Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2018       9am - 4pm       Newcastle Jockey Club


Advitech Group

Advitech Pty Limited is an Australian owned engineering and environmental consultancy with operating centres in New South Wales and Queensland.

Our people work closely with our clients to solve problems, reduce risk, improve efficiencies or achieve compliance.
Our multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting services are well respected across the resources, energy, construction, entertainment, government, transport and manufacturing sectors.


Our history dates back over 180 years. We are committed to building lasting partnerships with our customers, shareholders and communities in 34 countries in Australia, New Zealand, throughout Asia and the Pacific, and in the Middle East, Europe and America.

We provide a range of banking and financial products and services to over 9 million customers. We employ over 50,000 people worldwide.


BlueZone Group

The BlueZone Group was formed in 2015 to leverage the synergy of companies operating in diverse markets that shared a common focus on underwater technology, harsh environments and customers with demanding requirements.

The focus of all BlueZone Group companies is the application of world-leading technology to enable operations, science, maintenance and repair to be conducted in underwater or water-based environments. The BlueZone Group brings together the companies in a way that common understanding of technology can be shared with customers in varied markets. By working with customers ranging from science applications in the deep oceans to water infrastructure in busy cites BlueZone companies can leverage the latest ideas and innovations from one market to another. Where the Group has a number of complementary capabilities it can also combine these to offer wider solutions.

Broader Learning


Central Coast Industry Connect

Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) is the trading name of Manufacturing Connect Limited, a not for profit organisation, that is a passionate and active industry group formed through collaboration between NSW industry bodies and local manufacturing and engineering organisations.

This collaboration combined with its close working relationship with all levels of government, enables CCMC to effectively support Central Coast Manufacturers and facilitate opportunities for the growth and sustainability of our local manufacturing industry.

This collaboration combined with its close working relationship with all levels of government, enables CCMC to effectively support Central Coast Manufacturers and facilitate opportunities for the growth and sustainability of our local manufacturing industry.

Core Electronics

Core Electronics has the bits and pieces for your next project. We are located in the heart of Newcastle and stock products from maker’s favourite brands such as Sparkfun, Adafruit and Lulzbot. We’re powered by makers, for makers.


Eighteen04 is an inspirational incubator and co-working space for clean tech + smart city based startups in the Hunter Region. Located in Newcastle, we provide a physical and cultural space to foster collaboration and networking for tech entrepreneurs.

The aim of Eighteen04 Inc. is to support early stage startup seeking to transform our energy economy, environment and build smart and sustainable cities. Smart cities is about enabling data to inform, guide and revitalise the way urban systems add to human development and includes energy, transport, health, access to markets, public services, and governance.

Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With over 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.


Hedweld Group

Hedweld Group of Companies has established itself as a world leader in the design and manufacture of mining and safety equipment, known for its Trilift range of component handling equipment and the Safe-Away range of access systems.

All stages of product development, from initial concept design through to final manufacture are carried out at the company’s Mt Thorley facilities.  From Mt Thorley the products are distributed to customers globally.  While both employees and subcontractors are used for manufacture and assembly stages of production, all products undergo final quality checks by Hedweld before packaging and dispatch.

Hummingbird Electronics

If you have identified a need within your own business; have seen an opportunity in the market for a product that either doesn’t exist or is prohibitively expensive or are simply looking to increase your market share; Hummingbird Electronics would like to discuss your opportunity with you. With an ever increasing range of standard products and the capability to produce new products quickly, Hummingbird Electronics is looking to partner with leading distributors to achieve mutual growth.


J&S Engineering & Maintenance

J and S Engineering & Maintenance is a family owned company operating out of Maitland in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Our areas of specialty are:

Supply and reclamation of a full range of Drill Consumables for Blasthole Drills

  • Complete Rebuild service for Under Carriage Components for Heavy Earthmoving and Mining Equipment
  • Overhauling Dragline and Shovel Buckets, also large Excavator and Loader Buckets
  • Extensive CNC/Manual Machine shop
  • Major Fabricating Weld Reclamation Facility and Machinery
  • Blasting Services

Jubilee Springs

Jubilee Spring Co Pty Ltd (Jubilee Springs), was established in 1938 and we have been spring manufacturers in Australia for over 75 years. We design and manufacture compression, tension and torsion springs, wire shapes and flat pressings in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Our customers range from small businesses to large enterprises, both nationally and internationally. As a 100% Australian owned and operated business, we have built a solid reputation on our hard work, our reliability and on our integrity.

Kings Engineering

For in excess of 90 years Kings Engineering has assisted the mining, transport, power, electrical, aluminium, agriculture, construction, rail, manufacturing and food processing industries. If it is made of metal or has moving parts, we can probably help. Our business success is underpinned by a strong commitment to Work Health & Safety, Quality and of course, our customers.

We operate a comprehensive safety system, in line with the requirements of AS/NZS 4801 which forms part of our Integrated Business Management System and means that both safety and quality are completely assured. Our system is fully certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001.

NSW ITABs (Industry Training Advisory Bodies)

Quarry Mining

Quarry Mining has been a leading supplier in the design and manufacture of high quality drilling equipment for 30 years. All our products are manufactured to the most rigorous specifications to stand up under even the toughest conditions.

We have an around the clock service promise, so we are always on the job with you, ready to meet any challenge you face.

  • Underground Coal Mine Drilling Consumables
  • Top Hammer Products
  • Button Bit Sharpening
  • Testing Trailing & Reporting
  • Onsite Training
  • Pneumatic equipment hire & accessories

RDA Hunter – Me Program

RDA  Hunter is the leading economic development agency in the most dynamic and diverse regions in Australia.

RDA Hunter was established in 2009 and today leads the way in which the region interacts with others in Australia and with world markets with interests in the Hunter.

RDA Hunter works to strengthen the Hunter as a competitive and modern metropolitan centre of excellence.

It does this by securing funds for regionally significant infrastructure projects, providing effective connectivity between industry, education and the wider region economy and by driving investment to the Hunter region.

The work of RDA Hunter has delivered more than $200 million in critical infrastructure, an innovative educational skills pathway project for school students and, through its commitment to innovation, it is the leader in developing the region’s innovative capabilities.

Reliance Hexham


TW Woods

T.W. Woods Construction in NSW is highly respected by its customers and peers, for our level of commitment and traditional values when it comes to service and quality.

With more than 50 years established as the expert in heavy engineering and steel fabrication, we have proudly had numerous industry leaders among our repeat clients. In our time we have consistently pioneered the development of practical solutions to meet the unique demands of local and international engineering and manufacturing clients.

University of Newcastle


Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

We are ranked in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and we have only just turned 50.

Varley Group

Varley was established in 1886 and is one the Hunter’s oldest and most advanced engineering and manufacturing companies.

Throughout its long history, Varley has steadily grown and diversified to provide a comprehensive range of first class products, service and workmanship to many major industries.

The Varley Group’s ability to transform customer ideas into reality has earned the company a competitive reputation as a provider of innovative turnkey solutions and unsurpassed service, on local, national and international stages.

Varley’s current customer base is wide-ranging across an international stage, from individuals to governments and global corporations. Similarly, the products and services offered by Varley are vastly diverse.

Current manufacturing projects include custom emergency service, health, education and rescue vehicles, defence ambulances and arms storage facilities, industrial and recreational electric vehicles, power plant restorations and rail maintenance works.

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