Australian Manufacturing Week 2022 has been rescheduled and relocated, with the event now planned for June next year.
The event’s organiser, AMTIL, said in a statement on Friday that its board met last week and made its decision to move the event to Sydney in response to the current Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne.
Instead of being held March 8 – 11 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition, it will now go ahead June 7 – 10 at Darling Harbour’s International Convention Centre. AMW would then be held in Melbourne on May 9 – 12 in 2023.
AMTIL said it was confident that the current COVID-19 outbreak will be contained, and high vaccination levels would allow for large public events by June next year.
“Despite the great support we have for the exhibition from all our exhibitors, recent developments relating to the COVID-19 Delta strain have created an unpredictable environment that we felt had the potential to seriously jeopardise the event given that it is so early in the New Year,” explained AMTIL CEO Shane Infanti.
“The AMTIL Board felt that the return of exhibitions is an important step in our COVID recovery plan and that there remains a very strong appetite for a show at some stage in We explored a number of options in regard to shows over the coming two years.”
Australian Manufacturing Week was announced in July 2020, soon after Reed Exhibitions discontinued the National Manufacturing Week event, following a review of its events portfolio.
AMTIL has run the Austech expo since 2000, which was co-located with NMW, mostly recently at MCEC in 2019.
“Running AMW in June at the ICC Darling Harbour would represent a return to Sydney since we last ran Austech there in 2012, and reflects strong local demand for a significant manufacturing Event,” added Infanti.
AMTIL (short for Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited) was established in 1999 and is the peak national body for manufacturing technology suppliers and users.
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