Welcome the inaugural Inside Construction Expo

Inside Construction Expo will bring the major projects and civil infrastructure construction industry together on September 20 and 21 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – with a key focus on ‘Engineering the Future.’

Inside Construction Expo will bring the major projects and civil infrastructure construction industry together on September 20 and 21 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – with a key focus on ‘Engineering the Future.’

The construction industry is a critical pillar of the Australian economy and a fundamental partner to the water industry. It generated more than $437 billion in revenue in 2022 and was responsible for about nine per cent of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product. The sector has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4 per cent over the next five years.

Across the two days, a world-class exhibition will showcase construction equipment and companies. Industry leaders will present at an educational conference on the issues facing the construction sector. The best people, projects, and innovations from across the Australian construction industry will be recognised at an Awards Gala.

“Construction is a key pillar of the Australian economy. We’re excited to bring the major projects and civil infrastructure construction industry together in 2023,” said Inside Construction Expo Show Director Lauren Winterbottom.

With investments in new and existing infrastructure projects in every state and territory, the Australian Government’s national rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline will increase from $110 billion to $120 billion. This is a new record that will significantly boost the sector.

“Inside Construction Expo is Melbourne’s own leading construction and major infrastructure event,” said Simon Coburn, General Manager of Events. “The exhibition will showcase the latest equipment on offer for the sector.”

Enormous opportunities at Inside Construction Expo

The 2022-23 Victorian Budget continues the State’s investment in a pipeline of projects, with $85.3 billion in general government spending on infrastructure over the next four years.

Inside Construction Expo will focus on major projects, civil construction, and major vertical residential. The centrepiece of the event will be Victoria’s Big Build, expanding to showcase construction on other infrastructure projects taking place around Victoria.

“Inside Construction Expo will feature an educational conference, providing an opportunity to discuss some of the industry’s key issues at the moment,” said Coburn.

The construction sector is facing challenges. Providing an environment to present and discuss solutions to the complex challenges the construction industry faces, the Expo will examine answers to pressing issues, including:

  • How to manage your workforce and deal with skills shortages in the construction sector;
  • Methods for dealing with the digital transformation of the construction industry and how that both affects and is affected by trends in the water industry;
  • Examining how new issues in health and safety are impacting the viability of the sector in the face of emerging industries;
  • Developing and maintaining long-term sustainable partnerships across decades;
  • Handling increasing ESG requirements; and
  • How new technology is improving the sector and partner industries.

The Expo will run to help grow the Australian construction industry with support from industry organisations. They include the National Association of Women in Construction, the Institute of Quarrying Australia and the Working at Heights Association.

Industry Awards

Inside Construction Expo will feature an exclusive industry awards program that will run alongside the main conference and expo. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner event on the evening of 20 September. They will proudly shine a light on the Australian construction and civil infrastructure industry. It will showcase innovative products, technology and programs that seek to promote core standards around safety and environmental sustainability throughout major and local projects.

The Awards recognise both individuals and businesses who excel in the industry and bring together different industry segments to one room on one night for a glamorous night of celebration.

With 10 categories open for nomination, the Awards will celebrate the best of the best of the construction sector, and those industries that support it.

Nominations are open across the following categories:

  1. Rising Star of the Year
  2. Industry Leader Award
  3. Woman of the Year Award
  4. Operational Excellence Award
  5. Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  6. Safety Program Award
  7. Technology Solution Award
  8. Major Project of the Year – Commercial
  9. Major Project of the Year – Government
  10. Local Government Project of the Year

Inside Construction is Australia’s leading news resource for the civil engineering and commercial construction industry. It is a subscription-based news service produced for those working in the Australian construction sector. Providing the latest in news, views, and insights, it is a valuable and essential resource for the civil engineering and commercial construction industries. Inside Construction is produced by a team of leading journalists at Prime Creative Media who regularly engage with key influencers in the construction sector.

For more information, go to https://www.insideconstructionexpo.com.au/

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