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NMW gets big Government boost

The Federal Government’s new Victorian Enterprise Connect Manufacturing Centre will provide an enormous boost for National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2009.

Organiser Reed Exhibition is expecting big crowds at this year’s event, to be held at
the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 12-15.

With the opening of the Victorian Enterprise Connect Manufacturing Centre in Dandenong about 4000 small and medium Victorian manufacturers will now have access to world-class services designed to help them become more productive and competitive.

“NMW is a well-established event, especially in Victoria where there is a strong manufacturing base, and it is good to see that the Federal Government is encouraging
the manufacturing sector to ‘think smarter’ in terms of how they operate,” said Paul Baker, NMW exhibition manager.

“In today’s uncertain economic climate, it is critical that businesses invest in technology,
systems and services to increase productivity and efficiency – and this is an excellent example of government support for our vital manufacturing sector,” he said.

Victoria’s new $32 million centre is part of a national network of manufacturing and
innovation centres designed to help firms become stronger by focusing squarely on
innovation, creativity and excellence. New features at this year’s NMW will include Austech’s Factory Of The Future and a dedicated Logistics and Materials Handling
section.

Reed Exhibitions
Ph: 02 9422 2568
www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au