SMART MANUFACTURING 16 is an event designed to promote Dandenong and South East Melbourne as the largest and most vibrant MANUFACTURING ZONE in Australia.

Dandenong and South East Melbourne Manufacturing Zone

What is Smart Manufacturing 16?

Smart Manufacturing 16 is a vibrant industry showcase that presents and promotes Dandenong and South East Melbourne as the largest and most innovative MANUFACTURING ZONE in Australia.

Never before have seven Councils come together in a united front, with united goals, to represent the vision of the ‘Manufacturing Zone’; a collective agenda of Committee for Dandenong (C4D) and SEMMA to prioritise areas for investment, jobs, growth and prosperity in Manufacturing.

This unique presentation in the central streets of Dandenong, ensures that community members are alongside Trade Delegates in changing the perception of manufacturing. The showcase will provide the perfect platform for networking opportunities and career guidance for students, and members of the community.

The event showcases the industry’s most dynamic members, businesses, thoughts and ideas in an all-day FREE expo in the heart of Dandenong's Civic Centre and Surrounding Streets.

Event Features

Exhibition Zone

  • Manufacturing Capability
  • Investment Ready Projects
  • Evolution of Manufacturing
  • Future of Manufacturing


  • Keynote Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Industry Leaders and Innovators
  • Networking Opportunities

Download the SM16 Poster

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