Innovation and Industry 4.0; The Future of Intralogistics, Materials Handling and Supply Chain @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

Announcing its return to Melbourne in 2018, CeMAT, the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, is set to explore Innovation and Industry 4.0; The Future of Intralogistics, Materials Handling and Supply Chain. It will  bring together logistics, warehousing, supply chain, IT and finance leaders, from a wide variety of industries ranging from FMCG through to resources
In its third year, CeMAT AUSTRALIA will focus on the fourth industrial revolution, sharing insights into how smart technology, efficient information management systems and data are enabling industry competitiveness through improved processes and timely decision making.
Across the CeMAT Exhibition and Knowledge Theatre, industry leaders will showcase how improved automation, machine-to-machine communications, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digitalisation is shaping the future of warehousing, manufacturing and intralogistics.
With live demonstrations and cutting-edge presentations, CeMAT AUSTRALIA offers visitors the chance to see how integration of warehousing and intralogistics technology will optimise production and reshape the industry.
The CeMAT Exhibition will showcase over 100 international and local companies who are utilising innovative technologies such as robotics and IIoT to redefine warehouse processes, including Swisslog, Kuka Robotics, Daifuku BCS, Jiangsu, SEW-EURODRIVE, Dematic, Vanderlande and Harley Industrial.

QME (Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition) @ QLD. Mackay Showgrounds
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

Includes innovative products and machinery for the mining industry and live demonstrations of the latest mining equipment and technology.

Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Conference 2018 @ Burnie Arts & Function Centre
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

The annual TMEC conference will be hosted at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre from 25 to 27 July 2018.

The theme of this year’s conference is “What Good Looks Like” and we will highlight some of the great businesses doing world class work in our State.

We have attracted a broad range of  speakers over the three days who will share their stories, while also giving our delegates an opportunity to take something away that they may be able to use in their own business – either through specific advice or in the sparking of a different thought process.  We will wrap up the conference with brief updates from a range of developing projects from around the State.


Futuremap- future-proofing Australian Manufacturing SME’s @ Latrobe City Council HQ (Nambur Wariga Room)
Aug 1 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Competing in today’s increasingly digitalised world and winning in the fourth industrial revolution requires global context and market access, entrepreneurial leadership, a culture of innovation and the adoption of new emerging technologies. But above all, it requires a different set of thinking.

Whether you are new to digital manufacturing or well on the journey, the futuremapTM workshop will give you valuable insights into the current state of your business and then have you consider where you aspire to be, and by when.

Interactive and packed with industry examples, the workshop is intended specifically for you if you are a manufacturing business, to help you
• think differently about the opportunities and challenges of digital manufactuing
• map the current state of your business with respect to capabilities and characteristics vital for future competitiveness and success, and compare this to where you aspire to be in two years from now;
• understand the primary gaps between your current state and your aspirations, to assist you to develop your key areas of focus and potential investment; and
• understand where assistance may be sought to help you on your transition to digital manufacturing.

Prepare to be inspired, learn, and grow as you spend the workshop assessing and mapping your business’ manufacturing capabilities and characteristics using futuremapTM, a business diagnostic tool developed by IMCRC, and deployed in collaboration with the AMGC and the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

This event is exclusively for Manufacturers .
To receive the password to register for this workshop please contact Mal Clark at mclark@amtil.com.au or 0428 328 228 if you are unsure about your eligibility to attend.

For more information, please go to www.imcrc.org/futuremap

Innovation into Profit Program @ William Buck,
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

A series of experts discuss the route from a new idea to a commercial return and the tools available to make it easier
and improve the prospects of success.

Experts from a wide range of backgrounds will bring their unique perspectives, panel discussions and Q&A will draw it all together.
Topics covered include:
•   Patents, designs & trade marks – pros, cons & costs
•   Confidentiality and Protecting your Trade Secrets
•   How to maximise the value of your business
•   Lessons from experience at the coal face
•   Using R&D and Export Market Development grant to boost your business
•   Other Government support programmes

Key Presenters:

  • Dr Mal Clark
  • Ron Mack
  • Dr. Kevin Thomson
  • Ben Mott – Wadeson
  • Georgia Davies-Jackson – Macpherson Kelley
  • Liz Smith – William Buck
  • Rob Crowder – Procept
  • Dr. Rita Choueiri – William Buck

At this free program, participants will access the key drivers for a profitable business and the opportunity to discuss with industry experts.

This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses.

