When: Friday 31 August 2018
Venue: SA Festival of Motoring, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
To reinforce the role of NAAMSA as the leading, collective voice of the automotive industry in South Africa, the inaugural NAAMSA Automotive Conference will be launched in 2018 and will cover issues of importance to the South African auto and associated industries. Drawing on select industry leaders and specialist speakers from the world stage, the Conference will focus on key issues impacting the industry, as well as grappling with the various consumer and technological trends forcing rapid change on a global scale.
The NAAMSA Automotive Conference is the definitive industry conference for the collective South African automotive Industry and associated industries. The Conference is hosted by Messe Frankfurt, the organisers of the Festival of Motoring, on behalf of and in conjunction with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa.
The overall theme of the conference is Paths to the Future and will cover three distinct themes:
• The post 2020 automotive industry development programme
• Africa and regional market development
• Mobility business models and digital transformation of the automotive industry
• Dr Rob Davies – minister of Trade and Industry
• Andrew Kirby – president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors and Naamsa president
• Thomas Schaefer- chairman and managing director of Volkswagen Group South Africa and chairperson African Association of Automotive Manufacturers
• Johan de Nysschen – ex president, Cadillac and General Motors executive vice president
• Dr Alec Erwin – chairperson Ubu Investment Holdings
• Dr Martyn Davies – partner and managing director of Emerging Markets & Africa Deloitte
• Justin Coetzee – chief executive officer GoMetro
• Jeffrey Dinham – economist at Econometrix
• Craig Parker – research director for Africa Frost and Sullivan
• George Mienie – managing director Auto Trader
It’s a programme carefully designed to impart ground breaking business strategies for the SA motor industry.