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Sustainability key focus for Inside Construction Conference

Inside Construction Expo

The Inside Construction Expo 2023 in Melbourne is an event dedicated to commercial and civil projects in the Australian construction industry. It will be held 20 to 21 September 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A conference program will feature top-level speakers. There will also be a world-class exhibition that will showcase the latest in equipment and technology, and the Inside Construction Foundation Awards celebrating industry individuals and businesses.

The list of speakers include:

  • Nick Alsop – Senior Manager, Buildings, Precincts and Homes, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Katie Eyles – Sector Lead, Building Environmental Assessment Company, NABERS
  • Rachael Lee – Sustainability Director, Spark North East Link Tunnels D&C
  • Jason Zarifiadis – Carbon Innovation Executive, TSA Management
  • Clare Tubolets – CEO, Smartcrete CRC
  • Sebastien Chatard – General Manager, Sami Bitument (FOUNDATION EXHIBITOR)
  • Fairouz Ghanem – Senior Sustainability Consultant & LCA Specialist, Northrop
  • Renny Chivunga – Engineer Energy, Sydney Water
  • Owen Buckley – General Manager, Ratings and Delivery, Infrastructure Sustainability Council

To see their full biographies, click here.

The 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 OEMs, sub-contractors and operators with major constructors, Expo Events Manager Lauren Winterbottom says the event is positioned to further foster the successful delivery of projects in the pipeline.

“While other construction expos in Australia exist, Inside Construction Expo was created to fill the apparent gap in events targeted at major commercial and civil projects,” she says.

“With such a significant investment in infrastructure, we’re seeing the best in new industry developments – from safety to technology – rolled out before our eyes.

“Unlike other expos with a major focus on residential developments, we saw the opportunity to spotlight the major vertical and civil construction projects that are shaping our regions and cities.”

There’s a number of projects planned over the next decade, but industry challenges remain. Inside Construction Expo 2023 will provide a platform to find solutions.

There will be four stages across the event, with each one focusing on a different key issue. Those issues are Health, Safety and Wellbeing; Training, Education and Careers; Digital Transformation and Connectivity; and Construction Productivity. Thus, there will be a wealth of information on offer across the conference.

The Inside Construction Foundation Awards

Showcasing the innovative people and projects that are making waves in the Australian major construction and civil infrastructure industries, the Inside Construction Foundation Awards will take place as part of the Inside Construction Expo on Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

The Awards will recognise the individuals and businesses promoting initiatives, innovation and safety throughout major and local projects.

Nominations are now open in 10 categories:

  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Industry Leader Award
  • Woman of the Year
  • Operational Excellence Award
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  • Safety Program Award
  • Technology Solution Award
  • Major Project of the Year – Commercial
  • Major Project of the Year – Government
  • Local Government Project of the Year

Partners and Sponsors

Inside Construction Expo is backed by support from a number of organisations and media partners. Without this support, Winterbottom says, the event would not be possible.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with industry associations The National Association of Women in ConstructionThe Working at Height Association of AustraliaThe Concrete Pumping Association of AustraliaThe Crane Industry Council of AustraliaThe Institute of Quarrying Australia and The Formwork Industry Association to bring Inside Construction Expo to life,” she says.

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

Exclusive Sponsorship Packages are now available to promote your corporate identity and to advertise your products and services leading up to, during, and post-event.



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