The World Manufacturing Forum’s annual convening attracts global policy experts, industrial leaders, esteemed academics, and research innovators to deliberate on global challenges and emerging trends in manufacturing.

The Forum takes great pride in its strong backing from numerous sponsors.



The Manufacturing Indaba showcases Africa’s rich tapestry of manufacturing capabilities, highlighting success stories, breakthrough innovations, and investment opportunities across various sectors, including automotive, agro-processing, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and more. Through dynamic exhibitions, live demonstrations, and insightful conference sessions, participants will learn about and witness first-hand the ingenuity and resilience driving Africa’s industrial renaissance. The event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalysing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential.



The Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group Inc. (MTDG) is committed to transforming the advanced manufacturing industrial base throughout the world for our sustainable future. MTDG was established in 2020 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit holding company of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI), and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS).