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The City of Salisbury recently partnered with Showcase SA to highlight the breadth and capability of our local Advanced Manufacturing and Technology sectors.  Speaking to a room of state wide industry leaders, the panel of presenters wowed the audience with the advancements that our local businesses and Defence organisations are making in the areas of advanced manufacturing and technology.  Speakers included:

  • Michelle English, General Manager City Development, City of Salisbury
  • Franz Knoll, Managing Director, Barossa Fine Foods
  • Debbie Norman, Director Global Organisation & Talent Development Asia Pacific
  • Dr Craig Rogers, Associate Director- Research, Defence Innovation Partnership, Defence Science Technology Group
  • Bjorn Wharff, Director of Strategy, elmTEK

The audience learned that our businesses and Defence organisations are working on everything from traceability technology, human exoskeleton development, 3D printing explosives, personal protection pods, autonomous vegetable harvesters and precision agriculture. “Working smarter, not harder” was the mantra that the Salisbury organisations were all working to, with consideration of global trends, productivity and lean practices the way to remain globally competitive.  To engage with this group call the Polaris Centre on 8260 8205 or email Paula Bennet on

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