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Industrialisation features as the most important strategic economic pillar in every African Country.

The manufacturing growth in Africa is outpacing the global growth rate, business-to-business spend in manufacturing in Africa is projected to reach $666,3 billion by 2030, that is over $200 billion more than it did in 2015. This growth will not only be as the result of established economies in Africa but also the emerging economies entering the manufacturing industry.

The African Continental Free Trade Area is a trade agreement to form the world's largest free trade area by connecting almost 1.3bn people across 54 African countries. The agreement aims to create a single market for goods and services to expand the economic integration of Africa.

Future Manufacturing Africa Trade Fair and Summit is a trade fair platform designed to stimulate growth and opportunities.

Collocated with Africa Automation Technology Fair

Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 will be the 12th edition of the event which has been running for the last 25 years. Future Manufacturing Africa Trade Fair and Summit will be collocating with Africa Automation Technology Fair, which brings the most comprehensive and focused automation technology platform in Africa.

With additional product categories such as AI, VR, Mechanical Infrastructure, 3D Printing Technologies, Additive Manufacturing, Integrated Processes & IT Solutions, Integrated Automation, Industrial IT, drive technology and fluid technology (IAMD); and communication, computer systems & identification Africa Automation Technology Fair remains relevant in an ever-changing industry, identifying and engaging the latest industry innovations and megatrends in automation.

Attendees of Africa Automation Technology Fair and Future Manufacturing Africa Trade Fair and Summit will have complimentary access to both shows.


Mask wearing and presentation of vaccine certificates or negative COVID-19 tests are no longer mandatory to enter a venue in South Africa.  We leave these decisions to the individual attendee, but strongly encourage vulnerable people and those with underlying medical conditions to take appropriate health precautions