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Industry 4.0 Breakfast Forum

The forum will focus on New Zealand’s uptake of
Industry 4.0 concepts

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This article was published on 12 November 2019

An opportunity to hear from local innovation leaders and understand how Industry 4.0 is now actively shaping the nation's manufacturing of the future. 

28 November 2019
Alan MacDiarmid Centre | 69 Gracefield Rd, Lower Hutt

Callaghan Innovation, in close co-operation with international and local industry technology leaders: SEW, SMC, IFM and NZ Controls, invites NZ business leaders, plant managers and designers, to join us for a unique breakfast forum. The forum will focus on New Zealand’s uptake of Industry 4.0 concepts.

Participants will learn about the current state of play in NZ manufacturing, in comparison to other large developed markets. While gaining valuable insights into where efficiencies and plant improvements can, and have been achieved, following implementation of this advanced technology.

The forum’s purpose is to share insights, allowing company leaders to understand and embrace the concepts of Industry 4.0 in their capital investment decisions and plant specifications for new investments.

The networking aspect of the forum will help people share their interpretations and insights.

Following this, participants are invited to join a discussion about the concepts of industrial digitalisation, and insights into the current and future potential offered by Industry 4.0.

A panel of speakers from local technology leaders, NZ Controls, SMC, IFM and SEW will share news about the direction each company is taking moving forward, and opportunities being created through new technological developments.

There will be time available for a short Q&A session with panel members, to help expand on what has been presented, and offer practicable tips for Industry 4.0 implementation.

Event details:

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Time: 8.00am - 10.00am
Place: Callaghan Innovation | Gracefield Innovation Quarter | 69 Gracefield Road | Lower Hut

Register for this free event here.