Leading Australian manufacturing exhibition, Austech 2011 came to an end with one of the best outcomes since its inception in 2000.
Austech, National Manufacturing Week (NMW) and Ausplas together attracted a total of around 12,000 visitors with one in every four visitors a member of top management.
Representing a growth of 10-15% over the 2009 event, the increased attendance brought tangible benefit to exhibitors in every section of the event, says Austech exhibition manager Kim Warren, Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL ).
Austech organiser AMTIL runs several initiatives and projects aiming to improve the performance and output of Australia’s advanced manufacturing industry by helping companies to fully integrate new technology or processes into the entirety of their business operations.
Austech 2011 once again formed a central part of these initiatives and has become a ‘must-attend’ event for every manufacturer looking for efficient technology to be competitive on the global market.
innovateAustralia, an initiative of AMTIL received funding support through AusIndustry’s Industry Cooperative Innovation Program.
Key results from the Austech 2011 exhibition:
- More than 600 exhibitors from Australia and overseas showcased new and innovative technology
- High exhibitor satisfaction with sales of CNC machines, tools and accessories
- innovateAustralia showcase and the Victorian Government Opportunity Cafe helped connect visitors to organisations representative of and significant to their industry
- New online presence provided exhibitors and visitors with an online forum tailored to their needs