Sydney Build Returns on 1-2 May: 8 Reasons Why You Should Attend

Sydney Build is taking place at ICC Sydney on 1st – 2nd May. Sydney Build Expo is Australia’s largest construction and design show, bringing together industry professionals, innovators, and thought leaders to explore the latest trends and developments in the built environment. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion, Sydney Build Expo provides a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration within the construction and design industries.

With the official support of NSW Premier Chris Minns and Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Sydney Build features over 500 exhibitors, 500 high-level speakers across 15 conference stages and 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, attracting over 20,000 visitors from leading contractors, architects, engineers, developers and construction professionals.

Here are just eight reasons why you can’t afford to miss out on Sydney Build 2024:

More entertainment and networking parties than ever before

Australia’s biggest Festival of Construction will feature even more networking parties, entertainment and interactive experiences than ever before. The Sydney Build Built Environment Networking Hub agenda is jam-packed with exclusive networking parties co- hosted by leading industry bodies including Infrastructure NSW, Master Builders Australia, CIOB, NAWIC, prefabAUS and more. Attendees can look forward to networking events including speed networking, boat party, and Australia’s largest annual networking events dedicated to women, diversity, sustainability and mental health in the construction industry. These networking events provide a platform to expand your professional network and connect with like-minded individuals.

Prepare for a thrilling experience filled with entertainment, surprises, and incredible giveaways. From live music performances and talented buskers to exclusive surprises, this event promises to make your trip truly unforgettable. Prepare to be delighted at every turn, and take a moment to unwind and enjoy a refreshing drink at the Sydney Build Bar. Let the beats of our DJ move you as you groove to the rhythm. If you’re up for interactive fun, be sure not to miss out on the indoor golf, push-up challenge, and other exciting activities!

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BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Brand New Stages & Workshops

Sydney Build is launching 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 is your one-stop shop for earning formal and informal CPD points, staying informed about the latest projects, and networking with industry leaders.

“Sydney Build is a great place to hear about how Australia is building for the future, from digital design to Modern Methods of Construction.”

said Michael Barron, Technical Director – Transport.

“Looking forward to hearing and being part of the conversation about the Future of Sydney at Sydney Build Expo 2024.”

said Sandra Nilsen, General Manager – Design and Engineering – BESIX Watpac.

“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.”

said Stuart Scobie, Director/Senior Landscape Architect – Edmiston Jones.

“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.”

said Natalie Hanna, National Renewable Energy & Transmission – ACCIONA.

“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.”

said Dr Leanne Elich, Director Board Of Directors – Empowered Women In Trades.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – AI, Robotics & Drone Demo

In addition to gaining valuable insights into the latest AI and robotics advancements at the Future Tech, AI, and Robotics Stage, be sure to visit the Robotic Zone for an exciting live demonstration. Robotics Australia Group will showcase cutting-edge cleaning, telepresence, and welding robots from leading robotics suppliers. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness firsthand the capabilities and innovations in robotics.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – International Business Opportunity

Sydney Build is introducing a new addition to its lineup: the International Construction Business Stage in Hall 6&7. For the first time, this dedicated stage will focus on global import and export opportunities, offering attendees a unique chance to learn directly from industry leaders. The two-day conference and International session will feature insights from prominent figures, including representatives from the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, NABERS, Turner & Townsend, and many other esteemed organizations. This is an invaluable opportunity to expand your knowledge and explore international business prospects at Sydney Build.

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BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Government Hub

At Sydney Build Government Hub, you can seize unique opportunities to engage with government agencies from diverse sectors, both locally and internationally. Confirmed local agencies include Building Commission NSW, the Australian Building Codes Board and Homes NSW. The International Government Hub (Halls 6-7) is the perfect 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 that features a wide range of 3D models and upcoming architectural projects from leading firms across Australia. The 20 leading design firms will showcase their innovative designs including Architectus, BVN Architecture, RSHP, Cox Architecture, GHD and more.

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BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Podcast Area

Join the live Sydney Build Podcast hosted by Pump Creative Media over the two days to discuss the trends, innovation and opportunities forecast for 2024.

BRAND NEW FOR 2024 – Construction Marketing Stage

Discover how to take your brand and business to new heights at Sydney Build 2024 by visiting the Construction Marketing Stage and Wellbeing Stage. With two days of CPD- accredited training workshops, this hub will transform your approach to marketing, as you discover the latest trends, and cutting-edge marketing techniques to effectively promote your construction business. Sessions include the secret to success on Linkedin, creating the ultimate digital marketing strategy, a guide to all things Google Marketing and much more.

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