Future Production Technologies Conference

June 2019 News

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management and governance,” says Bob Williamson, chair of the Future Production Technologies Conference taking place in Cape Town on 31 July and 1 August.

“There is already much hype around the rapid advances in technology and the disruptive change 4IR will bring, and the potential,” adds Williamson. “The challenge facing manufacturers in South Africa is grasping and understanding the complex technologies and how these integrate into their manufacturing systems.”

To help delegates understand how 4IR will affect their businesses, experts will present overviews of the different technologies, their application and how these can be integrated into a company’s manufacturing system, including robotics, AI, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, IoT, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

In addition, there will be interactive discussion sessions with manufacturing CEOs, production engineers, entrepreneurs and economists discussing the economic impact of 4IR and the future outlook for manufacturing in South Africa.

The event is hosted by the Production Technologies Association South Africa in association with Instimbi, NTiP and SBS Conferences & Exhibitions, and the support of BRICS, DTI, SAIME and SAEEC.

For more information contact Peter Aspinall, SBS Conferences & Exhibitions, +27 83 250 5083,,

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