Geelong Manufacturing Council represents manufacturers, large and small, who collectively employ around 35,000 people nationally. More than 9000 people are employed directly in manufacturing in the Geelong region alone.
GMC membership also includes major supporters of the sector including Deakin University, The Gordon, Gforce, the City of Greater Geelong and GeelongPort, as well as many service providers who are vital contributors to the sector.
We offer connection, knowledge sharing among peers, tailored training, and advocacy. Our programs grow skills and capabilities, stimulate innovation, product and market diversification and enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We advocate on behalf of members to create a positive manufacturing environment, to support the pursuit of excellence across manufacturing and to attract talent and investment.
Member benefits include
Advocacy and influence
Attend regular briefings by key government representatives, ministers and members, local government and regional community stakeholders. Set the agenda – GMC members have an opportunity to raise issues and influence decision makers in a wide variety of forums. GMC gives you first mover advantage by keeping you informed on all levels of government grants and programs and the latest information on grants and assistance available to manufacturers.
Access to leading world class programs developed for your industry
GMC conducts a range of tailored programs designed to assist manufacturing companies. As a member you get priority access and member discounts to our full range of programs addressing every aspect of your business.
Become part of a large support network
The wide GMC network extends from the top 140+ manufacturing and engineering companies, education and research providers, government representatives at local, state and federal level, industry and community organisations, and a wealth of service and support organisations and business specialists.
Supporting Geelong as a manufacturing centre of excellence
GMC Membership demonstrates your commitment and support for Geelong as a manufacturing centre of excellence long into the future. Joining like-minded business leaders and professional peers, who represent some of the most dynamic and innovative local companies, you will be at the forefront of discussions and information on the manufacturing and related sectors in the region.
Supporting local industry and the community
As a not-for-profit organisation, GMC runs many events, workshops and programs to benefit the manufacturing community at the lowest possible cost to members. Themes include raising productivity, skill levels and work opportunities, and improving leadership and management skills. Your support enables smaller companies to stay in business, improve their business and keep people employed in this valuable sector.
To become a new member of the Geelong Manufacturing Council, please contact us for more information and a membership package.