AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE SUMMIT

24 April 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

Towards a New Era of Motor Manufacturing

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 April 2019, senior government officials from across Africa will meet with the automotive industry to explore the issues shaping vehicle production in Africa.  This rare gathering of stakeholders promises unparalleled opportunities to network, forge partnerships and gain valuable insights.

WHO ATTENDS?

  • Government policymakers and practitioners
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Tier 1 suppliers
  • Testing facility companies
  • Finance and investment executives
  • Automobile dealers
  • Component manufacturers
  • Logistics and supply chain management experts
  • Industrial infrastructure providers and developers
  • Consultants and Engineers

WHY ATTEND?

  • Enjoy unparalleled networking with policy makers and industry leaders
  • Discover best practices, policy insights and market trends that will give you a competitive advantage over your competitors
  • Gain new insights into Africa’s rapidly evolving automotive landscape
  • Identify new investment opportunities
  • Explore lucrative partnership opportunities
  • Build your local network
  • Showcase your products and services

SPEAKERS

JEFF SEVERIN

JEFF SEVERIN

Pixar Animation Studios

JEFF SEVERIN

JEFF SEVERIN

Pixar Animation Studios

JAMIE WEN

JAMIE WEN

GM, The boxtrap

CHELSIE

CHELSIE

CEO, Hatem Co.

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
  • Fostering an enabling investment environment
  • Leveraging partnerships: government, transnational and joint ventures
  • 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
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya

2019 HOST COUNTRY

The 2019 Africa Automotive Summit will be held in the Sarova PanAfric 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.

PARTNERS

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