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MESA Africa Annual International Summit - 14/15 November 2023

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Do you have an interesting project or experience in 4IR for Manufacturing? Why not share your presentation at our Year End Summit this November.

It's been a busy year, and to accommodate those of you wishing to send in your Abstract we are extending the deadline to MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2023

You too could be jetting to Europe if your Presentation wins! Don't miss this opportunity!

1st prize is to personally present at the ARC Global Conference, Barcelona, Spain in 2024 (valued at R40 000) (In person, T&Cs apply)

Here's  feedback and motivation for you from Ricardo Paddy, MD of Scibotron (Pty) Ltd last year's winner:

"I had the privilege of presenting at the recent ARC User Forum, which was a resounding success and impeccably organized. The event provided a valuable platform for knowledge exchange, fostering engaging discussions among industry experts and professionals. The seamless execution and attention to detail made it an enriching experience for both presenters and attendees alike. Additionally, the conference offered a unique opportunity to gain global insights into market conditions and end user requirements, allowing participants to stay abreast of the latest industry trends and challenges."

Primary topics of interest are :

  • The Year of The Smart Mine and Smart Factory
  • The importance and application of  Artificial Intelligence in industry
  • Mining and Manufacturing Reinvention – Moving Towards Industry 5.0 And The Human/Machine Collaboration
  • Resiliency By Diversification of Workforces and Focus on Employee Retention

We would love to hear from you on the following :

  • Case studies and success stories (feasibility studies, implementations, ROI, and other achievements) 
  • Research & Development and new trends in Smart Mining and Smart Manufacturing 
  • Pertinent topics relevant to the Mining and Manufacturing sector and tools to drive operational excellence and promote innovation.
  • Sustainability Solutions
  • Effectiveness of Artificial Intelligence

The deadline for abstract submission is 18 September 2023

This should be in the form of an Abstract defining your topic (+- 100 to 200   words). Please state 2 – 3 takeaways that people will get from your presentation.

The final  presentation submission must be submitted by 09 October 2023 (+/- 500 to 1000-word detailed Paper) – please include short biography and  picture (head & shoulders 300dpi)     

All submissions will be considered by the MESA Africa Executive Committee and rated  against the theme content and relevance.

Authors will receive notification indicating whether Abstract was accepted/declined by end September 2023

Successful authors will then be advised of presentation date and time for their presentation. The presentation should be completed in 20 minutes with an additional 5 mins or Q & A.  In the two weeks leading up to the event all presenters will have a virtual meeting / dry run and Q&A with the hosts to enable any technical and presentation issues are addressed.  This is to ensure we provide an excellent event to international standards.

All bone-fide speakers may attend the event on a complimentary basis (T&Cs apply)
Please submit your Abstract  to:

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