NMW to return with Ausplas and new product zones

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The National Manufacturing Week (NMW) is set to make a comeback in Sydney this May, featuring 15 Product Zones and running alongside plastics trade show Ausplas.

NMW to return with Ausplas and new product zones
Australia's premier manufacturing trade show, the National Manufacturing Week is set to return to Sydney this year.

The annual manufacturing trade show, last held in Melbourne, is set to take place at the Sydney Showgrounds from May 13 to 16.

For the first time in Sydney, NMW 2014 will be home to Ausplas, Australia’s leading plastic trade show held once every three years.

Also an industry first and a new addition to this year’s show is an R&D hub allowing those in the industry to speak directly with research providers about their work and opportunities for collaboration and commercialisation.

In 2014, NWM will introduce 6 new Product Zones to present a total of 15 zones focusing on the drivers of manufacturing innovations.

These zones include Digital and Additive Manufacturing, Machine Tools, Engineering Services, Automation and Robotics, Clean Tech etc.  

Three open-access "Solutions Theatres" are also on the cards – for Digital Manufacturing, Health & Safety and Plastics – where visitors can gain insights from presentations and demonstrations by industry experts and selected exhibitors.

NMW Exhibition Director Anthony Reed says the committee reviews the show every year in line with independent research and event organiser Reed Exhibitions’ own intelligence on industry directions.

"Arising from research findings, NMW 2014’s new floor plan will highlight ideas, technologies and strategies that are helping manufacturers drive sales growth," he says.

"In all, NMW 2014 has been designed to give more ideas to a broader cross section of industry. We’re aiming to provide more reasons to visit and therefore, more reasons to exhibit."

Reed adds those thinking of participating in this year’s NMW should contact Reed Exhibitions as soon as possible to secure their place.

Entry to the event is free but visitors must register prior to attending.

For more details on the exhibition, visit NMW’s website.

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