National Manufacturing Week 2013 to feature 12 product zones and new sections

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Australia’s leading manufacturing and industry trade show is set to make a comeback this year and will feature, for the first time in Victoria, a record 12 product zones and two brand new sections- Sustainable Manufacturing and Metals & Composites.

National Manufacturing Week 2013 to feature 12 product zones and new sections
National Manufacturing Week will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 7-10

This year's show will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 7-10.

According to event organisers Reed Exhibitions, the Sustainable Manufacturing Product zone will focus on opportunities for reducing industry's environmental footprint while the Metals & Composites zone will present new developments in industry's quest to develop reliable, lightweight, easily moulded manufacturing materials.

This year's event also offers a rolling program of product demonstrations and opportunities for manufacturers to meet representatives from emerging industry sectors to discuss areas of potential synergy.

The show will be co-located with another exhibition, Austech, which focuses on advanced precision manufacturing and machine tools.

Exhibition director Paul Baker says the event is one that strengthens industry through technology, education and innovation.

"In terms of technology, NMW is one of the few forums in which you can see new equipment being demonstrated- in some cases, you can compare technologies from different suppliers, side by side- to assess the solution of best fit for your business," he says.

Reed Exhibitions add the show acts as a platform for the launch of new products and services, giving visitors the first look at brand new technologies.

"Almost everyone comes away from NMW having seen game-changing product or service," Baker says.

"I hear someone leaving NMW say: 'I had been thinking that there should be a product that does X - and I've seen it today at NMW."

Baker believes the show will present great networking opportunities for visitors and will be expecting a strong turnout this year.

"More than 300 exhibitors will be presenting new and innovative solutions, and we're also expecting strong visitor numbers," he says.

"When NMW was last held in Melbourne, in 2011, there were more than 10,000 visitors, and this year's event should be equally well attended, which will mean strong networking opportunities across industry sectors."

Baker recommends visitors to the show use the website- to research exhibitors and partner events they wish to target during the four-day exhibition.

Entry to NMW is free for trade, and visitors can pre-register at National Manufacturing Week's website to skip the queues when doors open May 7.

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