Province of the Eastern Cape. www.saaw.co.za. The South African Automotive Week is an international business to business Trade Show focussed on automotive component manufacturing & the after market and opportunities for the sector in Africa.
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It provides a powerful forum for national and international industry role-players to network and deliberate around the state of the industry on the African continent with a view to exploring and growing markets in Africa.
Province of the
Automotive Technologies & Services Exhibition
Casablanca – Morroco, 21 -25 November 2007
23rd Bi-annual International Exhibition of equipment and products for the transportation industry.
Bologna – Italia, 20-24 May 2007
Automotive Aftermarket Middle East
Dubai, 11-13 March 2008
International trade Show Pavilion (built on the Boardwalk Parking Area)
The Organising Team have invited all NAACAM, NAAMSA & all RMI members to participate in the International Trade Show, and ongoing follow up is taking place.
Further networking / business opportunities are available in the form of direct visits to automotive sites - this occurs on Day 3 (5 October) of the Conference programme.
Hosted by : International Topic Experts
Date : 3 & 4 October 2007
Place : The Auditorium, The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Complex
Africa, the way forward: Spiraling domestic demand (at record levels) for vehicle and vehicle components and accessories, together with low manufacturing cost base and access to world markets, has placed Africa under the spotlight as both a potential manufacturing base and market.
Economies in most of the countries in the region are growing, and there is an increasing need for the full range of motorized transport, including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, trucks, tractors and motorcycles. Within the next few years South Africa alone is projected to manufacture and sell over 1 million vehicles a year.
Hear from African role-players themselves, sharing insight and case studies, about:
Interested delegates can log onto www.saaw.co.za for more information
and to register.
Hosted by : Tony Kotler Marketing Group: Presenter Steve Rose.
Date : 2 October 2007
Place : The Beach Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand
Suppliers to the automotive, commercial vehicle, and heavy truck industries face a challenging sales environment. Customers are more demanding; pricing pressure is increasing, and margins are contracting. Many suppliers have responded by emphasizing the value they offer to customers, but most find it hard to resist customers’ demands for lower prices.
Suppliers must learn to translate everything they do for customers into a language that they are most interested in - the language of rands & cents.
• Learn about the key challenges of quantifying value and how to overcome them.
• Hear about success stories from the OEM supplier community.
• Begin documenting the full value of your own products and services.
• An opportunity to benchmark yourself against industry best practices.
• Receive a copy of the first-of-its-kind sales tool, the OEM VQ™ v1.72; used by over100 OEM suppliers.
Interested delegates can log onto www.saaw.co.za for more information or to register.
Limited seats available - book early to avoid disappointment
Hosted by : Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University School of Engineering
Date : 3 & 4 October 2007
Place : Tsitsikamma Conference Centre, The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Complex
The Seminar will cover technical best practice manufacturing skills and trends in the areas of:
• Supply Chain Management - Tools, Contracts, Material Management, Production
Planning, Supplier Strategies.
• Inbound- and Outbound Logistics - Transportation, Storage, Logistic Parks.
• Layout Planning and Simulation - Material Supply Strategies, One-piece Flow, Push & Pull Systems.
• Quality and Maintenance - Project Description, Tools, Virtual Plant Lay-outs, Robotics.
• Ergonomics - Workplace Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Tools, Procedures.
• Part Development (Project Management) - Integration in projects, Why projects fail, Turn-around
• Education Concepts in Industrial Engineering and Logistics - Simulated Project Management, Incubation Centres, Simulated Working Environments.
Interested delegates can log onto www.saaw.co.za for more information or to register
numer of delegates
Defending Price with OEMs
Get your Wheels Turning - Seminar
Wheels into Africa - Conference
This will also assist international visitors who wish to apply for a government travel subsidy of which a requirement is to have 3 pre-set appointments per day.
Our European office has thus far confirmed that the following individuals / companies are interested in meeting with South African organisation in the South African Automotive Week.
Pierre Jean FLAURAUD
One person from SPEEDY Europe
One person from FACOM (Tooling company )
One person from DAIMLER CHRYSLER Purchasing Germany
The premier networking and social function of the South African automotive industry for 2007.
Humewood Beach/Happy Valley.
DATE & TIME
3rd October 2007, 19:00 for 19:30PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
The Gala Networking Dinner will be jointly hosted by the South African automotive industry and the South African Government and will include a fun-filled evening of networking and :
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International Automotive associations
Association media Channels
Johnnic Partnership (Eastern Cape)
: Most hotels and B&B’s are within walking distance of the venue for the Trade Show, Conferences and Gala Networking Dinner.
Looking forward to meeting you at the South African Automotive Week 2007
The South African Automotive Week organising committee:
Telephone: 0027 41 365 5634
Official website : www.saaw.co.za