Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024 to spotlight industry leaders and innovators

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The Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024 is set to take place from 20 to 22 August, bringing together some of the most influential leaders and innovators in the industry.

The summit, to be held in Melbourne, aims to offer an enriching experience with an array of new speakers, content, and formats designed to inspire and educate attendees.

Organisers said the event is dedicated to driving diversity, developing essential skills, and enabling career success for women in the manufacturing sector.

Among the distinguished speakers are Clair Edwards, Technical Director for Oceania at Symrise AG; Laura Besley, Head of Sustainability at CSR; and Samantha Read, CEO of Chemistry Australia.

These industry leaders, along with others, will share their insights on leadership, sustainability, and the future of manufacturing.

The summit will feature interactive sessions, including champagne roundtables, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

Attendees will explore topics such as effective leadership strategies, the impact of technology on manufacturing, and methods to achieve sustainability goals.

Key sessions will feature “The Future of Women in Manufacturing,” where Samantha Read, CEO of Chemistry Australia, will discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies to change the status quo.

A panel discussion on diversity, moderated by Honi Walker, CEO of SEMMA, will explore policies and practices to improve diversity and support for women in manufacturing.

Additionally, Karin Vosmansky, Executive Director at Mack Valves, will lead a session on “Empowering Women for Leadership,” which will showcase success stories and promote a culture of mentorship.

Moreover, the summit will provide ample networking opportunities, including a dedicated networking lunch and an official event dinner, allowing attendees to connect with peers and industry leaders.

Participants are encouraged to register before 31 May to take advantage of early bird discounts and group booking offers.

For more information and to register, visit Women in Manufacturing Summit 2024.