•    Tuesday 26 June, 2018
  • Australian Parliament House, Canberra

National Manufacturing Summit 2018

Solutions to Critical Issues: Energy & Technical Training

The economic evidence is growing that Australia's manufacturing sector is poised for a turnaround -- as documented in last year's Summit paper, "Manufacturing: A Moment of Opportunity." 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 will therefore form the basis of the summit’s program. To register, click on the 'Register Now' link. If you are interested in participating in the Summit as a Speaker, Panellist or event sponsor, please use the 'Contact Us' link at the top of this page.

The Summit

The 2018 National Manufacturing Summit will see a diverse group of industry stakeholders assemble at Parliament House in Canberra on…

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Key Themes

Industry participants continue to mention two crucial constraints which are holding back manufacturing’s renaissance: energy insecurity and Australia’s fragmented skills…

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The National Manufacturing Summit offers a unique opportunity to showcase your company and services to the manufacturing industry’s key decision-makers.…

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Keynote Speakers

The National Manufacturing Summit will feature an impressive lineup of speakers and panellists including Commonwealth and State politicians, leading industry figures, researchers and academics.

Professor Ross Garnaut

President, SIMEC ZEN Energy

Professor Garnaut is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne and the author of numerous publications in scholarly journals on international economics, public finance and economic development.

Neil Coulson

Victoria Skills Commissioner

Mr Coulson was appointed the inaugural Victorian Skills Commissioner in 2015 following the government’s decision to create an independent body dedicated to improving Victoria’s training system. He has an extensive background across industry and business.

Gordon Wymer

Chief Commercial Officer, Snowy Hydro

Gordon's 20 years in the energy industry began with 10 years of energy industry advisory, mergers and acquisition roles at Fay, Richwhite & UBS. Gordon played a leading role in Snowy Hydro’s evolution from generator to the fourth pillar in the National Electricity Market.

Michael McLeod (Dinner Keynote)

Michael McLeod - Chairman, Indigenous Defence Consortium

Michael McLeod is a member of Australia’s stolen generation and a Ngarrindjeri Monaro man from Southern NSW. Chairman of the Indigenous Defence Consortium, Co-Chair of CareerTrackers and the CEO and a founding Director of Message Stick, Michael’s career is inspiring - a road less travelled by others.

Program Highlights

The Hon. Karen Andrews MP

Geoff Crittenden

Senator the Hon Doug Cameron

Dr Jens Goennemann

Penny Prasad

The Hon. Mark Butler