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Manufacturing Indaba Virtual Conference

November 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Ian Merrington, Chief Executive Officer at the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative will be a speaker at the Manufacturing Indaba taking place from the 22nd to the 26th of November 2021. He will be speaking on the new digital revolution (4IR) – threats and opportunities for the domestic economy, investment and job creation on Wednesday, 24th November at 9.30  AM – 10.30 AM (SAST).

The Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Week, with its strategic partners, provides a platform to engage and discuss the latest global and local manufacturing trends using one point of entry.  The Virtual Conference includes engaging panels and networking experiences that will fit your diary using the latest industry technology.

This annual event is hosted to empower members of Sub-Saharan Africa’s promising manufacturing community to identify global trends; keep abreast with global competition; embrace digital transformation; cultivate a skilled workforce; enable black industrialist collaboration and acquire insight into what incentives are available to better empower their businesses in the new era impacted by COVID-19. These discussions will pave the way for a more equitable, competitive and successful manufacturing industry and economy as a whole.


November 24, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Fiona Tabraham

Fiona Tabraham is a strategic workforce development expert with a career founded on a resolute commitment to inclusivity, talent nurturing, and societal impact. Chief Executive of CAPACITI Digital Career Accelerator, Fiona’s passion for equity has charted pathways across numerous organisations, guiding bespoke Talent Initiatives, Future Leadership Development Programs, and transformative Career Pathway Development. Her tenure at Network Rail bore inclusive talent strategies, STEM advocacy, and innovative Graduate, Apprentice, and Internship initiatives. A trusted partner to a number of governmental, corporate and impact driven entities, Fiona empowers individuals and organisations, fostering diverse recruitment practices and innovative talent strategies. Fiona’s impact transcends the tech sector, positioning her as a leading voice for inclusive digital career initiatives.