As the focal point for Australia’s manufacturing industry to connect, engage and be inspired, the 20th edition of National Manufacturing Week will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-17 May 2019.
Centred on a theme ‘Industrial Evolution’, National Manufacturing Week’s comprehensive conference will help manufacturers be globally competitive by offering expert advice on driving further innovation and adopting advanced technology and processes.
“National Manufacturing Week arrives on the industry’s calendar at an exciting time where local manufacturing has evolved and experienced a resurgence in growth. The 2019 conference program will be our most extensive yet, in both speaker volume and industry experience, offering manufacturing professionals insights and knowledge into tackling the latest industry challenges and generating further success.” Robby Clark, exhibition director of National Manufacturing Week explained.
Developed through a collaboration between National Manufacturing Week, Austech and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), the 2019 conference program features an impressive line-up of over 80 industry speakers sharing key insights within two streams: Industry 4.0 and Connected Manufacturing. The program will open with remarks from Dr Jens Goennemann, managing director of AMGC, followed by a keynote from Australia’s chief scientist, Dr Alan Finkel. Key conference sessions include:
Industry 4.0 Theatre:
- Innovation Stories Series – Chaired by Dr Jens Goennemann, managing director, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
- Operationalising Industry 4.0 – Dr Nico Adams, director of Factory of the Future, Swinburne University
- Industry Transformation: How Industry 4.0 Impacts Australia’s Manufacturing Sector – David Chuter, CEO, Innovative Manufacturing CRC
- How Industry 4.0 & IoT can be rolled out to the advantage of the machine building industry – Christopher Vains, head of digital enterprise, Siemens
- Evolution & Future of Robotic Manufacturing in Australia – Elliot Duff, robotics research consultant, CSIRO Data61
Connected Manufacturing Theatre:
- Energy Solutions for Manufacturers – Peter Ticker, digital innovation and advisory lead – Energy Solutions, ERM Power; Marija Petkovic, managing director, Energy Synapse; and Matthew van der Linden, managing director, Flow Power
- How Optimising B2B Packaging Will Reduce Costs – Brooke Donnelly, CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
- Lean Labour and Fonterra – Toni Kennington, HR Systems owner, Fonterra Cooperative Group
- Supporting Australian Manufacturers to Take on the World with Access to Export Finance’ – Philip Smith, director business development Victoria and Tasmania, Efic
- ISO 18404, an International Standard for Lean Manufacturing – Arash Niavarani, director, CBIS
- Metal 3D Printing: A Recipe for Success – Alex Kingsbury, managing director, Additive Economics and James Woolcock, founder and engineering director, Bastion Cycles
- Understanding Government Grants for the Manufacturing Sector – Kate Whitehead, managing director, Avant Group
To access the NMW 2019 Conference Program and register for free, please visit: www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au.