Convening in Johannesburg, Africa Plastics Outlook Explores Region’s Growing Plastics Demand, New Prospects

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CMT’s Africa Plastics Outlook to be held at the Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg on 31 January-01 February 2018, brings to light Africa’s growing demand for polymers, insights from converters and brand owners, emerging trends & demand in packaging, wire & cable, automotive and more, plus traders/distributors' take on plastics trade challenges and how to get paid.

Africa Plastics Outlook

The summit brings to light Africa’s growing demand for polymers while embracing a circular economy, insights from converters and brand owners, and much more

Africa Plastics Outlook summit hones in on the plastics markets in Africa, as Ms. Constance Nyambayo, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan outlines the ‘Demand/Supply Forecast’ for Africa’s Polymer market. Africa’s plastics demand and growth trends across North, South, East & West Africa as well as local production capabilities, imports economics will be shared in this session. Mr. Anton Hanekom, Executive Director, Plastics SA then zooms in on South Africa, with an overview of its plastics industry, processing technology, trends and capabilities as well as investments in new lines plus challenges faced by converters.

South Africa’s plastics packaging player Boxmore Plastics will share a key session on ‘Partnerships, Responsibly Meeting Africa's Needs For World Class Packaging’ while retailer Woolworths Holdings details the Food Packaging Trends in Africa with focus on consumers insights and packaging trends, improving recyclability and sustainability as well as key plastics materials in package designs.

Sharing the market prospects for Polycarbonates in Africa is Covestro with details of key growth drivers, technology innovations and emerging applications while a session on ‘Embracing a Circular Economy’ highlighting strategies, challenges and market outlook for recycled PET in Africa will be presented by Extrupet.

Organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), the summit will also focus on:

  • Wire and Cable Markets Outlook in Africa – Aberdare Cables
  • Development/Innovation in the Compounding Industry & Value Addition to Engineering Polymers - Continental Compounders
  • Panel Discussion: Polymer Sourcing Challenges in Africa: Panelist from Boxmore Packaging
  • Transforming Agri Biomass to Bioplastics – Market Potential and Economics – Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Sub-Sahara Africa’s Macroeconomic Outlook - First National Bank (FNB)
  • How are you Going to Get Paid? - MBT South Africa

Visit event website or contact Ms. Grace Oh at +65 6346 9147 for more information or registration enquiries.

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