Registrations open for National Manufacturing Week 2018

By Sydney Showground, 20 February, 2018

Registrations have now opened for National Manufacturing Week (NMW), Australia’s largest manufacturing showcase, which will be held from 9 to 11 May 2018 in Sydney.


The free-to-attend event offers industry experts unrivalled access to world-class speakers and renowned exhibitors, to discuss the latest in industry trends and innovations over three days.


Themed ‘Where Innovation Meets Opportunity’ to represent the leads, lessons, and partnerships formed at the event each year, the program will centre on and explore the impact of digital transformation, innovative design and business management on the manufacturing industry.


This year’s speaker program features a leading-edge series of seminars, showcases, workshops and networking sessions. The event will host 40 presenters including Dresden Optics’ Founder Bruce Jeffreys, Plastfix’s CEO Mario Dimovsk, Apollo Kitchens’ Managing Director Peter Bader, AusIndustry’s Director of Accelerating Commercialisation Larry Lopez, and SSS Manufacturing’s CEO Chris Brugeaud.


The exhibition area will also showcase more than 150 exhibitors from leading companies from around the world and will be divided into twelve Product Zones: advanced materials, additive manufacturing, automation and robotics, electrical, engineering, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), machine tools, packaging and plastics, industrial safety, supply chain and logistics, warehousing and materials handling, and welding technology.


Leading companies will exhibit the latest technology in manufacturing each day in the exhibition area, and will be presented by 3M, Alfex CNC, Atom, ECI Solutions, Farley Laserlab, HG, Konica Minolta, Millsom Hoists, Supagas, NHP, Nikon, Renishaw, Techni Waterjet, and WAGO.


NMW 2018 is expected to attract thousands of visitors, exhibitors and speakers from more than 20 countries around the world.

“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 2018 Exhibition Director Robby Clark.

“Last year was one of our record events in Melbourne, with more than 10,000 attendees coming through the doors. We are ready for another great NMW in Sydney this year, with a number of high-quality speakers and exhibitors already confirmed.”

NMW 2018 will also feature a Business Matching Program, which provides attendees a personalised itinerary of meetings and content sessions that match their specific needs and maximises their time onsite.


Major industry partners and sponsors for NMW 2018 include the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre, SafeWork NSW, and Welding Technology Institute of Australia. Partnership opportunities are still open, with more information available on the NMW 2018 website.


NMW 2018 will again be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo and Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo. NMW 2018 is free-to-attend and provides a unique opportunity to extend knowledge and training.


National Manufacturing Week will run from 9 to 11 May 2018 at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. To register for NMW 2018, visit

Source: Sydney Showground