19 Jan 2016

Registration is now open for National Manufacturing Week 2016 (May 11 - 13, Sydney), Australia's largest, longest-running manufacturing industry event. This year, NMW Australia’s most comprehensive showcase of manufacturing innovation, information and inspiration, will be co-locating with Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, as well as Safety First Conference and Expo.

NMW had a major impact on industry when last held in Sydney two years ago: attracting some 6,000 visitors (nearly half being senior executives or engineers) who rated the event highly. In fact, an independent survey found that eight out of ten NMW visitors left with plans for investing in technologies or services they'd seen at the event.

NMW 2016 will build on its track record, with a new focus on emerging opportunities through its co-location with Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney edition of the world's largest 3D printing event. Inside 3D Printing will give industry a first-hand look at how 3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing, medicine, aerospace and other industries with opportunities to engineer create new products more quickly, locally and innovatively than ever before.

The Safety First Conference & Expo is a one-stop safety event, bringing together a showcase of safety solutions alongside a packed conference program, with industry leaders sharing the latest research and strategies for improving workplace safety. Among keynote speakers at this year's event is Cristian Sylvestre, MD of Safe Start who will be bringing information from the world of neuroscience that could change the face of workplace health and safety.  New research, says Cristian, is revealing a new aspect to safety: that unconscious errors arise from inattention - and that safety can be improved by keeping people's minds alert. Cristian will be sharing these insights, as well as tools for improving your chances of not having a workplace incident, in a Premium Forum session at the Safety First Conference & Expo.  

In 2016, Reed Exhibitions (organisers of NMW) offers attendees access to expanded opportunities for One-to-One Meetings. These executive business meetings give industry professionals a unique opportunity to meet with selected companies throughout the week to make new connections and help achieve their business objectives.

NMW 2016 will also feature a Seminar Theatre offering free access to industry experts presenting strategies and case studies on vital R&D and Digital topics, to put manufacturing professionals at the leading edge of the industry. Topics on the agenda include 'how tos' for diversifying into other markets, collaboration and innovation, as well as productivity gains through supply chain efficiencies, digital manufacturing and much more.

Due to popular demand, NMW will feature an expanded demonstration program, delivering the opportunity to see and evaluate new technologies in action. The demonstration program will help manufacturing professionals visualise how a particular solution could help their business.

"One of the strengths of NMW's seminar and demonstrations programs is that, in addition to giving attendees free access to new ideas, the programs spark the opportunity to see, touch and try new technologies, to gain a real understanding of how they could expand business capabilities," comments Event Director, John Gorton.

"And with high profile companies such as Kemppi, Multicam, Sage, Konica Minolta and Millsom Hoists, alongside new companies with emerging technologies committed to participating, NMW 2016 will be the place to be inspired by the new opportunities for business," Gorton said.

Registration for NMW is free for trade visitors, and is now open at Register now to access a wealth of services - including a forum for connecting with NMW participants ahead of the event - as well as event and exhibitor updates as the NMW program is finalised. Pre-registration also means you'll skip the queues when the doors open in Sydney, May 11- 13 2016.