Announcement: SDC-IBA 2019: Switchgear, Drives & Controls; Intelligent Building Automation 

Switchgear, drives and automation technology enhance the performance and efficiency of 
mining, industry, buildings, factories and homes...

CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION:  Hosted by  EE Publishers
WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday,  5 and 6 March 2019
WHERE:  Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

Subject matter and focus areas

Day 1: SDC: Switchgear, Drives and Controls
  • LV & MV distribution switchgear, distribution boards (DBs), components & assemblies 
  • LV & MV motor control components, starters, assemblies & motor control centers (MCCs)
  • LV and MV electronic soft-starters and variable speed drives (VSDs)
  • Automation and controls components, PLCs, SCADA and instrumentation
  • New technologies, developments and international trends
  • Variable speed drives for energy saving and energy efficiency
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Relevant voluntary and regulatory standards and specifications
  • Electromagnetic compatibility, surge protection and harmonics
  • Testing, conformity assessment and safety issues
  • Applications, installations, maintenance and service
  • Other relevant subject matter in the fields for switchgear, drives and controls 

Day 2: IBA: Intelligent Building Automation
  • Home, office, hotel, warehouse and factory building automation
  • Building management, monitoring and control systems
  • Intelligent power and energy management for buildings
  • Energy efficiency and energy savings for buildings
  • Intelligent building safety, security, access control, alarm and monitoring systems
  • Intelligent heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Wired and wireless building automation networks and sensors
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) for home, office and factory automation
  • Intelligent lighting systems and associated networks, controls and sensors
  • Standby and backup power supplies, generators and UPS systems
  • Alternative energy, solar PV, energy storage systems and micro-grids
  • Other relevant subject matter in the fields of intelligent building automation 

Target audience
  • Owners & users of domestic, commercial, industrial mining & utility electrical installations 
  • Owners and users of LV and MV switchgear and drives in the public and private sectors
  • Electrical engineering consultants, specifiers and designers
  • Commercial, industrial and mining project companies and system integrators
  • Manufacturers, importers & suppliers distribution & motor control switchgear & components
  • Electrical and automation panel builders and assemblers
  • Electrical contractors and installers of LV and MV DBs, MCCs and VSDs
  • Maintenance electricians, foremen and certificated engineers in mines and factories
  • Domestic, commercial and industrial building owners
  • Developers of housing, commercial and industrial parks, factories, estates and campuses
  • Property developers and facilities managers
  • Building consultants, designers, specifiers, architects and quantity surveyors
  • Suppliers of products, systems and solutions for intelligent buildings
  • System integraters, contractors and installers of intelligent building solutions
  • Building maintenance managers and engineers
  • Regulatory, standards, testing and conformity assessment bodies
  • Relevant government departments, agencies and SOEs 

Your input and feedback welcome!    

We welcome your input and suggestions as we move forward in arranging a programme of keynote speakers, presentations, workshops, demonstrations, exhibition, site visits and social activities for the 
SDC-IBA 2019 Conference and Exhibition .

Be part of these exciting developments in the important, enabling and developing Switchgear, Drives and Automation sector  in Africa!

Further information and bookings

The website for the  SDC-IBA 2019 Conference and Exhibition,  with a call for sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and delegates, will go live shortly.

In the meantime, interested sponsors and exhibitors wanting to reserve the best sponsorship options and exhibition positions should immediately contact:

Charmaine Manicom , event manager, 
Chris Yelland , managing director,