Rail industry news (Australia, New Zealand), Rail Conferences, Industry Infrastructure, Rail industry events, Operations & Maintenance

Date getting closer for construction expo

construction expo

The date is drawing closer for Melbourne’s premier construction and infrastructure event, Inside Construction Expo 2023, which will amplify the transformation of the commercial and civil construction sectors.

An event dedicated to major commercial and civil projects in the Australian construction industry, Inside Construction Expo is being held from September 20 to 21 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, the Expo 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 major constructors with OEMs, sub-contractors and operators, Expo Events Manager Lauren Winterbottom says the event is positioned to further foster the successful delivery of projects currently in the pipeline.

“Inside Construction Expo was created to fill the apparent gap in events targeted at major commercial and civil projects,” she said. “With such a large investment in infrastructure, we’re seeing the best in new industry developments – from safety to technology – rolled out before our eyes.”

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 $85.3b in general government spending on infrastructure over the next four years.

There’s a plethora of projects planned nationwide for the coming years, 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 are four stages across the event, focusing on Health, Safety and Wellbeing; Training, Education and Careers; Digital Transformation and Connectivity; and Construction Productivity.

“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,” Winterbottom said.

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

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 and peak bodies to bring Inside Construction Expo to life,” she said. “Specialist in assembly and fastening materials Wurth Australia has come on board as a supporting sponsor for the Expo, and intelligent positioning solutions provider Position Partners is proudly sponsoring the conference.

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

Current association partners include The National Association of Women in Construction; The Working at Height Association of Australia; The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia; The Institute of Quarrying Australia; The Crane Industry Council of Australia; The Formwork Industry Association; Landscaping Victoria ‘Master Landscapers’; and The Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation.