Adaptation, innovation to be discussed at Austech 2013

Austech has announced its speaker program for 2013.

Austech has announced its speaker program for 2013.

Austech 2013, a precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, is co-hosted with National Manufacturing Week, and the events at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre expect to attract over 10,000 attendees between May 7 and 10.

Austech, organised by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL), will feature its very first Manufacturers Pavilion, which will present precision engineering and advanced manufacturing.

The pavilion, sponsored by the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Council (AMCRC) and supported by the department of industry, will feature addresses by representatives from CSIRO, Advanced Manufacturing Council, and the Defence Materials Technology Centre.

“This event is a major opportunity for CSIRO to further connect with industry, underline the increasing importance of technology and innovation, and to share some of the business successes we have helped to facilitate,” said Dr Calum Drummond from the CSIRO.

“I hope to provide a unique insight into our capability and give business owners a fresh perspective on the changing face of manufacturing and the opportunities available to them through precincts, clusters, networks and R&D to access innovative technologies and minds.”

The Advanced Manufacturing Council’s Professor Goran Roos will explain ways that manufacturers can adapt and change to suit the times.

“Australian firms have to change their world view as well as their behaviour if they are to become successful in a high-cost environment,” said Roos.

“The primary responsibility for this falls in the firm’s management, but government also has a responsibility to both facilitate and enable these changes to take place.”


Image: NMW 2011

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