PM has been accepted as an official participant in World Design Capital Cape Town 2014. Themed "Altered Realities", our wide-ranging initiative encompasses a number of “satellite” events leading up to the headline act for 2014 - the annual FutureTech conference.


PM’s FutureTech 2014 conference is an exciting one-day event that attracts clever, curious people from all over South Africa. This year’s theme is “Altered Realities”, an appropriate catch-all for a gloriously diverse mix of subjects and speakers, all of them intent on leading us to surprising facts, new ideas and unpredictable destinations. Says PM’s editor: “Prepare to be entertained and impressed, and perhaps have some of your preconceptions challenged.” Autodesk, the multinational 3D CAD software company, is underwriting the conference as well as PM’s annual Inventor of the Year competition (see details elsewhere) and related events.

2014 Conference


We’re also planning a number of precursor events leading up to the FutureTech conference under the banner of "Altered Realities" - theme for our activities during 2014.


PM’s annual Inventors Competition – which challenges inventors throughout South Africa to submit their original ideas – forms an integral part of the FutureTech initiative. Finalists are invited to showcase their inventions to a panel of experts at the FutureTech conference. The winners will receive substantial cash prizes and the overall victor will be declared South Africa’s Inventor of the Year at the end of PM’s FutureTech conference.

2014 Competition

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