Book now 21&22 March, 2017 • SIRF Roundtables is a national networking organisation with close to 300 member companies. Our membership base represents some of Australia's largest organisations from Manufacturing, Mining, Building, Utilities, FMCG and Health, from both private and government sectors.

OPEX National Forum

Operational Excellence National Forum will be held in Sydney in March 2017. This is the premier conference in Australia for the fields of all things about Operational Excellence with several streams and with dozens of practitioner presentations.
— Lana May, Forum Manager

When and where?

CML 2014 when and where
Novotel Hotel, Sydney Olympic Park

21-22 March 2017 • 11 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127.
20km from Sydney Airport. Public transport by both train and ferry within walking distance. → See the map.

Key event dates

Wayne Choose from 3 streams:

1. Continuous Improvement

2. Supply Chain
3. Safety
2 International keynote speakers
24 high quality presentations
Novotel Hotel,
Sydney Olympic Park
Case studies
Discussion groups
With Gwendolyn
21 & 22 March 2017   23 & 24 March 2017

What can you expect

When attending all our National Forums, you will enjoy: Three separate streams • Keynote presentations • Post conference workshops and training • Networking • Dinner and live entertainment • And much more.

CML forum

Great range of speakers, practical and relevant case studies.
— National Forums participant

It was a good couple of days with lots of info and industry contacts.
— National Forums participant

Many thanks again for the exceptional efforts by all with this event.
Once again, very much enjoyed the event and am looking forward to
next year.
— National Forums participant

Program overview

The forum will consist of 24 presentations including 2 International keynote speakers and will consist of 3 separate streams,

  1. Safety,
  2. Supply Chain,
  3. Continuous Improvement.

Two companies represented; Cimpress and US Synthetic, have won the coveted  Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and Gwendolyn Galsworth has won the Shingo Prize for two of her published books.


 Gwendolyn Galsworth   Founder of Visual Thinking Inc.
 Travis Russell   Production Manager at US Synthetic
 David Cookson   Industry Support and Outreach Scientist at Australian Synchrotron
 Oliver Morfeld   Operations Manager at Cimpress
 Ian Roberts   Supply Chain Director at Lion
 Mark Albert   General Manager at MTM Automotive
 Troy Krogh   General Manager at Scott Autonomation & Robotics
 Peter Kennedy   Senior Partner at EY Consulting
 Brad Jeavons   Continuous Improvement Manager at Winson
 and many more ...   → For detaled brochure, follow this link.


Who is this for?

As an organisation whose mission is improving the future of Australian industry, SIRF Roundtables has over 250 member companies in Australia and NZ, covering industries like power generation, mining, chemical, food & beverage, paper, building materials, mineral processing, steel, manufacturing, oil & gas, pharmaceutical & water utilities.

People who would greatly benefit from attending this national forum are Operations and Production Managers, Continuous Improvement Professionals, Safety Professionals, Supply Chain Managers, Logistics and HR Managers. In short, all who help manage and lead or are involved with Safety, Continuous Improvement and Supply Chain functions in your organisation.


→ Download Accommodation Reservation Form here
[Quote SIRF667800 to receive a 10% discount off the standard rates.]

Bayview Eden Hotel Novotel Sydney Olympic Park — From $230.00 a night | 4 ½ Star Business Hotel
Bookings: • T: +61 2 8762 1111
Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Bayview Eden Hotel Ibis Sydney Olympic Park — From $210.00 a night | 3 ½ Star Economy Hotel
Bookings: • T: +61 2 8762 1111
Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW


SIRF and save   General admission SIRF MEMBERS
1 person $1,195 $895
Bulk discount of 15% for 3 or more attendees

SIRF and save   General admission SIRF MEMBERS
1 person $2,400 $1,800
Bulk discount of 10% for 3 or more attendees

Book now

SIRF members companies enjoy a substantial discount when attending OPEX National Forum. If you are unsure if your company is a SIRF member, call Lana May on 0479 028 020 to find out. Prices exclude GST. * Discount applies 3 or more people are booked at the same time. For assistance with registration or for further information contact Lana May on 0479 028 020, or email her at or

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