Melbourne’s premier construction and infrastructure event, Inside Construction Expo 2023, will amplify the transformation of the commercial and civil construction sectors. With excitement already brewing, it is time to plan your visit.
An event dedicated to major commercial and civil projects in the Australian construction industry, Inside Construction Expo is being held 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 equipment and technology, and the Inside Construction Foundation Awards celebrating talented industry individuals and businesses, Inside Construction Expo 2023 is a must-attend event.
Set to connect constructors with OEMs, sub-contractors, and operators, Show Director Lauren Winterbottom says the event is positioned to foster the successful delivery of projects in the pipeline.
“Inside Construction Expo was created to fill the gap in events targeted at major commercial and civil projects,” she says.
Background for Inside Construction Expo
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.
Many projects are planned nationwide over the next decade, 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.
With multiple stages across the event focusing on Health, Safety and Well-being; Training, Education and Careers; Digital Transformation and Connectivity; and Construction Productivity, there will be a wealth of industry information and solutions.
“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,” Lauren says. “The exhibition show floor will display the latest construction machinery and equipment.”
Partnerships and sponsorships
Inside Construction Expo is backed by support from several valued organisations and media partners. Without this support, Lauren says, the event would not be possible.
“We’re pleased to partner with industry associations and peak bodies to bring Inside Construction Expo to life,” she says. “Specialist in assembly and fastening materials, Wurth Australia has come on board as a supporting sponsor for the Expo.”
“We are thrilled to be part of the 2023 Inside Construction Expo, which promises to be a game-changer for the industry. This event will provide an unparalleled opportunity for us to showcase our latest products and innovations, as well as to connect with fellow professionals and share insights and expertise. We look forward to a productive and inspiring event,” says Serge Oppedisano, CEO of Wurth Australia.
Lauren also points to intelligent positioning solutions provider Position Partners and manufacturer Komatsu as proud conference sponsors. In the lead-up to the event, over 19 industry-leading publications continue to cover the latest in Expo news extensively.
“We have seen their coverage reach more than 80,000 decision-makers across multiple sectors,” a spokesperson says.
“We’re excited to connect with delegates at Inside Construction in Melbourne this year. Events are experiencing a resurgence post-lockdown, and nothing beats in-person conversations, especially when it comes to showcasing new technology!” says Gina Velde, Marketing and Communications Executive Manager of Position Partners.
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.
Inaugural Foundation Awards
As part of this year’s Inside Construction Expo, the Foundation Awards will be held on 20 September 2023 to celebrate the individuals, businesses, and projects championing transformation in the construction industry.
With a focus on showcasing the initiatives that seek to promote core standards around safety, diversity and environmental sustainability throughout major and local projects, the Foundation Awards will be a premier event on the construction industry calendar.
The following awards will be given
The Rising Star of the Year category recognises an individual aged 35 years or younger at the date of nominations closing. They will have impressed their colleagues and counterparts with their contribution and impact on their organisation and excellence in service.
The Industry Leader Award recognises a leader who holds a senior position (executive, manager, director, or equivalent) in a private, not-for-profit, or government organisation. They must have effectively shaped their business’s success, delivered financial growth, significantly and positively impacted the business culture, and championed the industry widely.
The Woman of the Year category recognises a woman in the industry who has driven change and continues to do so. Their work is leading to progress in breaking down barriers and creating new career prospects for the next generation.
The Operational Excellence Award recognises an individual or team that has achieved demonstrable improvements in efficiency, best practice Occupational Health and Safety, and impeccable records.
The Sustainability Initiative of the Year category, sponsored by SAMI Bitumen Technologies, recognises a company with a product, technology, system, initiative, or project that has been developed. They could have carried out an innovative, environmentally focused, sustainable program to protect, preserve and/or rehabilitate the natural environment, contributing to decarbonisation and/or reducing waste and/or emissions.
The Safety Program Award recognises a program, project, or initiative to promote and improve safety within a business or the broader construction industry.
The Technology Solution Award, sponsored by FRAMECAD, recognises a technology supplier to a construction business, equipment manufacturer or subcontractor. The winning solutions should improve a process, delivering tangible benefits across financial, safety or sustainability measurements.
The Major Project of the Year – Commercial category recognises the completion of a stage of a major vertical construction project or complete project delivery. It should have been delivered with a demonstrable budget, safety, social target, and sustainability results.
The Major Project of the Year – Government category recognises the completion of a stage of a state-funded project or complete project delivery. The project should have demonstrable budget, safety, social target, and sustainability results.
The Local Government Project of the Year category recognises the completion of a stage of a local government project or complete project delivery. The project should have been delivered with a demonstrable budget, safety, social target, and sustainability results.
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 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.
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