Dates & Venue

Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 and 6 March 2019. Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa.

Theme and sub-themes

The topics for SDC-IBA 2019 are:

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

Click here to download the SDC-IBA 2019 information brochure

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