ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The NMISA Revised SI Conference will be held at the Capital Hotel, Menlyn Maine, between 15 and 16 May 2019. The conference will focus on the impact of the revised SI on Africa, strategies to ensure traceability to the SI units and the linkage to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The international context will be delivered by the President of the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM) and metrology experts will explain the technicalities of the revision and plans to realise the revised definitions of 4 of the 7 base units of the SI.
Prominent academics will introduce research programmes to develop the realisation techniques and international training experts will share their knowledge on how to train metrologists, scientists and learners to use the Revised SI and Metrologists will have the opportunity to visit the NMISA laboratories on the morning of 17 May.
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WEDNESDAY 15 MAY 2019 - REVISED SI
|08:00 - 8:45||Registration|
|08:45 - 9:00||Opening and Welcome||Dr Tshenge Demana, the dti|
|Session chair||Calvin Sehlapelo, NMISA|
|09:00 – 9:45||Introduction to the revised SI||Dr Wynand Louw, CIPM President|
|09:45 – 10:30||The Kibble balance||Dr Tim Prior, NPL|
|10:30 – 11:00||Tea|
|Session chair||Dr Wynand Louw, NMISA|
|11:00 – 11:30||The revised Ampere||Dr Linoh Magagula, NMISA|
|11:30 – 12:00||The revised Kelvin||Mr John Wilson|
|12:00 – 12:30||The revised Mole||Dr Peter Gorst-Allman|
|12:30 – 13:00||Panel Discussion on implementation|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 14:30||Africa free trade agreement and impact on metrology||Dr Oswald Chinyamakobvu|
|14:30 – 14:50||South Africa implementation plan||Mr Ndwakhulu Mukhufhi, NMISA CEO|
|14:50 – 15:10||Egypt implementation plan||Prof. Dr Mohamed M Amer, NIS|
|15:10 – 15:30||Afternoon Tea|
|15:30 – 15:50||Kenya implementation plan||Dr Henry Rotich, KEBS|
|16:10 – 16:30||Tunisia implementation plan||Prof. Sadok Ben Brallah, DEF-NAT|
|16:30 – 17:00||Panel discussion on African implementation|
|17:00 – 18:00||Cocktail Event|
THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019 - ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS AND METROLOGY TRAINING
|8:00 – 9:00||Registration|
|Session chair||Napo Ntsasa, NMISA|
|9:00 – 9:30||Single electron measurements||Prof Mark Blumenthal, UCT|
|9:30 – 10:00||Structured light applications in metrology||Prof Stef Roux, NMISA|
|10:30 – 11:00||Poster session 1 – Accurate measurements|
|11:00 – 11:30||Tea|
|Session chair||Penny Manganyi, NMISA|
|11:30 – 12:00||NMISA metrology programs||Dr Aletta Karsten, NMISA|
|12:00 – 12:30||Regional reference Institute||Dr Jayne de Vos, NMISA|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|Session chair||Sonwabile Ngcezu, NMISA|
|13:30 – 14:00||Neutron beam measurements||Dr Peane Maleka, ITHEMBA LABS|
|14:00 – 14:30||Virtual reality as a training tool||Mr Dave Lockwood, Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre|
|14:30 – 15:00||Poster session 2 – Accurate measurements|
|15:00 – 15:30||Afternoon Tea|
|Session chair||Kgaugelo Masekela|
|15:30 – 16:00||Metrology training at NPL||Dr Jenifer Clarke, NPL|
|16:00 – 16:45||MeaSure and launching of SI education posters||Prof Andy Buffler, UCT|
|16:45 – 17:00||Closing||Mr Ndwakhulu Mukhufhi, NMISA|
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TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION
Please make your own shuttle arrangements to the Capital Hotel, Menlyn Maine. For your convenience, we listed a few reliable shuttle companies in no specific order:
- Ulysses Tours and Transport
Phone: +27(0) 12 653 0018
- Guineafowl Shuttles
Phone: +27(0) 72 970 4618
- EZ Shuttle
Phone: +27 (0) 861 397 488
Although there are many parking bays available in and around The Capital Hotel, Menlyn Maine, delegates can make use of the Gautrain.
The closest station is Hatfield Gautrain Station and the bus will take you to Times Square (H5-10).
Please click here for more information on the Gautrain Bus routes.
The Conference Secretariat negotiated special rates at three world-class establishments, and one more cost-effective option at the Town Lodge.
The Capital Hotel, Menlyn Maine is the official venue for the Workshop and Conference, and it is recommended that delegates stay at this venue.
Click here for the accommodation options negotiated by the Conference Secretariat.