National Manufacturing Week (NMW 2011) is again poised to be the manufacturing industry’s premier event – with almost 70 per cent of exhibition space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre already taken.
Companies including Henkel, Nord Drive Systems, Kemppi, BOC, Robotic Automation, John Hart Automation, Coregas, Thermadyne and Tanjant Tools have already committed to participating in the event.
NMW 2011 will be co-located with Austech and – for the first time – includes the triennial Ausplas international plastics industry exhibition, giving it the “pulling power” of the industry’s three largest events.
NMW will again feature 10 specialist product zones, representing the major aspects of the industry, along with demonstrations of new technologies and seminars designed to help manufacturers embrace the key industry challenges.
When last held in Melbourne in 2009, NMW attracted more than 10,000 trade and industry visitors. The visitor mix has included a broad cross-section from high-level executives and business owners to trades people and shop floor workers keen to catch up with emerging industry trends.
Reed Exhibitions expects the 2011 event – to be held from May 24-27 – will be an even stronger show.
“One of NMW’s great strengths is that – with suppliers and customers together under the one roof – it’s a great venue for industry to discuss their common challenges, says Paul Baker, Exhibition Manager for NMW 2011.
“This year, industry is looking with interest to the Victorian and Federal Governments’ initiatives to support the manufacturing sector, says Baker.
“These will no doubt be a hot topic at NMW 2011 – along with broader discussions about exploring new markets and new, value-added products and services.
“I’m confident that NMW’s increased pulling power, its history as the manufacturing sector’s largest integrated event and the fact that over two-thirds of the available space has already been sold, are solid indicators that NMW 2011 will again be a significant event for the industry.
“There is strong interest in the remaining exhibition space – and so I urge anyone who’s considering participating to contact the NMW team as soon as possible to secure your space.”
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