ARMO 2019 Conference: South Africa 16 - 18 September 2019


ARMSA (Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa) will be hosting the Annual ARMO Event at Sun City in South Africa from the 16th to the 18th of September.

For Rotational Moulders and Suppliers alike, this will be a great opportunity to Network, Socialise and learn in the warmth of South Africa.

Schedule of Events

 Monday 16th of September Morning Exhibition Set-up and Delegates arrive at Sun City
11:00 Registration Opens
Official Conference & Exhibition Opening 
12:00 to 13:45
Lunch, Networking & Exhibition 
14:00 to 17:00
High Impact session 

Game Viewers Depart to Pilanesberg National Park

Dress Code: Casual with Comfortable Shoes & Warm Jacket

Dinner Botsalanong Boma – Pilanesberg
Tuesday 17th of September
08:30 to 09:20
09:30 to 17:30
Conference Full Day 

ACD Rotoflo Dinner Valley of Waves “Brew Monkey”

Dress Code: Casual with Comfortable Shoes & Warm Jacket

Wednesday 18th of September 08:30 to 13:00 Conference Half Day
13:00 to 13:15 Conference Acknowledgements & Close
Gary Player Golf Course 9 Hole Competition 

The ARMO 2019 Conference from 16-18 September at Sun City promises to be a truly international event with over 160 delegates already registered, of which at least half are from outside of Southern Africa. In fact at this point delegates from 25 different countries will be in attendance.

Delegates can expect an interesting and eye-opening agenda, with some of the highlights including:

  • A combined presentation by Dhanu Patell (Reinhardt Teknik), Oliver Wandres (Maus GMBH) and Ronny Ervik (Ultrapolymers) about how to vary and manipulate wall thickness through machine, mould and material.
  • Guest Speaker - Stephen McGown, an ordinary guy, was held hostage by Al Qaeda in Mali for just short of 6 years...his journey
  • Mark Kearns, Rotomoulding Research Manager, Queen’s University, Belfast, will present on Industry 4.0 for the rotational moulding industry. Innovations in Robomould®, rotomoulding control, simulation, process optimisation, composites and robotics will be presented and their potential impact on future rotomoulding technology, production and markets will be discussed.
  • Leisa Donlan, Chief Executive Officer of ARMA, will talk about ‘Tank Standards & What Happens Next’, sharing lessons learnt, pitfalls and things that were put in place to ensure the success of the tank standard.
  • Dr Gareth McDowell from 493K will discuss ‘Industry 4.0 overrated or underrated?’ Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride on what the future holds!
  • Dick Coates, Chairman Meraxis South Africa (Pty) Ltd (previously named MBT South Africa), will take us on a journey through Africa’s 52 countries to see if the hype is rewarded with cashflow.
  • Katia Zoppetti, ARMO Chair, ‘What is ARMO?’ and update delegates on the latest global industry projects.
  • Gary Lategan (RotoSolutions) will discuss ‘Roto everything” for Industry 4.0 and beyond – Measure, Control and Improve before it is too late!’
  • Peter van Kets, professional adventurer and inspirational speaker, will talk about how we can adapt and thrive in ever-changing and turbulent circumstances, how to achieve and sustain true success and how to fulfil our purpose?
  • Ettienne Le Roux, RMB Chief Economist, will present on ‘Consumer confidence, Economic Update & Macro Forecasts’.
  • Martin Spencer (Unique Roto) will discuss ‘The Future of Rotational Moulding – the balance between function, design and technology’.
  • Bill Spenceley (Flexahopper Plastics) will talk about how touring the world, visiting factories and attending conferences can help your business.
  • Konstantia Asteriadou, co-founder of Lysis Technologies, will present on ‘Label-Free Marking, Branding and Decoration of Polyolefins’.
  • Filip Claus (Plastigi Belgium) will discuss different machines for different applications in his presentation ‘Robot vs Traditional vs Rock & Roll’.
  • Company Profiles and offerings by the following Sponsors: