NZMEA Lunch Workshop: Industry 4.0 - What we have learnt in Germany - Hutt Valley

Type: Workshop

Location: Wellington

The NZMEA is running a series of workshops across New Zealand entitled "Industry 4.0 - What we have learnt in Germany."  Join us for a light lunch in the Hutt Valley for this collaborative event with the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce on Friday 4 August.

A delegation of representatives from eleven New Zealand manufacturers recently went on a study tour to Germany to better understand what all the talk about "the fourth industrial revolution" is about.  The tour was organised and supported by the NZMEA and Callaghan Innovation and included three days at this year's Hanover Fair, the world's largest industrial exhibition.  We also visited seven leading Industry 4.0 developers and use cases and two government R&D facilities.

What we came back with was a much better understanding of what's really behind all the talk about another industiral revolution, who's developing what, and when it will be available to New Zealand manufacturers.  Above all, however, we came back with a much clearer impression of which of the processes and technologies subsumed under the 'Industry 4.0' umbrella could be beneficial to our manufacturers, and how we can facilitate the introduction of these to New Zealand.

Workshop presenters will be Delegation leader Dieter Adam and Robert Blache of Callaghan Innovation.  The programme will include details and examples of what we've seen, personal impressions of what it all means, and, above all, some ideas for the way forward.  There will also be plenty of opportunity for you to contribute your own insights and ask questions.


Bookings are essential and can be made here.


Date: Friday 4 August
RSVP: Friday 28 July
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Hutt Valley Chamber, Level 3, 15 Daly St, Lower Hutt