KWAZULU-NATAL INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY EXPO EXPLORES NEW TECHNOLOGY
Written by: Elizabeth Kunene
The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) kicked off at the Durban Exhibition Centre running from the 26th to the 28th July from 09:00 till 17:00.
The KITE is the regional industrial technology trade show for the KZN region, featuring more than 110 exhibiting companies and over 5 000 visitors.
KITE is the definitive forum for a diversity of industrial technology and services, specifically suited to the KwaZulu-Natal region. It provides a place where you can source products and services, share ideas and learn from industry experts, as well as network with industry peers.
Marketing Manager, Natasha Heiberg, said that the purpose of the event was to bring together the technology industry.
“It’s a train show to bring the different industries together, to interact and to network within the KwaZulu-Natal region,’ said Heiberrg.
KITE takes place every second year. The new portfolio director resuming his duties in 2019, John Sterley, showed his excitement for the upcoming shows.
“We already planning for the next exhibition in 2019, as the new portfolio director we are looking forward to bringing in new trade at the exhibition which will take place from the 26-28 July 2019,” said Sterley.
Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane, recently emphasised that investment into skills development and technology was critical to improving the high unemployment number. He said that the solution will be resulting from a partnership between government and private businesses that will ensure a productive industrial sector that is able to distribute the jobs that are needed to grow the economy.
Tebogo Kanetsi, who works for Hulaman in Pietermaritzburg, was at the exhibition as a guest.
“I must admit I learned about quite a lot of things from the new machines in the market to networking with other different industry. It was also an insightful event to learn and know about new innovations in the market,” said Kanetsi.
The exhibition will end on Friday afrternoon.
*Caption: Inventions showcased at the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Expo.