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NMW to become ‘Australia’s most significant industry event’: Reed Exhibitions

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) organiser, Reed Exhibitions, is working to further expand the expo and entrench it as “Australia’s most significant industry event” in a bid to help counter manufacturing contraction in 2011.

Plans for the May 2011 event include co-located shows, an expanded seminar program and solid marketing strategy.

Paul Baker, NMW (National Manufacturing Week) Exhibition Director comments, “We’re acutely aware that key indexes – such as the AIG/PwC Performance of Manufacturing Index for January  which showed manufacturing activity fell over the last five quarters – indicate just how much pressure manufacturers are facing.”

“With this in mind, we are focusing on helping participants to make the most of sales opportunities at National Manufacturing Week.”

This year’s event incorporates new features to help draw buyers to NMW 2011, while retaining the 10 industry-specific Product Zones that make it easier for exhibitors and buyers to connect.

NMW 2011 – once again co-located with Austech – will, for the first time, include the triennial Ausplas international plastics industry exhibition, making the event a compelling proposition for domestic and international visitors.

Furthermore, the marketing campaign for NMW 2011 has already begun, and this year includes a Twitter campaign – #NMW2011 – to help draw a spotlight to the event.

Reed Exhibitions has booked the entire Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the May 24 – 27 event. Demand for the available space is strong, with landmark exhibitors including Henkel, BOC, Robotic Automation and Thermadyne already having booked more than 2/3rds of exhibition space.

“NMW and Austech occupied 80 percent of the MCEC in 2009, in the middle of the economic downturn. In the same year, Ausplas occupied the equivalent of a third of the same space. Even taking some overlap of visitors into account, we are confident that NMW 2011 will draw significant numbers of buyers, making it the industry’s best opportunity for connecting with new customers,” said Baker.

“I can promise you that it will be an exciting and busy event – and I encourage companies considering participation in the event to secure their space as soon as possible.”

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