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Solutions to Critical Issues: Energy & Technical Training

The National Manufacturing Summit is a must event for those with a critical interest in manufacturing, energy issues and in technical training.  The economic evidence is growing that Australia’s manufacturing sector is poised for a turnaround.  However, industry participants continue to mention two crucial constraints which are holding back that renaissance: energy insecurity and Australia’s fragmented skills and training. These two crucial themes form the basis of the Summit’s program.  Early bird rates will close on 30 April 2018.

Hosted by Weld Australia (formerly the Welding Technology Institute of Australia) and supported by last year’s Summit host, the Centre for Future Work, the National Manufacturing Summit brings together a range of partners and speakers from across industry, education and politics including the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills; Senator the Hon Doug Cameron, Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE & Apprenticeships; Mr Neil Coulson, Victoria Skills Commissioner; Professor Ross Garnaut, President SIMEC ZEN Energy; Weld Australia; Australian Steel Institute; Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre; Australian Super and TAFE Directors Australia.

The 2018 National Manufacturing Summit is being held on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, with all the necessary information about the Summit available here.

The Summit offers a unique opportunity for key participants in the manufacturing, energy, and the technical training sectors to discuss, converse and debate the direction of manufacturing in Australia. The objective of the National Manufacturing Summit is to identify promising industry and skilling opportunities; pragmatic policy measures designed to support an industrial turnaround; and what needs to happen to translate these into action.  Manufacturing is undergoing a renaissance in Australia and the Summit will consider the two crucial constraints holding back that renaissance: energy insecurity and Australia’s fragmented skills and training.

Registrations for the National Manufacturing Summit are now open. This is an event not to miss and it is being held while the Australian Parliament is sitting. Please register here and take advantage now of the early bird rates (until 30 April 2018).

For further information or enquires about 2018 National Manufacturing Summit please contact Ms Donna South at

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