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Automechanika Johannesburg offers a new digital format for the international audience with a focus on industry and trade

Sep 28, 2021

Automechanika Johannesburg is proud to announce its involvement in the internationally renowned ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ series, which is in association with Absa. The webinar series will focus on industry-related topics,and will be aimed at facilitating conversations with key associations and stakeholders, both regionally and internationally.

Representatives from various sectors will share their input regarding topics and will address issues in the automotive aftermarket industry. The first discussion is on Safeguarding your Business and Mitigating Risk in times of Disruption which will take place on 6 October 2021.

Following topics will include: guidelines for competition in the automotive aftermarket and the impact on the sector, electrical vehicle roadmap for South Africa and the potential role of gas in driving sustainability objectives, manufacturing & skills development, the future of Motor Industry in SA and the role of dealerships and upskilling the workforce to align with technological advancements in the Merseta sector.

“The rapid pace of change within the automotive value chain, both locally and internationally, advances in technology and a drive towards localisation and skills‘ development will ensure that there are plenty of key issues and topics to address in this webinar series,” says Thamsanqa Letsoala, Business Development Manager: Automotive Sector, Absa. "There is no better time than now to facilitate these web talks with industry specialists who contribute immensely in the industry,” Letsoala adds.

“The ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ platform will help update the sector on key trends and changes; to drive business growth, prepare companies in the sector for the future as well as educating people and driving skills development,” says Joshua Low, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa.

“The series has been created to serve the needs of the Automechanika audience, and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” Low adds.

The seven web talks are scheduled to take place from October 2021 leading up to Automechanika Johannesburg 2022. Industry topics surrounding the aftermarket developments within the automotive trade will be explored, in preparation for the event taking place 15-18 March 2022 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.

Attend the first discussion on Safeguarding your Business and Mitigating Risk in times of Disruption, 6 October 2021 at 14:00, register online

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