If you have any questions about this event or any future events, please contact EPLearningEvents@industry.gov.au


‘Unlock the Potential’ – Siemens launches Digitalize 2018 @ Melbourne Cricket Ground
Aug 8 all-day
A forum of collaboration, discussion and industry disruption

Our world is becoming ever more connected. Billions of intelligent devices and machines generate massive amounts of data, creating a bridge between real and virtual worlds. August 7th will reveal the power and potential of MindSphere, and how these vast amounts of data can be turned into value – a key success factor for Australian businesses.

With insights from industry experts, exciting discussions and networking opportunities, Digitalize 2018 is an event not to be missed. Join us as we explore Australia’s digital future across themes of Workforce, Industry 4.0, Intelligent Infrastructure and Australia’s Energy Transition.

Unlock the potential.

Why attend Digitalize 2018?

  • Explore ways to shape the digital transformation – with ground-breaking innovations, open collaboration, and ingenious minds
  • Be inspired to unlock your potential with digitalization for your organization in moving towards to the digital future
  • Meet like-minded people – participate in friendly & exciting discussions with great networking opportunities
  • Disrupt your mindset – discover how methodologies are being used across vertical markets to leverage best practice
  • Engage with Siemens experts – see demonstrations of the latest technology across  Siemens’ broad portfolio


In its third year, Digitalize 2018 will feature keynote addresses from:

  • Audrey Zibelman – CEO of AEMO and a member of numerous boards including the CSIRO, Energy Advisory Committee and the Melbourne Energy Institute’s Advisory Board.
  • Innes Willox – CEO of the Australian Industry Group, which represents over 60,000 Australian businesses. Innes also leads the Industry 4.0 Forum, formerly known as the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce.
  • Cedrik Neike – Member of the Managing Board at Siemens AG and responsible for the regions of Asia and Australia and Siemens’ energy portfolio. Siemens is the largest industrial software and automation company in the world, operating across 200 countries.
  • Ian MacLeod – Fleet Delivery Manager for Thameslink at Siemens. The Thameslink project is one of the largest rail infrastructure projects the United Kingdom has undertaken and is set to improve rail connections across London, making passenger journeys more reliable.
  • Michelle Price – CEO of AustCyber, Australia’s Cyber Security Growth Network.
    Siemens Australia and New Zealand, Communications and Government Affairs Michelle has extensive cyber security expertise including from her time leading Australia’s policy positions in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
2018 Technology Expo Melbourne @ Etihad Stadium
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

IICA Technology Expos are a one-stop shop, featuring many companies showcasing their products or services related to the Instrumentation, Control and Automation Industry, over a drink in a friendly and relaxed environment.

PLUS IICA Technical Presentation by: Honeywell Process Solutions at 4.00pm

Technical Presentation Title: **The Automation of the Roof Structure at Etihad Stadium **

A presentation on the automation systems used across Etihad Stadium, including the famous retractable roof structure, and the engineering considerations that led to successful implementation and ongoing support of this unique structure.

>> Free Entry for both events<<

**All are welcome to attend **
Including Managers, Electricians, Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Production Planners, Operational Staff those that run the plant, Instrument Technicians, Health & Safety Officers, Apprentices and Students.

Victorian Vernier Foundation Event @ Kooyong Tennis Club
Aug 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In their 2017 report “The New Work Smarts’, the “Foundation for Young Australians” declared;

“By 2030, Automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job”

To adapt to this change, young people will need;

Smart Learning!         Smart thinking!       Smart doing!

The Vernier Foundation’s 2018 Youth Forum will explore what this means to the high school students of today, the educational institutions and our leading manufacturing companies through our expert panel:

  • Shona McPherson – Media Manager – Foundation for Young Australians
  • Professor Mark Easton – Associate Dean – RMIT University
  • Dr Karen O’Reilly Briggs – Researcher – Latrobe University
  • Dr Steve Dowey – Technology Manager – Sutton Tools

Questions to be addressed:

  • How the nature of work will change and how to be “Smarter”
  • What are the new skills and capabilities, along with STEM to secure the progressive jobs of tomorrow
  • How the educational institutions are adapting to this changing paradigm

Ask your own questions in our interactive Question and Answer panel session!  Make a comment!

When and Where:

  • Thursday 9th of August 2018 at Kooyong Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
  • Open from 12 noon with refreshments at 12.30 – formal event starts at 1pm until 3.30pm
  • Free to all University students, teachers, high school students and Vernier Members
  • Free parking available opposite the centre or by tram to Kooyong station
  • Guests especially welcome at $60– Please RSVP to strider@bigpond.com or petermurie@bigpond.com
Executive Negotiation Capability Workshop @ Australian Institute of Company Directors
Aug 15 @ 12:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Strategic Negotiation & Influencing Capability
By Invitation Only
Workshop limited to 20 people to ensure maximum participation.

