2022 Program Overview

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8:30 am


Session #1

Worley’s Paul Ebert & Lachlan Pfeiffer, from  Viva Energy, speak with GMC CEO Jenn Conley about large-scale energy transformation.
What will it take, and how long will it take, to move to a low-carbon future?

Session #1A

Session chair Robert Hill, Chair of Viva Energy, will lead a discussion on new and emerging energy solutions and reaching Net Zero carbon emissions.
Panellists including Steven Skala, of  CEFC, Barwon Water’s Shaun Cumming and Thomas Schmitz,from Equis, will discuss developments such as the latest in battery technology, the rapidly evolving world of hydrogen and biofuels, and solving solar and wind challenges.

11:00 am

Morning Tea & Expo

Session #2

Session Chair Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Deakin University, will join Thys Heyns, the GMC’s Deputy Chair,  to discuss the barriers and enablers to industry-research collaboration and the research sector’s role in driving innovative manufacturing.

Panellists including : Murray Height &  Alessandra Sutti (HeIQ); Matt Dingle (FormFlow); David Doral (Quickstep) will look at why industry and research engagements are critical for advanced manufacturing? What does it take to bridge the divide, to align interests?

Session #3

Radio host Roxie Bennett will lead a discussion on the advances in enabling technology which are helping to make Australian manufacturing globally competitive.

We will look at emerging industry enablers including the 5G network and how virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are taking Australian research and innovation to the world.

1:00 pm

Lunch & expo

Session #4

Getting it right from the start. Session Chair, Matthew Fletcher, KPMG, talks with Kate Cornick, (CEO LaunchVic), Richard Farkashazy (Hanwha), James Mullins (FLAIM),  Lyn George (Austeng) and Ben Gust (Virescent Ventures) on how companies can attract investment and set up structures to ensure successful growth. What are the big new market & tech opportunities attracting attention?

Session #5

Simon Dawson,  Director Industrial Transformation at IMCRC speaks with CEO of Carbon Revolution, Jake Dingle, who will share insights on the international market leader and carbon fibre pioneer company’s journey.

Session #5A

Session Chair Genevieve Reid, Deakin University, hosts a panel of industry leaders who will share their journeys to success. Panellists include: Jake Dingle (Carbon Revolution), Mark Burgess (Quickstep), Lee Finniear (Li-S Energy), and Nick Jacometti (Boomaroo Nurseries).

4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea & Close

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