Manufacturers of Excellence Program 2023

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Expressions of interest period extended - Apply now

Join Moreton Bay Regional Council's inaugural Manufacturers of Excellence Program.

Ten (10) businesses selected from across the region will be supported to attend Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) from 9 - 12 May 2023 by Moreton Bay Regional Council, with pre, at and post event assistance from its Economic Development Team. Council's industry delegation has sponsored a trade stall located in the Australian Manufacturer's pavilion for the #TeamMoretonBay base stand. This is an exciting opportunity for local manufacturers to showcase their products on the national stage.

Businesses that participate in the program will receive:

  • pre-event support and advice delivered from leading Australian law firm, Gadens.
  • AMW 2023 exhibitor/entry pass access to space on the custom-built AMW 2023 pavilion
  • #TeamMoretonBay branded merchandise and material
  • industry support and advocacy
  • briefings, networking and B2B matching. 

Costs involved

Businesses that participate in the program will be fully responsible for: 

  • all costs associated with travel, logistics and incidentals for business representatives attending AMW 2023
  • any business promotional material that candidates wish to use that is not provided within the Manufacturers of Excellence Program support and #TeamMoretonBay delegation.


To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • have an active ABN and have a physical head office within the Moreton Bay region that pays rates and/or leases
  • be a small manufacturing business that would like mentoring and industry support
  • have an innovative product that aligns with Australian Manufacturing Week themes of:
    • additive manufacturing
    • robotics and automation
    • weld and air solutions
    • plastics technology
    • Austech machine tools
  • and/or have the potential to contract manufacture products for other providers or businesses which align with the above-mentioned themes
  • have the capacity to send professional staff to the four-day event in Melbourne (9 - 12 May 2023) and participate in pre-events delivered by Gadens (approximately 2 half-day workshops held across March - April 2023)
  • want the opportunity to grow your business, your networks and involve your business in the national manufacturing ecosystem. 

How to apply

To apply, businesses must provide a written or video submission to a two-part question focused on agility over the past three years and plans for the future. To be eligible, businesses must have an active ABN and have a head office physically located in the Local Government Area (LGA). Other terms and conditions apply as part of the expression of interest process.  

To apply, complete an expression of interest form.

If you have any further questions about this opportunity, contact Council's Principal Industry  Lead:

Kristy Marks, Principal Industry Lead Advanced Manufacturing

Program partner

This program is in proud partnership with Gadens.

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This initiative supports the outcomes of Council's Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) 2020/41.