The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), in association with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery is proud to announce the launch of the Local Manufacturing Exhibition 2019 (LME).
Endorsed by the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura and the MEC for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, the LME will be an interactive, educational and practical showcase of South Africa’s most outstanding local manufacturing capabilities.
The inaugural LME was officially announced on 16 November 2017 at a launch event in Johannesburg that was attended by various industry stakeholders, local manufacturers, government officials and media. The LME will take place 21-23 May 2019 at Southern Africa’s largest exhibitions, conferences and events venue, the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
The manufacturing sector offers the potential to significantly accelerate South Africa’s economic growth and development. With a specific focus on Gauteng, the LME will showcase leading local industries to thousands of potential national and international investors. Cutting across a wide range of sectors, the exhibition’s objective is to demonstrate the power of local manufacturing as the key to unlocking vast economic empowerment, growth, development, job creation, export opportunities and investment.
“SACEEC has been working closely with the Gauteng Provincial Government, which has identified key sectors of the economy that have the potential to address multiple imperatives such as greater economic inclusion and additional employment opportunities. The manufacturing sector is considered one of Gauteng’s largest economic sectors and with its labour-intensive characteristics and other socio-economic benefits, it has the power to create jobs and export opportunities faster than any other sector,” Eric Bruggeman, CEO of the SACEEC
The show will provide a definitive platform to present, launch and showcase leading local manufacturing capabilities to a highly qualified and targeted audience of decision-makers with major purchasing power. For visiting delegates, the show will present the best that South African manufacturing has to offer, across a broad spectrum of industries, including: Civils & Construction, Mining, Agriculture, Process Industries and Power & Utilities – to name just a few.