Manufacturers looking for new business opportunities are looking to the latest technologies . Success comes as much from incremental change, as it does from radical transformation. This change is delivered by new product development or improvements to productivity, design and manufacturing processes. Many manufacturers look to trade shows to compare their own future readiness to their fellow exporters and competitors, and while the rest of the world may have largely cancelled their shows or taken them online, EMEX 2021 will be the biggest yet. This year EMEX celebrates its fortieth anniversary, having assisted many companies on the road to success. Whether it be through the latest in 3D software, machine tools, supply chains or the inspiration gained from listening to one of the talks given by experts on the way forward, visitors will gain significantly from attending. Exhibitors use EMEX as an opportunity to demonstrate and sell their latest products and services to customers, as well as networking and exchanging ideas with their customers and peers. In 2020, New Zealand’s economy bounced back strongly from recession in the third quarter, achieving a so-called V-shaped recovery as massive financial stimulus fuelled consumer spending. While the virus hit us hard after taking early and decisive action, the payback has been significant.
After GDP declined 1.6% in the Mar-20 quarter and 11% in Jun-20, it recovered 14% in Sep-20. This brought us to a better than expected 0.4% increase above the Sep-19 quarter, considerably better than the OECD total, which showed a 3.9% decline. It is now that New Zealand can take advantage of going fast and early in the COVID lockdown and further advance our industries in taking on the world. New Zealand is in a strong position for 2021, allowing business to innovate and keep moving ahead in challenging times.
Each day EMEX hosts an exciting schedule of speakers and seminars that will help you with manufacturing in the time of the virus. Plan your visit at www.emex.co.nz