You are invited to attend our upcoming workshop “Strategic Negotiation & Influencing Capability” as part of the Government Entrepreneurs’ Programme.
Organised by AMTIL (Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) and on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Includes practical support for businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs, with advice from people with relevant private sector experience, co-funded grants to commercialise novel intellectual property in the form of new products, processes and services, funding to take advantage of growth opportunities, and connection and collaboration opportunities.

This is a personal invitation and not transferable. If you cannot attend and wish to nominate a substitute, please email us with their contact details so we can assess their eligibility in accordance with Government requirements.

12:45 pm registration for 1 – 5:30 pm

Venue: Australian Institute of Company Directors | Level 26, 367 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: Complimentary | this program is funded by the Commonwealth of Australia

AMTIL National Conference – Strategies for Manufacturing Resilience and Growth @ The Ballroom, Leonda By The Yarra
Aug 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Please view event page for full details…

Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo @ ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day

Features Australia’s most comprehensive marketplace of recycling, manufacturing, waste collection and landfill professionals.

IoT Impact 2018 Conference @ University of Technology, Sydney
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day

With over 400 member organisations  and over 700 individual participants across seven work streams, the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) is the peak body representing Internet of Things (IoT) in Australia.

The IoTAA announces the inaugural IoT Impact 2018 event – IoTAA’s national conference and exhibition – to be held at the University of Technology Sydney. This conference will provide insights and intelligence for all businesses to navigate this rapidly shifting landscape, with particular focus on Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Transport, Energy, Water and Food & Agriculture.

With the global IoT market forecast to be worth over $11 Trillion by 2025, IoT will drive rapid and radical workplace transformation across all industries, providing great challenges and opportunities for all companies, large and small.

Now is the time for every industry and business to begin planning, strategizing and implementing digital transformation in order to secure their future.

Whether your business is product and/or solution-oriented, you need to be part of the conversation as Industry and Government come together for two days to discuss the urgency at which Australia needs to embrace the new digital economy.

We see a thriving future for Australia and the world by connecting data, devices, people, processes and things to the internet to create unparalleled opportunities.  It helps people make better and more informed decisions to get the best possible outcomes and ultimately helps to boost Australia’s future success, productivity and economy.

Now is the time for industry and government to seize the opportunities for economic growth and social benefit. Join us at IoT Impact 2018!!

For sponsorship opportunities visit: www.iotimpact.com.au/download-prospectus

@IoTAA1 – Twitter

Ethan Carter
Project Director
+61 487 366 119

PrefabAUS Conference 2018 @ Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

This two-day event offers a unique opportunity to be part of Australia’s rapidly changing building manufacturing industry.  Australia’s prefabricated industry is at the forefront of the global market, and the conference will provide knowledge and networking opportunities to explore the future of the growing sector.The 2018 conference will include keynote speakers, project case studies and workshops to explore how the industry is continuing to grow, innovate and revolutionise the built environment. There will also be networking opportunities as well as an extensive exhibition as part of the event.

All-Energy Australia @ Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Comprehensive clean and renewable energy event. Themes include “The next market disruption-  A look at the evolving energy landscape, its future players and the new market realities for the energy sector”  (bringing industry players together to look at the major hurdles the industry faces over the next 5-10 years and assess how the industry is evolving to cater to these changes). How the energy landscape is evolving and are we reacting fast enough? Where are the emerging opportunities in the market and how is this creating new players in the market? How might this continue to change as we approach 2025

Safety in Action @ Sydney Showground
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Australia’s leading workplace Health & Safety Event – Includes three dedicated safety zones, free safety seminars and workshops, the latest innovative products and services and interactive opportunities.

Fit for the Future: join AMTIL on an engaging ride in to the future @ Riversdale Golf Club
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

First PresentationFit for the Future
Gihan Perera is a Futurist, Conference Speaker, Author and Consultant who gives you a glimpse in to what’s ahead and how you can become Fit for the Future, in your professional and personal life.

Take an inspiring, eye-opening, and engaging ride into the future to learn about the global megatrends shaping your industry, the mindset that helps you lead the change, and the skills you need to get things done in a fast-changing world.

Gihan’s Key Messages:
– The global megatrends shaping business and society
– Influence and power in the Age of Access
– Change is the new normal
– Take more control of your own future

Second Presentation – R&D Tax Incentive – Details and Eligibility
William Buck’s Dr Rita Choueiri – will discuss the criteria and details of the R&D Tax Incentive. Find out if you’re eligible to claim.

AMTIL’s Annual General Meeting will follow these presentations.

Breakfast Served: 8:00am
Presentations Commence: 8:30am
Parking: Free parking is available at the venue.

