The Future of Manufacturing Forum: Global Value Chains, Smart Specialisation and Flexibility

UTS Business School, Monash University and Glogift are pleased to present The Future of Manufacturing Forum: Global Value Chains, Smart Specialisation and Flexibility Forum.

There is increasing recognition that manufacturing is a critical driver of both advanced and developing economies. For emerging economies, it provides a pathway from subsistence agriculture. For the developed world, manufacturing is a key source of innovation and competitiveness through R&D, new business models, skills development and productivity growth. As the economic environment changes, it is important to explore the future of manufacturing in global markets and value chains. 

This Forum will be an opportunity to share research and ideas, with contributions on current issues and best practice.  The focus of the forum is to address key challenges for the future of manufacturing nationally, regionally and internationally and how business leaders, academics and policy-makers propose to address these challenges.

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8.30: Coffee and Registration

9.00: Welcome

9.30: Keynote: The Hon Craig Laundy MP

10.00: Morning Tea

10.30: First Panel: International Perspectives on The Future of Manufacturing and Global Value Chans (GVCs)

12.00: Lunch

1.00: Keynote: The Hon Nick Champion MP

1.30: Case Studies of Innovation in Manufacturing

3.00: Afternoon Tea

3.30: Second Panel: What Next for Manufacturing

5.00: Summary, drinks

7.00: Dinner at Zaafran


Assoc Prof Renu Agarwal
Phone: +61 419 463 953

This Forum is part of the 3-Day 16TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT with Forum registrants eligible to attend the 3-Day conference as well

Supported by:

The Australian Manufacturing Forum.

Discussion – networking – policy formulation

The 4,000-member Australian Manufacturing Forum is the definitive space on social media where those committed to a positive future for manufacturing network and discuss common issues. The Forum organises networking events and Best Practice tours of companies and organisations. The Forum advisory group has crowd sourced from members policy recommendations for government. The interaction and policy outcomes of the Forum make it a new, grass roots voice for manufacturing.

According to the Group Rules: “Our stance is optimistic, positive and forward-looking.”

To join the group search under groups on Linkedin for the Australian Manufacturing Forum.