13 Mar 2017

More than 10,000 delegates are expected to attend National Manufacturing Week, scheduled from 9 – 12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. With registrations now open, there is a whole range of workshops, presentations, live demonstrations and networking opportunities on offer.

Visit the NMW Industry 4.0 Theatre
Access free presentations from experts and exhibitors, linking industry and visitors with the latest research, technology, innovations and best practice in manufacturing. The National Manufacturing Week 2017 conference program will centre around five key theme areas which are industry capability development, product and service innovation, technology innovation, process improvement and sustainable manufacturing. More than 30 speakers are confirmed. Full details are now available on the website.

Explore the NMW exhibition floor
More than 230 quality suppliers, all featuring new techniques, technologies and processes, will be setting up shop at National Manufacturing Week’s exhibition floor. Test new products through live tech demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

Check out Austech
To broaden the showcase of products and services on offer, National Manufacturing Week will be co-located with Austech, owned and organised by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute. Austech is the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary market held in Australia. Austech covers the key areas of machine tool and sheet metal working including: 

  • CNC machining centres: horizontal and vertical machining centres. 
  • Turning machines: CNC lathes, automatic lathes. 
  • Sheet metal: forming, bending, punching, shearing equipment. 
  • Special purpose machines: grinding, broaching, boring, milling, waterjet cutters. 
  • Laser equipment: laser profiling, laser cutting, marking and engraving. • Ancillary equipment: cutting fluids, finishing, coatings, robots, cad-cam software. 
  • Digital and additive manufacturing. 
  • Manufacturers Pavilion

Put Safety First
National Manufacturing Week will also be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo, which will cover five key themes: promoting a safety leadership culture, emerging developments in industrial safety, legal and policy, mental health and wellness along with safety and industrial technology. Explore a range of speakers from companies including the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Bluescope Steel, Sustainable Manufacturing Futures and Worksafe Victoria.

Make new connections 
National Manufacturing Week contains a number of networking opportunity for delegates, which for the first time this year includes a specialised Business Matching Program. This offering provides delegates with a tailored itinerary to help them make the most of their time onsite.

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