Association Partners AATF2023

We are once again proud to be partnered with Technews and SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine for Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries Conference.

Official publisher of the #AATF2023 Preview Guide and Show Guide.

SACAC facilitates the interchange and dissemination of information about leading edge technologies and their application locally and internationally. This is done through organising symposia, workshops and other regular events.

The IoT Industry Council (IOTIC) is a collective voice for the technology industry in South Africa that delivers solutions for operational automation, monitoring and management by leveraging the “Internet of Things”. We represent businesses and professionals making waves in the IoT industry. In addition, the IOTIC creates links between government, commerce and industry to unlock opportunities and develop new markets for its members. As part of the IoT Industry Council, members enjoy the protection and projection of the IoT Council brand while benefiting from premium access to decision-makers in government and business. The IOT Industry Council nurtures strong relationships with stakeholders, from the Office of the Presidency and its initiatives in PC4IR, to the relevant ministries and authorities, including ICASA, the DTI, DCDT and the DBSA.

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry evolved from the SA Chamber of Business (SACOB) which was created by dynamic forces at play in South African business as the Federated Chamber of Industries amalgamated with the then ASSOCOM (Associated Chambers of Commerce).

Today SACCI represents a diverse spectrum of business interests from the around 30 regional chamber movements representing 20 000 small businesses, through to the 10 national associations and 30 odd corporates- making SACCI the largest business grouping of business interests in South Africa.

Canadian Council on Africa is Not for Profit and a Pan-Canadian organization with representations across Canada.  Our mission is to promote Trade, Investment and Economic Development relations between Canada and the Continent of Africa. Created in 2002, members and partners of CCAfrica represent all the sectors of the Canadian economies.

The SADC Business Council (SADC BC) is a regional apex body of national business associations of the 16 SADC Member States established in line with article 23 of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Treaty.

The SADC BC provides a platform and opportunity to access and engage with SADC business leaders, governments, policymakers, and industry leaders, to influence the efficiency, effectiveness, and success of SADC plans and priority programmes and regional projects. The SADC BC contributes towards technical issues affecting regional integration through thematic technical and ministerial committees and advocate for sectoral and multi-sectoral business interests.

The Corrosion Institute of South Africa (CorrISA) exists to serve a broad spectrum of stakeholders with an interest in controlling the impact of corrosion on asset lifecycles, productivity and human life. These anti-corrosion experts ensure that legacies are preserved, economic imperatives are achieved and that human lives are enriched and safeguarded in the process.

Activities of the Institute aim to extend the recognition of corrosion as a problem requiring specialised attention and to promote standardisation in corrosion control technology. We are actively involved in promoting study and scientific research into corrosion and materials protection technology and encourage reporting, discussion and publication of corrosion experience and knowledge. 

Our inclusive membership structure encourages participation of a broad range of stakeholders in our activities, operating on all levels and in all sectors of the industry.

Our internationally acclaimed and accredited NACE training courses provide a solid foundation for our efforts to ensure that corrosion control training of the highest standard is offered in our region. One of the great privileges which the Corrosion Institute has, is to recognise merit and to reward and promote persons making significant contributions to the control of corrosion and to the services or products which enhance our objectives.

MESA Africa (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) is the African Chapter of MESA International which is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices. MESA Africa's efforts are focused on helping the manufacturing community to use information technology to provide real-time visibility into the production process. Further, MESA Africa is committed to connecting that visibility to create business results, achieving such real value chain objectives such as lean manufacturing, collaborative supply chain management, quality and regulatory compliance, asset performance management, and product lifecycle management.