Change or Perish? Manufacturing is still a vibrant, growing industry and the best manufacturers are still in the game. However, just under half of local manufacturers are innovating and transforming. To resist the tough global competition, upgrading factory equipment with high-tech machines, bringing the best customer experiences from products and services, manufacturers need to accept changes and be ever-vigilant to stay at the front of the pack. In readiness for the innovation to create a smart future, optimizing uptime with the power of Industry 4.0, The Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), in conjunction with University of NSW and Industry Capability Network with other industry experts will present to you some of the options for your business to be more sustainable through the 2020s, with other topics on how to integrate new technologies into manufacturing, enhance your operations and deliver greater customer value. You will also be given the opportunities to meet our speakers on one-on-one discussion session to go in depth into your business. 

Confirmed speakers so far include: • Wiso Global – Using migration to plug skills gaps • University of NSW - Turning waste into gold • Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre - Connecting with other manufacturers and technology suppliers • CSIRO Generation STEM - Building your future with technical skills • Crowe Horwath - Performance Improvement • Austrade - Export support • Export Council of Australia - In depth support for export development • Entrepreneurs Program - Business reviews and improvement support Honoured Speakers: Veena Sahajwalla has delivered keynote and invited speeches at some of the most prestigious research gatherings and conferences across the world in Argentina, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA. Veena is a materials science professor at UNSW. Michael Sharpe is the NSW and ACT Director at the AMGC. Michael is a third-generation manufacturer having worked in his family business, Sharpe Bros. Michael has developed patents & trademarks for road machinery technologies designed for the repair and maintenance of roads.


Industry Capability Network and Dubbo Regional Council's Economic Development Services Team
02 6801 4000


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Free admission (maximum 2 attendees per company)


Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
155 Darling Street, Dubbo

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