Africa Wire, Cable & Tube 2019 conference taking shape

The first major gathering designed to boost wire and cable trade and productivity across Africa.

As international interest in African development continues to grow, the inaugural CRU Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference is perfectly timed to address the opportunities for companies looking to boost their business with clients and partners in the African wire and cable industries.

The inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference, co-organised and hosted by CRU and The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), will be held on 11 to 13 November 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This unique partnership is the basis for creating an event in which the international wire, cable, tube and pipe supply chain can meet and establish new trade partnerships with key African stakeholders.

The conference will offer delegates a broad understanding of the major global trends across the wire and cable and tube and pipe industries, and how these are being evidenced across Africa. CRU’s market experts will provide insights into the economic outlook and risks to industrial growth.

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Discussions at the conference will explore the main trends impacting the global steel, copper and aluminium wire, cable and tube products and what this means for Africa. Delegates will also be brought up-to-date on the expected consumption trends within Africa for these products in mining, utilities, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure.

The agenda will also offer a day of technical showcases, with industry experts exploring the latest global technological advances in wire and cable, tube and pipe manufacturing, and how this can be applied to African operations.

wire and Tube Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade shows in this field, are lead sponsors of this important new conference. Many other international companies have also confirmed their participation in the conference and exhibition including Aurubis, Clobbi, International Wire and Machinery Association, Macotech Services, Maysky Stainless Steel, SGS, Sikora and Wire Products Stainless Steel Production. Companies registered to attend already include Niehoff, Rosendahl Nexrom, Kazakhmys and Richards Apex.

On Monday 11 November 2019 a site visit to the Robor Steel Tube and Pipe manufacturing plant will take place. The conference topics have been finalsed and the speakers list will be released at a later stage.

The inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference will be held on 11 to 13 November 2019 at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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