With a little under three months to go until kick-off, the South Island’s premier technology trade show for the manufacturing, engineering, machinery and electronics industries is well on its way to being a sell-out event making it one of the largest for many years.
The show organisers are estimating 100 national and international exhibitor companies, all set to showcase the latest technologies, products and services – demonstrating that the heartland of NZ manufacturing is very much alive and well. The organisers are keen to further capitalise on a strong 2015 prior event which enjoyed strong growth in industry visitors. With new features and a focus on high-tech manufacturing SouthMACH 2017 is once more shaping up to be the region’s leading event for the engineering, manufacturing, machinery, electronics and technology industries.
The latest technology and innovative equipment will be showcased at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch on May 24-25.
Companies such as Design Energy, Scott Machinery, CADPRO, Fuji Xerox 3D and many others will be bringing to the event the very latest innovations in cutting-edge products and technology. In addition, we’re excited to welcome to SouthMACH two of New Zealand’s most innovative product development consultancies – Caliber Design and Locus Research. They’ll be showcasing some exciting projects they’ve been involved with, including the Stabicraft 1600 Fisher trailer boat and the Ubco 2×2 electric offroad motorbike.
‘Celebrating the Heartland of Manufacturing’ will continue as a dominant theme across the two days through live product demonstrations, special features and a very full schedule of industry-led education and learning Seminars. The schedule will cover a variety of topics such as ‘Additive Manufacturing’, ‘Energy Efficiency’ and ‘Industry 4.0’ and will also include a Competenz industry training workshop and a panel discussion and networking session with NZMEA. A full seminar schedule covering the hottest industry topics will be published later this month so be sure to keep an eye out at www.southmach.co.nz/visitor-information/seminars and plan your visit early.
“There is very strong industry support for SouthMACH 2017,” says SouthMACH exhibition manager, Aad van der Poel, “Which, I believe reflects the current industry and economic sentiment. We see many exhibitors returning after a more challenging period keen to keep abreast of new technology. It is clear the industry is gaining confidence and adopting a more positive outlook and SouthMACH 2017 will only reinforce this with amazing examples of successful hi-tech Kiwi manufacturing capability.
“Every SouthMACH, the buzz grows. With world-class seminars, the cream of suppliers, a myriad of opportunities to network and learn. All of this helps position the South Island as a high-tech manufacturing hub of the South Pacific. This SouthMACH is the not to be missed event for 2017.”