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Roll up for Sydney Build 2023

Sydney Build 2023

This month, Inside Construction caught up with Sydney Build organisers to bring you everything the 2023 event has to offer.

Sydney Build 2023 will run over two massive days from March 6 to 7 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive.

Bringing together professionals in the built environment and design industry alike, Australia’s construction, architecture and infrastructure show will feature more than 500 exhibitors, 450 speakers and 20,000 attendees.

Now in its seventh year, Sydney Build has firmly established itself as one of the leading construction industry events in Australia, providing a great opportunity for professionals to get together to discuss past, present and future projects.

Hear from expert speakers confirmed including:

  • Alberto Sanchez, Head of Planning – Lendlease.
  • John Hainsworth, Technical Director – Smart Infrastructure – Mott MacDonald.
  • Stacy Mitchell, Program Director, TfNSW – Transport for NSW.
  • Marco Assorati, Executive Director Asia-Pacific – WeBuild.
  • Yolanda Espinar Garcia, Digital Delivery Lead – Jacobs.
  • Georgina North, Head of Technology & Innovation – Laing O’Rourke.
  • Mulalo Mudau, Principal Project Manager/Board Of Directors – AECOM.
  • Renata Tracey, Civil Section Manager, Principal – Stantec.
  • Lauren Gaudion, Chair – Young Engineers Australia, Sydney Division (YEAS).
  • Saumya Menon, Director Health, Safety & Environment – Landcom.
  • Tony Lavorato, Design Director, Structures – Aurecon.
  • Harman Singh, Smart Cities and Places Lead – GHD Digital.
  • Cathy Jameson, Design Director, Regional Practice Area Leader – Gensler.
  • Alexander Yammas, Digital Engineering Lead – Roads Aviation and Civil – WSP.
  • Ashley Barnes, Design Manager – Richard Crookes Constructions.
  • Emma Birkett, Development Manager – Mirvac.

Hosted by global trade show event management company Oliver Kinross, Sydney Build is a part of its award-winning, international ‘BUILD’ exhibition portfolio.

Also across the two days, the Sydney Infrastructure Expo and Digital Construction Australia will be co-hosted at the venue showcasing the latest in technology and innovations. These additional events extend the show’s outreach into the infrastructure and transportation industries, offering a more focused insight into their relevant fields.

Sydney Build 2023 boasts a comprehensive program and diverse range of displays, from cutting edge seminars and live equipment demonstrations to a unique show floor format to stimulate business networking opportunities between attendees and exhibitors.

Key sponsors for the event include high profile BIM and digital asset management firms Edara Systems, Autodesk and MYOB; build-related firms consisting of the WURTH Group, Spantec and DECO; and crucial stakeholders spanning across the Australian built environment industry such as CSR, Australian Made and Procore are confirmed to exhibit.

Uniting thousands of construction experts, architects, engineers, designers, government personnel and aspiring tradies, Sydney Build is projected to provide guests new perspectives and favourable circumstances for approaching the construction industry. In addition, the event provides a platform for attendees to build lasting relationships within the industry to further the growth potential of Australian construction development.

Free to attend, registrations are still open on the expo’s website, with all three events covered with the same ticket.

Event topics 

Sydney Main Stage

Government updates and initiatives, major projects, procurement, and commercial and residential real estate development.

Digital Construction Stage

Digital transformation, latest technology trends, augmented reality and virtual reality, data management and security, digital twins, smart buildings, precincts and cities.

Sustainability Stage

Circular economy, net-zero, embodied carbon management, regenerative design, renewable energy, building life cycles and environmental, social, and governance sustainability.

Architecture and Design Stage

Innovation in architecture, workplace design, social and cultural inclusion, urban architecture, and meeting the needs of the people.

Diversity and Inclusion Stage

Importance of leadership, age, gender, and cultural diversity, driving equality and change, reconciliation in construction and participation policy.

Future of Construction Stage

Latest industry trends, modernising construction, modular methods, skilled workforce shortage, retention, upskilling and 3D printing.

