Africa Plastics Outlook

31 Jan-01 Feb, 2018 - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Confirmed Speakers and topics as of 2 Nov 2017
1.      

AFRICA POLYMERS DEMAND/SUPPLY FORECAST 
- Africa plastics demand growth trends by region – North, South, East & West Africa 
- Key growth drivers
- Local production capabilities vs imports economics 
- Challenges & opportunities facing the plastics sector

Ms Constance Nyambayo, Senior Industry Analyst for Chemicals Materials and Food

Frost & Sullivan

 

2.

OVERVIEW OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
- Processing technology & trends
- Processing capabilities and investments in new lines
- Challenges & threat facing converters

Anton Hanekom, Executive Director
Plastics SA

 

3.

FOOD PACKAGING TRENDS IN AFRICA : WOOLWORTHS’ PERSPECTIVE  
- Consumers insights & packaging trends of tomorrow
- Improving recyclability & Sustainability
- Key plastics materials  in package design
- Is the market ready for smart/intelligent packaging?
Robin Abrahamse, Senior Packaging and Print Development Technologist
Woolworths Holdings Ltd

 

4.

EMBRACING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY - STRATEGIES, CHALLENGES & MARKET OUTLOOK FOR RECYCLED PET IN AFRICA

Chandru Wadhwani, Joint Managing Director
Extrupet (Pty) Ltd

 

5.

MARKET PROSPECT OF POLYCARBONATES IN AFRICA
- Covestro at a glance - Facts and Figures
- Key growth drivers & region
- Technology innovations & emerging applications

Gabor Ladanyi, Sales and Marketing Manager for Africa
Covestro International SA


 

6.

TRANSFORMING AGRI BIOMASS TO  BIOPLASTICS – MARKET POTENTIAL AND ECONOMICS
- Technology innovations and cost economics
- Feedstocks supply challenges 
- Implication of plastics bags ban in regional countries & the opportunities for bioplastics bags
- Major applications & adoptions 
- Commercialization potential & update

Dr. Sudhakar Muniyasamy, Polymers and Composites
Materials Science and Manufacturing Unit,
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

 

7.

Topic to be advised

David Drew, Chief Commercial Officer
Boxmore Packaging

 

8.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET PAID?
- End users need for supplier credit
- The role of Credit Insurance
- It’s a jungle out there
- Disappearing customers, disappearing cargoes…

Dick Coates, Chairman
MBT South Africa

 

9.

WIRE AND CABLE MARKETS OUTLOOK IN AFRICA
- Demand/supply outlook & forecast
- Key growth industry, trends & region
- Working with material suppliers to meet the next generation’s cable demand
Mishack Matla, Executive Director - Marketing, Sales and Distribution
Aberdare Cables (Pty) Limited

 

10.

SUB-SAHARA AFRICA’S MACROECONOMIC  OUTLOOK 
- How resilient is African economy from external shocks 
- Impact of political uncertainties & inflation 
- Growth expectations & regional economic analysis – South & Sub-Sahara Africa
- Diversification for economic transformation 
- Currency trends
FNB Economist
First National Bank (FNB) South Africa

 

11. PANEL DISCUSSION : POLYMER SOURCING CHALLENGES IN AFRICA
- Raw materials requirements & supply sources 
- Expectations from suppliers
- Logistics & distribution issues
- How IOT transform the sourcing experience
Panelist :   Sanjeev Maharaj, Commercial Manager
                  Boxemore Packaging

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Marketing Manager 
grace@cmtsp.com.sg
(65) 63469147

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