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Plenary Speakers

Dr Cathy Foley

Doug Hoffman

Title: Additive manufacturing technologies for space related Applications


Alan Noble

Title: AusOcean


Prefessor Bronwyn Fox ATSE RACI GAICD


Director, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute

Swinburne University of Technology

Bronwyn Fox is the founding Director of Swinburne University’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute where her mission is to support transition of Australia’s industries into Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution.  

She has demonstrated a sustained commitment to support the growth of the carbon fibre and composite industry in Australia through targeted research and was previously a co-founder of the Carbon Nexus facility at Deakin University, a core part of a $100 million dollar precinct in Geelong.  Leveraging her specific knowledge of materials engineering, Bronwyn builds multidisciplinary teams who work with the manufacturing sector to ensure they are digitally equipped and linked into global supply chains. 

Bronwyn is an internationally recognised expert on carbon fibre and composite materials and has worked extensively with the automotive and aerospace industries globally. She has published more than 170 papers during her career.  Bronwyn is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. 









Gala Dinner Speaker

Felicity Turner