Two of Africa’s leading manufacturing trade shows; South African Automotive Week and AfriMold have announced a co-hosting agreement for 2014. In terms of the agreement both shows will be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, between October 14 – 16, this year. The shows will share certain services and three massive halls comprising 15 000sqm of trade show floor space, which will make Gallagher in Midrand the focus of the automotive industry in Africa.
South African Automotive Week Working Group Chairman and National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) Director Robert Houdet said the co-hosting arrangement was a logical step that was in the interest of the industry. “The events complement each other and their co-habitation will boost value to industry participants and create an even more powerful showcase of South Africa’s manufacturing capability,” Houdet said.
The AfriMold trade fair is a hub of innovation where local and international market leaders exhibit solutions for product development through – design, material selection, simulation, visualisation, engineering, CAE, CAD and CAM, rapid prototyping and tooling, patternmaking and prototyping, precision machining, mould-making, tooling, tools, machine tools, quality assurance and automation, as well as processing and finishing. South African Automotive Week is Africa’s automotive intellectual gathering, focused on stimulating trade and partnership opportunities in manufacturing and related sectors. SAAW is the continent’s showcase for manufacturers of vehicle components and Electric Vehicles.
To help grow manufacturing capabilities
Both SAAW and AfriMold would host their own niched exhibitions: AfriMold in Hall 3 and South African Automotive Week in Halls 4 and 5. Both events aim to grow SA’s manufacturing capabilities and global competitiveness, traditionally attracting local and international participants from across the design, materials, prototyping, tooling, conversion, assembly, testing, packaging, distribution/logistics and automotive sectors.
Exhibitors who have not yet secured their space at the AfriMold exhibition can book their stands by contacting either: Dione Zimmer, DEMAT GmbH (EuroMold), Tel.: + 49 69 274 003 70, Mail: [email protected] (for Europe); Ann Evans, Tel.: +27 82 336 6791, Mail: [email protected] or Terri Bernstein, Tel.: +27 83 635 3539, Mail: [email protected]
Exhibitors who have not yet secured space at South African Automotive Week can book a limited number of remaining stands by contacting Graziella Ventresca-Norton at Tel.: + 27 (0) 861 101 475 or [email protected]
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