African Chemicals Imbizo will promote intra-African chemicals trade

The chemicals sector in South Africa has been identified by a Presidential working group as being one of 18 industries crucial to accelerating gross domestic product (GDP) growth. 

In support of driving investment and growth in the industry, the fifth African Chemicals Imbizo is being hosted by the Durban Chemicals Cluster at the Durban ICC.

World-class chemicals value chain

African Chemicals Imbizo
The African Chemicals Imbizo 2020 is the flagship showcase for South African chemicals manufacturers to engage with customers, strengthen their market positioning and showcase innovation, sustainability and socio-economic impact

The African Chemicals Imbizo 2020 is the flagship showcase for South African chemicals manufacturers to engage with customers, strengthen their market positioning and showcase innovation, sustainability and socio-economic impact. The Imbizo is a world-class chemicals value chain focussed initiative that brings together buyers, suppliers and key industry stakeholder from across sub-Saharan Africa.  Taking place from 18 – 20 May 2020, the African Chemicals Imbizo 2020 serves as a platform to showcase leading innovation and technologies for the future of chemicals manufacturing in Africa. 

Local supplier innovation

Durban Chemicals Cluster Project Manager, Meghan King states that ‘The African Chemicals Imbizo 2020 is a unique opportunity for South African chemicals firms to engage directly with existing and new customers from sub-Saharan Africa. The Cluster welcomes supporting the Imbizo, which is the only sub-Saharan chemicals manufacturing initiative with a strategic purpose to drive sectoral growth, increase trade and showcase local supplier innovation.’

Claude du Plessis, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals indicated that ‘As a business active in a broad range of industries and geographic markets The African Chemicals Imbizo provides Gold Reef Speciality Chemicals the opportunity to network with a broad range of potential suppliers and customers. The Imbizo has grown in size and diversity each successive year and we are looking forward to seeing what it holds in store in 2020.’

The African Chemicals Imbizo 2020 is supported by eThekwini Municipality through the Durban Chemicals Cluster and the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority. It is expected to host upwards of 500 chemicals buyers and suppliers. The event offers industry a specialised chance to harness the potential of growing regional markets and network with innovation and technology experts, key stakeholders and industry leaders from across the African continent.



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