May 20, 2019

IBSA Manufacturing was pleased to have been involved in the recent National Manufacturing Week that took place in Melbourne. The event was Australia’s largest gathering of manufacturing decision-makers under one roof and described as the ‘one place for the manufacturing community to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect with one another’.

We partnered with key stakeholders to facilitate skills conversations with a variety of manufacturers at the event. IBSA Manufacturing hosted skills Q&A sessions at both the Plastics Industry Manufacturers of Australia (PIMA) and the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage stands.

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre also supported IBSA’s delivery of stand-up presentations on the Advancing Australian Manufacturing booth.

IBSA Manufacturing was supported by a number of IRC members and Chairs at each of the sessions.

As part of the main conference, IBSA CEO, Sharon Robertson spoke on ‘Enabling the skills of our future workforce’. IBSA also created and sponsored the Excellence in Manufacturing Skills Development category at the Endeavour Awards. Read more about the Endeavour Awards here.

The week started with IBSA attending a Women in Trade round table discussion focused on the real ‘blockers’ women are facing to assist Tradeswomen Australia developing an employment and support strategy that can be used by industry to retain their apprentices and employees.

Click here to view a photo gallery of Manufacturing Week and the Endeavour Awards

Sharon Robertson, CEO of IBSA presenting on ‘Enabling the skills of our future workforce’


IBSA Industry Manager Mark Shaddock with Keith Monaghan, IRC Chair

Antoinette Hewitt, General Manager for Industry at IBSA with Mike Grogan and Angela Doyle of AMGC