Registration now open for National Manufacturing Week 2016

Registration is now open for National Manufacturing Week 2016 (May 11 – 13, Sydney), Australia's most comprehensive showcase of manufacturing innovation, information and inspiration. In 2016, NMW will maximise value for trade visitors by co-locating with the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo, as well as Safety First Conference and Expo.

NMW had a major impact on industry when last held in Sydney two years ago: attracting some 6,000 visitors (nearly half of being senior executives or engineers) who rated the event highly. In fact, an independent survey found that eight out of 10 NMW visitors left with plans for investing in technologies or services they'd seen at the event.

NMW 2016 will build on its track record, with a new focus on emerging opportunities through its co-location with Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the Sydney edition of the world's largest 3D printing event. Inside 3D Printing will give industry a first-hand look at how 3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing, medicine, aerospace and other industries with opportunities to engineer create new products more quickly, locally and innovatively than ever before.

NMW will also be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo, Australia's one-stop safety event. Following on from its highly successful launch in 2015, Safety First combines a showcase of safety solutions alongside high-level access to safety industry leaders.

"Industry has voted a clear 'yes' to Safety First," comments John Gorton, Event Director for Reed Exhibitions. "From day one of the 2015 event, Safety First had a buzz about it – with industry professionals making the most of opportunities to network, learn and discuss 'what works' in their safety approaches. We're excited about this event – and we're looking forward to it growing in 2016."

In 2016, attendees will benefit from access to expanded opportunities for prearranged One-to-One Meetings with targeted suppliers. These executive business meetings give industry professionals a unique opportunity to meet with selected companies throughout the week to make new connections and help achieve their business objectives.

NMW 2016 will also feature a Solutions Theatre offering free access to industry experts presenting strategies and case studies on vital R&D and Digital topics, to put manufacturing professionals at the leading edge of the industry.

Due to popular demand, NMW will feature an expanded demonstration program, delivering the opportunity to see and evaluate new technologies in action.

"One of the strengths of NMW's Solutions Theatre programs is that, in addition to giving attendees free access to new ideas, the programs spark the opportunity to see, touch and try new technologies, to gain a real understanding of how they could expand business capabilities," adds John Gorton.

"And with high profile companies such as Kemppi, Multicam, Sage, Konica Minolta and Millsom Hoists, alongside new companies with emerging technologies committed to participating, NMW 2016 will be the place for manufacturing industry professionals to be inspired by the new opportunities for business growth" Gorton said.

To make the most of these opportunities, visitors are urged to register at nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au. Pre-registration enables industry professionals to indicate their interest in the One-to-One Meetings program,and keep up to date with NMW 2016 program.