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2019 National Manufacturing Summit | Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne

Summit Theme : Skills for the Future

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. At the same time, a decade of state and federal government policies has diminished the role of the vocational education and training (VET) sector and, in particular, TAFE. A targeted strategy for workforce development is crucial and will require the manufacturing industry and the VET sector to work together to ensure its success.

The Summit

The Summit will explore the theme ‘Skills for the Future’. Delegates will hear from leading experts from the manufacturing, training…

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Skills for the Future

Australia requires a significant increase in skilled, qualified trades workers in order to meet future demand on major projects in…

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Speaker Highlights

The National Manufacturing Summit will feature an impressive lineup of speakers and panellists including leading industry figures, researchers and thought leaders.

The Hon. Gayle Tierney

Minister for Training and Skills

Former State Secretary (1993-2006) and Federal President (2000-2006) of the AMWU. Following the 2018 Victorian State Election, Gayle was appointed as Minister for Training and Skills, and Minister for Higher Education.

Geoff Crittenden

Chief Executive Officer, Weld Australia

Geoff Crittenden is a chartered engineer with a diverse background in CEO roles. Geoff was instrumental in the introduction of augmented and virtual reality technology to welder training in Australia, revolutionizing the way welders are trained.

Dr Jens Goennemann

Managing Director, AMGC

Dr Jens Goennemann joined AMGC with extensive experience managing large manufacturing operations in Australia and Europe. Previously he served as MD of Airbus Group Australia Pacific and Airbus Helicopters.

Professor Michelle Gee

Director, Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre

Professor Michelle Gee is Director of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and at RMIT University, leading multidisciplinary research, education and workforce training for Aerospace and Defence.

Don't take our word for it...

  • A great line up of speakers. I go to many VET, industry and education focused conferences, and I rate this one as the best I have been to.

    2018 Delegate Testimonial
  • Many of the presentations were, in my opinion, world class. I am so pleased that I attended and look forward to next year’s event.

    2018 Delegate Testimonial
  • Excellent presentations and panels, the quality of the speakers was very high.

    2018 Delegate Testimonial