The Manufacturing Indaba will host a one-day conference that will focus exclusively on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
The event will reveal how these revolutionary technologies impact manufacturers.
The 5th annual Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg from the 19 – 20 June 2018.
The event will comprise a two-day conference and exhibition and is hosted in partnership with the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti), the Department of Science & Technology, the Manufacturing Circle and the NCPC-SA.
It is also designed specifically for private and public company representatives to hear from industry experts as they unpack challenges and find solutions for growth across the manufacturing sectors and explore regional trade into Africa.
An annual 12% increase on average is expected on the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide, from approximately 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030.
This emerging IoT movement not only has a significant impact on almost all aspects of the manufacturing industry, but on all facets of the economy as a whole.
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution gains momentum, decision-makers from public and private sectors are confronted with a new set of uncertainties regarding the future of production.
As the premise of this year’s conference, discussions centered around IoT will cover the fundamentals of connect, collect, compute and create, highlighting how manufacturers can capitalise on these innovations.