Geelong Manufacturing Council
The Geelong Manufacturing Council is a non-political, not-for-profit organisation funded by industry partners who wish to promote the Geelong region as a dynamic and innovative manufacturing centre of the future.
The key themes of the Geelong Manufacturing Council include building industrial synergies, developing skills, encouraging operational excellence, growing advanced technology and positioning, networking and lobbying.
Driven by these key themes, the Geelong Manufacturing Council hosts regular industry seminars, forums, events and programs for its members where important industry issues are discussed with stakeholders to shape the future of manufacturing in the region.
In addition, the Geelong Manufacturing Council runs a range of programs, such as the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, that add value to local manufacturers, encouraging the adoption of best practice in sustainability, lean manufacturing, innovation, operational excellence and leadership.
As manufacturing-related activity accounts for 43 percent of the region’s economic output, strengthening our industry base, improving the image of manufacturing and driving future growth through innovation and advanced manufacturing are key priorities for the economic profile and vibrancy of the region.
Geelong is a thriving region, with many competitive advantages existing for those considering entering into, or expanding their place in the manufacturing industry, including the food, defence, carbon fibres, agribusiness, chemicals and refining, timber processing, metal, textiles and engineering sectors.
Please refer to the link below for the our most recent Annual Reports:
2017 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
Please see the latest article in Geelong Creative City magazine 19 October 2018