X-Change has been Connecting Industrial Ecosystems - For 30 Years.


X-Change 2024 registrations
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About X-Change 2024

X-Change is an annual gathering of tech enthusiasts, industry leaders, and visionaries pushing the boundaries of innovation. Join us for an immersive experience that celebrates the latest in technology, fosters networking opportunities, and discover how your organization can benefit from AVEVA software and our industry solution partner ecosystem.

Be part of this year’s commemorative milestone of connecting industries for the last three decades.

Date: 9 – 12 June 2024
Location: Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensburg

Event highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers: Gain insights from industry pioneers and thought leaders who are shaping the future of technology.
  • Interactive Workshops: Deep dive into emerging technologies through hands-on workshops led by experts in the field and earn CPD points.
  • Exhibition Zone: Explore cutting-edge products and services showcased by leading tech companies. Get practical insights on how to drive change using trusted networks and interoperable software that spans the entire industrial lifecycle.
  • Networking Opportunities: Join over 420 delegates and connect with like-minded professionals, potential collaborators, and mentors to expand your network. Hear from customers, partners, and executive leaders about how digital innovation can drive sustainability and growth.
  • Enjoy golf and other activities nestled in the beautiful Drakensburg. This offers a retreat-like setting that fosters creativity and focus amongst participants.

Throughout these three decades, we’ve not only adapted but thrived. We’ve embraced change, conquered challenges, and revolutionized the way the world operates. Our journey has been marked by countless success stories, partnerships, and friendships, and we look forward to celebrating these achievements with all of you.

Here’s what X-Change can do for you and your business:

Hear what our community has to say about what to expect at X-Change.

OK, so what is X-Change like?

X-Change 2022 Highlights
X-Change 2022 Highlights
Industry 4.0. At our 28th X-Change User Conference, we showed how you can become the architect of your organisation’s plant, and how to design, test, create, control, analyse and improve your plant down to the most remarkable detail and operation with AVEVA software.
X-Change 2019 Highlights
X-Change 2019 Highlights
3 days of the most up-to-date technology and solutions in our industry, 430 delegates from 20+ countries, 6 keynote speakers, 24 international presenters, 20 local presenters, 15 exhibitors, 19 AVEVA booths, 50 industry & breakout sessions, 4 industry streams, 5 technical streams, and 8 end-user presentations.
X-Change 2018 Highlights
X-Change 2018 Highlights
IS³ hosted their 26th annual User Conference, X-Change 2018, at Champagne Sports Resort, from 15-18 April 2018. Here are the highlights of the event.
X-Change 2023 Highlights
X-Change 2023 Highlights
From tech giants to environmental trailblazers, this year’s conference seamlessly blended diverse industries, fostering collaboration that transcends boundaries. Witness the power of collective innovation as thought leaders explored the intersection of technology and sustainability, paving the way for a brighter future.

What to X-pect

Present at X-Change
Present at X-Change
How has your organisation used innovation and AVEVA’s solutions to design better, operate more efficiently, and become more sustainable?
Expo X-perience
Expo X-perience
Be immersed with live, hands-on demos where you can touch and explore the latest technologies from AVEVA and many industry leaders!
Venue and Accommodation
Venue and Accommodation
Nestled in the picturesque Central Drakensberg, Champagne Sports Resort is the ultimate destination for X‑Change
Spouse Program
Spouse Program
An exciting programme to keep your partner entertained while you engage with the IS³ team and partners. The cost is only R11 000 (excl. VAT)
Training & Workshops
Training & Workshops
Experience hands-on training of AVEVA solutions & attend workshops focused on sustainability goals presented by industry experts.
We have a jam-packed lineup of incredible and vibrant speakers sharing their strategies, expertise, and innovations exclusively at X-Change!

Exhibit at X-Change

Exhibitor registrations are now open! Exhibit today!

Why exhibit at X-Change 2024

  • Generate a healthy pipeline with prequalified sales leads
  • Launch new products, services, and technology
  • Display your current product range and services
  • Position your company as a market leader
  • Host, entertain and engage with new and existing clients
  • Get your brand known and make an impact

Services included in the exhibition cost

  • Email and SMS marketing
  • Inclusion on IS³ social media channels
  • Web presence on is3.co.za/x-change
  • An expo booth customised to your brand identity
  • And so much more…
Be sure to pre-register now to secure your stand.
X-Change 2024 Stats

Bring Your Whole Team

This conference is an excellent opportunity for you and your team to hear directly from proven business leaders, technology experts and your peers to learn how they are using digital solutions to improve efficiency, cut costs and drive profitability. Interested in attending but need help communicating the value of the X-Change User Conference, South Africa? Use our justification letter template designed to help your employer understand the benefits of attending this conference.


Have any questions?

Please contact Neetu Michael on +27 87 405 8413
or Megan Nitsche on +27 83 287 5420

Alternatively, emailx-change@thundervent.co.za

Location & travel considerations:

Recommended route:
Please ensure that you review the recommended route
to ensure that you avoid the temporary road closure.

Location URL:
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Directional assistance:

Champagne Sports Resort reception (+27 36 468 8000)

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Resort map:

The champagne sports resort map can be found on
the X-Change website along with other resources.

Don’t miss out – come make a difference as a Digital Champion!
Hosted by Africa’s leader in industrial software innovation
– an AVEVA Select partner –

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