Symposia Information


Smart Manufacturing 16 will see Dandenong’s Drum Theatre host a special Symposia designed to provide advice, insight and practical solutions for local manufacturers, businesses and the next wave of industry ‘up-and-comers’.

The Symposia will explore in-depth what innovation, advanced manufacturing, R&D, education and what commercialisation means to your business, workforce and future outlook.

Dynamic sessions will feature industry leaders and commentators at the forefront of industry trends, innovation, research, education, export and professional services.

Labor Senator for Victoria and Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry Kim Carr will make a keynote address followed by a Q&A with members of the audience.

The day-long Symposia is a unique opportunity to network with like-minded people, ask questions, and receive useful advice and information on the latest commercial, technological, market and career opportunities.

The Smart Manufacturing Symposia will be held at the Drum Theatre, Dandenong
Dandenong's Drum Theatre

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Symposia Program



Rehearsal Room

Committee Room

9.30am – 10.30am

Pathways in Manufacturing

How Do I Fund My Innovation?

11.00am – 12.00pm

CSIRO's Metallic 3D Printing and Putting Innovation to Work

Trade and Cashflow Finance

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Smart Manufacturing: Industry Leaders in Our Midst

Industry Skills Fund

(12:30 - 1pm)

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Keynote Address: Senator Kim Carr

2.15pm – 3.15pm

Commercialisation and Export

What Does 3D Printing Mean for Your Business?

3.45pm – 4.45pm

Defence: The Local and Global Supply Chain

Skills of the Future

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Information on Sessions