National Summit in Parliament House to address manufacturing industry concerns

Weld Australia and its co-sponsors are organising a high profile dinner and one day Summit to address solutions to critical issues affecting manufacturing in Australia: energy and technical training.

This will include the rising cost of energy, reliability of supply due to ageing and closing assets, the quality of vocational training, apprentice numbers in decline and the shortage of skilled workers needed to deliver major projects.

Some of the confirmed speakers and panelists in the Summit include:

  • Assistant Minister Vocational Education & Skills, The Hon. Karen Andrews
  • Shadow Minister Skills TAFE & Apprenticeships, The Hon. Doug Cameron
  • Shadow Minister Climate Change & Energy, The Hon. Mark Butler
  • Chief Commercial Officer Snowy Hydro, Gordon Wymer
  • President SIMEC Zen Energy, Professor Ross Garnaut
  • Victoria Skills Commissioner, Neil Coulson
  • Chief Executive TAFE Directors Association, Craig Robertson
  • Managing Director Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, Dr Jens Goennemann
  • Australian Steel Liaison Naval Group, Michael Wright
  • Chairman Australian Energy Market Commission, John Pierce AO
  • Chief Executive Australian Steel Institute, Tony Dixon
  • CEO & Founder JAR Aerospace, Jack Cullen

The National Summit will be held at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra on 26 June.

Welcome Dinner

A Welcome Dinner will be held on the evening of Monday 25th June in the elegant Mural Hall of Parliament House, to welcome delegates and encourage early networking opportunities.

Manufacturer’s Special

The event organisers have arranged a special price for Manufacturers – use the code ‘special18‘ to enjoy the generously discounted rate.

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