NMW 2008 to incorporate logistics pavilion

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK (NMW) 2008 will incorporate an integrated Logistics, Materials Handling & Distribution pavilion at the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in May.

NATIONAL MANUFACTURING WEEK (NMW) 2008 will incorporate an integrated Logistics, Materials Handling & Distribution pavilion at the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in May.

Owned and organised by Reed Exhibitions, NMW 2008 — Australia’s only annual integrated manufacturing exhibition — will be held from Tuesday May 27 to Friday May 30.

NMW’s Logistics, Materials Handling & Distribution (LMHD) pavilion will showcase all the important aspects of logistics, materials handling and distribution, from raw materials to production, through to warehousing.

It will include a comprehensive range of products, services and technologies from Australia and overseas, aimed at making it easy for Australia’s manufacturing industry decision-makers to source the latest logistics, materials handling and distribution solutions for their business.

NMW as a whole covers every major aspect of the manufacturing sector — from all manufacturing functions, to materials handling and end-product supply chain activities — in a fully integrated event.

It not only incorporates an exhibition, but will also include seminars and information sessions, as well as related industry association forums and meetings.

According to John Gorton, Reed Exhibitions’s director — industrial events, the move to integrate the LMHD pavilion fully within NMW will benefit exhibitors and visitors alike.

“Visitor surveys at previous editions of NMW indicate that 8-9% of visitors come along to look at materials handling and logistics related equipment and services,” he said.

“For visitors, it means a ‘one-stop-show’ where they can view the latest manufacturing technology and trends, including the most up-to-date developments in logistics and supply chain solutions.”

In July last year, Reed Exhibitions announced that Manufacturing Technology In Focus (MTIF) — and its associated events Automate, Austronics and Electrix — would be incorporated within NMW from this year, providing Australia’s manufacturing industry with a single event servicing the entire sector.

“NMW is now the only event that brings together market leaders from a wide selection of national and international manufacturing communities,” Gorton said.

Pavilions at NMW, in addition to LMHD, will include:

AIEE – general manufacturing

Air Technology

Austech – machine tools organised by AMTIL

Austronics – electronics industry exhibition

Automation & Robotics

CIMTech – computer technology

Electrix – electrical industry

Health & Safety

ICEX – process, control & instrumentation

WeldTech – welding, joining and heat-treatment equipment

Further information contact:

Reed Exhibitions

John Delpech

E – john.delpech@reedexhibitions.com.au

W – www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au