• AMGC
    Supporting Partner

    The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) was established in 2015 as a key plank of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centre Initiative. Its goal is to drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness across Australia’s manufacturing industry.

    AMGC is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation and is run by a board and management team of industry experts. It is connected with a nationwide network of manufacturers, universities and research institutions, and export hubs.

    The Centre’s role is to share its respected research on how the industry can transform to become more advanced. AMGC puts its research into action by engaging with manufacturers and universities in high-impact projects and export hub opportunities.

    AMGC encourages likeminded manufacturers and research institutions to join its ranks. Membership is open and free of charge to those who care about developing a more globally competitive manufacturing sector.

  • APCO
    Supporting Partner

    The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not for profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Our vision is a packaging value chain that collaborates to keep packaging materials out of landfill and retains the maximum value of the materials, energy and labour within the local economy.

    We work with governments, businesses and other organisations from across Australia’s large and complex packaging value chain to develop the insights, resources and programs that are needed to build a sustainable national packaging ecosystem. This includes facilitating the delivery of Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets, an important step on the pathway to a circular economy.

    All of our work is underpinned by the Collective Impact Framework, a powerful cross-sector collaboration tool that unites a diverse range of stakeholders from across the value chain behind our common vision. We deliver this model of shared responsibility through the promotion of circular packaging design, working to improve collection and recycling systems and education, and expanding markets for used packaging.

    Supporting Partner

    SEMMA is the peak industry association representing over 200 leading manufacturing companies located in Melbourne’s South East region.

    We advocate for good government policy and decision making to assist in keeping manufacturing viable in a global context.

    As a professional association, it is our business to know everything manufacturing. This means we are familiar with changes that effect industry performance, opportunities and challenges faced by our members day in, day out. We share this intelligence for the benefit of members to give them the greatest chance of ongoing success.

    At SEMMA, we also recognise the importance of manufacturing to the community at large, which is why we want all members to be high achievers. High performing manufacturers results in the industry continuing to be a powerhouse of economic development for the region. Why is this important you may ask? Because studies have revealed that in manufacturing, for every $1 million in new or retained output, up to 6-10 equivalent full time (EFT) jobs are provided*. Therefore, the multiplier effects from the growth of any one manufacturer has the potential to positively impact your business, and as long as the industry is succeeding, then win-wins are experienced all around.

  • Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance
    Supporting Partner
    Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance

    The Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance (Manufacturing Alliance) is the Jobs and Skills Council (JSC) for the manufacturing industry. It is an industry owned and industry led organisation supporting the development of skilled workforces that enable modern manufacturing and associated industries to succeed. We work with stakeholders across Australia including employers, unions, educators, learners and governments to build a skilled workforce for now and for the future.

    Our predecessor, IBSA Group, was part of the vocational education and training sector for 20 years including being a Skills Service Organisation for the manufacturing industry.

    The headquarters of the Manufacturing Alliance is in Melbourne, and our team is based throughout Australia.

    Supporting Partner

    The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) represents Australia’s leading companies within the Processing and Packaging Industry and your company can become a part of this network.

    Established in 1983 the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), is Australia’s only national packaging and processing machinery association and the proud owners of AUSPACK; which is the largest biennial packaging and processing machinery and materials exhibition in Australia.

    The APPMA’s objective is to promote, integrate and foster participation and development at all levels of the packaging and processing machinery side of the industry. Members include manufacturers, distributors and importers of packaging and processing machinery who are suppliers to industries such as food, beverage, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, confectionery, bakery & snacks and fresh produce.

  • ARM Hub
    Supporting Partner
    ARM Hub

    Our mission is to help manufacturers of all sizes embrace difeerent ways of working, adopt new technologies and achieve a step-change in their performance. We work with Australian companies to integrate robotics, artificial intelligence and other Industry 4.0 technologies into their manufacturing operations. Introducing these technologies can help you increase efficiencies, optimise your workforce, and become more competitive.

    We can offer advanced manufacturing business readiness workshops, site visits and assessments, and technology demonstrations. For those looking for a commercial solution, we have technology accelerators and in-house design experts to support client business objectives. We can also help companies access competitive grants and commercial contracts, as well as administer and deliver granted projects.