Modern Manufacturing Expo adds Smart Manufacturing conference

Tuesday, 26 July, 2022

Modern Manufacturing Expo adds Smart Manufacturing conference

The Modern Manufacturing Expo, which takes place at the Sydney Showground in September, has announced the addition of a one-day conference to its education program: the Smart Manufacturing Conference, taking place on 20 September.

“The conference presents an exciting opportunity for expo delegates to have in-depth discussions surrounding the future of manufacturing in Australia and to hear from leading companies who are actually putting these ideas into action in their own factories,” said Marie Kinsella, CEO of the International Exhibition & Conference (IEC) Group, organisers of the Modern Manufacturing Expo."

“Our speaker line-up features industry leaders, which include KNAPP, IFM, Nano Dimension, Universal Robots, Mitsubishi Electric, CSIRO, AusIndustry and MYOB, among others,” she added.

Smart Manufacturing Conference

The program for the Smart Manufacturing Conference on 20 September includes presentations from experts on future thinking and practical topics such as:

  • Smart-sourcing new technologies and equipment
  • The benefits of deep learning AI in the automated process
  • Navigating the additive manufacturing landscape in highly regulated industries
  • Government support and grants available to local manufacturers
  • Optimising production through smart manufacturing

“At the end of the day, attendees will leave the Smart Manufacturing Conference with a practical understanding of the path to digitalisation, the costs involved and the benefits it will bring to both their operations and bottom line,” Kinsella said.

Also on offer at the Modern Manufacturing Expo

The event will be opened by Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic, who will give a government address at the Expert Arena on 20 September 2022.

Manufacturing Industry Leaders Breakfast

Kickstarting the Modern Manufacturing Expo, attendees of this networking event will have the opportunity to listen to NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres as he discusses the future of manufacturing in NSW.

Innovation & Collaboration Zone

The expo will feature a dedicated Innovation & Collaboration Zone where universities, manufacturing hubs and CRCs will showcase their offerings to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturers can connect with innovation creators and learn how these organisations can support their advanced manufacturing goals.

Expert Arena

All registrations for the Modern Manufacturing Expo will include complimentary access to the Expert Arena, which will be scheduled across the two days. Here, attendees can access live demonstrations of the latest in manufacturing technologies and hear expert presentations on topics such as 3D printing, a manufacturer’s guide to cloud software, AI, robotics, machine learning and digital manufacturing.

Real advice to give manufacturers a clear path forward

“These topics and speakers have been specifically curated to answer the real-life questions that local manufacturers have today,” Kinsella said. “We know that they’re tired of wading through jargon and hearing about abstract concepts rather than real, practical and implementable advice from manufacturers who’ve actually put these ideas into practice.

“We want them to walk out of the expo with a clearer idea of how to kickstart their journey to digital transformation. With the resources and support network on offer, the journey will be easier.”

Workplace Health & Safety Show

The Modern Manufacturing Expo will run alongside the Workplace Health & Safety Show, an event for workplace health and safety decision-makers across all industries. The WHS Show will showcase the latest health and safety products and resources and innovative solutions for the modern workplace.

Modern Manufacturing Expo visitors can register for all events at

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