NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK RETURNS WITH A NEW VISION
5 March 2019
BY MANUFACTURERS' MONTHLY
National Manufacturing Week will bring the manufacturing community together to be inspired and connect across four days from May 14 to 17 in Melbourne.
This year’s theme, Industrial Evolution, represents the transformation of Australia’s manufacturing sector into a highly integrated, skills-based, and collaborative environment.
National Manufacturing Week exhibition director Robby Clark said the 20th edition marks an important and exciting time in the manufacturing industry. “The rise of automation, collaborative robots, Internet of Things (IoT) and high-level engineering in this sector is a clear sign the manufacturing industry is evolving.
“This year’s event is all about celebrating what Australia’s manufacturing industry has accomplished and driving innovation to help local manufacturers stay ahead of the game,” he said.
With the global manufacturing landscape more competitive than ever, the week focuses on Australian manufacturers’ need to invest in the latest technologies, adopt more efficient processes and develop advanced skills in order to deliver customised products to the market.
Peak industry bodies supporting this year’s event include the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) , Engineers Australia and Weld Australia. National Manufacturing Week 2019 will be co-located with Austech, an event targeted at metalworking, machine tools and ancillary market.
Through these strategic partnerships, National Manufacturing Week aims to continue to strengthen the manufacturing community and add to the viability of the Australian manufacturing industry.