by Media Xpose

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is thrilled to unveil the programme and esteemed speaker line-up for its highly anticipated inaugural “Innovation in PVC” conference which will take place on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, at Sasol Place in Sandton, South Africa.

The conference aims to bring together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss the latest advancements and trends in the PVC industry, exploring various topics that range from global and local perspectives on the state of the PVC industry to breakthroughs in raw materials, PVC recycling, and exciting new end-markets for both rigid and flexible PVC.

Renowned professionals from around the world will grace the stage as keynote speakers, sharing their invaluable insights and experiences. Among the distinguished speakers will be Dr Ned Monroe, President and CEO of the Vinyl Institute and newly elected chairman of the Global Vinyl Council; David Mokomela, Vice President Base Chemicals at Sasol; and Daniel Martinz, Business Development Manager: Specialty Vinyls at INEOS Inovyn who will deliver a presentation on the winners of last year’s INOVYN Awards which recognises those at the forefront of innovation with vinyl in Europe.

“Each of the speakers will bring a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to the conference, promising an enlightening and engaging experience for attendees,” says Monique Holtzhausen, CEO of SAVA. “We believe that this conference will offer an unparalleled opportunity for networking, learning, and inspiration and that it will serve as a catalyst for innovation in the PVC industry – driving progress and promoting sustainable practices. By facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration, the event aims to empower attendees with valuable insights and inspire them to take bold steps towards a thriving future for PVC”.

Topics covered by the presentations will range from an overview to the state of the global and local PVC industries, to cutting-edge advancements in raw materials, the latest breakthroughs in vinyl recycling, and the exciting emergence of new end-markets for recycled rigid and flexible PVC.

In addition to the enriching speaker sessions, the conference will feature an exhibition area where local PVC industry players, recyclers, and manufacturers will showcase their products and services. Attendees will have the chance to engage with these industry experts, fostering connections and exploring potential collaborations.

SAVA would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors who have generously supported the event, making it possible for the conference to take place. The sponsors include Sasol, Continental Compounders, Isegen SA, and Sun Ace SA. Their commitment to the industry and dedication to advancing innovation in PVC is commendable.

“We look forward to welcoming speakers, exhibitors and attendees from around the country and the world to engage in fruitful discussions, forge connections, and drive innovation in the South African PVC sector,” Monique concludes.

  • Registrations are still open and tickets for the conference can be purchased online at SAVA members pay R2000 + VAT, while non-SAVA members can join the event for R2500 + VAT. The attendance fee covers coffee and tea breaks, lunch, the cocktail function, and conference materials.

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