National Manufacturing Week 2018 (NMW 2018) will be held from 9 to 11 May in Sydney.

The free-to-attend event offers unrivalled access to renowned exhibitors and world-class speakers over three days. Themed ‘Where Innovation Meets Opportunity’ in recognition of the leads, lessons and partnerships formed at the event each year, NMW 2018 will focus on and explore the impact of digital transformation, innovative design and business management on the manufacturing industry.

The exhibition area will showcase more than 150 exhibits by leading companies from around the world, across 12 Product Zones: advanced materials, additive manufacturing, automation & robotics, electrical, engineering, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), machine tools, packaging and plastics, industrial safety, supply chain and logistics, warehousing and materials handling, and welding technology.

This year’s speaker program also features a leading-edge series of seminars, showcases, workshops and networking sessions. The event will host 40 presenters including Dresden Optics Founder Bruce Jeffreys, Plastfix’s CEO Mario Dimovsk, Apollo Kitchens’ Managing Director Peter Bader, AusIndustry’s Director of Accelerating Commercialisation Larry Lopez, and SSS Manufacturing’s CEO Chris Brugeaud.

“National Manufacturing Week is Australia’s only fully integrated annual manufacturing exhibition, and provides an unrivalled opportunity for delegates to network, collaborate and learn from one another,” said 2018 Exhibition Director Robby Clark. “Last year was one of our record events in Melbourne, with more than 10,000 attendees coming through the doors. We are ready for another great NMW in Sydney this year, with a number of high-quality speakers and exhibitors already confirmed.”

NMW 2018 will again be co-located with the Safety First Conference & Expo and the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo. The Safety First Conference & Expo is a dedicated event showcasing the latest technologies, products and services to improve safety standards and compliance and reduce safety expenditure.

Inside 3D Printing has quickly grown to become the largest professional 3D printing event series worldwide. This year’s event will feature two days of conference sessions led by top industry experts, plus three days of exhibitions presenting the latest 3D printers, solutions and services. Inside 3D Printing will provide comprehensive coverage and analysis on where the 3D printing industry is today and what business opportunities are on the horizon.

NMW 2018 is expected to attract thousands of visitors, exhibitors and speakers from more than 20 countries around the world. It will also feature a Business Matching Program, which provides attendees a personalised itinerary of meetings and content sessions that match their specific needs and maximises their time onsite. Major industry partners and sponsors for NMW 2018 include the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre, SafeWork NSW, and Welding Technology Institute of Australia.

National Manufacturing Week 2018 will run from 9 to 11 May at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. To register, visit the NMW 2018 website: