26 July - 28 July 2017


Visiting KZN Industrial Technology 2017

Why Visit?

KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition is a platform created to display the diversity of industrial technology and services, specifically suited to the KwaZulu-Natal region.

  • Source the latest products and services
  • Discuss the latest trends, developments and technology with experts in the field
  • Meet with over 110 suppliers
  • Network with peers
  • Build your knowledge base
  • Earn CPD points and learn from free seminars
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Propak Africa Pavilion

Propak Africa Pavilion

Recognising the importance of the packaging, food processing, plastics, printing & labelling industry sectors in South Africa, a Propak Africa Pavilion has been added to the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2017 event.

Leveraging the success of the tri-annual Propak Exhibition, the co-located Propak Africa Pavilion is the perfect complement to KwaZulu-Natal’s leading industrial technology exhibition.


SAIMechE Seminar Theatre

The SAIMechE Seminar Theatre returns to the KwaZulu-Natal Technology Exhibition (KITE) in 2017 with great speakers and topics.

Please keep checking for more details regarding the programme for SAIMechE Seminar Theatre

If you would like to suggest a topic or speaker, please send your details to natashah@specialised.com


LEEASA Conference

Earn CPD points with the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa

LEEASA Conference Brochure
MESA Special Interest Group

MESA Special Interest Group

Digital Revolution - Man and/or Machine Rules? Learn more with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association

Seminar Programme

26 July 2017Wednesday

9h30 2017 Economic outlook – implications for the KZN manufacturing industry View Description
10h15 Top 5 Industrial automation trends for 2017 and beyond View Description
11h15 Improving recyclability: Challenges & opportunities facing the packaging industry View Description
12h30 Opportunities for South African manufacturing: Embracing Industry 4.0 View Description
13h15 The dawn of smart factories: reducing the costs of downtime & maximising productivity View Description
14h00 Understanding the implications of the revised BBBEE Codes: ramifications for the industrial manufacturing sector View Description

27 July 2017Thursday

9h30 Contributing to economic development: Trade & investment in KZN View Description
10h15 Six Sigma: The lowdown on manufacturing transformation View Description
11h15 IIoT – putting the Industrial into the Internet of Things View Description
12h00 - 16h00 MESA AFRICA (Special interest group meeting) - Digital Revolution - Man and/or machine rules View Description

28 July 2017Friday

9h30 Skills for Success in Engineering View Description
10h15 Safety works! Managing & implementing occupational health & safety policies View Description
11h15 Does the thought of Industry 4.0 intimidate you? Concerns and challenges for South African manufacturers View Description
12h30 Economic growth, job creation and skills development View Description
13h15 Manufacturing Cyber Security: Protecting your Shop floor from Cyber Attacks View Description
14h00 Energy intelligence: Renewable, integrated and efficient energy systems View Description

*Programme subject to change. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017 is a trade event targeted at the industrial industries in the KwaZulu-Natal region. KITE is not open to the general public.
Register in advance online. Registering before the show date means you will gain quicker entry on the day and receive updates on all the latest news and features so you don't miss out.
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If you register online you will receive your name badge via email for print out. If you forget to bring this with you, our onsite registration staff will be able to look your number up for you.
When you arrive onsite, the registration area can amend any details and print off a revised version of your badge.
You need to got to the registration desk at the entrance and give the staff your name. They will locate your details on our database and issue you with a new badge.
Yes, you are able to register on-site for the expo.
Yes, once you have received your badge you can return to any of the shows as many times as you wish.
Yes there is ample parking at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Parking is R40.
As KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017 is a trade event, children under 16 are not permitted to attend the exhibition. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry into the exhibition.
Students are permitted entry to KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017 by prior arrangement only. Please e-mail Natasha Heiberg on natashah@specialised.com for further information and guidelines.
Food stalls serving light snacks and refreshments can be found within the halls.
There are cash points located inside and outside the venue.
You will receive the latest news updates when you visit the news page for KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017. For additional information, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Yes, you are allowed to take photos.
Yes, everyone at the event can post about the event on social media and you are welcome to use the #KITE2017 tagline in your posts.
Please contact Natasha Heiberg on natashah@specialised.com and you will be assisted.

Information for visitors and exhibitors regarding a visa:

Persons requiring a visa to enter South Africa need to submit their application to the show team with all their necessary documents.

Please complete the VISA invitation form and send it back promptly.

For visitors, the issuance of a visa letter is conditional on the registration of an event ticket for the corresponding trade exhibition.

VISA Application Form

If you have any further queries please contact us: