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NSW Manufacturing Week 2010

Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW) presents NSW Manufacturing Week from 3-9 May 2010.

NSW Manufacturing Week aims to inspire and encourage manufacturers to be innovative and to develop their ideas. It offers a wide range of workshops, seminars and site visits designed to inform small to medium enterprises of the latest ideas to grow and evolve their businesses.

About NSW Manufacturing Week 2010

NSW Manufacturing Week promotes and celebrates the geographical diversity and the key role that the industry has to play in the social and economic wellbeing of the State. It will address many of the issues relevant to the future success of the industry by highlighting the latest ideas in manufacturing products and support services.

Major themes to be incorporated into the Week include:
• marketing and communications
• logistics and supply chains
• human resources and upgrading skills
• new manufacturing opportunities, and
• sustainability and innovation.

NSW Manufacturing Week 2010 will provide an opportunity for I&I NSW to assist manufacturers across the State to compete in the global market by highlighting best practice techniques, strategies and case studies.

Working with major Government and non-government partner organisations, I&I NSW will present topics covering such diverse topics as:

• the future of technology
• the global economic outlook
• networking for knowledge
• can your product be exported?
• innovative skills and skills strategies
• and much, much more.

Women in Manufacturing Lunch

The Women in Manufacturing lunch is a highly popular annual event. To be held at Mt Druitt TAFE, it is a forum for prominent business women leaders and the newly formed Women in Manufacturing strategic business cluster to share their thoughts about their careers in manufacturing and to analyse the needs of women in the industry.

Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum

The Western Sydney Manufacturing Leaders Forum headlines NSW Manufacturing Week. To be held on Monday 3 May, the forum will examine innovative and sustainable manufacturing. It includes an industry panel discussion featuring leading Australian industry and Government speakers.

Fosted by RDA Australia (Sydney), the Forum will discuss challenges arising from the Global Financial Crisis and revitalising your business using innovative sustainable manufacturing strategies. It will closely examine:

• whole-of-life product development
• redefining business processes and models
• improving your market intelligence
• the rapidly changing industrial and HR market; and
• innovation and collaboration.

Up to 250 managers and owners of small to medium enterprises will attend the Forum.

Site visits

Site visits are an opportunity for you to inspect some of the more interesting businesses contributing to the manufacturing sector in your region, examine how they become successful, and to identify potential strategic alliances.

Site visits are a highly popular part of the NSW Manufacturing Week program and those interested in taking part should register early.  

More information
NSW Manufacturing Week 2010 events will be held in the Sydney, Western Sydney, Riverina, South-East NSW, Central West NSW and Hunter regions.

For a complete list of events and site visits, information and registration details visit or call 1300 661 539.


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