Building on Innovation for a vibrant and sustainable future - a focus for future manufacturing
Tuesday 24 May 2011
On Thursday I'll be part of the panel that wraps up the National Manufacturing Week 2011 in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre under the theme of Meeting the challenges of the next generation of manufacturing with a focus on Innovation and Sustainability. It should be an interesting chat as we consider what the future might hold for manufacturers here in Australia and potentially around the world. The link to the conference site is below
Link to the Conference program available from their website is available here.
The panel will be chaired by Sandra George, a long term leader for manufacturing firms in Australia and head of the City of Greater Dandenong's South East Business Networks (SEBN) and includes Phillip Chindamo, the Chief Economist at AI Group, Dr Erol Harvey, the CEO of Minifab, Damon Cantwell a partner with Deloitte and myself. Our key focus is building on innovation for a Vibrant and Sustainable future - big topic with much to cover!
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Monday 27 February 2017
It's been a significantly busy couple of months looking at how Industries and Government Agencies are preparing for change. The Companies versus Climate Change conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November/December, and a meeting with the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii (Manoa) in January show that positive action is happening, despite some of the headlines
Saturday 31 December 2016
Many of you know that each year I make an observation about what I think the year will bring. The track record suggests I'm usually a couple of years ahead of the curve. With that said I'm calling 2017
Monday 12 December 2016
In Ft. Lauderdale USA I recently attending a delightful provocatively named 'Companies Versus Climate Change' conference. And the message is clear - companies, BIG well known companies are tackling the issues of climate change, sustainability and their carbon footprints and both making and saving VAST sums of dollars. The simple take away message from the presentations over the three days could not have been more explicit - tackling climate change pays off big time!