Event Details

The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia (ICCIAUS) proudly presents the second edition of Made in Australia with Italian Engineering, one-day forum and exhibition where Italian and Australian companies will have a unique opportunity to stand out and initiate a strategic dialogue with sector operators, key stakeholders, and local institutions.


With a focus on ingenuity and the development of sustainable solutions, this forum will foster collaborations in advanced manufacturing that will drive the transition agenda toward a cutting-edge and environmentally greener future.


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For more information contact us at: trade@icciaus.com.au


Event details

📌A one-day forum and exhibition event organised by ICCIAUS, supported bythe Embassy of Italy in Canberra and the Consulate General of Italy in Sydney.

📅 Tue, 21st May 2024

⏰ 9:30 am - 4.00 pm

📍Opera Room, L2 Watersedge at Campbell's Stores, 25 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000

May 21, 2024

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM GMT+10

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Opera Room L2 at Watersedge at Campbell's Stores
25 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000
The Rocks, New South Wales, Australia

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Agenda

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AMDoors Opening - Networking with the Exhibitors
    Networking with the Exhibitors
    10:00 AM - 10:15 AMOpening Remarks
    - Rachele Grassi ICCIAUS Secretary General and CEO

    - Gianluca Rubagotti Consul General, Consulate General of Italy in Sydney

    - The Hon. Anoulack Chanthivong, MP Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Building, and Minister for Corrections

    The Hon Anoulack Chanthivong, MP

    NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Minister for Building, and Minister for Corrections at NSW Government

    Rachele Grassi

    CEO & Secretary General of ICCIAUS

    Gianluca Rubagotti

    Consul General of Italy in Sydney at Consolato d'Italia a Sydney

    10:15 AM - 11:00 AMBiesse: Machineries and advanced materials
    SECTOR'S INSIGHTS
    The speakers will present Biesse, emphasising their role in the advanced material sector with case studies and success stories of how Biesse machinery has supported Australian production capabilities.

    Michael Bullock

    CEO of Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd

    Marco Sigismondi

    Technical Sales and Application Manager at Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd

    11:00 AM - 11:20 AMCoffe Break
    Kindly offered by Illy
    11:20 AM - 12:10 PMTransforming Manufacturing: Innovations and Circular Economy
    PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

    This panel features industry leaders discussing a range of topics, from the role of technology in promoting sustainability to the development of a circular economy and tackling environmental challenges through research and collaboration. The discussion will highlight specific initiatives and projects that promote circularity and waste reduction. Panelists will also explore effective ways for manufacturing industries to utilise waste as a resource, sharing insights into innovative technologies and approaches for converting waste materials into value-added products. The goal of the discussion is to provide perspectives from industry leaders on the intersection of manufacturing and sustainability, showcasing innovative approaches and strategies for building a more sustainable future.

    Dr. Steve Gower

    Chief Executive Officer at Australian Composites Manufacturing CRC

    Ruilong Lu

    Oceania Energy R&D Manager at PRYSMIAN GROUP

    Veena Sahajwalla

    Professor and Founding Director of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre

    12:10 PM - 12:55 PMLunch and Networking with the Exhibitors
    12:55 PM - 2:00 PMConnecting Countries to accelerate the transition towards sustainable solutions
    PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

    This panel brings together key players from the fields of international trade, infrastructure development, banking, and renewable energy to discuss collaborations between Italy and Australia. The focus will be on accelerating the transition to renewable energy and sustainable solutions. The panel aims to highlight the crucial role of collaboration in driving innovation and fostering sustainable. Through insightful dialogue and practical examples, panelists will share their perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and success stories related to advancing infrastructure projects, achieving renewable energy targets, and promoting environmental excellence.

    Adam Gifford

    Head of Engineering at Enel Green Power Australia

    Arif Tan

    Business Director of Intesa Sanpaolo

    2:00 PM - 2:30 PMCutting-edge research and implementation strategies
    PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

    This panel discussion explores how two leading Australian academic institutions—the Sydney Manufacturing Hub and HILT CRC—support companies in adopting sustainable manufacturing and energy technologies. Panelists will share insights into the support systems their institutions offer to the manufacturing and energy sectors. This session will highlight the specific strategies and technologies being developed and implemented to assist companies in transitioning towards more sustainable practices. The conversation will also address the challenges businesses face when adopting these technologies and the future direction of sustainable innovations within the Australian industry context.

    Alfonso Chinnici

    Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide

    Bruce McLean

    Chief Engineer at Sydney Manufacturing Hub - The University of Sydney

    2:30 PM - 3:10 PMNetworking with the exhibitors

Speakers

  • Michael Bullock (CEO of Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd)

    Michael Bullock

    CEO of Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd

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  • The Hon Anoulack Chanthivong, MP (NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Minister for Building, and Minister for Corrections at NSW Government)

    The Hon Anoulack Chanthivong, MP

    NSW Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Minister for Building, and Minister for Corrections at NSW Government

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  • Alfonso Chinnici (Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide)

    Alfonso Chinnici

    Senior Lecturer at The University of Adelaide

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  • Adam Gifford (Head of Engineering at Enel Green Power Australia)

    Adam Gifford

    Head of Engineering at Enel Green Power Australia

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  • Dr. Steve Gower (Chief Executive Officer at Australian Composites Manufacturing CRC)

    Dr. Steve Gower

    Chief Executive Officer at Australian Composites Manufacturing CRC

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  • Rachele Grassi (CEO & Secretary General of ICCIAUS)

    Rachele Grassi

    CEO & Secretary General of ICCIAUS

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  • Ruilong Lu (Oceania Energy R&D Manager at PRYSMIAN GROUP)

    Ruilong Lu

    Oceania Energy R&D Manager at PRYSMIAN GROUP

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  • Bruce McLean (Chief Engineer at Sydney Manufacturing Hub - The University of Sydney)

    Bruce McLean

    Chief Engineer at Sydney Manufacturing Hub - The University of Sydney

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  • Gianluca Rubagotti (Consul General of Italy in Sydney at Consolato d'Italia a Sydney)

    Gianluca Rubagotti

    Consul General of Italy in Sydney at Consolato d'Italia a Sydney

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  • Veena Sahajwalla (Professor and Founding Director of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre)

    Veena Sahajwalla

    Professor and Founding Director of Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre

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  • Marco Sigismondi (Technical Sales and Application Manager at Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd)

    Marco Sigismondi

    Technical Sales and Application Manager at Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd

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  • Arif Tan (Business Director of Intesa Sanpaolo)

    Arif Tan

    Business Director of Intesa Sanpaolo

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Exhibitors

Major Partner
Event Partner
  • Prysmian Group

  • Webuild

  • Enel Green Power Australia

Collective
  • De Nora

  • DFV Australia

  • MEI Systems

  • Race for 2030

  • Sydney Manufacturing Hub - The University of Sydney

  • Smart Energy Answers

  • Merlo Group Australia Pty Ltd

Speakers
  • Australian Composites Manufacturing CRC

  • Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

  • Enel Green Power Australia

  • Biesse Group Australia Pty Ltd

  • Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre - HILT

  • Intesa Sanpaolo

  • Prysmian Group

  • SMaRT@UNSW Sustainable Materials Research & Technology

  • Sydney Manufacturing Hub - The University of Sydney

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