NMW 2019 to feature transition to high tech solutions

Australia’s largest manufacturing exhibition and conference returns in 2019, with the 20th edition of National Manufacturing Week to be held from May 14-17 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

National Manufacturing Week in 2019 will be about driving further innovation in local manufacturing, continuing the evolution of the industry advanced technology solutions, sharing insights to stay ahead of the game, while also celebrating Australian manufacturing’s resurgence.

As the focal point for the manufacturing community to come together, interact, connect, and be inspired, National Manufacturing Week in 2019 will have a theme of ‘Industrial Evolution’ across both the conference program and exhibition.

National Manufacturing Week exhibition director Robby Clark said the week arrives on the industry’s calendar at a truly exciting time of growth and evolution in Australian manufacturing.

“This year’s event promises to support the continuing high-tech and highly integrated evolution of the industry, with solutions and speaker sessions covering welding technology, automation, collaborative robots, high-level engineering and the Internet of Things.”

Strategic partners and industry associations supporting National Manufacturing Week in 2019 include the Weld Australia, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) and Engineers Australia. These respective partnerships will strengthen National Manufacturing Week’s quality content and cement the event’s status as the hub for the manufacturing community to come together.

This year’s exhibition floor will feature more than 200 leading industrial suppliers of game-changing solutions, new technology, advanced manufacturing products and operational services.

Exhibiting suppliers, who have already confirmed their presence for National Manufacturing Week 2019, include: WAGO, 3M Australia, Central Innovation, Universal Robots, Profifeed Technologies and Kobot Systems. A diverse number of first-time exhibitors are also joining the event this year, such as Partable XRF, ASG Group, and High Tech Products.

Visitors to National Manufacturing Week 2019 will be able to take advantage of six designated product zones to navigate through the exhibition floor, which segment the extensive range of products and solutions into key operational categories. The six product zones for 2019 are: Automation & Robotics, Engineering, Industrial Internet of Things, Safety, Welding Technology and Manufacturing Solutions.

National Manufacturing Week’s 2019 Conference program will feature an impressive line-up of more than 70 expert speakers across, who will share their exclusive insights about current industry challenges and recommendations for operational success. Divided into the Industry 4.0 Theatre and Connected Manufacturing Theatre, these two theatre streams will focus on the impact of the Industry 4.0 to business, and improving efficiency, safety and process management.

Registration is now open for the 20th edition of National Manufacturing Week, with free registration available at: www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au