Innes Willox, Ai Group – Speech to Advanced Manufacturing Summit

Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, delivered the keynote address yesterday morning at the Advanced Manufacturing Summit in Sydney:

“Advanced manufacturing” – or some of its other iterations – has
entered the lexicon over the past 18 months as the great white hope for the

Unfortunately, it seems to sweep away great swathes of Australia’s
manufacturing sector as being of the past – not the future. That which we have
built up is seen as belonging in the dustbin of history, as if manufacturing
can start again in some sort of Year Zero construct.

Today, Innes Willox spoke about advanced manufacturing in a broader context
and discussed the challenge of advancing Australian manufacturing.

the speech in full

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