Registrations have opened for the 2018 AMTIL National Conference, which will be held in Melbourne on 22 August. Early Bird rates are available until 31 July, so don’t miss out.

The theme for this year’s AMTIL National Conference will be ‘Strategies for Manufacturing Resilience and Growth’. The one-day event will take participants on a learning journey that will help them build resilience in their business, look outside their traditional avenues for opportunities for growth, and inspire them to think outside the square.

AMTIL has already secured an impressive line-up of speakers. The opening keynote will be given by Dr Jens Goennemann, Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), while later in the day Claire Madden, founder and director of Hello Clarity, will offer her insights on ‘Creating an Engaging Culture’. For the closing address, iconic athlete Deanna Blegg will be discussing ‘Personal Resilience’, and the incredible adversity she has dealt with and triumphed over in her life so far.

Expert speakers

Among the other highlights of the speaker program, Gary Bertwhistle will open up proceedings after lunch with the question ‘Who Stole My Mojo?’ Gary is a pioneer in creative and innovative thinking, with a career spanning retail, music, media, corporate education and radio, and has helped organisations of all sizes in all industries to think differently and maximise their potential. His presentation will offer an array of simple, easy-to-implement tips and tools for putting the spark back into your day.

Midway through the morning, the Conference program will split into two streams, with sessions on Leadership and on Technology. In the Technology Stream, Rick Shalders, Director of the Industry Development Unit, Raytheon Australia, will shed light on some the opportunities to work with his company, revealing what’s involved in becoming a supplier for the defence industry giant.

Meanwhile, headlining one of the Leadership Sessions, Ian Cattanach will be discussing ‘How to structure your manufacturing business for growth and profitability.’ As Director – Business Advisory for William Buck has a broad range of experience in the manufacturing industry, including tax, cash flow, information technology and strategic planning. This enables him to offer clients a holistic view and provide advice that takes into account all aspects of their affairs.

Opportunities to exhibit

Alongside its outstanding program of speakers, the 2018 AMTIL National Conference will also feature exhibits by some of the most dynamic organisations engaged in advanced manufacturing in Australia. A small number of exhibition stands are still available, offering a fantastic opportunity for you to promote your business at one of the key events in the Australian manufacturing calendar.

As well as a packed series of presentations and a diverse line-up of exhibitors, the 2018 AMTIL National Conference will also offer plenty of chances to network and interact with your peers. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will all be provided, while after the Conference program concludes delegates are invited to stay for an exclusive networking cocktail function.

For more details on exhibiting at the Conference, contact AMTIL’s Events Manager Kim Banks on To register and book your place to attend the 2018 AMTIL National Conference, visit: