by PlastixANZ 

Australia’s largest gathering of manufacturing industry decision-makers under one roof, National Manufacturing Week, is shaping up to run from 9 – 12 May 2017.

The free-to-attend event, themed ‘Delivering the Industry 4.0 Revolution’, will attract products and services from more than 200 quality suppliers, all featuring new techniques, technologies and processes to position plastic professionals at the forefront of the changing global manufacturing sector.

This includes Plastral Pty Ltd, a Sydney based importer, distributor and stockist of a comprehensive range of plastic welding equipment and engineering plastics including sheet plastics, profiles, rods and tubes.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from world-class speakers in NMW 2017 Industry 4.0 Theatre, which will feature presentations from experts in Industry Capability Development, Product and Service Innovation, Technology Innovation, Process Improvement and Sustainable Manufacturing. 

The exhibition floor will feature eleven specialist Product Zones will apply these categories to specific subsections of the manufacturing industry, which are Advanced Materials, Air Technology, Automation and Robotics, Digital Manufacturing, Electrical, Engineering, Process Control and Instrumentation, Research and Development, Safety, Supply Chain Logistics and Welding Technology.

Zones will feature a comprehensive range of pneumatic, hydraulic and compressed air technology products and solutions, along with zones from the top of the control chain through to programmable logic controllers, fieldbus and the components that actually do the work, such as sensors, actuators, electric motors, console lights, switches, valves, contractors and more.

CSIRO’s Manufacturing Director Dr Keith McLean, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s Managing Director Dr Jens Goennemann, Innovative Manufacturing CRC Chief Executive Officer David Chuter and the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council’s 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.”

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 Welding Technology Institute of Australia and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia. For more information about the National Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition, or to register for the 2017 event, please visit


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