MaD2018: A Collaborative Future for NZ Manufacturing and Design

MaD2018 is the Second National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing and Design (#MaD2018)

Conference Dates: Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2018 | Conference Dinner: Monday 21 May 2018

Venue: ANZ Viaduct Event Centre, 161 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

The MaD Network is a cross-disciplinary community of New Zealand researchers in manufacturing and design that works in close collaboration with industry to envision and shape New Zealand’s future manufacturing economy. The MaD mission is to develop expertise and capability in translational research, to grow New Zealand’s high-tech manufacturing economy. The MaD vision is for New Zealand to be recognised as a leading, technology empowered economy driven by innovative, high-value, niche manufacturing and design.

MaD2018, a national conference and a  Featured Event within Techweek’18 , will foster a collaborative future for the New Zealand manufacturing and design industry as well as for the associated research and development sectors. Building on last year’s successful and well-received inaugural conference (MaD2017), MaD2018 will continue to provide a platform to enhance the competitive advantage of MaD industry partners through effective collaboration between researchers and companies.

Engaging, short TED-Talk-Type presentations from researchers, industry and government representatives will enable productive communication between delegates from different backgrounds. In addition, MaD2018 will showcase research work by way of Poster presentations, to be displayed in the exhibition and networking area; local and international Keynote Speakers will set the tone; Panel Discussions and Breakout Sessions will provide topic specific engagement opportunity; and our ticketed MaD2018 Conference Dinner will be our gala event on Monday 21 May 2018.

We encourage you to join us at MaD2018 to learn about exciting, new manufacturing and design research and to be inspired through examples of positive collaborations between industry and researchers.