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Accelerate Manufacturing: Western Downs Manufacturing Conference 2022

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In 2022, Western Downs Regional Council will deliver a brand new initiative, Accelerate Manufacturing: Western Downs Manufacturing Conference. This free, first ever event will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at Dalby Events Centre, Dalby.

WDRC recognises that the manufacturing sector is a major economic pillar and a well-established industry adding $200 million value to the Western Downs region. This gross economic value has more than doubled over the past 5 years and continues to represent an area for growth and innovation opportunities.

This year, Council aims to bring together regional businesses, industry experts, and other stakeholders to uncover strategies and opportunities for further growth.  An exciting program featuring industry experts will address the following key themes during this first of a kind conference:

  • Business Transformation and Industry 4.0
  • Workforce Attraction and Development
  • Strategies to net-zero
  • Grants and Business support

Conference Speakers

Conference Details

Accelerate Manufacturing: Western Downs Manufacturing Conference 2022

Date: 25 May 2022
Time: 8.30am (Registration) – 9am (Start) | 4:15pm (End)
Dalby Events Centre, Dalby


Register Your Attendance

Accelerate Manufacturing Conference Registration Form

Register your place for Accelerate Manufacturing 2022
  • Some learning material may be sent to you by email.
    From time to time the WDRC Economic Development Team would like to send you email updates about upcoming events, programs and opportunities for business.

Stallholder Expression of Interest: 
If you wish to have a stall/display at the Accelerate Manufacturing Conference please complete this Expression of Interest Form and return to
Limited number of stalls are available and will be allocated in order of application. Closing date for applications is Friday, 20 May 2022.

Western Downs Manufacturing Fast Facts

123 manufacturing businesses operate in the Western Downs
Total Sales in 2021 totaled $696.5 Million – Doubled sales since 2017
The industry created more than 600 jobs for the region in the past 5 years and currently employs some 1,619 people.

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