ECIC participated at the 4th Manufacturing Indaba that took place at the Board Walk Conference Centre from the 03 – 04 October 2019.
The Eastern Cape economy is becoming increasingly modern and export-oriented, with great potential for growth of existing industries and the establishment of new industries. Its geographic location, quality sea and airports, an abundance of natural resources and world-class infrastructure bodes particularly well for the growth of export-oriented industries.
ECIC Economist, Sindiso Ndlovu, spoke on a panel discussion under the topic “The role of financial mechanisms to assist manufacturers”. The panel was moderated by Ms. Philippa Rodseth, Executive Director at the Manufacturing Circle.
The panel also consisted of representatives from Absa, Nelson Mandela Bay University, Coega Development Corporation and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA).
The Provincial Manufacturing Indaba are roadshows following the National Indaba which was hosted in June 2019. Provincial Indaba’s are hosted in Industrial led regional economies namely, Gauteng, KZN, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape.
Kindly find attached the programme for your perusal.