Featuring a new award category to recognise achievements by women in manufacturing, the 2018 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards will build upon last year's theme and focus on the state's advanced manufacturing industry.

Global manufacturing is changing – it’s becoming a more complex industry, with inter-dependencies between services, design, and digital technologies and growing connections across global value chains.

Despite Victoria's manufacturing industry going through these major changes – following the end of passenger vehicle manufacturing – the industry continues to defy expectations, employing 8.8 per cent of the state's workforce and being responsible for almost A$18 billion worth of goods and exports.

In support of the manufacturing industry's transition – and building upon last year's theme – the 2018 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards: Advancing Victorian Manufacturing will focus on the innovation and strengths of the state’s advanced manufacturing firms and the highly skilled workforce who work within the industry.

Awards will be handed out to veteran manufacturing heavyweights, the most promising young, up-and-comers – and for the first time – a new award will be introduced to honour the 2018 Woman Manufacturer of the Year.

Other award categories include:

  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Young Manufacturer of the Year
  • Leader in Workforce Skills Development
  • Company Induction.

Other awards allocated to companies operating in high-growth manufacturing sectors will include:

  • transport
  • defence and construction technologies
  • medical technology and pharmaceuticals
  • new energy technologies
  • food and fibre.

The nominations will be judged across a range of criteria indicative of best practice manufacturing, including innovation, adoption of advanced manufacturing technology, global connections, and commitment to skills development.

Manufacturing Hall of Fame details

Who should nominate? Outstanding manufacturing businesses and individuals are urged to nominate for the Awards

Nominations close: 7 March 2018

Awards will be announced at the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in May 2018.

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Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

Date: 28 May 2018
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
Venue: Crown Palladium

Regarded as the manufacturing sector’s night of nights, the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards are a celebration of manufacturing excellence and will highlight innovation and the strengths of Victorian companies in manufacturing.

Enjoy fine wine, food and entertainment as you network with industry peers and celebrate excellence in manufacturing with your clients, staff, suppliers, and government colleagues.

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