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NMW 2014 draws extraordinary support from industry

Editorial

The latest edition of the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in Sydney has drawn extraordinary support from across the industrial spectrum for its programs and features.

Being held in Sydney from May 13 to May 16, NMW 2014 is backed by Strategic Partners NSW Trade & Investment and Engineers Australia in addition to peak industry bodies.

Over the past 15 years, NMW has grown to become Australia's leading manufacturing industry event. This year’s event features more Product Zones and offers more opportunities for gaining ideas, strategies and inspiration to help advance manufacturing. As the only scheduled manufacturing event in 2014, it is industry's lone opportunity to come together this year.

Drawing on the backing of its supporters, Reed Exhibitions is developing NMW to connect visitors within and across industry with features such as: More than 280 exhibiting companies across a record 14 Product Zones; The NMW Solutions Theatres, a rolling program of speakers sharing ideas and strategies at separate hubs on the exhibition floor; R&D Hub to facilitate collaboration between visitors, manufacturers and research institutions; One-to-One business meetings to facilitate prescheduled business meetings between qualified buyers and vendors; new networking event presented by Victoria’s Casey Cardinia region and NSW Trade & Investment for visitors and exhibitors to meet in a relaxed environment; and the ZonesCorp Manufacturing Forum to explore growth and expansion opportunities in the United Arab Emirates.

Peak industry body, and one of two Strategic Partners of the event, Engineers Australia sees NMW 2014 as a vital forum for innovation.

According to Stephen Durkin, Chief Executive Officer - Engineers Australia, the future of the Australian manufacturing industry lies in its ability to innovate. Engineers play an important role in driving technological advancements, ensuring Australia will continue to be a competitive, high-tech, knowledge-based economy for many years to come.

NSW Trade & Investment, also a Strategic Partner of NMW 2014, sees this year's event as a powerful link in its strategy of helping NSW industry leverage investment and create jobs.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said the NSW Government is proud to support National Manufacturing Week. As the nation’s manufacturing powerhouse, NSW is responsible for around a third of Australia’s total manufacturing output and home to innovative and globally competitive manufacturing companies with world-class strengths in design, research, logistics and information/communications technology.

In addition to supporting a number of manufacturing companies from around the State to showcase their products at National Manufacturing Week, NSW Trade & Investment will also provide a platform for some fresh perspectives on the State’s diverse manufacturing sector at its stand at NMW 2014.

NMW 2014 Exhibition Director, Anthony Reed comments that Australia's manufacturing industry is changing and NMW 2014 is helping industry take advantage of emerging opportunities, with unfettered access to new insights, strategies and technologies.

Details of NMW 2014’s full program of exhibitors, networking events, presentations and demonstrations are now available at www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au. 

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