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Conference Day 1

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019

*= Speaker being considered

Please note, this agenda is not final and subject to change at any given time. Lunch and refreshments are not included but provided at a cost in designated areas.

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STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FORUM
Estate Restaurant

09:30

Organiser’s welcome

Devi Paulsen, Vice President, dmg events

09:35

Opening remarks

Aubrey Tshalata, President, National African Federation for the Building Industry (NAFBI)

09:45

Ministerial address – How will South Africa’s energy transition address structural inequality and achieve goals towards Agenda 2063?

Honourable Jeff Radebe, Minister, Department of Energy, South Africa

10:15

African aspirations for Agenda 2063. Leaders in the construction industry inspire action for sustainable development by delivering their blueprint for transforming Africa’s built environment, ultimately their compelling vision for the future.
  • Modernised infrastructure: Africa as a strong global player, ensuring high-standard innovative construction systems
    Joe Odhiambo, CEO, Agrément South Africa
  • Inclusive growth: How government and community stakeholders can collaborate to empower SMMEs in the construction industryI
    Xolile George, CEO, South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA)
  • Investment in alternative building materials and sustainability
    John Matthews, President, Master Builders South Africa (MBSA)
  • Transformation: Building an Africa that is capable of driving its own development
    Ebba Kalondo, Spokesperson, African Union Commission, Ethiopia*
  • Sustainable development: A better urban future with resilient cities
    Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza, Director and Principal Adviser, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Kenya*
  • The role of both public and private sectors in infrastructure development
    Ebrahim Motala, Head: Rest of Africa Business, Rand Merchant Bank*
  • Women empowerment: Skills development for industrial development and engineering
    Nobenguni Nonkululeko Bogopa, President, South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP)*
  • Probable future economic scenarios based on current knowledge of the built sector
    Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, Property Economic, First National Bank (FNB)*

10:30

End of session followed by VIP exhibition tour
 
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Session 1.1.1

Pump DESIGN, maintenance and operation

Hall 4

Chairperson: Bhekinkosi Gumede, Machinery Engineer: Cape Town Refinery, Chevron South Africa

 

13:00 – 13:20

The use of variable speed control in huge slurry pumping facilities – advantages, disadvantages and cost savings

Marchant de Kooker, Electrical / Control & Instrumentation / Systems Engineer, AngloGold Ashanti

13:20 – 13:40

Solar driven pump solutions in irrigation or other applications

Hannes van Niekerk, Chief Executive Officer, S A W Africa

13:40 – 14:00

An Eskom pump experience: what did we learn about pumps during the past 25 years?

Willem van der Westhuizen, Corporate Specialist: Pump Technology, Eskom

14:00 – 14:30

Session Q&A and Think Tank
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Session 1.2.1

Control & Automation

HALL 4

Chairperson: Hamanth Kasan, General Manager, Rand Water

15:00 – 15:20

Case study: Remote monitoring, control and analysis of pumping systems using 4IR technology

Lyon van der Merwe, Product Manager, Franklin Electric SA

15:20 – 15:40

Reducing water losses via web-based IIOT technology

Petrus Klopper, Professional Services Portfolio Member, Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC)

15:40 – 16:00

Case Study: Using an Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software tool as a replacement to Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) within a valve manufacturing company

Lance Zikalala, Managing Director, nCoded Solutions

16:00 – 16:30

Session Q&A and Think Tank

16:30

End of day 1

Conference Day 2

THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2019
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Session 2.1.1

Valve reconditioning, quality control and operation

HALL 4

Chairperson: Andy Camphausen, Member, Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) and Public Affairs Officer, Lixil Africa

10:00 – 10:20

The validity of reconditioning valves

Wayne Arnold, Director, Valve Hospital

10:20 – 10:40

High-pressure steam isolation valve replacement

Roy Zhou, Technical Engineer, LVSA Group, China

10:40 – 11:00

Operation, maintenance and quality control of valves

Julius Frauendorf, Group Technical Manager, AVK Southern Africa

11:00 – 11:30

Session Q&A & Think Tank
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Session 2.2.1

Pipe Applications and standards

HALL 4

Chairperson: Jacques van Eck, Independent Auditor, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA)

12:00 – 12:20

LSD capacity, SABS commercial as well as certification

Erich Seeger, Senior Manager: Civil Engineering; Johan Louw, Executive: LSD and Amanda Gcabashe, Executive: Certification, South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

12:20 – 12:40

Leak detection and repairing – trenchless rehabilitation and replacement of pipes

Senior representative, Johannesburg Water

12:40 – 13:00

Exploring what is available in the market in terms of high-temperature plastic pressure piping system for hot & cold water applications

Ken Patrick, Chairman, Polymer Hot and Cold Technology Association (PHACT)

13:00 – 13:30

Session Q&A and Think Tank
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Session 2.3.1

Tanks, vessels and drums

HALL 4

Chairperson: Hendrick Rasebopye, Executive Director, Corrosion Institute of South Africa (CorrISA)

14:00 – 14:30

Case study of thermophilic digestion instead of aeration that is an energy guzzler

Sally Hall, Managing Director, Hyson Cells

14:30 – 15:00

Making financial sense of liquid storage and transport

Hein van Spaendonck, Group Director, Flexitank Systems

15:00 – 15:30

Session Q&A and Think Tank

15:30

End of conference

Please note, this agenda is not final and subject to change at any given time. Lunch and refreshments are not included but provided at a cost in designated areas