UTS Business School invites you to the Future of Manufacturing Forum: Global Value Chains, Smart Specialisation and Flexibility
Manufacturing is a critical driver of the Australian and global economy, being a key source of innovation and competitiveness through R&D, new business models, skills development and productivity growth. This 1-day forum explores the future of manufacturing in global markets and value chains in light of a rapidly changing economic environment, addressing the key challenges for the future of manufacturing nationally, regionally and internationally and how business leaders, academics and policy-makers propose to address these challenges.
Who should attend?
This forum is for practitioners - key decision makers engaged in the production, supply, purchasing or distribution of manufactured products, across every industry from food and beverage to heavy machinery and medical devices.
Why you should attend the Future of Manufacturing Forum
This is a unique opportunity for practitioners to engage with a global and local mix of academic leaders, policy makers and best-practice exemplars. Speakers include Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation & Science Craig Laundy, Shadow Minister for Manufacturing & Science Nick Champion, global manufacturing robotics expert Professor Rodney Brooks from MIT, business-academia collaboration leader Professor Graham Wren from University of Strathclyde, and supply chain research leader Professor Jan Godsell from Warwick University’s Manufacturing Group.
Learn from case studies in manufacturing from some of Australia’s most successful organisations across a wide range of industries, including RØDE Microphones and Retriever Communications, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Innovative Manufacturing CRC and US ‘maker space’ organisation TechShop.
Tickets for the forum are $175 per person.
Download the full program, including speaker details here
8.30: Coffee and Registration
9.30: Keynote: The Hon Craig Laundy MP
10.00: Morning Tea
10.30: First Panel: International Perspectives on The Future of Manufacturing and Global Value Chans (GVCs)
1.00: Keynote: The Hon Nick Champion MP
1.30: Case Studies of Innovation in Manufacturing
3.00: Afternoon Tea
3.30: Second Panel: What Next for Manufacturing
5.00: Summary, drinks
7.00: Dinner at Zaafran (for full conference participants)
Assoc Prof Renu Agarwal
Phone: +61 419 463 953
This Forum is part of the 3-Day 16TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
The Australian Manufacturing Forum.
Discussion - networking - policy formulation
The 4,000-member Australian Manufacturing Forum is the definitive space on social media where those committed to a positive future for manufacturing network and discuss common issues. The Forum organises networking events and Best Practice tours of companies and organisations. The Forum advisory group has crowd sourced from members policy recommendations for government. The interaction and policy outcomes of the Forum make it a new, grass roots voice for manufacturing.
According to the Group Rules:”Our stance is optimistic, positive and forward-looking.”
To join the group search under groups on Linkedin for the Australian Manufacturing Forum.