The manufacturing sector is experiencing a (r)evolution. Are you positioned to respond to these changes? Is your business future proof?
The final course within the series has a different orientation to the first two courses, but is of equal importance. It focuses on critical African trade and industrial development issues. The course is intended to sensitise participants to the potential role of the private sector in African market and production development, and the associated relationship dynamics with government policy (at multilateral and country-specific levels).
The first day of the course concentrates on African market developments, government policies relating to trade and industrial development, and the consequences for developing advanced production capabilities on the continent.
The second day comprises two parts. First, it considers specific global, regional, and bilateral trade policies impacting on African trade development and the consequences for South African manufacturers. Second, it interrogates the national government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan, and its associated objectives and implementation challenges.
As per the other two courses, these two days lead to a short project-week where participants are expected to work in syndicate groups to explore specific industrial and trade policy opportunities within the African automotive, clothing and textiles, and food processing sectors. These syndicate presentations are then presented and discussed during the third day of the course.
The final day features expert industry input on the practical challenges associated with African market, production, and trade development in the form of a morning panel discussion, followed by a detailed interrogation of lessons shared and their link to the course material covered.As this course forms part of a three-course series, we encourage you to attend all three courses. Delegates who participate in all three courses qualify for a R 10 000 discount off the total amount. Fee to attend all three programmes: R 50 000.
to read more on the first course in this series – Future Manufacturing: An Age of Disruption.
to read more on the second course in this series – The Green Manufacturing Revolution.