MESA Events

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Event:RoboBusiness- September 27-28, 2017 
Location:Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, US


RoboBusiness is the pioneering event of the global robotics industry and the most important gathering of the year for those seeking to learn more about and profit from robotics.

Crafted to meet the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem, both robotics industry professionals and end users seeking to adopt or scale-up robotics within their companies will discover programming and special events tailored to address their unique challenges.

Throughout the two-day event, top-level speakers will present in the areas of:

.         Adopting and Implementing Robotics

.         How to Get ROI From Robotics

.         Robotics Nuts and Bolts for Your Business

.         What Can AI and IoT Do for You?

Additionally, the RoboBusiness expo is home to 100+ exhibitors and hundreds of robotics products. Witness product unveilings, learn from hands-on demos and expert Q&As in the Expo Theater, and network with the world's leading innovators and investors.

Plus, join us in advance of RoboBusiness on September 26 for our 2nd Annual Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Network Summit. This intense half-day workshop is devoted to preparing professionals tasked with evaluating and integrating robotics, autonomous systems, and AI into their organizations.

MESA Members: Register today and save 20%. Use code RB17MESA.

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Event:MESA South Africa Special Interest Group Meeting - September 28, 2017
Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng
Event:MESA International Global Training Programme - October 10-13, 2017
Location:Bytes Technology Training Centre, Johannesburg, Gauteng

MESA International Global Training Programme

Event:8th Annual American Manufacturing Strategies Summit- October 30 & 31st, 2017
Location:San Diego, CA, USA


This cross-sector Summit features an abundance of real-life case studies all geared to provide you with practical, manufacturing and operational lessons

You'll develop your lean and OpEx strategies what will streamline your production process and reduce costs whilst early and late stage implementation talks on digital manufacturing will help you move towards the future and explore the full possibilities of the Internet of Things.

The advanced leadership stream will challenge you to look at your workforce and put plans in place to ensure you are ready for the future. You'll also gain tips on how to increase current employee engagement and productivity.

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MESA Members get 15% off sponsorship & 20% off delegate passesFor information on sponsorship contact Jack Jones.Use discount code MESA20 when you book your delegate passes

Event:The Future of Materials Summit- November 13-14, 2017
Location:Luxemburg, Germany

Future of Materials Summit

The Future of Materials Summit will be held in Luxemburg on November 13th-14th 2017. Attend as a VIP today. Apply for a free VIP pass at our website -


Advances in 3D printing, robotics, extreme customisation and high-performance computing are just some of the elements that will shape the future of manufacturing. But nothing will impact how things are made, and what they are capable of, more than the materials manufacturers use. From programmable matter to smart polymers and self-healing concrete, new materials are set to transform our lives.

But that is only "may be". Human beings are still inefficient at turning raw materials into useful ones, and useful ones in products. The road from discovery to production is long and strewn with pitfalls. There are many examples of wonder materials, much hyped at the time, that have failed to deliver the advantages they promised. And even modern manufacturing methods can be wasteful and polluting.

The Future of Materials Summit will thus analyse the modern materials "ecosystem", from research and development, via supply chains, to business applications. Its purpose will be to address such questions as: How can this ecosystem be made more efficient and environmentally friendly? How can materials' performances be improved throughout their life cycles - from the moment they are made to the moment they are recycled after their job is done? How can governments encourage manufacturers to develop new materials and to refine their production methods - if, indeed, such encouragement is thought necessary? And how are new ways of designing and manufacturing things reshaping industry?

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In the spirit of debate and curiosity that defines The Economist, The Future of Materials Summit will bring together manufacturing leaders, research scientists, academics and policymakers, providing a high-profile platform for a concerted, international movement that crystallises the rise of a new industrial era and ushers in an optimised age of manufacturing.

Event:MESA Africa 9th Annual Conference - November 16-17, 2017
Location:Black Eagle Hotel & Conference Centre, Ruimsig, Gauteng

MESA Africa 9th Annual Conference


Event:13th Annual European Manufacturing Strategies Summit- November 27-29, 2017
Location:Berlin, Germany

The incredible case studies and projects on offer will discuss and uncover the latest developments in European manufacturing. Topics included lean, OpEx, Industry 4.0, workforce development, leadership, safety, quality, risk management, automation and technology. 

Register now using the code MESA20 to get a special 20% discount.

Event:IoT Tech Expo North America 2017-November 29-30, 2017
Location:Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

IoT Tech Expo North America 2017

Explore the entire IoT ecosystem across 6 dedicated conference tracks covering the key industry verticals including manufacturing, transport, logistics, government, energy, automotive and agriculture. Free expo passes available.
6 conference tracks. 6,000 attendees. 200+ speakers. 150+ exhibitors.

MESA members receive 20% off on your registration fee with discount code: MESA20