The Manufacturers Pavilion will return to the AUSTECH exhibition this
year to showcase the best of Australian manufacturing to an international
AUSTECH organiser AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute
Limited) is once again bringing its Manufacturers Pavilion to the Melbourne
Exhibition Centre. To run from 26 to 29 May as part of Australia’s
premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, the
Pavilion will highlight the capabilities of Australia’s precision engineering
and advanced manufacturing industry in the presence of more than 10,000
visitors from across the globe.
The Pavilion provides Australian component manufacturers, precision
engineering firms, toolmakers, advanced manufacturers, general engineering
companies as well as OEMs the opportunity to exhibit their unique capabilities
to the highly targeted audience.
According to AMTIL’s CEO and Exhibition Director Shane Infanti,
providing a platform to Australian precision engineering and advanced
manufacturers to promote their capabilities and capacity is critical in view of
international competition. He adds that the Manufacturers Showcase provides the
perfect forum for these companies to put themselves in front of AUSTECH visitors,
many of whom outsource and contract out their work.
Most of the spots in the Manufacturers Pavilion have already been taken
with a limited number of stands available. Confirmed exhibitors include
Ultimate Laser, Barden Fabrications, Hardman, Fountainline IMS, Bennett
Precision Tooling, Harrop Engineering, South East Melbourne Manufacturers
Alliance (SEMMA) and several of their members as well as OEMs GP Graders and
MTM Automotive Components.
The Manufacturers Pavilion will also offer a four-day speaker program,
networking café and exclusive functions, providing several opportunities to companies
to promote their capabilities and connect with organisations significant to
The speaker program will include presentations by Linsey Siede, Director
– Automotive Supplier Excellence Australia, and chief executive of the
Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers (FAPM) Richard Reilly on future
opportunities for automotive suppliers and ways of transitioning out of
The four-day speaker program will also include the University of
Queensland and QMI Solutions’ research project on incremental sheet forming and
the economies of 3D printing sand cores; ‘Accessing Opportunities on Major
Projects: The SME Experience’, by Don Matthews of the Industry Capability
Network (ICN); and ‘Five essential competitive components for SMEs’, by Steve
Bryant, QMI Solutions among many more.