With the industry more competitive than ever, manufacturers are constantly seeking process improvements to enhance efficiency and boost profitability. As part of National Manufacturing Week’s four day program (9 – 12 May 2017), visitors will be able to take part in a free new Business Matching Program.

This new service provides delegates with a personalised itinerary of meetings and content sessions, access to dedicated staff and information on the latest speakers, exhibitors, live demonstrations and workshops.

2017 Exhibition Director Robby Clark said the program was designed to match the specific needs of visitors to help them maximise their time onsite.

“We have a lot of activity planned for National Manufacturing Week – products and services from more than 230 quality suppliers, live demonstrations of new techniques and technologies, and educational sessions on tax incentives, innovation grants and supply chain linkage opportunities,” Mr Clark said.

“With a lot to pack in, the Business Matching Program is designed to tailor the experience for each individual to help them navigate the speaker and exhibitor program effectively and efficiently.”

More than 30 speakers are confirmed for National Manufacturing Week’s Industry 4.0 Theatre, which will feature presentations on industry capability development, product and service innovation, technology innovation, process improvement and sustainable manufacturing.

High profile speakers have already been announced, including Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council Chairman John Pollaers, CSIRO Manufacturing Director Dr Keith McClean and the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre Managing Director Dr Jens Goennemann.  

NMW 2017 will again be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo, along with Austech and the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo. Safety First is a dedicated exhibition and conference showcasing the latest technologies, products and services to improve safety standards and compliance and reduce safety expenditure.

Speakers include Sustainable Manufacturing Futures Robotics and Advanced Technology Safety Consultant Dr Rahul Walia, Manage Damage CEO and Founder Jillian Hamilton, Worksafe, Percolate Ideas Safety Innovation Consultant Cameron Stevens, Health by Design Australia Managing Director Greg McLoughlin and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Workplace Safety National Manager Natasha Jager.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to be face-to-face with key decision makers from leading companies, with exhibitors including A-Safe, JTA Health Safety & Noise Specialists, Safety Mate, Axelent, Poster Faktory and UVEX. A full list of speakers is available on the website.

For more information about the National Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition, or to register for the 2017 event, please visit


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