George Katsanevakis from Sussex Taps talks about sustainability manufacturing in Australia at National Manufacturing Week 2018 


George Katsanevakis, Managing Director of Sussex Taps, announced as key speaker at National Manufacturing Week 2018.

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2018 returns to Sydney as Australia’s largest showcase of manufacturing innovation, inspiration and information under one roof. Held from 9 to 11 May 2018, the three day event gives industry decision-makers the opportunity to see the next generation of technology in action and hear how it will transform the industry.

Among highlights at this year's event are the topical Industry 4.0 Theatre and Business of Manufacturing Theatre programs, in which industry leaders will discuss the impact of digital transformation, innovative design, and new business practices on the manufacturing industry.

NMW 2018 will feature more than 40 confirmed speakers, with the Business of Manufacturing Theatre speakers to include George Katsanevakis, Managing Director of Sussex Taps.

Sussex Taps is the only Australian tapware company to manufacture its products locally and operate a foundry at its workshop in Melbourne. As the winner of the City of Hume Sustainability Award 2017 and Gold Driven x Design Award, the company is uniquely placed to offer expert insight on the challenges of sustainable and local production that doesn’t sacrifice style or durability.  

Drawing on his experience as Managing Director, Katsanevakis will provide NMW 2018 attendees with a rare insight into Sussex’s sustainable journey. He will reveal how the company is able to incorporate the highest standards of sustainability into its manufacturing processes, chronicling the company’s early green choices in energy efficiency and manufacturing processes through to its decision in 2017 to install 100kW photovoltaics.

NMW 2018 will be again co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo Australia's one-stop workplace safety event, as well as Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, the world's largest 3D printing event.

Registrations have now opened for the free-to-attend NSW 2018 for anyone with a professional or commercial interest in manufacturing. To register, visit


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