S4 takes on the 5th Annual Manufacturing Indaba

Date Published: 15-06-2018 | Author: Sigourney Bruintjies



What We Did.


S4 Integration will be represented at the 5th Annual Manufacturing Indaba hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg taking place from 19 – 20 June 2018.

The aim of the Manufacturing Indaba will be to focus on the growth perspective of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) concentrating on industry sectors as mentioned in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and explore challenges and solutions to lead progression in each sector.

S4 Team Manufacturing Indaba
EAGER: The S4 team that will be representing the organization is (left to right) Chris Ford - Sales Representative and Gideon Smith - Marketing Manager.

The conference will host a multitude of interactive and collaborative forums. The discussions will comprise of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT) and emerging manufacturing technologies that are expected to challenge status quo and transform the industry. The purpose of the conference is to hold focused discussions for current manufacturing owners, which will allow them to explore strategies to amplify their competitive advantage and improve their bottom line through computerization of manufacturing operations.

The purpose behind the event is to empower members of Sub-Saharan Africa’s promising manufacturing community to intensify global trends; keep abreast with global competition; embrace digital transformation; cultivate a skilled workforce; enable Black Industrialist collaboration and acquire insight into what incentives are available to better empower their business.

Part of the team that will be representing S4 Integration is Gideon Smith, S4 Marketing Manager, he has been with the company since 2006 and this will be his second time attending the Manufacturing Indaba. Smith finds the Manufacturing Indaba very informative and a great way to gain insight on the latest technology being used within the field as well as getting the various product and service offerings of S4 Integration out to industry buyers.

“What excites me the most about the Manufacturing Indaba would be the key discussion taking place at the conference which will focus on unpacking opportunities to enable growth in manufacturing across Africa,” says Gideon Smith,S4 Marketing Manager.

The key discussion taking place at the Manufacturing Indaba this year will be Africa Opportunity for Manufacturers in Africa. The discussion will focus on discussing opportunities to enable growth in manufacturing across the continent such as the excess of opportunities which stands before African man such as increased political stability, growing investment projects and Industry 4.0.