About AAF

Following the successful staging and record-breaking exhibitor numbers as well as visitor numbers at AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2017, the AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2019 event will proudly open its doors again from 4-6 June 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg.

Proudly owned and organised by the African partner of Reed Exhibitions world-wide, 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, Reed Exhibitions 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 2019 will, as always, work closely with the IIG, SAIMC and Technews Publishing 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 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 Continent.

AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2017 increased its visitor numbers by 13% and Exhibitor numbers by 29% compared to that of 2015! In 2019 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 therest 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 Technologies.

The scope of Africa Automation Fair 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 2019 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 2019. We look forward to welcoming you to the largest, most comprehensive showcase of Industrial Control Technologies of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.