AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT

29 May 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

Towards a New Era of Motor Manufacturing

Hosted by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya

AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT

Where Africa’s Motor Industry Meets

Africa is the final frontier for the global automotive industry. With a population of 1.2 billion and vehicle ownership at just 44 per 1,000 inhabitants, it offers regional and global automotive manufacturers an attractive growth market, with substantial long-term potential.

In May 2019, government representatives from across Africa will meet with the automotive industry to explore the issues shaping motor manufacturing in Africa.  This rare gathering of stakeholders promises unparalleled opportunities to network, forge partnerships and share strategies for advancing vehicle production on the continent.

WHO ATTENDS?

  • National and regional government policymakers and practitioners
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Tier 1 suppliers
  • Finance and investment executives
  • Automobile dealers
  • Component manufacturers
  • Logistics and supply chain management experts
  • Industrial infrastructure providers and developers
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Professional Associations

WHY ATTEND?

  • Enjoy unparalleled networking with government representatives and automotive industry leaders
  • Discover best practices, policy insights and market trends that will give your organisation a competitive advantage over your competitors
  • Gain new insights into Africa’s rapidly evolving automotive landscape
  • Identify new investment opportunities and avenues to growth
  • Showcase your organisation’s products and services
  • Promote your country/region’s motor manufacturing potential
  • Gain actionable information to support the formulation and successful implementation of national automotive policies
  • Explore new partnership opportunities

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Betty Maina

Betty Maina

Principal Secretary

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya

Hon. Peter Munya

Hon. Peter Munya

Cabinet Secretary

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Kenya

Jelani Aliyu, MFR

Jelani Aliyu, MFR

Director General

National Automotive Design and Development Council, Nigeria

Dr. Martyn Davies

Dr. Martyn Davies

Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa

Deloitte

WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED?

HARNESSING AFRICA’S AUTO INDUSTRY POTENTIAL

  • From SKD assembly to localised vehicle production: Approaches to developing a successful automotive industry in Africa
  • Leveraging partnerships: government, transnational and joint ventures
  • The commercial vehicles market: Trends and opportunities
  • Made in Africa: The emergence and rise of indigenous vehicle brands

UNLOCKING THE MARKET POTENTIAL

  • Decreasing the dependency on imported second-hand vehicles
  • Increasing vehicle financing options
  • Broadening exports through regional integration

EXPANDING PRODUCTION CAPACITY

  • The vital role of industrial clusters
  • Manpower skills development and technology adoption
  • Building a sufficient local parts and component supplier base
  • Developing local auxiliary industries
  • Electric Vehicles: The challenges and opportunities

IMPROVING THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

  • Bridging the infrastructure gap
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Quality and safety standards enhancement

EVENT SPONSORS

Gold Sponsors

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya

2019 HOST COUNTRY

The 2019 Africa Automotive Summit will be held in the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. It is being organised by Kempstone Media and hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

The Kenyan Government has identified the automotive industry as a key pillar of the Kenya National Industrialisation policy framework, which was launched in 2010. This aims to boost local manufacturing and revitalise Kenya’s locally assembled vehicle sector and its role in building the country’s economy. Kenya’s strong economic position within the East African Community (EAC), also makes it a potential hub for automotive assembly and production in the region.

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