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Western Sydney businesses in the limelight for National Manufacturing Week 2012

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Australia’s largest integrated manufacturing industry event, National Manufacturing Week (NMW), will include a strong Western Sydney focus when it returns to the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park on May 8-11. The location is a gateway to Sydney’s west and the event will be significant for Western Sydney businesses looking for new contacts, ideas and innovations.

With more than 60 Western Sydney businesses exhibiting, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell describes the industry event as “crucial” to long term success for the manufacturing industry. 

"If we’re going to give Western Sydney the jobs and the opportunities they deserve, it’s vital that manufacturing is given every chance to succeed," observes Mr O’Farrell.

"By bringing together customers and suppliers, and promoting new technologies and innovations, trade events such as NMW are crucial to ensuring our local businesses remain internationally competitive," Mr O’Farrell continues.

Representing Western Sydney will include:

  • Australia’s leading independent energy management company Energy Action, Parramatta
  • Erskine Park-based Ubeeco, who offers some of the world’s leading specialist packaging products
  • Cryonomic in Penrith and Dry Icetech Australia in Minto, both showcasing environmentally-friendly industrial cleaning based on dry ice
The exhibition will also include locally-based operations of global companies, including factory automation company Mitsubishi Electric, gases, chemicals and equipment supplier BOC and welding products and services pioneer Kemppi.

Special events for Western Sydney’s manufacturing sector 
NMW 2012 will include forums and discussions especially for local manufacturing and allied businesses, including:

  • The 2012 Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum (Tuesday, May 8) will include Keynote Address by The Hon. Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier, NSW followed by a facilitated panel forum discussing how local businesses can develop new areas of competitive advantage, and collaborative partnering to access global supply chains.
  • The Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC) Forum: Improving the Bottom Line (Thursday, May 10), will focus on strategies for improving efficiencies and boosting the bottom line in manufacturing businesses. Speakers will present research and case studies that relate directly to local conditions.

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