AMTIL has unveiled details of the themes that will be explored in the Future Solutions Stage speaker program during the Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) exhibition in Melbourne next March.

In addition to the country’s biggest manufacturing industry expo, AMW 2022 will feature several parallel events to complement the main event. Situated in the middle of the AMW exhibition, the Future Solutions Stage will feature a series of speakers sharing knowledge, expertise and insights. For each of the four days of AMW, the Future Solutions Stage will explore a specific theme. They are:

  • Tuesday 8 March: Women in Manufacturing
  • Wednesday 9 March: Unlimit3D – Unlocking Additive Technology Opportunities
  • Thursday 10 March: Research & Innovation
  • Friday 11 March: A Celebration of Australian Manufacturing

The first day of AMW 2022 will coincide with International Women’s Day. To mark this the show will begin with a day-long celebration of the contribution made by women to Australian manufacturing, with the Future Solutions Stage featuring an all-female line-up of speakers from across the industry. The opening of AMW will also be preceded by a special Women in Manufacturing networking breakfast.

“It’s a happy coincidence that next year’s show is opening on International Women’s Day, so the first day of the speaker program will reflect that,” says Kim Banks, AMW Exhibition Manager and Head of Events at AMTIL. “We’re working on a great program aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in this industry, and perhaps inspiring a next generation of younger women to consider manufacturing as a career.”

For the second day of the show, the Future Solutions Stage will be devoted to additive manufacturing, with Unlimit3D returning after its launch at AMTIL’s Austech exhibition in 2019. Under the theme ‘Strengthening and Securing Australian Supply Chains’, and with generous support from the event’s major sponsor Amiga Engineering, Unlimit3D will next year take place right at the heart of the AMW exhibition, open to all.

“The first UNLIMIT3D was a big success two years ago, but as the event was separate the Austech exhibition, it felt kind of removed from the main event,” explains Banks. “For AMW 2022, we’ve decided to stage it at the Future Solutions Stage, so anyone visiting AMW can come along and learn about this technology. We think it’ll be a big hit.”

Day three will look at Research & Innovation, with speakers from across industry, government and academia discussing ways manufacturers and researchers can collaborate more effectively to develop and commercialise Australian innovations. Finally, the last day will celebrate some of the great success stories coming out of Australian manufacturing today – with a focus on how the use of new technology is driving the industry forward.

AMTIL is currently hard at work curating an exciting, inspiring program, and is inviting industry to contribute their ideas for speakers or subjects to cover. Suggestions should be sent to:

“AMTIL’s motto is ‘Connect. Inform. Grow’, and having a compelling speaker program at events like these is a big part of that,” said Banks. “Keep an eye on the AMW website ( and our social media channels – there will be plenty of further announcements between now and March.”

Proudly owned and operated by AMTIL, AMW 2022 promises to be an unmissable highlight of next year’s manufacturing industry calendar. Incorporating Austech, AMTIL’s longstanding advanced manufacturing and machine tool expo, the inaugural edition of AMW will take place at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 8-11 March 2022. For more information on exhibiting at AMW, please contact Anne Samuelsson, Head of Sales at AMTIL.
T: +61 400 115 225


The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is the peak national body that represents the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector. Since its establishment in 1999, AMTIL has engaged in a range of initiatives aimed at supporting and promoting the industry in Australia. These include: Austech, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition; the industry-leading publication AMT Magazine; and an array of other services for its members.

Contact: Mrs Kim Banks, Head of Events
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