Infrastructure Stage

Updates from latest infrastructure projects (Sydney Metro, Western Sydney Airport, Coffs Harbour Bypass, etc.), transport decongestion, electric vehicle transition.

Climate Resilience and Safety Stage

Fire, flooding, earthquake and natural disaster safety, building resilience to extreme weather conditions, quality assurance and defects.

Skills and Wellbeing Stage

Wellbeing and mental health in construction, available industry initiatives, sales training, business planning, digital marketing and social media strategy.

Alternatively, a full list of the summit agendas and more information on the speakers to be hosted across each stage can be found at www.sydneybuildexpo.com/2023-agenda.

Main stage

Media Centre

Interviews with speakers and exhibitors can be arranged at the Media Centre. For all media-related inquiries including official media badges, you can contact marketing.
Location: Media Centre

2022 event crowd

Key events

Meet the Buyers

Sydney Build’s Meet the Buyer events are a great opportunity for suppliers to introduce themselves to new buyers and learn about new projects. For buyers, they enable them to increase their supply chain and brand profile to potential new clients.

Architect’s Hub

The Architect’s Hub at Sydney Build will feature a wide range of 3D models and designs of exciting projects based in Sydney and Australia. This dedicated area will showcase innovative work by reputable architecture firms for all to see.

Sydney Build Bar
– Sponsored by Wurth

Grab a seat, relax over a drink, listen to the DJ and network with professionals from across the construction industry.

2022 sustainability stage

Networking Hub events

Diversity in Construction

The annual Diversity in Construction Networking Event is free-to-attend for all. Learn from an inspiring panel of industry leaders as they celebrate the successes and discuss the challenges. Feel inspired by the diverse stories that make up one of the most exciting industries.

Sydney Build is currently working with a large team of champions driving change and diversity, making Australia’s built environment an inclusive industry.
Date: 6 March
Time: 11:15am – 12:45pm
Location: Networking HUB

Women in Construction

The annual Women in Construction Networking Event, in collaboration with Sydney Build’s key partner NAWIC, is free-to-attend for all. Learn from an inspiring panel of industry leaders as they celebrate the successes and discuss the challenges facing female AEC professionals. Network with fellow professionals and feel inspired by the diverse stories that make up one of the most exciting industries.
Date: 7 March
Time: 11:15am – 12:45pm
Location: Networking HUB

BCI Central Networking Breakfast

Join BCI Central for a networking session and panel discussion. Drinks and refreshments are provided, first come first served.
Date: 6 March
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Networking HUB

CIOB Networking

Join CIOB for a networking session and panel discussion.
Join the members to chat about what they’ve been up to locally, and how you can get involved.
Date: 6 March
Time: 5:15pm – 6:30pm
Location: Networking HUB

Sydney Build 2023 entertainment

Competitions and entertainment

Music and entertainment

The Sydney Build team believes that exhibitions should be fun, interactive and memorable.
At the expo there will be a wide range of live music performances, buskers, entertainers and a few special surprises.

Prizes and competitions

Want to win power tools? How about a new iPad, a bottle of champagne or even a holiday? Keep your eye out on the day for the prize giveaways.

VIP Lounge

The Sydney Build team would like to invite all holders of VIP event tickets, speakers and exhibitors to join the VIP Lounge.
Location: VIP Lounge

Free professional headshot

Thinking of updating your headshot? Get your free headshot to use on LinkedIn, company websites and business cards.

Fresh popcorn

Who doesn’t love good popcorn? You can now enjoy freshly made popcorn at Sydney Build.
Follow the scent trail and it will guide you to some free popcorn.

Additional information on Digital Construction Australia can be found at: www.digitalconstructionaustralia.com

Additional information on the Sydney Infrastructure Expo can be found at: www.sydneyinfrastructureexpo.com

For more information about Sydney Build 2023 and to register a complimentary ticket visit www.sydneybuildexpo.com or email marketing@sydneybuildexpo.com.au

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