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:
Michael Finch, Head of Wire and Cable, CRU
Shankhadeep Mukherjee, Senior Analyst, CRU
Marc Zander, CEO and Partner, africon GmbH
El Sewedy, Board Member, El Sewedy Electric
Jan Kotze, Marketing Manager, ArcelorMittal South Africa
, Director, Steel & Non-Ferrous Metals Department, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Government of Nigeria
Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Aberdare (Hengtong)
Miekie Dames, Director, Association of Electric Cable Manufacturers of South Africa (AECMSA)
, Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
, CEO, Alcon Marepha
, 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
Christian Linke, Area Sales
Manager, SIKORA AG
Senior representative, SMS Group
, CEO, Clobbi
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.