From The Chairman’s Desk

What a lovely evening was had for the CMA Annual Dinner last month. Although numbers were down on last year, the Annual Dinner 2019 was
exceptional in many aspects: Mel Miller is great entertainment, the meal was excellent, and the ambiance at Bryanston Country Club convivial to
a relaxed and enjoyable evening for all.

Two successful training courses were held recently with seven passes on Alan Exton’s conveyor certificate course and 8 distinctions and 3 passes
on Graham Shortt’s design diploma course. Well done to you all. The number of candidates passing through training on both these courses over the years is astounding. Visit the website www.cmasa.co.za for the names of all the successes.

It’s Beltcon time again. Beltcon 20 will be held on 31 July and 1 August at St George Hotel in Centurion and offers a programme jam packed with a wealth of information. Visit the web site www.beltcon.org.za for a glimpse of the papers that will be presented by speakers from South Africa, Italy,
United States of America, Germany and Australia.

The IMHC started with Beltcon 1 in 1981, so with a two-year build up, the conference is now in it’s fortieth year. This is quite an achievement in our constantly changing world. There are still some stands left in the Exhibition area, and each stand includes two delegate tickets, making for an extremely inexpensive way to advertise your product to this extremely select audience, as well as affording your technical staff an opportunity to
attend the conference. The exhibition is only open to delegates, who represent decision makers from industry as well as designers, users and manufacturers of all things belt conveying. Please support this home-grown conference with the world-renowned reputation – it is worth it. See you all there.

Jay Pillay
Chairman