Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, to be held on 28 May at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame recognises exemplary companies in the manufacturing industry. This year’s event is being delivered in partnership with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

The theme of this year’s awards is Advancing Victorian Manufacturing, highlighting innovation and the strengths of Victorian companies in advanced manufacturing. There will also be a new award, Woman Manufacturer of the Year, to recognise outstanding women working in the manufacturing industry.

Other categories include Young Manufacturer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year and Leader in Workforce Skills Development and Company Induction. Awards will also be given to companies operating in high-growth manufacturing sectors: transport, defence & construction technologies; medical technology and pharmaceuticals; new energy technologies; and food & fibre.

“I’m proud that this year’s awards feature the new Woman Manufacturer of the Year award, recognising all of the women in the sector breaking down barriers and succeeding in their careers,” said Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll. “These awards are all about celebrating advanced manufacturing.”