• Schneider Electric
    Platinum sponsor
    Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.

    At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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  • Rockwell Automation
    Manufacturing industry partner
    Rockwell Automation

    Rockwell Automation Australia is the subsidiary of Rockwell Automation, Inc. – a leading global provider of industrial power, automation control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses.

    The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which includes Allen-Bradley® controls and services and Rockwell Software® factory management software.  Its broad product mix includes control logic systems, safety, sensors, human-machine interfaces, drive controllers, power devices, and software.  Rockwell automation enables its customers to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things in a Connected Enterprise for real-time decision making and improved production and collaboration.

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  • GE Digital
    Innovation partner
    GE Digital

    GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities help drive digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. We do this by leveraging Predix, our cloud-based operating system, purpose built for the unique needs of industry.

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  • Cambium Networks
    Silver sponsor
    Cambium Networks

    Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected – People, Places and Things.

    Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure WiFi, fixed wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms; managed by cloud-based software, Cambium Networks makes it possible for service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful communications networks, reach users from 200 kilometers across mountain tops down to the last meter to their devices and intelligently manage their infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.

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  • Bosch

    In more than 100 pilot projects at locations worldwide, Bosch is bringing connectivity into its manufacturing operations and making them more competitive. In the new, connected world of work, people, products, and machines communicate with each other.

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  • Pivotel

    Pivotel's licensed Australian carrier network is directly interconnected with all of the major mobile satellite operators to provide the most extensive range of satellite voice, data, personal safety and asset monitoring solutions. Through network points of interconnection across Australia, Enterprise and Government users can connect to a secure, reliable and fast Australian Satellite network.

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  • Walt Technologies
    Walt Technologies

    Walt Technologies' primary focus is the synthesis of solutions to enable the Internet of Things (IoT), albeit focussed on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and also encompassing Industry 4.0 style standards.

    These technologies involve the connectivity of edge devices (Routers, Modems, Gateways, RTUs, Edge Interface units), either attended or unattended, where the edge devices connect to assets (customer equipment) to be monitored, measured and controlled, then connecting these edge devices wired or wirelessly to a business back-end system, either in the Cloud or in customers own premises.

    In realising the end-to-end connectivity, Walt Technologies primarily focuses on solutions that include global standards for connectivity including Wired (xDSL, WAN, LAN, Fibre), Cellular (3G, 4G / LTE - CAT-X, CAT-1, CAT-0, LTE-M), ISM band wireless (WiFi, Bluetooth), IEEE 802.15.4 RF (Zigbee, ZWave, Mesh, Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint), Low Power WAN or LP-WAN (Sigfox, LoRaWAN, NB-IoT).

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  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Supporting partner
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

    Our vision is to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries. To help realise this vision, the Department has four key objectives: supporting science and commercialisation, growing business investment and improving business capability, streamlining regulation and building a high performance organisation.

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  • Australian Business Software Industry Association
    Supporting partner
    Australian Business Software Industry Association

    As the premier industry association, ABSIA supports and represents all the stakeholders in the software community, advocating a thriving software industry and providing leadership to the global digital economy.

    ABSIA provides a mechanism to be heard by government agencies, actively participates in key conversations on future initiatives, and; works collaboratively on compatibility of design. ABSIA supports industry by enabling the flow of information on emerging industry trends and ideas on management of these issues.

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  • Australian Industry Group
    Supporting partner
    Australian Industry Group

    The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is Australia's peak industry association. Acting on behalf of business for more than 140 years, we are the country's only truly national employers' organisation.

    Ai Group represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses employing more than 1 million staff. Our longstanding involvement with diverse industry sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport, labour hire, mining services, defence, airlines and ICT means we are genuinely representative of Australian industry.

    With more than 250 staff in offices across NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA, we have the resources and the expertise to meet the changing needs of our members. We provide the practical information, advice and assistance you need to run your business more effectively.

    Ai Group also offers members a voice at all levels of government through our policy leadership and influence. Our deep experience of industrial relations and workplace law positions Ai Group as the leading advocate on behalf of enterprises large and small across Australia.

    We intrinsically appreciate the challenges facing industry and remain at the cutting edge of policy debate and legislative change – and strategic business management.

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  • Australian Information Industry Association
    Supporting partner
    Australian Information Industry Association

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. We are a not-for-profit organisation to benefit members, and AIIA membership fees are tax deductible.

    Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for our members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity.

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  • Australian Information Security Association
    Supporting partner
    Australian Information Security Association

    As an nationally recognised not-for-profit organisation and charity, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) champions the development of a robust information security sector by building the capacity of professionals in Australia and advancing the cyber security and safety of the Australian public as well as businesses and governments in Australia.

    AISA caters to all domains of the information security industry with a particular focus on sharing expertise from the field at meetings, focus groups and networking opportunities around Australia.

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
    Supporting partner
    Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

    The vision for the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is to develop an internationally competitive, dynamic and thriving Australian advanced manufacturing sector that is critical to the long-term health of the economy and the nation.

    Advanced manufacturing is a way of operating, and every manufacturer should become advanced through changes in mindset, value chain scope and processes.

    The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre will build world-class capabilities in Australian small and medium manufacturers by engaging with promising enterprises with the determination to succeed. The Centre will collaborate with Australia’s best researchers and government.

    Industry-led collaborative projects will bring to market a pipeline of well-developed innovations (at Technology Readiness Level 7) that provide high-value customised solutions for the global supply chains of multinational companies.

    The Centre’s membership model includes large multinational businesses, research organisations and universities, mid-sized businesses, and small businesses. An appropriate annual membership subscription will apply.

    The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre will measure its success by: increased exports; increased price margins for exports; demand for high skill jobs; greater sharing of ideas between researchers and industry; and better national perceptions of manufacturing.

    The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is a not-for-profit company established through the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres initiative.

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  • Australian Risk Policy Institute
    Supporting partner
    Australian Risk Policy Institute

    The Australian Risk Policy Institute is a non-political and non-profit organisation formed to promote and encourage greater focus on risk policy in leadership, decision-making and management across all sectors in Australia. Risk policy is the driver and pinnacle of risk management and must be clearly articulated by Boards and Executive Committees to ensure integrated risk management is optimised - for best-practice performance and sound corporate governance.

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  • German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
    Supporting partner
    German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

    Since its foundation in 1977 the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) has become an important partner in fostering bilateral trade between Germany and Australia.

    One of our main objectives is to advise German and Australian companies on market development and to support them in the initiation of business relations.

    The Chamber is a membership organisation which offers an extensive networking platform; our know-how  combined with the expertise of our partners makes us a strong and competent partner for all your business needs.

    Our members come from a diverse group of industries. Membership is available to every (international) company involved in business relations between Germany and Australia.

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  • Business Continuity Institute Australasia
    Supporting partner
    Business Continuity Institute Australasia

    The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity.

    Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide.

    The BCI offers a wide range of resources for business professionals concerned with raising levels of resilience within their organization or considering a career in business continuity.

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  • IoT Alliance Australia
    Supporting partner
    IoT Alliance Australia

    The IoTAA is the primary IoT thought leadership industry body in Australia with members being drawn from a wide cross-section of IoT service providers, vendors, consultants and suppliers as well as business, universities and consumer groups. Our vision is to empower industry to grow Australia's competitive advantage through IoT.

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  • Open Connectivity Foundation
    Supporting partner
    Open Connectivity Foundation

    Billions of connected devices (devices, phones, computers and sensors) should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will unlock the massive opportunity in the IoT market, accelerate industry innovation and help developers and companies create solutions that map to a single open specification. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.

    The OCF unifies the entirety of the former Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) with leading companies at all levels – silicon, software, platform, and finished-goods – dedicated to providing this key interoperability element of an IoT solution. The OCF sponsors the IoTivity open source project which includes a reference implementation of our specification available under the Apache 2.0 license. The OCF also includes all the activities formerly sponsored by UPnP Forum.

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  • PACE
    Media partner

    PACE features meticulously researched stories covering topics such as control, automation, sensing, instrumentation, fluid handling, test and measurement, safety control systems and network and communications.

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  • Manufacturers Monthly
    Media partner
    Manufacturers Monthly

    For over 55 years, Manufacturers’ Monthly has lead and informed Australia’s manufacturing industries with its highly credible editorial environment and its acclaimed analysis of issues affecting manufacturing.

  • Prime Creative
    Media partner
    Prime Creative

    Prime Creative Media is Australia’s largest business-to-business publisher, specialising in integrated marketing communications in high-growth industries.

    Our magazines, web sites and events help connect, inform and grow the commercial road transportation, mining and manufacturing, food & beverage, and education sectors.