Visiting Machine Tools Africa 2017

Why Visit?

Visiting Machine Tools Africa 2017 will enable you to source the very best in machine tools and related products in one central location.

Top 5 reasons to visit:

  • Source products and services to solve all your business needs - in one place at one time
  • Gain knowledge about the latest in supplies, machinery and equipment
  • Learn about the latest technologies, industry trends and innovations
  • Daily live demonstrations and interactive displays
  • Great networking opportunities to build business connections

SAIMechE Free-to-Attend Seminar Theatre:

A series of free-to-attend seminars co-located with Machine Tools Africa 2017 will enhance the visitor experience and add value to the programme.

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Seminar Programme

9 May 2017Tuesday

10h00 The DTI’s 2017 road map for growth in the South African manufacturing & tool making industry View Description
11h00 Industry 4.0 – is South Africa ready for digital transformation? View Description
12h00 The South African manufacturing landscape: 2017 - 2020 View Description
13h00 Tackling problems effectively: Root cause analysis and : practical know how View Description
14h00 Skills for success in engineering View Description
15h00 The National Development Plan – Impact on the SA manufacturing sector & vision for 2030 View Description

10 May 2017Wednesday

10h00 Intelligent machine tools: trends enabling a better tomorrow View Description
11h00 2017 Economic outlook – implications for the SA manufacturing & tool making industry View Description
12h00 Addressing critical skills shortages among artisans, technicians and engineers – the way forward View Description
13h00 Empowering tomorrow: Insights from the manufacturing laboratory (AML) View Description
14h00 CNC machine tool opitimisation thorugh IT technogy View Description
15h00 The nuts and bolts of funding Funding for Tool making SME’s: Accessing DTI grants & finance View Description

11 May 2017 Thursday

10h00 Skills for success in engineering View Description
11h00 African Hotspots: Opportunities for South African manufacturers View Description
12h00 Talking productivity: increasing South Africa’s demand for manufactured products View Description
13h00 Artificial intelligence and robotics. Emerging technologies shaping the african tech space View Description
14h00 Understanding the implications of the revised BBBEE Codes View Description
15h00 Workplace safety: Occupational health & safety risk identification in the SA tool making industry View Description

12 May 2017Friday

10h00 Current and future trends in industrial automation View Decription
11h00 Manufactutuing for the futue: Innovations and opportunities driving economic growth View Decription
12h00 Mastering the 4th industrial revolution View Decription
13h00 Advanced in Additive Manufacturing and opportunities for South Africa View Decription
14h00 Building the next generation workforce: Millenials in manufacturing View Decription
15h00 Machine rigging: mitigating risks and challenges View Decription

*Programme subject to change. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

Who should visit Machine Tools Africa 2017?

Visitors to Machine Tools Africa 2017 will include all those involved in Machine Tools across various sectors including general mechanics, machine tools, mining, manufacturing, automotive, metallurgy, paper/pulp, research and engineering, aeronautics, aerospace, railways, energy, electronic and IT. These will be quality visitors at a senior level with decisive purchasing power and with significant influence over purchasing decisions, such as:

  • Owners, Directors, General Managers
  • Technical, Works and Production Managers
  • Purchasing Managers and Specifiers
  • Design Engineers
  • Engineers and Technologists
  • Quality Controllers
  • Maintenance and Safety Managers
  • Research and Development

When & Where

Machine Tools Africa 2017 will take place over four days on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, 9 May 2017
09h00 - 17h00

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
09h00 - 17h00

Thursday, 11 May 2017
09h00 - 17h00

Friday, 12 May 2017
09h00 - 17h00

The venue for the exhibition is Expo Centre, Nasrec, JHB, South Africa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Machine Tools Africa 2017 is a trade only event and NOT open to the general public. Students will not be permitted entrance under our general admission criteria - if you are a student looking to attend please contact us for further information. PLEASE NOTE - NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE EVENT.
Register in advance online. Registering before the show date means you will gain quicker entry on the day and receive updates on all the latest news and features so you don't miss out.

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If you register online you will receive your name badge via email for print out. If you forget to bring this with you, our registration staff will be able to look your number up for you.
When you arrive onsite, the registration area can amend any details and print off a revised version of your badge.
Just go to the registration desk at the entrance and give the staff your name. They will locate your details on our database and issue you with a new badge.
Yes, you are able to register on-site for the expo.
Yes, once you have received your badge you can return to any of the shows as many times as you wish.
Yes there is ample parking at the Expo Centre. Remember to bring R20 for parking.
As Machine Tools Africa 2017 is a trade event, children under 16 are not permitted to attend the exhibition. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry into the exhibition.
Students are permitted entry to Machine Tools Africa 2017 by prior arrangement only.

To gain permission, please email

Cafes serving light snacks and refreshments can be found within the halls.
There are cash points located inside and outside the venue.
Yes, you are allowed to take photos.

If you have any further queries please contact us: