Italian South African Chamber of Trade & Industries

The Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industry is a non-profit organization that supports the Italian-South African business community and assists with commercial ventures between the two countries.

The Chamber acts as a bridge between Italian and South African business. We provide vital knowledge, contacts and tailor-made assistance for Italian and South African companies to be able to navigate the prospects of bilateral trade between the two countries.

Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen, the Italian Chamber has retained an extremely strong board of directors, consisting of some of the top Italian-South African business figures. The Chamber is thus given its mandate and guidance by a highly knowledgeable group of people who are extremely attuned to the relationship between Italy and South Africa. Every year, members of the Chamber elect an Executive Committee which works to adopt and revise strategies relevant to the annual context of the market.

We believe that there remain many opportunities in both the South African and Italian markets; and the different global economic positions of the two countries provide many opportunities for partnership between the two nations. Our team is able to tailor-make the most suitable solution for our clients. In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalized trade and investment solutions.

https://www.italcham.co.za

Contact us

Sade Michelucci

mails@italcham.co.za

Event Details

3D printing enables on-demand solutions for a wide spectrum of needs ranging from personal protection equipment to medical devices, isolation wards aerospace and automotive. This versatile technology is suited to address supply–demand imbalances caused by socio-economic trends and disruptions in supply chains.

The global uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into a crisis that is still unfolding. Logistical challenges owing to disruptions in manufacturing and transportation, together with pushbacks against globalization and free trade, have constrained supply chains, resulting in critical shortages of essential goods.

There is a need for factories to manufacture, on demand, materials and devices for a range of essential and non-essential services, in particular for healthcare. In this context, a resilient advanced manufacturing network enabled by a distribution of 3D-printing factories has great potential.


In South Africa Additive Manufacturing (AM) / Rapid prototyping (RP) has been active for 21 years now, and the market has grown from a single 3D Systems SLA 250 in 1991, to approximately 5700 machines in 2018.

Local expertise and the main opportunities in South Africa are identified in the following sectors:

Aerospace industry; Medical and Dental and Traditional Manufacturing and Tooling

SA is also the 2nd largest global producer of Titanium minerals with a share of 23 % of the world deposits SA can play key role in the TI industry value chain.


The digital roundtable will gather major industry players to address the main issues the industry is facing in the current volatile and uncertain scenario, devising concrete opportunity for business cooperation between South African and Italian players. The event is organized in partnership between the Italian South African Chamber of Trade and Industries, and Unioncamere, supported by the South African Department of Science and Innovation and the Italian Embassy of Pretoria.

Agenda

December 1, 2020

Main Schedule

11:00 AM
Welcoming remarks
Pierguido Sarti
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Strategy for implementation of Additive manufacturing in South Africa
Sechaba Tsubella
Sechaba Tsubella (Director: Emerging and Converging Technologies of Department of Science and Technology)
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Revival of SA Manufacturing Industry
Lerato Tshabalala
Lerato Tshabalala (Research Group Leader at CSIR)
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Italian Additive Manufacturing Industry
Enrico Annacondia
Enrico Annacondia (Coordinator at Italian Association of Additive Technologies)
11:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Presentation ROBOZE
Alessio Lorusso
Alessio Lorusso (CEO & Founder of Roboze)
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM
Innovation and Commercialization of Additive technology in SA
Deon De Beer Focus on the medical, orthopedic and dental applications
Deon De Beer (Chair at Innovation and Commercialization at CRPM)
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
Presentation SISMA Spa
Marco Andreetta
Marco Andreetta (Product Marketing Analyst at SISMA)

Speakers

Lerato Tshabalala (Research Group Leader at CSIR)

Lerato Tshabalala

Research Group Leader at CSIR

Sechaba Tsubella (Director: Emerging and Converging Technologies of Department of Science and Technology)

Sechaba Tsubella

Director: Emerging and Converging Technologies of Department of Science and Technology

Deon De Beer (Chair at Innovation and Commercialization at CRPM)

Deon De Beer

Chair at Innovation and Commercialization at CRPM

Enrico Annacondia (Coordinator at Italian Association of Additive Technologies)

Enrico Annacondia

Coordinator at Italian Association of Additive Technologies

Marco Andreetta (Product Marketing Analyst at SISMA)

Marco Andreetta

Product Marketing Analyst at SISMA

Alessio Lorusso (CEO & Founder of Roboze)

Alessio Lorusso

CEO & Founder of Roboze

Dylan Stewart (Communications Manager at Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries)

Dylan Stewart

Communications Manager at Italian-South African Chamber of Trade and Industries

Sponsors and Partners

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