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ANZ Autodesk Manufacturing Event Series – June-July 2015

Autodesk Manufacturing Event 2015

The future of making things is here. New technologies like the cloud are revolutionising the manufacturing industry, and smart manufacturers are ready to ride the wave to a better way of working.

Don’t get left behind! The Autodesk team is touring Australia and New Zealand to share the Future of Making Things’ story – and you’re invited to a free event to explore the latest cloud, simulation and design advancements.

Learn about some of the latest technology and tools that will transform the way we make things, including:

  • New features of Inventor and Vault 2016 with John Stewart.
  • How Nastran In-CAD software, a general-purpose finite element analysis (FEA) tool for engineers and analysts, will change the way you use simulation with Bart McPheeters.
  • How the cloud-based Fusion 360 and A360 CAD/CAM tool for product development combines industrial and mechanical design, collaboration and machining in a single package with Matthew McKnight.

The technical sessions finish with tour of a local winery or brewery, where you’ll have the chance to sample the latest vintages and blends, and relax and network with Autodesk technology experts and your manufacturing industry peers.

Dates and Venues

Melbourne | Adelaide | Sydney | Brisbane | Christchurch | Auckland


Date: 22 June, 2015
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: Carlton Brewhouse, Corner Thompson & Nelson Streets, Abbotsford, VIC


 Post Technical Session – Carlton United Brewery Brewery Tour

You’ll be taken on a beer expedition, following the River of Beer through which 150,000 litres of fresh beer flows each day. Your guide will lead you along the River, unveiling 150 years of brewing history and knowledge as you experience the sheer scale of this iconic facility on the banks of the Yarra. Return to the Brewhouse to sample your favourite brewery fresh beers. Cheers!


Date: 23 June
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: National Wine Centre of Australia, Corner Botanic & Hackney Road, Adelaide, SA


Post Technical Session – National Wine Centre of Australia Tour; Wine Tasting Station

Guests will receive an insight into five wines from South Australia’s premium winemaking regions by tasting their most renowned wine variety.


Date: 24 June, 2015
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: The Beer Factory, 212 Tollis Place, Seven Hills, NSW


 Post Technical Session – The Beer Factory Tour; Beer Appreciation

Enjoy a beer appreciation session where you’ll learn the history, different styles and how to truly taste and appreciate beer!


Date: 25 June, 2015
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: XXXX Brewery, Corner Black & Paten Streets, Milton, QLD


 Post Technical Session – XXXX Brewery Tour

Journey through one of Brisbane’s greatest attractions in a remarkable exploration of the world of XXXX. This brewery tour will take you through the 135-year history of XXXX, from its origins to its position as Australia’s number one beer.  You’ll learn all about its world-class brewing methods, top quality ingredients and, of course, how to pour a perfect XXXX. After the floods of 2011, we’ve refurbished sections of the brewery with the best equipment, and now it’s better than ever. The tour concludes with a beer tasting session with your tour guide.


Date: 30 June, 2015
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: Peppers Clearwater Resort, Clearwater Avenue, Northwood, Christchurch, NZ


Post Technical Session – Peppers Clearwater Resort, Networking Drinks

Join us for a drink, hearty nibbles and networking session.


Date: 1 July, 2015
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: Villa Maria Winery, 118 Montgomerie Road, Auckland, NZ


Post Technical Session – Villa Maria Winery Tour

Join us for a tour of the Villa Maria winery, tasting and networking session.

Speaker Profiles

John Stewart – Technical Sales Manager, Autodesk John Stewart – Technical Sales Manager, Autodesk

John joined Autodesk in 2007 as the North America Data Management Consultant. Since 2011 he has managed the ANZ Technical Sales team with specific focus on driving Autodesk.
Collaboration Solutions across the manufacturing industry. John started his Engineering career working in the automotive industry in Tokyo, Japan.

Bart McPheeters – Senior Technical Specialist, AutodeskBart McPheeters – Senior Technical Specialist, Autodesk

After working as an engineer in the underwater shock field for ten years, Bart worked for various FEA companies with a mix of development, sales and technical support and education for 20 years. He has taught many classes in practical finite element theory and the use of finite element software.

Matthew McKnight – Senior Manufacturing Technical Sales Specialist, AutodeskMatthew McKnight – Senior Manufacturing Technical Sales Specialist, Autodesk

Matthew has worked on projects as diverse as mechanical components for automotive electronic systems and precision robotic telescopes used to track space debris. He helps Australian manufacturing companies apply leading edge engineering technologies in functional ways.

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A2K Technologies is an industry-leading solutions, training, consulting and management firm specialising in the design technology space. With a multi-million dollar turnover and over 150 staff across Australia, New Zealand and China; A2K Technologies is Australia’s largest Autodesk re-seller.

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