SouthMACH 2017: A show­case of in­no­va­tion and learn­ing

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - SOUTHMACH -

There’s a real buzz around the South Is­land as one of New Zealand’s biggest and most an­tic­i­pated en­gi­neer­ing, ma­chin­ery, in­dus­trial and tech­nol­ogy events SouthMACH, re­turns to Christchurch in less than eight weeks.

The or­gan­is­ers, XPO Ex­hi­bi­tions, are keen to fur­ther cap­i­talise on a strong 2015 prior event which en­joyed strong growth in in­dus­try vis­i­tors. With new fea­tures, a fo­cus on high-tech man­u­fac­tur­ing, in­no­va­tion, and ed­u­ca­tion as well as an es­ti­mated 100+ ex­hibit­ing com­pa­nies SouthMACH 2017 is poised for take-off as the best ever.

This year’s ex­hibitor list is im­pres­sive with a range of new in­dus­try sup­pli­ers on board in ad­di­tion to es­tab­lished ones. Vis­i­tors will be able to talk with global ex­perts, get up close and hands- on with the lat­est tools, prod­ucts, tech­nol­ogy and ser­vices, take ad­van­tage of ex­clu­sive show- only deals, up- skill and stay cur­rent with a wide range of free to at­tend sem­i­nars and net­work with fel­low pro­fes­sion­als.

Christchurch’s Horn­cas­tle Arena is set to come alive on 24 and 25 May as SouthMACH ar­rives with a show­case of prod­ucts and in­no­va­tions that are shap­ing the in­dus­try both now and into the fu­ture. Com­pa­nies such as De­sign En­ergy, John Brooks Au­to­ma­tion, Bal­luff, Dyno, Fuji Xerox 3D and many oth­ers will be bring­ing to the event the very lat­est in­no­va­tions in cut­ting- edge prod­ucts and tech­nol­ogy. In ad­di­tion, we’re ex­cited to wel­come to SouthMACH two of New Zealand’s most in­no­va­tive prod­uct de­vel­op­ment con­sul­tan­cies – Cal­iber De­sign and Lo­cus Re­search. They’ll be show­cas­ing some ex­cit­ing projects they’ve been in­volved with, the Ubco 2x2 elec­tric off- road mo­tor­bike and the world renowned Sho­tover Cam­era, de­signed and man­u­fac­tured in Queen­stown.

Cel­e­brat­ing the Heart­land of Man­u­fac­tur­ing will con­tinue as a dom­i­nant theme across the two days through live prod­uct demon­stra­tions, spe­cial fea­tures and a full sched­ule of in­dus­tryled ed­u­ca­tion and learn­ing Sem­i­nars. The sched­ule will cover the hot top­ics of to­day’s world of man­u­fac­tur­ing with pre­sen­ta­tions on ‘Ad­vanced Man­u­fac­tur­ing’, ‘In­dus­try 4.0’ and Col­labo­ra­tion be­tween de­sign com­pa­nies and man­u­fac­tur­ers. It will also in­clude a Com­pe­tenz in­dus­try ap­pren­tice­ship work­shop and ‘speed dat­ing’ type ses­sions where em­ploy­ers and po­ten­tial em­ploy­ees can meet as well as a panel dis­cus­sion and net­work­ing ses­sion with NZMEA. A full sem­i­nar sched­ule will be pub­lished shortly so be sure to keep an eye out at­i­tor-in­for­ma­tion/ sem­i­nars and plan your visit early.

“There is very strong in­dus­try sup­port for SouthMACH 2017,” says SouthMACH Ex­hi­bi­tion Man­ager Aad van der Poel, “Which, I be­lieve re­flects the cur­rent in­dus­try and eco­nomic sen­ti­ment. We see many ex­hibitors re­turn­ing af­ter a more chal­leng­ing pe­riod keen to keep abreast of new tech­nol­ogy. It is clear the in­dus­try is gain­ing con­fi­dence and adopt­ing a more pos­i­tive out­look and SouthMACH 2017 will only re­in­force this with amaz­ing ex­am­ples of suc­cess­ful hi-tech Kiwi Man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­ity.”

“Ev­ery SouthMACH, the buzz grows. With world-class sem­i­nars, the cream of sup­pli­ers, a myr­iad of op­por­tu­ni­ties to net­work and learn. All of this helps po­si­tion the South Is­land as a high-tech man­u­fac­tur­ing hub of the South Pa­cific. This SouthMACH is the ‘not to be missed’ event for 2017”

SouthMACH 2017 runs from 24 to 25 May at Horn­cas­tle Arena, Ad­ding­ton, Christchurch. Free regis­tra­tion is now open for In­dus­try Pro­fes­sion­als wish­ing to at­tend. Sim­ply visit www.­i­tor-in­for­ma­tion/reg­is­ter.

To see a full list of SouthMACH 2017 ex­hibitors, please visit vis­i­tor-in­for­ma­tion/2017- ex­hi­bi­tiors

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