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Call for abstracts – National Manufacturing Week 2017

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2017 will once again showcase thought leaders in manufacturing in its central R&D Hub presentation theatre, Safety First theatre, and a range of co-located special events.

Following the strong feedback from our speaker program in recent years, Australia’s premier manufacturing trade event will return to Melbourne in 2017 with a strong content program featuring presentations and demonstrations from experts and exhibitors, linking industry and visitors with the latest research, technology, innovations and best practice in manufacturing.

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Show us your ideas

We are seeking abstract submissions of any kind related to furthering Australia’s manufacturing sector. From big new Eureka moments and major industry developments to technical improvements, NMW 2017 will host a content program designed to advance manufacturing and empower visitors with new ideas and progressive insights.

The broad themes are:

  • Taking a collaborative and team based approach to tackling challenges and seizing opportunities in Australia’s manufacturing sector
  • Bridging the gap between innovation and development through fostering partnerships between manufacturing industry and the research community
  • Latest innovations in manufacturing design and technology and the emerging boom in advanced manufacturing
  • Initiatives to foster industries that are offering major growth to the sector

Please contact for further information on our topic themes and focus for this year.

Important Information 

All abstracts should be limited to 350 words and summarise the content focus of the presentation. Please ensure a short biography is supplied as well as an indicated topic theme.

Please note the deadline for abstract submission is COB (5pm) Wednesday November 30th 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).  Abstracts will be reviewed by the National Manufacturing Week conference committee and presenters will be notified during December. 

Your presentation paper should be exclusive to National Manufacturing Week or Safety First 2017, and not one that has been presented at a previous conference or similar forum. Most presentations are allocated around 20 minutes plus 5 minutes of Q&A time, this may vary according to the session format.

Sales pitch style presentations will not be accepted. If you are interested in profiling your organization through a speaker presentation, the best format is presenting a technical presentation, hands-on workshop on a key learning area, an engaging live demonstration or a case study of practical implementation.

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