What's on at National Manufacturing Week

Since 2000, National Manufacturing Week has proudly acted as the national showcase of innovation and learning within the manufacturing industry.

Given the evolution of the manufacturing industry, National Manufacturing Week 2019 returns to Melbourne with a new brand vision, which truly reflects the changing face of the industry. The 2019 edition is expected to be bigger and better than ever as NMW celebrates its 20th anniversary.


See products and services from local and international quality suppliers that will keep you at the forefront of the manufacturing industry. More than 200 leading companies from around the world, all featuring innovative technologies and services will be setting up shop at National Manufacturing Week’s exhibition floor.

The exhibition floor will be divided into 6 Product Zones to help visitors navigate the extensive range of products and services on offer.

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With over 50 expert speakers, National Manufacturing Week 2019 conference program will explore the impact of new technologies, innovative design, and business management on the manufacturing industry.

This year’s theme is “Industrial Evolution” to represent the transformation of Australia’s manufacturing sector into a highly-integrated, skills-based, and collaborative environment. With the global manufacturing landscape more competitive than ever, Australian manufacturers need to invest in the latest technologies, adopt more efficient processes and develop advanced skills in order to deliver cutting edge customised products to the global market.

Industry 4.0 Theatre

The Industry 4.0 Theatre program offers attendees the latest research and expert opinion on the future impact of Industry 4.0 on their businesses.

In the 2019 edition, National Manufacturing Week and Austech will be working together to deliver one Industry 4.0 conference program and stage area. The joint comprehensive program in the Industry 4.0 Theatre will provide the latest research, trends and expert opinions on advanced manufacturing processes, designs and technologies.

Connected Manufacturing Theatre

The Connected Manufacturing Theatre program focuses on business management, design and industrial safety.

  • BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: for business leaders and entrepreneurs that want to improve the health and longevity of their business
  • DESIGN PROGRAM: for designers who want to experience the latest in innovation and design in the manufacturing sector
  • INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROGRAM: for business owners and managers who want to protect their company and staff from safety risks


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