In­no­va­tion and growth at Emex

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

This year's EMEX event will fea­ture an en­tire day de­voted to in­no­va­tion, ca­pa­bil­ity and growth. One of the high­lights is an in­de­pen­dently chaired panel dis­cus­sion in­clud­ing New Zealand Trade and En­ter­prise's (NZTE) Craig Arm­strong.

He says: “The panel will al­low businesses to gain valu­able in­sights through its mix of ex­perts giv­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, open dis­cus­sion and tak­ing ques­tions.

“With real sto­ries and re­cent ac­tiv­ity this will be prac­ti­cal rather than the­o­ret­i­cal. Man­u­fac­tur­ing is vi­tal to our econ­omy, and rapidly shift­ing busi­ness mod­els re­quire a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the ca­pa­bil­ity and ap­proaches that re­spond to mar­ket needs.

“The panel will look at what is be­ing and should be done to help man­u­fac­tur­ers suc­ceed.

“The fo­cus will be on the role of, and how, these or­gan­i­sa­tions mak­ing up the panel are work­ing to­gether to help New Zealand businesses ad­dress prob­lems and re­spond to the need to be in­no­va­tive and dy­namic.

For­mat will be by us­ing sto­ries of how some EMEX ex­hibitors and other lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ers are in­no­vat­ing, ac­cess­ing re­quired skills and open­ing new mar­kets.

“We'll see what chal­lenges people have and let them see how oth­ers can help and how govern­ment agencies and oth­ers are work­ing to­gether to over­come con­straints.

“We want people to seek as­sis­tance so we can share with them how ex­ist­ing businesses are mak­ing the most of what's avail­able. The panel dis­cus­sion will dis­cover a great deal about skills-based in­no­va­tion and growth.”

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