The Pipeline Repair, Hot Tapping and In-Service Welding Course @ Rydges World Square
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

A  two day workshop providing an in-depth overview of the various aspects of pipeline modification and repair (full encirclement sleeves, hot taps etc) and to address the concerns associated with welding of in-service pipelines.
A thorough understanding of the factors that affect welding onto in-service pipelines helps avoid pipeline shutdowns and interruptions of service, thereby bolstering both economic and environmental benefits for operators and welders alike. Plus, repairs can be undertaken efficiently, effectively and with full confidence
The course includes a review and critical analysis of available thermal analysis models, including the original Battelle model, the heat sink capacity method and the PRCI thermal model for Hot Tap Welding.

International Mining & Resources Conference @ Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre
Oct 28 – Nov 1 all-day

Covers all aspects of mining. Australia’s largest mining event. Bringing together over 4000 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, investors, commodity buyers, technical experts, innovators and educators from over 80 countries for four days of learning, deal-making and unparalleled networking


Ausbiotec @ Brisbane Convention Centre
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

Life sciences conference. Brings together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders, creating a forum to reflect on the sector’s achievements and exchange ideas to further advance the sector’s standing both nationally and globally.AusBiotech is dedicated to consolidating this growth, and our 2018 conference will once again present issues critical to industry. Global biotech trends, breakthroughs, challenges and success stories will feature prominently on the program. Panel discussions and key themes will cover regulation and reimbursement, research translational strategies, new markets, business development and capital access, emerging technologies, clinical trials, regenerative medicine, agriculture and commercialisation.

National Construction Equipment Convention @ Sydney Showground
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day

Australia’s first industry owned multi-disciplinary, multi-event platform for the civil construction and infrastructure sector  Sydney Showground. With the theme ‘Think Globally, Act Locally
’ this three day event will give you the opportunity to interact face-to-face with industry leaders. NCEC will form a vibrant industry hub, working with major associations to create an event, for the industry, by the industry to conquer common challenges and drive the sector forward together. With a focus on infrastructure and cutting edge technologyy.

Ausrail @ National Convention Centre
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Major Australasian rail event. AusRAIL 2018 moves to the nation’s capital and will cover the overarching theme – Rail – For a Better Future.


AMTIL 2018 NSW Christmas Dinner Function @ I'm Angus Steakhouse The Promenade
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kick off the festive season with dinner at one of Darling Harbour’s great restaurants.
Network with other AMTIL Members in a relaxed environment.
Bring your colleagues and share in some early Christmas cheer.

Includes three course meal and drinks.

AMTIL 2018 QLD Christmas Lunch Function @ The Jetty - South Bank River Quay
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to kick off the festive season with a celebratory lunch and a great view.
Network with other AMTIL Members in a relaxed environment.
Bring your colleagues and share in some early Christmas cheer.
Includes three course lunch and drinks.

Australian International Airshow/Avalon @ Avalon Airport
Feb 26 – Mar 3 all-day

Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is a global business event, attracting senior civil aviation, air transport, aerospace and defence industry, military and government decision-makers from around the world.
AVALON 2019 is strongly supported by the Royal Australian Air Force, Airservices Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, the Defence Science and Technology Group and the Departments of Industry, Innovation & Science and of Infrastructure & Regional Development.
International Aerospace Industry Supply Chain Seminars will also provide platforms for companies to engage with potential partners, suppliers and customers from other nations and to identify common challenges, opportunities and solutions.
The spectacular flying displays, for which Avalon is internationally renowned, are again being designed to maximise enjoyment for trade show participants.
They will provide a colourful backdrop to corporate hospitality and business networking, but at the same time will be structured to minimise interruption to conferences, seminars and business meetings.

Austech 2019 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
May 14 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 4:00 pm

AMTIL is the proud owner and organiser of Austech, Australia’s premier Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Exhibition. Austech is the only show specifically targeted at the metalworking, machine tool and ancillary market held in Australia.

Austech covers the key areas of machine tool and sheet metal working including:

  • CNC machining centres: horizontal and vertical machining centres.
  • Turning machines: CNC lathes, automatic lathes.
  • Sheetmetal: forming, bending, punching, shearing equipment.
  • Special purpose machines: grinding, broaching, boring, milling, waterjet cutters.
  • Laser equipment: laser profiling, laser cutting, marking and engraving.
  • Ancillary equipment: cutting fluids, finishing, coatings, robots, cad-cam software.
  • Additive Manufacturing Pavilion
  • Inspection, Measurement, Metrology
  • Quality Systems
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Digitalisation (Industry 4.0) Pavilion
  • Air Technology
  • Manufacturers Pavilion

Austech provides a comprehensive exhibition which attracts thousands of visitors.

For more information visit www.amtil.com.au/austech