Speakers: Popular Mechanics Inventors Conference 2011

  • Award-winning inventor Richard Kgwahla
  • Anthony van Zantwijk of Sibanda & Zantwijk
  • Ivor Ichikowitz, chairman of the Paramount Group
  • Ravini Moodley, CEO of the Institute of Inventors and Innovators
  • Errol Braithwaite, Technical and Marketing Executive in the Bombela Concession Company
  • Simon Gear, a director of Kijani Green Energy
  • Brian Steinhobel heads up the Steinhobel Group
  • Professor Deon de Beer, executive director of Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Vaal University of Technology and founder of the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
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Richard Kgwahla, award-winning inventor, and well-known patent attorney Anthony van Zantwijk of Sibanda & Zantwijk.

Ivor Ichikowitz, chairman of the Paramount Group.

Ravini Moodley, CEO of the Institue of Inventors and Innovators (III).

Errol Braithwaite, a much-travelled civil engineer with formidable experience in large-scale projects here and overseas, is Technical and Marketing Executive in the Bombela Concession Company – the company contracted to design, build, operate, maintain and partly finance the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link.

Simon Gear, a director of Kijani Green Energy, is an expert in corporate sustainability and modern environmental thought, and anchors South Africa’s premier environmental TV show, 50|50. He will talk about inventing for a sustainable future.

Presenter from Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, South Africa’s largest law firm, on the subject of intellectual property issues.

Brian Steinhobel, the widely travelled and formidably talented industrial designer and product developer who heads up the Steinhobel Group.

Professor Deon de Beer, executive director of Technology Transfer and Innovation at the Vaal University of Technology and founder of the Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing.

Telkom’s Ouma Rasethaba, the parastatal’s chief of regulatory and corporate affairs.

* The one-day PM Inventors Conference and Inventor of the Year awards dinner take place at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre (click here for map & directions) in Fourways, Johannesburg, on 24 November 2011.

* Only 100 seats are available for the Inventors Conference at the discounted rate of R800 each.

* Only 60 seats are available for the conference plus awards dinner at the discounted rate of R960 each.

To book your spot at the conference only, or the conference plus awards dinner, at a 20% discount, go to http://bit.ly/oPAN8A

For group bookings and minors/students, contact nomfundoc@ramsaymedia.co.za

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