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National Manufacturing Week 2010 to focus on process control

Sydney Olympic Park will play host to Reed Exhibitions Australia’s National Manufacturing Week 2010 (NMW 2010) conference, which is set to bring together the most inclusive array of manufacturing technology and solutions under one roof in Australia.

The event will take place at the Sydney Showground from 11 to 14 May, and will include an exclusive Process Control & Instrumentation Zone, representing the first time that process control and instrumentation products and services have been highlighted as a standalone destination within the show.

The new Process Control & Instrumentation Zone is one of ten specialty product zones making up NMW 2010, which are all part of the exhibition’s ‘new look’ for 2010, which also includes a new modern logo and branding.

The exhibition has been redesigned around these Product Zones, which are colour-coded to clearly define one industry sector from the next, to make it easier for buyers and suppliers to find each other. NMW 2010, like previous years, is designed to be a fully-integrated manufacturing exhibition, except this year the new Zones will represent all major aspects of the manufacturing sector.

Electrical, Automation & Robotics, Welding Technology, Engineering, Electronics, Health & Safety, Air Technology, Information Technology, Materials Handling, and Process Control & Instrumentation technologies will all enjoy specialty Zones at NMW 2010.

According to exhibition manager for NMW 2010, Paul Baker, this year’s conference will take place in Sydney’s manufacturing heartland and will sign-post an upswing in the manufacturing industry after a hard-fought 18 months.

“NMW2010 will be the event that strengthens Australian manufacturing through technology, innovation and education,” he said. “Our focus is on creating an optimum trading environment for all participants.”

The event is designed to strengthen Australian manufacturing through technology and innovation, and this year will serve as a place where buyers and suppliers of manufacturing technology can capitalise on networking and educational opportunities.

Both PACE magazine and the Institute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IICA) are supporting NMW 2010; PACE will be present at the event as the official media partner of the Process Control & Instrumentation Zone and will be represented at publisher Reed Business Information’s magazine stand at J118. We encourage you to come and say hi!

The new Process Control & Instrumentation Zone is designed to offer suppliers direct access to NMW 2010’s strong following of buyers and specifiers with an interest in process, control and instrumentation.

Product categories within the Zone will include: analysers/analytical equipment; data acquisition equipment/loggers; drives; fieldbus; PLCs; pipes, hoses and fittings; plant monitoring systems; process and control systems; sensors and instrumentation; valves and actuators; software solutions; transmitters and transducers; test and measurements; tanks and vessels; temperature and pressure; and flow measurements.

Process, control, instrumentation and automation companies exhibiting at NMW 2010 include ABB Australia, AMS Instrumentation & Calibration, Daanet, Fluke Australia, National Instruments Australia, OEM Technology Solutions, Pilz Safe Automation, Rittal and Phoenix Contact, SEW-Eurodrive and Testo.

NMW 2010 will also be home to the inaugural Enterprise Connect ‘Manufacturing Outlook’ Seminar Series: an on-site program of presentations and discussions by industry experts and executives on issues affecting the future of Australian manufacturing business.

Manufacturing Outlook 2010 will feature free seminars featuring leading local, national and overseas speakers such as: Phillip Chindamo, chief economist of Australian Industry Group; Professor Roy Green, dean of business at the University of Technology, Sydney; Ray Lobonte, chair of the NZ Design Taskforce, principal of Equip Design Integration, and architect of the New Zealand Government’s Better By Design program; and Jason Furness, former general manager of the Electrolux Refrigeration Plant, Orange.

Over four days, the series will explore an array of topics affecting Australian manufacturers, including: The Future for Australian Manufacturing; Growth Paths for Manufacturers; Expanding Manufacturing Capabilities; and Further Competitive Strategies.

Places are limited for these free seminars, and Reed Exhibitions Australia asks that interested parties register at the NMW 2010 website (below) or by emailing

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