Greater Hunter Makers & Technology Festival Latest News | 21 & 22 Sept 2018

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

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November 2, 2018

Hunter Makers Festival Photos 2018

September 20, 2018

Speaking Schedule Saturday, 22nd September 2018

Session Time Topic Speakers 1 9.00am Festival opens   2 10.30am Newcastle City Council –  Transforming Newcastle: The Newcastle Smart City Initiative and Hunter Innovation Project James Vidler, Representative from Smart City Project Newcastle City Council 3 11.30am STEM initiatives in schools are really raising interest among students Rick Evans, ME Program Director, Dr Scott Sleap, Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence and Sue Rigley, Glendore Primary 4 12.00 noon Students and manufacturers rely on each other to shape their future An open audience session with students, employers, Training Services NSW, RDA Hunter, TAFE NSW, – Moderators David Leask TAFE NSW […]
September 20, 2018

Speaking Schedule Friday 21st September 2018

Session Time Suggested Theme Speakers 1 10.00am How to access up to $150k of funding to improve your engineering business? Tim Cotter, Regional Manager, AusIndustry 2 11.00am Manufacturing and technology opportunities from Defence Procurement Jeff Phillips, CEO and Managing Director Varley Group 3 12.30pm – 1.00pm Official Opening By Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Adrian Price, Ai Group MC Mark Goodsell, Head NSW, Ai Group Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle – Cnr. Declan Clausen       Comments by 2 local MPs Vote of Thanks: Tom Woods, Chair of Ai Group Hunter Industry Leaders Council 4 2.00pm Students and Manufacturers Rely on […]
September 13, 2018

Makers and Technology Festival  – things to check out

Makers and Technology Festival  – things to check out
April 17, 2018

2016 Makers Festival – Review

The objectives of the Makers Festival were to: Lift the spirits of local manufacturers; Change the perceptions of our local community about modern manufacturing; Demonstrate the strength of the teaching and research relationships with industry; and Showcase our manufacturing and technology capabilities to generate new business. Importantly it brought together what some people see as the “old world” of making with the “new world” of ideas and both need each other. The festival substantially met all of these objectives with very high satisfaction ratings by exhibitors and business and general visitors. The numbers are impressive with: 65 exhibitor stalls 200 […]
April 14, 2018

2016 – Saturday Events Visitors Brochure

The Visitors Brochure is provided below as a reference to for the program of events that happened on Saturday 12th November 2016. Download – 2016 Greater Hunter Makers Festival – Saturday Visitors Brochure  
April 6, 2018

Report to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Speakers 24th November 2016

Report to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Speakers 24th November 2016 Download the post-event report.
November 3, 2016

Making a difference; diversifying to thrive.

Manufacturing is no stranger to fluctuating markets and the challenges of globalisation. The core markets many companies once depended on are now unreliable. So what does it take to stay competitive and get ahead in this new climate? Kate Fagan from the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub speaks to Rod Murphy of R&R Murphy to find out. On a sunny day in Australian cities, you can look to the roof tops and find people enjoying gardens built into their terrace roofs. These private little pieces of paradise were not structurally possible in years gone by, but are now a […]
October 25, 2016

Australian HMS Mini Loaders make international debut at CIMETE

With the assistance of an Accelerating Commercialization Grant – awarded to HMS under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Programme – HMS Equipment has recently exported two locally manufactured HMS Mini Loaders to China; to take part in the China International Mining Equipment & Technology Exhibition (CIMETE). These loader, consisting of an above ground or hard rock mine spec. machine and an Outbye underground machine, represent the culmination of four years of research and development by HMS; as well as significant personal investment by HMS Group Managing Director Jamie Howard. A firm believer in local manufacturing and leveraging local networks to keep […]
October 25, 2016

Makers Festival Exhibitors blitz the Hunter Manufacturers Awards 2016

The Gala Dinner for the Hunter Manufacturing Awards was held on on Friday night 21st October 2016 and it was a very energising occasion to see so many innovative companies and people, as always. A full list of the finalists and winners can be seen at Of the 13 Award categories, Makers Festival registered exhibitors won or were placed in 8. 6 were winners and 5 were highly commended. Results like those certainly attest to the Makers Festival having the cream of the best manufacturing and technology companies in the Region. They were: Manufacturer of the Year Award 2016 […]

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