Make sure you are part of AUSPACK 2019, taking place back in Melbourne between 26-29 March 2019.

Register for the free-to-attend trade exhibition to meet and talk with leading global companies showcasing the latest machinery, equipment and innovative technologies, or purchase a ticket for our 2 day conference which features forward-thinking, innovative speakers from around the world.

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Wednesday 27th March 2019


Opening Day Two


Keynote: Economic 'State of the Nation' - Forward thinking and the impact on the manufacturing sector

Stephen KoukoulasEconomist

Hear insights and analysis from one of Australia’s leading economic thinkers and commentators, Stephen Koukoulas. With his unique blend of humour and expertise , ‘The Kouk’ will explain how the current state of the economy impacts you and your business.



Keynote: Factory of the Future - it's already here

Smart Factories, Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), are these just buzzwords or a reality? This session aims to demystify the rapidly changing technical environment in packaging and processing.



Morning Tea - Networking

Stream One - Packaging and Processing

Stream Two - Business Growth


Panel: 4.0 in Practice - Taking the Next Step

Panel facilitator – John Broadbent, Realise Potential

Empirical evidence has shown that those manufacturers who have embarked on smart factory projects have reaped huge rewards including increased supply chain visibility, improved efficiencies, reduced waste, higher customer satisfaction, traceability and product geneology and a healthier bottom line. This panel discussion and Q&A opportunity moderated by Smart Factories Mentor John Broadbent will explain how Industry 4.0 works in practice, what technologies you should be embracing in order to compete locally and internationally and most importantly, how to go about it.

Keynote: Blockchain - What is it? Why does it matter? Where is it going?


Keynote: Robotics and Automation - The Rise of the 'Cobot'

Case Study: Blockchain in practice


Lunch - Networking

Stream One - Packaging and Processing

Stream Two - Business Growth


Keynote: Design Trends in Packaging - The creative perspective

Amber Bonney, Head of Creative Strategy, The Edison Agency

Keynote: The current export landscape

Bryan Clark, Director, Trade & International Affairs Australian Chamber of Commerce



Keynote: Design Trends in Packaging - The structural perspective

Case Study: Innovation in Distribution


Closing Keynote: Strength through Diversity

Dr Katie Spearritt, Diversity Partners

Diversity and inclusion are increasingly recognised as mainstream business issues, prioritised by many leading companies. That’s because new research shows the importance of diversity of background and thinking to stimulate innovation, improve decision-making and create a more engaged workforce. This interactive session by leading diversity expert Dr Katie Spearritt will challenge your thinking on unconscious bias and give practical ways of embracing diversity in your workplace.



Conference Close


Conference Concludes

Exhibitions & Trade Fairs (the Organisers) reserves the right to alter key note speakers, session presenters or the conference program timetable and delivery without notice due to unforeseen reasons. Neither Exhibitions & Trade Fairs nor the Conference Program Manager accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any attending delegate under such changes.