Austech has collaborated with National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to produce an impressive conference program for this year's event.

To be held during NMW 2019 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from May 14-17, Austech features more than 70 expert speakers who will share their insights on the latest developments in manufacturing.

The speaker program will be spread across two dedicated conference theatres within the exhibition itself: the Industry 4.0 Theatre and the Connected Manufacturing Theatre.

The program begins with an opening address from the Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation & Trade, Martin Pakula.

This will be followed by a keynote address from Dr Alan Finkel AO, Australia’s chief scientist.

Other speakers over the course of the four days include Dr Jens Goennemann, managing director of the AMGC; Dr Nico Adams of Swinburne University; David Chuter, CEO of the Innovative Manufacturing CRC; and Alex Kingsbury, managing director of Additive Economics.

The Industry 4.0 Theatre program will present the latest research and expert opinion on the future impact of Industry 4.0 on business. Subjects covered will include innovation & collaboration; advanced materials; digitalisation; the workforce under Industry 4.0; and robotics & automation.

Meanwhile the Connected Manufacturing Theatre will focus on business management, design and industrial safety.

Among the subjects to be covered are environment & energy; process improvement & optimisation; safety innovation; mental health & well-being; safety; marketing & sales; additive manufacturing & design; and finance, government grants & incentives.

Co-located with NMW, Austech is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition.

Organised by AMTIL, Austech 2019 registration is available online at:





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