National Manufacturing Summit

Date: 21 – 22 August 2019

Location: The Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne

Technology area: Advanced Manufacturing

Type of event: Summit

About the event

Australia requires a significant increase in skilled, qualified trades workers in order to meet future demand on major projects in industries as diverse as defence, shipbuilding, aerospace, infrastructure, rolling stock, and resources.

The manufacturing sector is experiencing a period of sustained growth, and industry participants continue to cite workforce capability as an ongoing challenge. Finding and retaining skilled workers is front of mind, as is maintaining currency of skills and knowledge.

The Summit will explore the theme ‘Skills for the Future’ and will highlight the importance of a skilled workforce capable of competing at an international level. Delegates will hear from leading experts from the manufacturing, training and skills sectors on what they can do now to future proof their organisations, as well as themselves.