Inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Expo launches in Sydney

Monday, 24 February, 2020

Inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Expo launches in Sydney

Australia’s manufacturing industry and industrial sector is set to benefit in 2020 from the introduction of Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2020 (AMX 2020), with the expo’s conference and exhibition targeted at inspiring future growth in advanced manufacturing processes and production. From today, all manufacturing industry professionals, engineers and industrial tertiary students are able to register for the free-to-attend inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Expo, which will be held from 13–15 May at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

With an annual contribution of over $100 billion to Australia’s GDP and supporting 1.27 million jobs, the Australian manufacturing industry has the potential to increase its national value by $25.3 billion to $34.6 billion between now and 2026, if manufacturers continue to adopt more sophisticated processes, take advantage of cutting-edge technologies, implement robust business models and invest in highly skilled staff or high-value services.

Advanced Manufacturing Expo has been developed to inspire the Australian manufacturing industry to continue its status as a source of economic strength and innovation, and increase global competitiveness, by adopting advanced state-of-the-art technology, R&D and design processes, and emphasising value creation. The expo will also highlight the opportunities available to the nation’s manufacturers if they take full advantage of Australia’s high level of education, abundant natural resources, productive research sector and reputation for quality output.

The expo is being strategically held in NSW to align with the launch of the NSW Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Development Strategy in 2018 and replaces the Sydney edition of National Manufacturing Week. Advanced Manufacturing Expo will offer NSW manufacturers and their 253,000 employees, who produce 30% of the nation’s manufacturing output and generate $33 billion in industry value, direct access to the latest insights from industry leaders and innovative pre- and post-production solutions.

“Advanced Manufacturing Expo, being held for the first time in 2020, is an exciting and necessary addition to the industry’s calendar and our industrial portfolio,” said Jono Whyman, Exhibition Director of Advanced Manufacturing Expo. “The continuous rise in automation, additive manufacturing in production, adoption of Industrial IoT and state-of-the-art technology, and integration of high-level engineering by manufacturers lays a strong foundation for the introduction of AMX 2020.”

Advanced Manufacturing Expo’s Sydney Showground location ensures manufacturers and industrial SMEs based in Western Sydney are only a short distance away, with the region continuing to grow as a focal point for investment and growth in NSW, and the Western Sydney Aerotropolis that is already under development and will be a hub for advanced manufacturing.

Industry associations and sponsors supporting the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Expo include Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), Engineers Australia, AMTIL and Weld Australia. These strategic partners further enhance Advanced Manufacturing Expo’s industry relevance, shaping topical conference sessions and demonstrating the event’s status as the latest premier manufacturing event in NSW.

Visitors to Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2020 will be able to take advantage of six designated product zones to navigate through the exhibition floor, which segment the extensive range of products and solutions from exhibiting suppliers into key operational categories. These six manufacturing product zones include Automation & Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions, Industrial Internet of Things, Machine Tools and Welding Technology.

Event details

The inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Expo 2020 will be held at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, from 13–15 May 2020 and is free for all registered industry professionals.

To register, visit

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