Australia’s largest manufacturing showcase, National Manufacturing Week (NMW), is set to partner with Austech for its 2017 event to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 9 – 12 May 2017.

As the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary market in Australia, National Manufacturing Week’s partnership with Austech will serve up a comprehensive exhibition including an Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and the Digitalisation (Industry 4.0) Pavilion.

The Industry 4.0 Theatre will feature free presentations from experts and exhibitors, linking industry and visitors with the latest research, technology, innovations and best practice in manufacturing, covering Industry Capability Development, Product and Service Innovation, Technology Innovation, Process Improvement and Sustainable Manufacturing. 

CSIRO Manufacturing Director Dr Keith McLean, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Managing Director Dr Jens Goennemann, Innovative Manufacturing CRC Chief Executive Officer David Chuter and the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council Chairman John Pollaers are all confirmed as 2017 speakers.

“National Manufacturing Week is Australia’s only fully integrated annual manufacturing exhibition, and provides an unrivalled opportunity for delegates to network, collaborate and learn from one another ” said 2017 Event Director Robby Clark.

“The 2017 theme and subsequent programming offers attendees the latest expert opinion on the future of ways in which people will work, advances in new technologies and process improvements as well as taking a deeper focus on global sustainability for the manufacturing industry.”

The exhibition floor will also feature eleven specialist Product Zones, featuring integrated systems comprising simulation, 3D visualisation, analytics and collaboration tools which can optimise and align design and production processes. Also on display will be the latest in ERP, supply chain and e-procurement solutions; CAD, CAM, CAE, IT services and support; hardware and peripherals.

NMW 2017 will again be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo, along with Austech and the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo.

Major partners for this year’s event include the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, the CSIRO, the Institute of Instrumentation Control and Automation, the Victoria State Government, the Welding Technology Institute of Australia, the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia. NMW 2017 will again be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo, along with Austech and the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo.

For more information about the National Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition, or to register for the 2017 event, please visit


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