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Get ready for Australia’s largest construction festival of the year

Get ready for Australia’s largest construction festival of the year

Officially supported by Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore and Premier of New South Wales Chris Minns, Sydney Build, Australia’s premier construction event and festival, is making its grand return to the ICC Sydney on 1 and 2 May 2024. Attendees can anticipate two days filled with exceptional content, entertainment and networking, including the largest networking party for women in construction.

Sydney Build features over 500 exhibitors, 500 high-level speakers across 15 conference stages and continuing professional development (CPD) accredited workshops. Spanning six exhibition halls at the ICC Sydney, the show is co-hosted with Digital Construction Australia, Australia HVACR Expo and the International Construction Expo – expected to attract over 20,000 visitors from leading contractors, architects, developers and construction professionals.

What makes Sydney Build 2024 a must-attend event for the construction industry?

More entertainment and networking parties

Dubbed ‘Australia’s Biggest Festival of Construction’, the event promises an unparalleled array of networking opportunities, entertainment and interactive experiences. The Sydney Build Built Environment Networking Hub boasts a dynamic agenda featuring exclusive events co-hosted by esteemed industry bodies such as Infrastructure NSW, Master Builders Australia, the Chartered Institute of Building, the National Association of Women In Construction, prefabAUS and more. From dynamic speed networking sessions and boat parties to Australia’s largest annual networking event dedicated to promoting women, diversity, sustainability and mental health in the construction sector, attendees will find ample opportunities to expand their professional networks and foster meaningful connections with like-minded individuals.

As Australia’s biggest Festival of Construction, the event is replete with entertainment and incredible giveaways. Live music performances, buskers, entertainers, and exclusive surprises and giveaways will ensure an unforgettable experience for all attendees. With surprises awaiting around every corner, guests can unwind with a refreshing drink at the Sydney Bar, located both downstairs and upstairs, while grooving to the beats of the onsite DJ. For those seeking interactive fun, indoor golf, a push-up challenge and other engaging activities will be available.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Brand new stages and workshops

Sydney Build has announced the launch of several dedicated stages across the conference, providing attendees with a comprehensive learning experience. With 15 stages in total, including the Digital Construction Stage, Sustainability Stage, Future Tech, AI and Robotics Stage, HVACR Workshop, and Modern Methods of Construction Workshop, Sydney Build has something to offer for everyone. This comprehensive line-up serves as the ultimate destination to accrue formal CPD points, stay abreast of the latest project opportunities, and engage in networking sessions with industry luminaries and peers alike.

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Testimonials from industry experts affirm the event’s significance:

Michael Barron, technical director of transport at Mott MacDonald – “Sydney Build is a great place to hear about how Australia is building for the future, from digital design to modern methods of construction.”

Sandra Nilsen, general manager of design and engineering at BESIX Watpac – “Looking forward to hearing and being part of the conversation about the future of Sydney at Sydney Build Expo 2024.”

Stuart Scobie, director/senior landscape architect at Edmiston Jones – “Last year’s Sydney Build event was a great platform for engaging with other professionals that I would not normally cross paths with. The opportunity to network with a larger community and flesh out current issues is of considerable value to me and our practice.”

Natalie Hanna, national renewable energy and transmission lead at ACCIONA – “This year, Sydney Build has a strong focus on the urgent need for infrastructure to decarbonise our society. On behalf of ACCIONA, I’m pleased to be sharing this knowledge to help build a sustainable future for all.”

Dr Leanne Elich, director of Board Of Directors at Empowered Women In Trades – “The built environment is for everyone. The future of the construction industry lies in its ability to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion so we can create a welcoming and innovative world.”

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Artificial intelligence, robotics and drone demonstrations

At the Future Tech, AI, and Robotics Stage, attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Additionally, in the Robotic Zone, hosted by Robotics Australia Group, leading suppliers will showcase cleaning, telepresence and welding robots through live demonstrations.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – International business opportunity

For the first time, Sydney Build will feature a dedicated stage for international business opportunities, housed in Halls 6 and 7. The two-day conference offers attendees the unique chance to explore global import and export opportunities directly through insights shared by industry leaders. Hear from renowned figures representing organisations such as the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, NABERS, Turner & Townsend, and many others.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Government Hub

The Sydney Build Government Hub offers exclusive opportunities to interact with government agencies from diverse sectors, both locally and internationally. Confirmed exhibitors include Building Commission NSW, the Australian Building Codes Board and Homes NSW. Located in Halls 6 and 7, the International Government Hub serves as an ideal platform for businesses seeking global expansion, providing insights into upcoming projects, tender opportunities worldwide, and the chance to connect with international partners for import and export ventures.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Architect’s Hub

The Architect’s Hub at Sydney Build is a walk-through gallery featuring a wide range of 3D models and upcoming architectural projects from leading firms across Australia. Leading design firms, including Architectus, BVN, M+M Architects, COX, GHD and more, will showcase their innovative designs.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Podcast area

The live Sydney Build Podcast, hosted by Pump Creative Media across the two days, will delve into the anticipated trends, innovations and opportunities set to shape 2024.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Construction Marketing Stage

Sydney Build 2024 offers attendees an opportunity to enhance their brand and business strategies through participation in the Construction Marketing Stage and Wellbeing Stage. Over two days of CPD-accredited training workshops, this hub will delve into industry trends and innovative marketing methodologies, empowering leaders to effectively promote their construction businesses. Sessions will include the secret to success on Linkedin, creating the ultimate digital marketing strategy, a guide to all things Google Marketing and much more.

With over 20,000 attendees, over 500 speakers, exhibitors and the Festival of Construction, Sydney Build 2024 is a must attend show for anyone working across Australia’s built environment. Registration for Sydney Build 2024 is free, with tickets available now.

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