Industry leaders, suppliers and customers to ‘talk business’ at Austech lounge

The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) will provide a forum for industry leaders, suppliers and potential customers to ‘talk business’ at the upcoming Austech show at National Manufacturing Week 2011.

The area, called the Victorian Government Opportunity Café, is part of innovateAustralia – a showcase of Australian metalworking products and services at the show.

The Victorian Government Opportunity Café will be located within the 370m² innovateAustralia showcase at Austech – an advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 24 to 27 May 2011 in conjunction with NMW.

The innovateAustralia exhibition is supported through AusIndustry’s Industry Cooperative Innovation Program and by the Victorian Government. Victorian Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva will officially open the National Manufacturing Week Conference on 25th May 2011.

The innovateAustralia showcase is designed to help connect visitors to organisations representative of and significant to their industry. It will inform them of possible business opportunities and assist to seed the growth of Australian advanced precision manufacturers.

“The Victorian Government Opportunity Café is a place for manufacturing visitors to discuss business opportunities, connect with innovateAustralia industry leaders and become aware of technologies, methodologies and techniques to assist them to improve and grow,” explains AMTIL project manager Greg Chalker.

The Opportunity Café area will feature a timetable for visitors to sit down and listen to industry leaders discuss relevant supply chain and major project topics in a relaxed informal café setting.

Discussions with AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti, the Federal Minister for Small Business Senator Nick Sherry, the Victorian Government representative David Latina for the Department of Business and Innovation, representatives from HydroGen, Invetech, GippsAero, Thales, Enterprise Connect, FAPM, the Industry Capability Network (ICN) or the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), just to mention a few.

We are really excited about the café area,” Chalker says.

“There is going to be some great conversations to be heard. This is where Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry, the Victorian Government representative David Latina for the Department of Business and Innovation, the Defence Global Supply Chain and others will sit down, have a coffee and talk about the challenges we face and what we can do. Best part is the conversation will be transmitted to speakers all over the innovateAustralia stand for visitors to overhear.”

Pictured: AMTIL’s Shane Infanti; image from Linked In.