The power of proximity to Asia and a lower Australian dollar will no doubt stimulate export opportunities for Australian products and services and a new generation of exporters, says Kerryn Caulfield, Composites Australia Executive Officer.
Advanced composite technologies are promising an exciting and creative era for infrastructure projects and Australia has the opportunity to be at the forefront.
In the current extremely challenging climate for Australian manufacturing, it was heartening to have the rare opportunity to tour the new plant of geosynthentics specialist, Geofabrics Australasia in Ormeau, Queensland.
Op shops are the public face of the charity recycling sector, arguably Australia’s largest social enterprise network that raises funds for vital community support programs while playing an important environmental role.
My recent visit to the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre established with Boeing, demonstrated how training schemes focused on advanced and higher level engineering apprenticeships, come with much greater levels of employer engagement, helping ensure their needs are met while providing young people with the foundation for rewarding careers in some of the world’s most innovative industries.
This conference was a celebration of sustainability as an opportunity rather than an onerous obligation.