The National Manufacturing Week 2013 returns to Melbourne this year and will focus on strategies for boosting performance and productivity, an acknowledged priority for Victoria’s State Government.
To be co-located with Austech, NMW 2013 will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 7-10.
The State Government of Victoria has welcomed the return of the National Manufacturing Week (NMW) to Melbourne in 2013 as a reflection of its strategy for revitalising the State’s manufacturing sector.
Describing NMW as a ‘great event’, Victoria’s Premier Ted Baillieu said:
“The focus of National Manufacturing Week is ‘doing more with less’. This complements the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to increasing Victoria’s economic productivity and maintaining a strong manufacturing industry.
“It’s an industry that is a key part of the State’s economy and is globally recognised for improving productivity, research and development. The industry contributes around $28 billion to the Victorian economy each year and employs around 300,000 people.
“The Victorian Government understands the challenges facing the industry, including the impact of a high Australian dollar. We remain focused on boosting innovation, competitiveness, productivity and labour force participation.”
When last held in Melbourne in 2011, NMW attracted over 11,500 trade visitors. Paul Baker, Exhibition Director for NMW expects this year’s event to be equally successful. According to Baker, the exhibition team is working hard to develop areas of particular interest to industry with this year’s event featuring two new Product Zones - Sustainable Manufacturing and Metals & Composites.
With almost 80% of available space already allocated for the event, Baker urges companies who are considering exhibiting to contact the NMW team to confirm their participation.