Registrations have now opened for Australia’s largest manufacturing showcase, National Manufacturing Week. This event will run from 9 – 12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Manufactured products are changing radically, and the very nature of manufacturing is shifting towards “manufacturing as a service” as part of complex horizontally and vertically integrated supply chains.

As part of its Product and Service Innovation speaker stream, National Manufacturing Week 2017 will explore advances in manufactured products, services and supply chain integration in Australia and abroad.

This includes a presentation by Tinyme’s Director of Operational Development Nick McLennan who will be exploring the growing global trend of mass customisation through the history of Tinyme, a business making adorable personalised products for children.

As one of Australia’s leading online brands, Tinyme has rapidly grown to supply a global market from its manufacturing facility in Melbourne, through the use of advanced manufacturing techniques and digital technologies.  Mass customisation is what Tinyme is all about, and making thousands of uniquely different products is both daunting and exciting. 

McLennan will explore how Tinyme has developed a great business culture and team, along with:

  • The rapidly growing trend of Mass Customisation;
  • Strategies for meeting the challenges of flexible, made-to-order manufacturing; and
  • The key elements of being a globally-competitive manufacturer based in Australia.

Following this presentation will be Andrew Kleinert, Visionflex’s Chief Technical Officer, who will explore how embracing the mass-customisation movement will add value to manufacturing.

National Manufacturing Week is set to attract more than 50 speakers across five speaker streams: industry capability development, product and service innovation, process improvement, sustainable manufacturing and technology innovation.

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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