A new addition to the global wire, cable, tube and pipe business calendar

CRU and the Southern Africa-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), along with leading global trade shows, wire & Tube as lead sponsor, are proud to announce the inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference, being held 11-13 November in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa boasts enormous potential for increased trade in wire & cable, tube & pipe related industries. Market observers have noted that in many African markets the business environment is improving and the implementation of structural reforms is leading to increased business confidence.

This important inaugural event is an opportunity for the local industry and stakeholders to meet with the international supply chain, and discuss the main trends impacting the global market and how they can be applied to the opportunities and challenges being faced across the continent.

Confirmed speakers include:

Rashmee Ragaven, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Investment SA, Department of Trade and Investment, Government of South Africa
Michael Finch
, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU 
Shankhadeep Mukherjee, Senior Analyst, CRU
Marc Zander, CEO and Partner, africon GmbH
Mohammed El Sewedy, Board Member, El Sewedy Electric
Jan Kotze, Marketing Manager, ArcelorMittal South Africa
Ime Ekrikpo, Director, Steel & Non-Ferrous Metals Department, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Government of Nigeria
Mishack Matla, Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Aberdare (Hengtong)
Pravesh Hariprersad, General Manager, Power Installation, African Cables
Paul Van Zyl
, Technical Manager, Cbi Telecoms
Miekie Dames, Director, Association of Electric Cable Manufacturers of South Africa (AECMSA)
Cyril Prinsloo, Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
Edwin Phala, CEO, Alcon Marepha
Keitumetse Moumakoe, CEO, Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA)
Robert Grunwaldt, Area Sales Manager, Aurubis  
Gerhard Hauptfleisch, CEO, Honingcraft
Andy Smith, Managing Director, Barnes Tubing Industries
Kenny van Rooyen
, Managing Director, Hall Longmore
Franco Mordini, Business Development Specialist, Macsteel Tube & Pipe
Pieter Bezuidenhout
, Managing Director, SMS group Technical Services
Christian Linke, Area Sales Manager, SIKORA AG

Samuel Gounden, Key Accounts Manager, SMS group Technical Services
Jean-Luc Alleman
, Vice President, AESA Cortaillod
Luis A. Corte, Managing Director, Optimum Manufacturing Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
Dmitry Shapovalov, CEO, Clobbi
Judy Zhong, Senior Sales Executive, Foshan Maysky Stainless Steel Co., Ltd
Livio Martella
, Key Account Manager, Zumbach AG
Judy Zhong, Senior Sales Executive, Foshan Maysky Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

Key topics to be addressed:

 Understanding Africa’s wire & cable, tube & pipe production, trade and supply chain 
 The importance of the industry's reliance on wire, cable, tube and pipe for African development
 Update on the expected consumption trends in Africa, of high wire and tube consuming industries: Mining; Utilities; Oil & Gas; Construction & Infrastructure
 Latest global technological advances in wire, cable, tube and pipe manufacturing, and how they can be applied in African operations
 Key considerations for the global wire, cable, tube and pipe supply chain when considering investing in African operations/distribution
 Technical agenda dedicated to technical showcases that highlight wire & cable or tube & pipe technology advances relevant to African operations


The Southern Africa-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)


SMS Group



Supporting Organisation
Association of Steel & Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa (ASTPM)
Supporting Organisation
Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA)
Supporting Organisation
Media partners
Sparks Electrical News

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