Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024 to be held in Melbourne


Monday, 27 May, 2024

Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024 to be held in Melbourne

The Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024 is set to take place on 20–22 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The summit aims to empower women within the industry by providing a robust platform for networking, knowledge-sharing and collaboration. The agenda features keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops led by influential figures in manufacturing.

The organisers say the summit will bring together a diverse group of industry leaders, innovators and professionals to discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities within the manufacturing field. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most influential figures in the industry, gaining insights and inspiration to drive their own careers forward.

A central theme of the summit is the promotion of inclusivity and diversity within the manufacturing industry. Discussions will focus on strategies to foster a more inclusive workplace, ensuring that women have the support and opportunities needed to thrive in their careers. By highlighting the successes and challenges faced by women in manufacturing, the summit aims to inspire a new generation of female leaders and innovators.

The summit will feature interactive sessions, including champagne roundtables, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Attendees will explore topics such as effective leadership strategies, the impact of technology on manufacturing and methods to achieve sustainability goals.

Key sessions will featureThe Future of Women in Manufacturing’, where Samantha Read, CEO of Chemistry Australia, will discuss challenges, opportunities and strategies to change the status quo. A panel discussion on diversity, moderated by Honi Walker, CEO of SEMMA, will explore policies and practices to improve diversity and support for women in manufacturing.

Karin Vosmansky, Executive Director at Mack Valves, will lead a session titled ‘Empowering Women for Leadership’, which will showcase success stories and promote a culture of mentorship.

The Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024 is designed to bring together current and future leaders in manufacturing holding a senior or emerging role who want to elevate their leadership skills and develop their knowledge across the key issues impacting the industry. It is open to professionals from all areas of the manufacturing sector. Those interested in attending can find more details and register on the event’s official website. Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited and expected to fill quickly.

Early bird discounts apply up to 31 May and a second tier up to 28 June. Click here for registration.

Image credit: iStock.com/Su Arslanoglu

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