The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) has announced the launch of Australian Manufacturing week, a comprehensive new industry showcase that will encompass all aspects of manufacturing in Australia.

The inaugural Australian Manufacturing Week will be held in Melbourne on 11-14 May 2021.

“With so much depressing news out there lately, it’s really good to be able to announce something that we believe is a really positive development for our industry,” says AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti.

Since 2000, AMTIL has operated Austech, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. In 2019, Austech was attended by industry professionals from Australia and around the world.

With Australian Manufacturing Week, AMTIL has widened the scope of its exhibitions portfolio.

“Our ambition for Australian Manufacturing Week is not only to create a fantastic platform for the industry, but for it to become a real celebration of manufacturing in this country,” Infanti says.

The launch of Australian Manufacturing Week follows the news that Reed Exhibitions has ceased the operation of its National Manufacturing Week (NMW) exhibition. Held annually since 1999, NMW was held in co-location with Austech.

The discontinuation of NMW was seen as an opportunity for AMTIL to develop a more extensive event that demonstrates the full scope and diversity of the manufacturing industry in Australia today.

Infanti believes Australian Manufacturing Week will provide AMTIL with opportunities for future growth that will benefit all of its members, and will support its efforts to promote and advance the industry.

“Austech has gained such a strong reputation over the years, while the AMTIL team boasts so much expertise in running shows of this kind, as well as an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing sector,” he says.

“So we’re confident that Australian Manufacturing Week will be something anyone with a connection with this industry is going to be paying attention to.”

Next year’s Australian Manufacturing Week and Austech exhibitions will be held from 11-14 May 20201 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The 2021 event will run with the two exhibitions co-located side by side, with all exhibitors offered Austech’s existing pricing structure, including package options, AMTIL member discounts and other opportunities.

The twin exhibitions will also feature a number of specialised areas focusing on specific manufacturing technologies such as robotics and automation, safety and welding.

AMTIL’s aim is for Australian Manufacturing Week to be more than just an exhibition, and instead act as the centrepiece of a week-long celebration of manufacturing in Australia today.

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