The 2018 African Chemicals Imbizo brings the sub-Saharan chemicals industry together to discuss the critical and collective issues it faces, gain insights from speakers and network with colleagues and stakeholders.

About the African Chemicals Imbizo

  • A conference with multiple executive speakers delivering industry-focused addresses (24 October)
  • One-on-one business linkage meetings for interested parties
  • Hosting 20 sub-Saharan African chemicals buyers to drive exports and support firms’ growth
  • An exhibition by manufacturers, suppliers and related services
  • Networking opportunities
  • The Durban Chemicals Cluster Annual General Meeting
  • World Class Manufacturing Study Tours to improve industry performance and drive best practice (25 October)

Register as a Delegate

A full day’s chemicals manufacturing focused conference with thought leading speakers.

Free for DCC members, academia and industry associations
R 1 500 for non-members

Book an exhibition stand

Exhibit your goods and services to the estimated 300 delegates including a minimum of 20 African chemicals buyers

R 4 500 for DCC members
R 7 000 for non-members
R 3 300 for Small Business/PDI

Nominate an African Buyer to attend

We can host at minimum 20 African chemicals buyers in Durban for 3 days to meet local manufacturers with the purpose of driving intro-African trade.

DCC members will receive preference but non-members are welcome to nominate African chemicals buyers.

(Note – economy class flights, all transfers and hotel accommodation are provided)


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Key Conference Themes and Topics

Investment and Growth

  • Supporting the chemicals industry through strategic intervention and clustering initiatives
  • Reporting on the competitiveness improving initiatives in the chemicals manufacturing sector
  • Doing business in Africa: Critical success factors
  • Manufacturing chemicals in Africa: Experience from producing on and exporting from the African continent
  • Growing manufacturing: Expanding production within the context of the South African political climate
  • Implementing the South African Chemicals Strategy

Operational Excellence

  • SHEQ Panel: Addressing critical SHEQ matters – Case studies from chemicals producers
  • Trends in compliance: The next 10 years and what can be expected
  • Managing waste water: Key learnings and successes from recent industry projects
  • The future of manufacturing: Trends in becoming a world-class producer
  • Innovation in chemicals manufacturing: Harnessing the benefits of research and development

Skills Development and Transformation

  • Success and learnings from implementing lean training and development programmes
  • Skills development for the future: Sustainable process engineering