Modern Manufacturing Expo 2022

Modern Manufacturing Expo launch

The Expo launch was an exclusive opportunity to be part of the brains trust that will lead Australia to establishing a strong, modern and sustainable manufacturing sector.

The University of Sydney in conjunction with International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd held the Modern Manufacturing Town Hall 2022 on 30 March 2022. This event incorporated the launch of the Modern Manufacturing Expo 2022 and was supported by the University of Sydney’s Sydney Manufacturing Hub – a new core research facility dedicated to additive manufacturing and advanced materials processing.

If the recently held Modern Manufacturing Town Hall is anything to go by then the Expo in September will fill up very quickly – Register Here

More information about the event below.



Stand Up Breakfast


The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade

NSW Government commitment to Modern Manufacturing

Hear Minister Ayres via video link highlighting how Advanced manufacturing has been identified as one of six areas of focus for the NSW Government in the Premier’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Advanced manufacturing is a priority sector for the NSW Government given its potential to support advanced industries such as space, medtech, agrifood, energy technology and defence.


Adeline Williams, Business Development Manager, Defence, The University of Sydney

Opportunities to work with The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney’s manufacturing research crosses a range of manufacturing areas, including new additive and subtractive technologies, semiconductor and sensor fabrication, innovative food processing, automation and robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. There are many ways that industry partners can engage with our experts and utilise our world-leading research infrastructure. This presentation will provide examples of routes to successful collaboration.



Professor Gwénaëlle Proust, The University of Sydney

Introducing the Sydney Manufacturing Hub

The Sydney Manufacturing Hub is delivering world-class capabilities in additive manufacturing and materials processing It delivers cutting-edge expertise in additive manufacturing and materials processing to serve both fundamental and applied research. Learn how to advance your manufacturing business opportunities.


Peter Jain, Director 3rd Axis 

NSW Manufacturer Spotlight 1

3rd Axis will highlight their journey as the first Industry Partner established in the new Sydney Manufacturing Hub. Peter will showcase their 3D printed solutions and existing challenges and successful outcomes.


Steve Milanoski, Head of Advanced Manufacturing, Romar Engineering

Integrating Additive: Creating Opportunity through Materials and Design

Steve Milanoski, Head of Advanced Manufacturing at Romar will discuss their journey of adoption, and how the pace of adoption would not exist without collaboration and personnel that are enthusiastically solving problems.


Philip Crealy, Founder & Director,  Equinox Orthopaedics

The Surgeon’s New Tools:  Machine learning and generative design in the manufacture of custom medical devices

Equinox Orthopaedics is one of the leading medical manufacturers. They design, manufacture, and distribute high-quality medical devices, such as orthopaedic implants, pathology diagnostic systems and medical consumables. Learn how new technologies, equipment and processes have change the way they manufacture.


Marie Kinsella, CEO, International Exhibition & Conference Group

Launch of Modern Manufacturing Expo in September 2022

In line with the Government initiative to power up Australia’s Manufacturing sector. Learn how the Modern Manufacturing Expo will bring together key industry suppliers and education to help traditional manufacturers turn into modern manufacturers. Key exhibitor themes include: Digital & Automation; Industrial Innovation; Green & Sustainable Manufacturing, Modern Manufacturing Business services.


Morning tea break

Best Practice in Modern Manufacturing Seminars

10:30am – 11:15am

Michael Sharpe, National Director of Industry, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Australian Manufacturing: A Modern Economy

Learn how the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness across Australia’s manufacturing industry. Hear the latest research and insights on how the industry can transform to become more advanced.


11:20am – 12:05pm

Left to right: 
Peter Goodwin, Acoustics Centre of Excellence Director at Thales & Sarah Sharp, GM Technical and Engineering, Integrated Weapons and Sensors, Thales Australia & David Forbes, Business Improvement Manager, Thales 

Implementation of modern manufacturing practices at Thales: examples and lessons learned

The presentation will include an overview of a couple of examples of the Thales Australia manufacturing facilities in NSW, including the latest developments for Advanced Manufacturing and opportunities Industry 4.0 as well as some lessons learned particularly in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing.

12:10pm – 12:55pm

Conor Kelleher, Manager New Product Introduction Stryker Additive

Stryker – Manufacturing devices to make healthcare better

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Learn how Stryker utilizes Additive Manufacturing and Digital Technology to design and develop new and innovative medical device products. This presentation will take you through their journey in Additive manufacturing.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch break

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Christian Ruberg, Future Digital Manufacturing Lead, CSIRO 

How new technologies will change the way we manufacture

Learn how technical innovation is changing the way we manufacture and opportunities for Australia to be more competitive.

2:50pm – 3:35pm

Sam Maresh, Country Leader, GE Australia​​

Building Australia’s Advance Manufacturing Capability

Unlock the full potential of Additive Manufacturing. Learn how manufacturers are transforming their business and build innovative new products through advanced machines, software and quality powders.

3:40pm – 4:00pm

Professor Simon Ringer, Director, Core Research Facilities, The University of Sydney

Closing Remarks

Where to from here? What have we learned and what are the important next steps for Australian Manufacturers to harness these new technologies and opportunities in manufacturing?

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Networking drinks


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