Johannesburg, South Africa, December 9, 2022—The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) is proud to announce the third iteration of the NAACAM Show. The NAACAM Show will take place from 30th August 2023 to 1st September 2023, in partnership with the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA), a municipal entity of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (CoT). The City of Tshwane will be the NAACAM Show 2023 host city, with the event to take place at the Sun Bet Arena at Time Square Casino, in Pretoria. This is the first time that the NAACAM Show will take place in Gauteng.
NAACAM is recognised as the voice of the South African automotive component industry both domestically and internationally. As a member-driven organisation, NAACAM is at the forefront of industry leadership, representation, and stakeholder engagement for automotive component manufacturers. Anchoring NAACAM’s membership base are component suppliers to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for assembly in South Africa, as well to OEM export markets, and the domestic and global aftermarket.
TEDA’s objective is to cultivate an environment within which the City of Tshwane can grow its human capital and economy through the facilitation, implementation, and management of developments with a specific focus on economic development and investment attraction into the greater Tshwane area. Tshwane is a proud host of the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ), therefore growth and expansion of the automotive sector is a strategic priority for TEDA, as four OEMs are located in the City, which are responsible for 45% of South Africa’s vehicle exports.
The automotive sector is expected to gain further momentum in the province, with the establishment of the Tshwane Automotive City (TAC). It will serve as an ‘ignition’ project for an integrated logistics framework, focusing on inland ports and manufacturing hubs linked to rail corridors that links Tshwane with strategic ports in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community. The infrastructure development and multi-mode linkages, envisaged to support the TAC, will create a transport corridor that will position the City of Tshwane as an automotive trade and investment gateway for Africa.
Renai Moothilal, NAACAM’s Executive Director was encouraged by the partnership with TEDA. “The NAACAM Show was the ‘first of its kind’ when it launched in 2017 and convened key stakeholders in the South African automotive manufacturing sector in an events platform with a dedicated focus on facilitating localisation, trade, and transformation in South Africa’s highly diverse OEM value chains”.
The last NAACAM Show was held in 2019, with a decision not to host the 2021 version due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the dynamics of the South African automotive sector have changed significantly due to global supply chain disruptions and the adoption of a new automotive incentive framework. “Component suppliers have made progress in unlocking new local content; driving investment; and acquiring new technologies to support their OEM customers’ requirements. The NAACAM Show 2023 will provide an opportunity to showcase these best practices, but also provide opportunities for component suppliers and stakeholders to better understand the key drivers and trends in the sector”, said Moothilal.
The NAACAM Show 2023 will include a two-day exhibition and a half-day thought leadership conference. Participants can look forward to a number of exciting new parallel events and activities.
Further details on the NAACAM Show 2023 will be released in the new year,2023. For more information, please contact [email protected]