MESA Events

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Event:The Power of Data - June 29, 2017
Location:MooiNooi Farm, Rustenburg

Special Interest Group Meeting

Event:Digital Revolution - Man and/or machine rules? - July 26-28, 2017

KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition and SIG Meeting

Event:Manufacturing Operations Management Seminar- July 27, 2017
Location:Chicago, IL, USA

Manufacturing Operations Management Seminar- Helping Manufacturers Optimize Their Digital Enterprise and Realize Innovation

Join MESA's President Mike Yost as he presents "The Future of Manufacturing is Smart!"  This presentation will provide a broad view of concepts describing Smart Manufacturing in common terms that fit your world. You will hear examples of Smart ideas currently in use and some more visionary concepts having to deal with information management that more directly supports the broad view of your enterprise manufacturing processes. Bring your questions and we will provide some answers.

More information and registration here

Event:Special Interest Group Meeting - August 17, 2017
Location:Western Cape

Special Interest Group Meeting

Event:Smart Industry 2017- September 18-20
Location:Swissotel Hotel, Chicago, IL, USA
The 3rd annual Smart Industry conference, September 18-20 at the Swissotel Chicago, features an unrivaled lineup of industrial practitioners that will share their stories of how they are transforming their businesses and operations with the latest automation, computing and communications technologies.  Learn how they identified opportunities, evaluated and justified the investment, proceeded with implementation, and the results delivered thus far.  

MESA is a proud supporter of Smart Industry 2017.  Members receive 20% off registration with code MESA20.  

For more information and to register, please visit

Event:Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference- September 19-20, 2017
Location:The DCU Center, Worcester, MA, USA
Learn the Latest in LEAN Tools and Culture

MESA is collaborating with GBMP on the 2017 Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference!

The Integration of Tools and Culture is the theme for this premier lean practitioner conference in 2017. 
With MESA's expertise in smart manufacturing tools and GBMP's leading lean community, this is destined to be a fantastic conference. We expect to have some MESA members presenting their learnings here as well.

The Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference is an energizing and interactive open sharing opportunity.
Mark your calendar now to be in Worcester, MA USA on September 19-20, 2017.
Register now using the code MESA2017 to get the early bird discount AND a special 15% additional MESA member discount.

Event:Special Interest Group Meeting - September 28, 2017
Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng

Special Interest Group Meeting

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: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