South Africa Automotive Summit

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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce its media partnership with the South Africa Automotive Summit which will be held on 27 February – 1 March, in South Africa. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

South Africa Automotive Summit 2013
Date: 27th February – 1st March, 2013
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Organizer: Noppen Co., Ltd
Industry Partner: Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)

Event Brief:

This event endeavors to bring together major players in the industry to discuss critical topics including government initiatives in the automotive sector, impact of the rising oil prices on the industry, as well as new energy-efficient technologies.

Noppen is glad to partner with Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), a leading local organization in the automotive sector under the Gauteng Growth Development Agency. Mr. Barlow Manilal, CEO of AIDC, and Acting CEO of Supplier Park Development Centre, will attend as chairman and VIP speaker of the conference.

Program Overview:

February 27, 2013, Johannesburg

  1. Keynote Addresses from Government Leadership
  2. Value Proposition for Gauteng to Facilitate Automotive Investment
  3. Tshwane Automotive City Vision
  4. Presentation on Manufacturing Incentives


February 28, 2013 Johannesburg

  1. Gauteng Automotive Training Academy
  2. The Automotive Incubation Model – Public Private Partnership Case Study
  3. Global Sourcing and South Africa’s role
  4. Automotive Opportunities – Remaining Mobile without Increasing Omissions
  5. Panel Discussion: Shaping the Future of the Automotive Industry in South Africa


March 1, 2013
Industry Site Tour: OEM Plants, Incubation Facilities and/or Automotive Supplier Park)

Confirmed international and domestic speakers of the event include:

Mr. Renai Moothilal - Director Automotive Sector, Department of Trade and Industry, Government of South Africa
Mr. Barlow Manilal - CEO, AIDC (Automotive Industry Development Centre); Acting CEO of Supplier Park Development Centre
Mr. Tara S. Ganguly - CEO, Tara International, India

The official website of the Conference is

For more information on our program, as well as participation, sponsorship and speakership queries, please feel free to contact us.

Dennis A. Bridgeforth
Group Marketing Manager
T: +8621 6085 1000
F: +8621 6192 1908

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