Time to transform with Inside Construction Expo

Melbourne’s premier construction and infrastructure event, Inside Construction Expo 2023, will amplify commercial and civil construction transformation. With excitement already brewing, it’s time to plan your attendance.

Melbourne’s premier construction and infrastructure event, Inside Construction Expo 2023, will amplify commercial and civil construction transformation. With excitement already brewing, it’s time to plan your attendance.

An event dedicated to major commercial and civil projects in the Australian construction industry, Inside Construction Expo is being launched from 20 to 21 September 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With a robust conference program featuring top-level speakers, a world-class exhibition showcasing the latest in equipment and technology, and the Inside Construction Foundation Awards celebrating talented industry individuals and businesses, Inside Construction Expo 2023 is a must-attend event.

The significant investment growth in construction and infrastructure projects across Victoria in recent years, such as the state’s Big Build, makes Melbourne the ideal location for the Expo’s launch.

Set to connect OEMs, sub-contractors and operators with major constructors, Expo Events Manager Lauren Winterbottom says the event is positioned to further foster the successful delivery of projects in the pipeline.

“While other construction expos in Australia exist, Inside Construction Expo was created to fill the apparent gap in events targeted at major commercial and civil projects,” she says.

“With such a significant investment in infrastructure, we’re seeing the best in new industry developments – from safety to technology – rolled out before our eyes.

“Unlike other expos with a major focus on residential developments, we saw the opportunity to spotlight the major vertical and civil construction projects that are shaping our regions and cities.”

In the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the Government increased its 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline to a record $120 billion. The 2022-23 Victorian Budget outlines $85.3 billion in general government spending on infrastructure over the next four years.

There’s a plethora of projects planned for the coming years nationwide, but considerable industry challenges remain. Inside Construction Expo 2023 will provide a platform to canvass solutions to the issues hampering the commercial and civil construction sectors.

There will be four stages across the event, with each one focusing on a different key issue. Those issues are Health, Safety and Wellbeing; Training, Education and Careers; Digital Transformation and Connectivity; and Construction Productivity. Thus, there will be a wealth of information on offer across the conference.

“Throughout the conference, attendees can expect to hear from executive-level representatives from Australia’s major constructors and suppliers, alongside research and education bodies and government figures,” says Winterbottom.

“The exhibition show floor spans up to 15,000 square metres across 10 bays and will display the latest construction machinery and equipment.”

The Inside Construction Foundation Awards

Showcasing the innovative people and projects that are making waves in the Australian major construction and civil infrastructure industries, the Inside Construction Foundation Awards will take place as part of the Inside Construction Expo on Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

The Awards will recognise the individuals and businesses promoting initiatives, innovation and safety throughout major and local projects.

Nominations are now open in 10 categories:

  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Industry Leader Award
  • Woman of the Year
  • Operational Excellence Award
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  • Safety Program Award
  • Technology Solution Award
  • Major Project of the Year – Commercial
  • Major Project of the Year – Government
  • Local Government Project of the Year

“If you are involved in revolutionising the construction sector, providing a solution for a constructor or an individual driving positive change in the industry, we want to celebrate you,” says Winterbottom.

“Nominating is free and open until 11:59 pm Friday, 14 July 2023. All finalists receive a complimentary ticket to attend the Awards night in Melbourne.”

What’s more, the Foundation Awards gala dinner will provide a premium networking opportunity with industry leaders during a glamorous night of celebration.

Nominations can be submitted for free online at foundationawards.com.au.

Partners and Sponsors

Inside Construction Expo is backed by support from a number of valued organisations and media partners. Without this support, Winterbottom says, the event would not be possible.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with industry associations The National Association of Women in Construction, The Working at Height Association of Australia, The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia, The Crane Industry Council of Australia, The Institute of Quarrying Australia and The Formwork Industry Association to bring Inside Construction Expo to life,” she says.

“In the lead up to the event, over 19 industry-leading publications continue to extensively cover the latest in Expo news, reaching more than 80,000 decision makers across multiple sectors.”

Exclusive Sponsorship Packages are now available to promote your corporate identity and to advertise your products and services leading up to, during, and post-event.

Plan your attendance

Whether you’re a project manager, superintendent or an engineer, all professionals in the field of construction are invited to attend Inside Construction Expo 2023. Registration is completely free for both the exhibition and the conference. You’re welcome to come and go as you please and curate a conference experience that suits you.

The construction industry continues to face ongoing challenges, from skills shortages and lack of digitisation to poor productivity and inadequate safety management. This year’s Inside Construction Expo will encourage transformation and a brighter future for the sector.

If you’d like to attend, exhibit, submit a presentation or become a sponsor, visit www.insideconstructionexpo.com.au

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