Inaugural Australian Manufacturing Week to be held in Sydney


Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Inaugural Australian Manufacturing Week to be held in Sydney

Preparations are underway for the inaugural Australian Manufacturing Week exhibition, due to take place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney in June 2022. Owned and operated by The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL), AMW is a manufacturing solutions event that will feature more than 140 organisations showcasing the latest manufacturing technologies, processes and support services. Under the theme ‘Where technology meets innovation’, Australian Manufacturing Week will feature six dedicated zones that cover a range of specialised aspects of the modern manufacturing landscape, including additive manufacturing, machine tools and ancillary equipment, manufacturing solutions, robotics and automation, weld solutions and the Australian Manufacturers Pavilion.

Kim Banks, Head of Events at AMTIL, noted that this is an important new venture for the company. “We’re getting very excited about the way the work on AMW has been going. The response from industry has been incredibly positive, with the exhibition space already fully booked apart from a handful of stands,” Banks said.

While AMW is a new event, AMTIL has plenty of experience in staging industry exhibitions. Since 2000, AMTIL has operated Austech, an advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. The last Austech exhibition — held in Melbourne in May 2019 — was attended by industry professionals from across Australia and around the world, with more than 170 organisations showcasing state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware, software and support services. Going forward, Austech has been incorporated into AMW, an exhibition encompassing all aspects of the manufacturing industry in Australia.

AMTIL launched AMW after Reed Exhibitions announced in mid-2020 that it would cease operation of its National Manufacturing Week (NMW) exhibition. NMW had been held annually since 1999, at venues alternating each year between Sydney and Melbourne. AMTIL has been in partnership with Reed for many years, with all Austech exhibitions having been co-located with the NMW show since 2000. The discontinuation of NMW was seen as an opportunity for AMTIL to develop a more extensive event that demonstrates the full breadth and diversity of the manufacturing industry in Australia. With AMW, AMTIL is widening the scope of its exhibitions portfolio with a showcase of the state of manufacturing in Australia today.

“Our ambition for AMW has always been to not just create a fantastic platform for the industry, but for it to become a real celebration of manufacturing in this country. It’s been great to see so many companies coming onboard by signing up to be part of our inaugural show in Sydney next June. I think it’s going to be an unmissable event for anyone connected to Australian manufacturing,” said Shane Infanti, Chief Executive Officer of AMTIL.

Visitor registrations for AMW 2022 will open in late February, with the event to take place in Darling Harbour from 7–10 June 2022.

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