Printing SA – Africa Conference

Booking Options

Day 1  – Wednesday 11 September 2019 – R1,500.00
Day 2 – Thursday 12 September 2019 – R1,500.00
Both Days – 11 & 12 September 2019 – R3,000.00

Day 1  – Wednesday 11 September 2019 – R950
Day 2Thursday 12 September 2019 – R950
Both Days – 11 & 12 September 2019 – R1900
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    Entry to the Africa Print Expo is FREE. The cost below is for the conference.

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    • 3000 R
  • Delegate Details

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Day 1 – 11thSeptember 2019

7h15 am – Registration

8h00 am Welcoming – Leal Wright – Printing SA, President

08h15 am – Stakeholders Address

  • Felleng Yende – FP&M SETA, CEO
  • Edward De Klerk – South African Typographical Union (SATU), General Secretary

8h45 am – Industry Growth Strategy Research Report Presentation

  • Dana Braithwaite – BMI, Lead Researcher

9h30 am Day 1 – Panel 1

Digitisation & the Sustainability of Print Media and Education within the 4th Industrial Revolution:
This session will discuss some of the findings of the research commissioned by Printing SA to be presented by BMI.

The goals and objectives of the session are to assess the threats and opportunities of digitisation of print media in the context of South African education, what government policy regarding digitisation means to print media businesses in the education space, and the opportunities that exist thereof, and assessing what this means for jobs and unemployment in South Africa.

Panel Director: Felleng Yende(CEO, FP&M SETA)

Panel Members: 

  • Panyaza Lesufi (Gauteng Education, MEC)
  • P.K. Naicker (FP&M SETA, General Manager: Research, Planning & Reporting)
  • Rika Swart (CEO, Media 24),
  • Godfrey Selamatsela (President, FEDUSA)
  • Deon Joubert (Area Manager, Two Sides)
  • Ken Leid (National Training and Development Director, Printing SA)
  • Mamiki Matlawa (Qunu Staffing, Managing Director)

10h15 amInstitute of Futures Research Report

  • Dr Morne Mostert– (Director of the Institute for Futures Research)

11h00 amKeynote Addresses

  • Stella Ndabeni Abrahams (Minister of Communications)
  • Cyril Ramaphosa (President, Republic of South Africa)

13h00 pm – Lunch

14h00 pmPanel 2

The future of the Print and Packaging value chain within the 4th Industrial Revolution:  This session will discuss some of the findings of the research commissioned by SATU to be presented by the Institute for Futures Research.

This panel will seek to understand the current and future challenges and opportunities facing the printing industry in South Africa. It will also seek to explore the plausible futures of the South African printing industry toward 2030, with a particular focus on the roles of people.

Panel Director: Ms Jane Molony (Executive Director, Paper Manufacturer’s Association of  South Africa)

Panel Members: 

  • Patricia Nkosi (CEO, Siander Holdings)
  • Andrew Reid (Board Member, Printing SA)
  • Mondli Makhanya (Editor, City Press)
  • Sisanda Mbokotho(Deputy General Secretary, SATU)
  • Brajlal Harry (CEO, Harry’s Printers)
  • Dr Abdool Majid Mohamed (CEO, Printing SA)

14h45 pmKeynote Address

  • Nomalungelo Gina (Deputy Minister of Economic Development)

15h30 pm Closing – Maggie Maluleke (President, SATU) & Visit the expo


Day 2 – 12thSeptember 2019

7h15 am – Registration

8h00 am – Welcoming

  • Dr Abdool Majid Mohamed (Printing SA, CEO)

8h30 am – FESPA Research on International Trends Presentation

  • Sean Holt (Executive Director, FESPA)

9h15 am – Panel 1

The importance of modern technology and innovation within the 4th Industrial Revolution for the Printing, Packaging and Signage Industry: This session will discuss how new technologies have impacted the industry from an efficiency, quality and competitiveness point of view looking into 4IR and AI technologies.

Panel Director: Dr Colin Steyn (Centre for Integral Innovation and Development)

Panel Members

  • Jerome Morkel (Tandym Print, CEO)
  • Dr Morne Mostert (Institute of Futures Research)
  • Steve Thobela (Novus Print, Executive Director)
  • Nomthandazo Moyo (Government Printing Works, Acting CEO)
  • Dr MM Socikwa (UNISA, Vice-Principal: Operations and Facilities)
  • Muzi Sibiya (Production Manager at South African Reserve Bank and Board Member of South African Institute of Printing (SAIP))
  • Sean Holt (Executive Director, FESPA)

 10h15 am – Keynote Address

  • Stella Ndabeni Abrahams (Minister of Department of Communications)

11h15 am Panel 2

Collaboration between Print, Packaging, Publishing and Authors:   This session will discuss how role-players in the sector can better collaborate to create shared value for all.

 Panel Director: Colin Dlamini (JUTA)

Panel Members:

  • Elitha van der Sandt (CEO, South African Book Development Council)
  • Mpuka Radinku (Executive Director, Publisher’s Association of South Africa)
  • Leal Wright (Board President, Printing SA)
  • Shabeer Jetham (Executive Director, Packaging SA)
  • Lizette Odendaal (Head of Journalism, Tshwane University of Technology)
  • Vusimuzi Mkhize (Director General, Department of Arts and Culture)

 12h00 pm – Keynote Address

  • Ebrahim Patel ( Minister of Department of Trade and Industry)

13h00 pm – Closing & Vote of Thanks

13h20 pm – Lunch & Visit the expo

Speakers and topics are subject to change