Matex 2008 – A new beginning

AUSTRALIA's premier materials handling and warehousing exhibition, MATEX, will make a return to Sydney in 2008, with the show to be held at the Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park April 15-17.

AUSTRALIA’s premier materials handling and warehousing exhibition, MATEX, will make a return to Sydney in 2008, with the show to be held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park April 15-17.

With consultation from the industry and after five years co-located with National Manufacturing Week, the decision was made to move away from the present format and again become a stand alone event.

Nicholas Tossman, event director of MATEX, said the move has created an extremely positive response from the Industry.

“Matex 2008 will be held over three day’s instead of the shows previous four day’s with NMW, bringing it back to its original time period.

“It will be a new vibrant event that is more vertical, focusing one of the largest growing industry sectors in Australia, the warehousing and logistics sector,” Tossman explained.

“We would like to welcome the Supply Chain Logistics Association Australia (SCLAA) as the Official Association for MATEX 2008 and for their effort in organising the two- day 2008 SCLAA Conference to be held on the first two days of the exhibition.

“In addition to the Conference the SCLAA will be organising the Fork Lift Drivers Championship, where the final will be held at MATEX on the 17th April 2008 on a specially constructed course,” he said.

The Supply Chain Review will be the official media partner for MATEX 2008 and their support will include pre-show publicity for MATEX 2008 including the show catalogue.

Tossman advises that exhibition space is filling fast and recommends early booking to secure a place at next year’s show.

“With excellent support coming from leading Australian materials handling companies’ eager to showcase their products and equipment to a highly targeted visitor audience, we suggest companies act quickly not to miss out on this valuable opportunity.”

For more information about the show and the 2008 SCLAA Conference, or to book a stand, email Nicholas Tossman n.tossman@exhibitionsgroup.com.au or visit the official MATEX 2008 website at www.matex.com.au