As interest in the market potential of Africa grows, the inaugural CRU Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference is perfectly timed to address the business opportunities for local producers and manufacturers, seeking to establish new trade partnerships with international stakeholders involved in the African steel, copper and aluminium supply chains.
This important new event is co-organised by CRU and The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), and will be held on 11-13 November 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference has attracted strong support from key local associations including the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA) and the Association of Electric Cable Manufacturers of South Africa (AECMSA). International supporters include wire and Tube Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade shows in these fields, as lead sponsors.
“We are very excited by how this event has taken shape. It promises to be a great opportunity to explore the trade dynamics and market conditions in a region that has traditionally been less well understood. It is a fantastic chance to learn about opportunities to boost trade and investment, and consider the real challenges being faced by the companies that are advancing the African manufacturing sector,” comments Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU.
Companies confirmed to speak include the South African Department of Trade and Investment, and the Nigerian Ministry of Mines & Steel Development. Major international companies such as ArcelorMittal, El Sewedy Electric and Aurubis will be sharing their market insights, and local manufacturing leaders such as Aberdare Cables, Alcon Marepha, CBI African Cables, Barnes Tubing Industries, Honingcraft, Hall Longmore and Macsteel Tube & Pipe will discuss their opportunities and challenges in a series of high-level panel discussions.
CRU’s experts will explore the main trends impacting the global copper, aluminium and steel markets, and how they might affect African development across the wire & cable, and tube & pipe industries. The agenda also includes a day of technical showcases, with industry experts exploring the latest global technological advances in manufacturing, and how they can be applied to African operations.
The conference will be complemented by an exhibition of more than 20 leading international metals manufacturing technology service providers, including: SMS Group, AESA, Cable Manufacturing Optimization (PTY), Ltd., Clobbi, Jiangsu Hero Way Rolling Co., Ltd. Macotech, Maysky, OMS, Sikora, Supermac, WPSSP, and Zumbach.
The inaugural CRUAfrica Wire, Cable & Tube Conference will be held at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The South African-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce is the largest bilateral chamber of commerce in South Africa and has supported the establishment of business relations between South African and German companies since 1952.
The chamber has more than 600 members and offers a wide range of services. Our area of expertise covers all aspects of trade and investment between South Africa and Germany, brings potential trading partners together and offers a wide range of economic support.
The SAGCC is part of the Global Network of German Chambers of Commerce (AHK), which has 140 offices in 92 countries.
With over 70 years of experience in exhibition construction - in Düsseldorf and worldwide - Messe Düsseldorf is the ideal partner and main sponsor of the first Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference in November 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A steadily growing team in Düsseldorf and abroad is taking care of more than 30 trade fairs within the growing portfolio of "Metal & Flow Technologies" with events such as wire, Tube, VALVE WORLD EXPO, GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST and their worldwide satellites.
For over 30 years, the international wire and Tube trade fairs have been held jointly at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. As leading trade fairs, they are not only international top players in their sectors, but also world-leading trade fair platforms for industrial innovations around the globe.
Eleven international offshoots for the wire and tube industry have already been set up. These include - in addition to the leading trade fairs wire and Tube Düsseldorf itself - wire China and Tube China in Shanghai, wire and Tube India in Mumbai, wire and Tube Russia in Moscow, wire and Tube Southeast Asia in Bangkok, wire South America and TUBOTECH in Sao Paulo as well as the Tube & Pipe Producers and Suppliers Pavilion at FABTECH in Chicago.
CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, industrial products, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events. In 2019, CRU celebrates 50 years in business.
Over this time, we have built up a reputation for integrity, reliability, independence and authority with customers. Since our foundation in 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China.
CRU employs over 250 experts and has more than 10 offices around the world, in Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia – our office in Beijing opened in 2004. CRU events are well respected for attracting the most senior level professionals and providing valuable networking opportunities throughout the year for global audiences.