According to Weld Australia, the country is facing significant shortage of qualified welders while there is a growing demand on major projects in industries such as defence, shipbuilding and aerospace. Local welders must be trained and qualified according to global best practice to be able to deliver these multi-billion dollar projects.

With the support of Weld Australia, the Welding Technology Zone will highlight advanced welding processes and provide high-quality interactive experiences that capture the imagination. On the exhibition floor, live demonstrations will take place using virtual and augmented reality welding simulators, while expert speakers will discuss the latest technological developments and applications in the welding sector.

A projected employment growth rate of 7.2 per cent is expected over the next five years for structural steel and welding trade workers.

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Panel: The Impact of Industry 4.0 and Showcase of NSW Advanced Manufacturing Industry

Hugh Durrant Whyte, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

David Fox, General Manager, L&A Pressure Welding

Michael Sharpe, Director East, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Mark Goodsell, Director NSW, Australian Industry Group


The Future of Welder Training

Geoff Crittenden, CEO, Weld Australia