September 2016

CEOs Diary

  • Member meetings
  • SAMSA CEO meeting
  • Acting Director General Department of Transport meeting
  • SAIMI Steering Committee strategy planning
  • Dti and SAIMI meeting
  • Dti and False Bay College meeting
  • Operation Phakisa skills working group for Marine Manufacturing
  • Matchmaking Africa Pretoria
  • Johannesburg Boat Show

CEOs message

Welcome to new MIASA member Audio Motive Distributors from Pietermaritzburg. Aldo Mazzei and his team import and distribute high performance audio systems for the marine market and they provide specialized training for the supply and fitment of marine sound in boats.

The upcoming Cape Town Boat Show, 14 – 16 October, is the only Boat Show endorsed by MIASA and this year promises to be a fantastic consolidated showcase with the in-water component in front of the Aquarium, alongside tented exhibition space on the quay. Please visit the re-vamped website to see a list of exhibitors www.boatshow.co.za and I look forward to seeing you down on the dock in two weeks’ time.

Earlier this week I attended an Ocean’s Symposium at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Finnish and Norwegians companies shared their knowledge and experiences in ship building and aquaculture with local counterparts. It was extremely informative and senior staff from Nautic Africa, Southern Power and T Craft also joined the two day event, highlighting important lessons in the commercial vessel manufacture sector in South Africa. The University has a strategy to develop a whole range of maritime and marine education and training, research, innovation and engagement programmes. The first Marine Engineering degree qualification is currently being registered and will soon be offered by  the University, including specialisations in naval architecture and hydrostatics.

Warm regards

Vanessa

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