Following the successful staging and record-breaking exhibitor numbers as well as visitor numbers at
AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2015, the AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2017 event will proudly open its doors again
from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg.
Now owned and organised by the African partner of Reed Exhibitions world-wide, Thebe Reed Exhibitions is
an industry leader and one of the largest and most successful event and venue management companies of its
kind in Africa, with a passion for delivering high-profile, customer-focused events in established and emerging
markets, generating billions in business revenue. Trendsetters in the industry, Thebe Reed as a company is
committed to creating market places for business to help them grow and establish their presence through
trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets and pride themselves on their
commitment to Corporate Social Investment and Black Economic Empowerment.
AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2017 will, as always, work closely with the IIG, SAIMC, Technews Publishing and
SACAC to plan and execute a focused networking platform for the Automation and Control Industry , but will
now also benefit from all the resources, skills and expertise that come with an organisation such as Thebe
Reed Exhibitions implementing a number of new value-added initiatives such as Match-Making, the Hosted
Buyer Program, the Reed Exhibitions International Sales Group, their Focused Conference & Content Experts
and not least of all - more exposure to and support from relevant Government Bodies across the African
AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2015 increased its visitor numbers by 74% compared to that of 2013! In 2017
the event aims to significantly increase this number again by focusing on vital aspects in its carefully planned
and powerful 12-month marketing strategy, including targeting more senior buyers from South Africa and the
rest of Africa, ensuring extended visitor dwell time at the trade fair, providing more educational & training
content, and drawing even more exhibitors showcasing the topmost Industrial Control & Automation
The scope of Africa Automation Fair 2017 has evolved with the inclusion of the industrial internet of things
(IIoT), an exciting outcome of the digital revolution that is changing the way we live and work. Many
organisations already focus on how to benefit from it, but extracting maximum value requires a big data
approach. AAF 2017 will be the platform where industrial automation and this digital revolution converge; and
where operations technology and information technology blend together to become more intelligent.
With so much to offer all under one roof over 3 focused days, your company cannot afford not to participate at
AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2017. We look forward to welcoming you to the largest, most comprehensive
showcase of Industrial Control Technologies of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.