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Australia’s latest manufacturing innovations on display

National Manufacturing Week 2010 (NMW) is on track to strengthen its position as Australia’s leading fully integrated manufacturing industry event.

More than 300 companies are expected to showcase their products and services at this
year’s exhibition at the Sydney Showground, Olympic Park from May 11-14.

And more than 12,000 visitors are expected during the four-day event.

This is the first time NMW has been held at the Sydney Showground – in the heart of Sydney’s manufacturing heartland.

NMW will feature a strong focus on safety with specialist displays from:

Sparke Helmore Lawyers – OH&S Law

Sparke Helmore is a full service law firm with offices Australia wide. Throughout NMW 2010, Health and Safety Partner, Paul Cutrone will conduct a court simulation on a fictitious case aimed at providing key learnings for both a corporation and an individual, based on lessons learnt from real-life experience.

HannaMig – MIG Welding with Quality, Speed & Safety

HannaMig will demonstrate new models of T series torches, including the patented HannaMig Gas Lens Diffuser and Flexeneck. The range is specially designed to work with
low splatter power sources, reducing the harmful sparks, fumes and light rays that force
welders into heavy leather. HannaMig is safety gear, providing X Ray quality with speed and safety on restricted access pipeworks.

AW Supplies – Speedglas advanced personal protective equipment for welders.

AWS will be showcase its complete range of Speedglas welding shields and respirator
systems – including the premium range 3M Speedglas 9100 welding shields to the newly
released graphic 3M Speedglas 100 welding shield series.

Materials Handling –helping organisations improve workplace safety and productivity in
handling, lifting, conveying storage, logistics and warehouse systems.

Materials Handling will exhibit its new ergonomic handling solutions and provide free copies of its recently-launched 420-page Working with Ease catalogue – the largest of
its kind in the industry.

Materials Handling’s John Brittain said: “We participate in more than half-a-dozen shows
each year – and NMW is definitely one of the leaders, because of the large demographic it attracts. Despite the money we spend on online and offline marketing, we always meet new clients at NMW, as well as catching up with existing clients. It’s definitely up there.

“Our outlook for 2010 is strongly positive. We did not experience much in the way of a
downturn, because no organisation can – or wants to – compromise employee safety, so
they are still investing in safety and productivityenhancing equipment.

“So we are looking forward to NMW 2010 as an opportunity to meet new and existing
clients. It will be a ‘bloody beaudy’,” Brittain said.

Next year National Manufacturing Week and Austech will join forces with the Ausplas
international plastics industry exhibition.

NMW showcases all major aspects of the manufacturing sector across 10 specialist “product zones”.

It is a unique and invaluable opportunity to view, assess and buy from Australia’s most
comprehensive range of the latest manufacturing products and services in one location. It also offers unmatched networking and educational opportunities, by incorporating high quality seminars, and information sessions.

Austech, held in conjunction with NMW, is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing
and machine tool exhibition.

It is the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary
markets.

Ausplas is Australia’s national exhibition for the plastics processing industry. It is held every three years with exhibitors from Australia, Europe and Asia, engaged in the supply of plastics processing and ancillary equipment, raw materials and additives, new processing technologies, recycling and new areas of applications for plastics.

Co-organisers, Reed Exhibitions describes the combined event as: “Greater than the sum of its parts” in delivering value to national and international exhibitors and visitors from all sectors of the manufacturing industry.

Reed Exhibitions and its co-organisers have booked the entire Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) for the event from May 24-27 next year.

Reed Exhibitions
Ph: 9422 8822
www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au