Australian Manufacturing Week is set to welcome the world to Sydney this month, with the show being held at Darling Harbour for the first time since 2008.


Australian Manufacturing Week replaces Austech and National Manufacturing Week as the premier Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tool show in the country. Being held from 7-10 June in Sydney at Darling Harbour, the event showcases six Technology Zones, including Machine Tools & Ancillary Equipment, Welding and Air Technology, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation, Manufacturing Solutions and the Australian Manufacturers Pavilion.

The last time the show was held, in Melbourne in 2019, we had visitors from 45 countries around the world – highlighting the international recognition the show has built up over the last 20 years.

We are very pleased to return to the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour for the first time since the Centre was rebuilt in 2016. During the rebuild, Austech and National Manufacturing Week relocated to Homebush for the 2010 and 2012 shows. Whilst these years were still successful events for us, a move back to the city venue was always considered the obvious choice.

AMW 2022 takes place during a period of resurgence for Australian manufacturing. The COVID-19 crisis highlighted Australia’s vulnerability to disruptions in global supply chains, and reinforced the belief among the general public that a strong manufacturing sector is essential to our country’s future prosperity. The industry was quick to regroup and rebound from the initial shock of the pandemic, and despite subsequent outbreaks and lockdowns, has maintained a steady upwards trajectory ever since. This mood of optimism has been evident in the preparations for AMW 2022 with the early interest both from exhibitors and from people planning to visit the show, suggesting there is strong positive sentiment across the industry and a willingness to invest for the future.

With 170 exhibitors across the six Technology Zones, the event will have something for everybody to see. I hope our readers take the time to visit the show and that it is a worthwhile experience for you.