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Inside Construction Expo set to be landmark event

ICON Expo will promote the technological, sustainable, and safer developments coming to the fore in the construction industry.

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.

Inside Construction Expo, an event dedicated to major commercial and civil projects in the Australian construction industry, is being held from 20 to 21 September 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With a strong conference program featuring top-level speakers, a world-class exhibition showcasing the latest equipment and technology and the Inside Construction Foundation Awards – celebrating the best the industry has to offer across a variety of categories – Inside Construction Expo 2023 is a must-attend event.

Set to connect constructors with OEMs, sub-contractors and operators, Show Director Lauren Winterbottom said the event will facilitate 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 said.

Among the OEMs featured at Inside Construction Expo will be global heavy-lifting and transport specialists Mammoet, represented by Sales Executive Manager of Australian branch Bjørn-Evert van Eck Rasmussen.

“We are truly excited about the incredible opportunity to engage with industry and customers at the Inside Construction Expo in Melbourne. This event provides us with a platform to forge meaningful connections, share expertise, and showcase Mammoet’s capabilities in delivering groundbreaking solutions for Australia’s most ambitious construction projects,” he said. “It reflects Mammoet’s commitment to fostering collaborative partnerships and contributing to the progress of Australia’s construction industry.”

In the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the Government increased its 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline to a record $120 billion, while the 2022-23 Victorian Budget outlines $85.3 billion in general government spending on infrastructure over the next four years.

A plethora of 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 confronting the commercial and civil construction sectors.

With multiple stages across the event focusing on Health, Safety and Wellbeing; 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,” said Winterbottom. Speaking to the support received from sponsors, partners, and associations, Winterbottom said without them 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 said. “Specialist in assembly and fastening materials, Wurth Australia has come on 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,” said Serge Oppedisano, CEO of Wurth Australia. 

Winterbottom also pointed 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 coverage reach more than 80,000 decision-makers across multiple sectors,” a spokesperson said.

“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!” said 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.

“From CICA’s point of view, Inside Construction Expo provides us with a chance to get together with our full spectrum of clients and customers to open a dialogue surrounding what everyone is doing in the construction industry,” said CICA CEO Brandon Hitch.

“The resurgence in events post-lockdown provides a great opportunity for us to interact with members, workers, and the technologies that will shape the crane industry’s future.”

Furthermore, 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 

   The Industry Leader Award 

   The Woman of the Year 

   The Operational Excellence Award 

   The Sustainability Initiative of the Year 

   The Safety Program Award 

   The Technology Solution Award

   The Major Project of the Year – Commercial category 

   The Major Project of the Year – Government category 

   The Local Government Project of the Year 

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 an experience that suits you.

As the construction industry continues to face ongoing challenges, from skills shortages and lack of digitisation to poor productivity and inadequate safety management – this year’s Inside Construction Expo will encourage transformation and a brighter future for the sector.

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