycling Show Amsterdam, The Netherlands Compounding World Expo Cleveland, Ohio, USA SA Manufacturing Expo Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johanensburg Chinaplas Pazhou, Guangzhou, PR China Africa Automation Fair Ticketpro Dome, Northgate, Joburg

10-11 April 8-9 May 21-23 May 21-24 May 4-6 June

Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa Gallagher Estate, Midrand

11-13 June

Plastics Recycling Technology Düsseldorf, Germany

18-19 June

Manufacturing Indaba Sandton Convention Centre, Joburg fdt Africa (Lab Africa, IFAT Africa) Gallagher, Johannesburg KITE (KZN Industrial show) Durban Exhibition Centre ARMO Global (hosted by ARMSA) Sun City

25-26 June 9-11 July 24-26 July 16-18 September

EMO Hannover 2019 Hannover, Germany

16-21 September

K2019 Düsseldorf, Germany

16-23 October

2020 Machine Tools Africa 2020 Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg Electra Mining Africa 2020 Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg

12-15 March 7-11 September

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