Innovate Expo

The event to connect with GMC members and other regional manufacturers.

In 2019 the Geelong Manufacturing Council will be inspiring our region at GMHBA Stadium with a line-up of world class speakers and product displays featuring the latest disruptive technologies, innovation and industry collaboration in advanced manufacturing. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and connect with our regional members about Industry 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things). These technologies are used by globally competitive manufacturers to level the playing field with low cost countries.

Industry 4.0 introduces what has been called the “smart factory,” in which cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory and make decentralized decisions. The physical systems become Internet of Things, communicating and cooperating both with each other and with humans in real time via wired or wireless web.

For a factory or system to be considered Industry 4.0, it must include:

  • Interoperability — machines, devices, sensors and people that connect and communicate with one another.
  • Information transparency — the systems create a virtual copy of the physical world through sensor data in order to contextualize information.
  • Technical assistance — both the ability of the systems to support humans in making decisions and solving problems and the ability to assist humans with tasks that are too difficult or unsafe for humans.
  • Decentralised decision-making — the ability of cyber-physical systems to make simple decisions on their own and become as autonomous as possible.

If you are a local manufacturer, or a supplier to the manufacturing industry, visiting and taking part in Innovate Expo 2018 will allow you to explore the many options towards innovation, connectivity and manufacturing efficiency. Click here to register your business as an exhibitor. We also invite anyone who would like to explore the many facets of Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing by registering as a visitor.  For more information, visit the event website: