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Modern Manufacturing Expo a collaboration hub

The Modern Manufacturing Expo which takes place at the Sydney Showground in September, has announced the addition of a one-day conference to its education program: the Smart Manufacturing Conference, taking place on 20 September.

“The conference presents an exciting opportunity for Expo delegates to have in-depth discussions surrounding the future of manufacturing in Australia and to hear from leading companies who are actually putting these ideas into action in their own factories,” says Marie Kinsella, CEO of the International Exhibition & Conference (IEC) Group, organisers of the Modern Manufacturing Expo.

“Our goal is that this event will be a catalyst, where manufacturing leaders and decision-makers across all verticals will gather to explore the latest technology and equipment suppliers, learn new modernisation and digitalisation strategies, and collaborate to forge new alliances,” she said.

“Our speaker line-up features industry leaders across both conferences which include KNAPP, IFM, Western Parkland City Authority, Nano Dimension, Universal Robots, Mitsubishi Electric, CSIRO, AusIndustry, MYOB and Kellogg Australia, among others.”

Smart Manufacturing Conference

The program for the Smart Manufacturing Conference includes thought-provoking presentations from experts on future-thinking and practical topics such as:

  • Smart-sourcing new technologies and equipment.
  • The benefits of deep learning AI in the automated process.
  • Navigating the additive manufacturing landscape in highly regulated industries.
  • Government support and grants available to local manufacturers.
  • Optimising production through smart manufacturing.

“At the end of the day, attendees will leave the Smart Manufacturing Conference with a practical understanding of the path to digitalisation, the costs involved and the benefits it will bring to both their operations and bottom-line,” Ms Kinsella said.

Also on offer at the Modern Manufacturing Expo:

The event will be opened by Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP who will give a government address at the Expert Arena on 20 September 2022.

Manufacturing Industry Leaders Breakfast. Kick-starting the Modern Manufacturing Expo, attendees of this unique networking event will have the opportunity to listen to Hon. Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Stuart Ayres as he discusses the future of manufacturing in NSW.

Innovation & Collaboration Zone. The Expo will feature a special dedicated Innovation & Collaboration Zone where Universities, Manufacturing Hubs and CRC’s will showcase their offering to the manufacturing sector.

Expert Arena. Attendees can access live demonstrations of the latest in manufacturing technologies and hear expert presentations on topics such as 3D printing, a manufacturer’s guide to Cloud Software, AI, robotics, machine learning and digital manufacturing.

Real advice to give manufacturers a clear path forward

“These topics and speakers have been specifically curated to answer the real-life questions that local manufacturers have today,” Ms Kinsella said. “We know that they’re tired of wading through jargon and hearing about abstract concepts rather than real, practical and implementable advice from manufacturers who’ve actually put these ideas into practice.”

“We want them to walk out of the Expo with a clearer idea of how to kickstart their journey to digital transformation. With the resources and support network on offer, the journey will be easier,” she said.

Workplace Health & Safety Show. The Modern Manufacturing Expo will run alongside the Workplace Health & Safety Show, a must-attend event for workplace health and safety decision-makers across all industries.

To register for the Modern Manufacturing Expo, visit

When: 20-21 September 2022

Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush


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