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  • Get interactive with Health and Safety live!

    The Workplace Health and Safety Show 2018 and #SAFETYSCAPE have announced a new interactive Live Action Theatre program as part of the FREE two-day show (23-24 May). From thoughtful discussions on sexual harass... more
  • SmartStruct is Principal Partner of Frame 2018

    Tilling Timber is Australia’s largest distributor of engineered wood products and SmartStruct, the innovative design team component of the business will be the Principal Partner for this year’s Frame Austra... more
  • Australia’s Smart Skyscrapers Summit to Provide Smart, Sustainable Design Solutions For its Second Year

    Expotrade are delighted to announce that the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit is back for the second time.  Attracting over 200 delegates in 2017, the high-rise building design event remains a prime platfor... more
  • DesignBUILD 2018 – delivering thought provoking ideas and innovation to Australia’s built environment industry

    DesignBUILD is the construction, design and architecture industry’s premier trade exhibition, but it now also serves as a forum for thinking through the bigger issues affecting the industry. Hosted from We... more
  • Industry leaders join bright new innovators in the name of safety

      Trusted industry trailblazers and game-changing newcomers will unite at the Workplace Health and Safety Show 2018, showcasing the cutting-edge technology, processes and products taking the safety worl... more
  • Construction Innovation 2018 Forum

    The Construction Innovation 2018 Forum has been set for 23 – 24 August in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hosted ... more

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4th Annual Research Facilities Design & Development Summit 2018

The 4th Annual Research Facilities Design and Development 2018 returns on 30 April - 1 May in Sydney, with a focus on analysing construction to boost operational efficiency, reviewing development of facilities to maximise space utilisation and addressing innovation regarding the best designs for research facilities. The key topics of the summit include: Strategic Leadership in Clinical and Transnational Laboratory Planning: Just a Touch of Inspiration to Govern the Physical Research Space Raising Capital and Optimizing Space Utilisation through Unique Facility Designs and Developments Reducing the Risk of Revenue and Time Lost through Improved Stakeholder Involvement and Preparation View the full program here Some of our expert speakers include: Professor Saul Faust, Director, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) -Southampton Clinical Research Facility (... more

DesignBUILD Expo

Whether it’s being exposed to the latest construction innovations, keeping up to date with architectural trends, or connecting with the rest of the industry…DesignBUILD has every detail covered. For over three decades, DesignBUILD has supported Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design communities, as the leading commercial platform for manufactures and suppliers to showcase new products and meet key industry buyers and specifiers. DesignBUILD is the only dedicated trade show to bring together a qualified audience of over 6,000 professionals together with leading manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in the built environment. The 3 day education program explores industry trends and training, including updates to the compliance legislation and regulation in Australia, new green building trends and innovative building technology productions and sol... more

Project Finance Masterclass

Project Finance Masterclass Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is critical to economic growth and social progress. This unique two-day masterclass provides participants with a sound understanding of how infrastructure projects are structured from a commercial and financial perspective. This affects a wide range of consultants involved in shaping infrastructure projects from a planning, design and management perspective.  As evolving trend is for Government to focus on contracting to buy infrastructure services rather than the built form, the approach to planning and procurement needs to change. This is why is it important to focus on output specifications, key performance indicators and understand what mechanisms Government should and should/will have in place to protect itself from project failure. Significant consultancy work relates to due diligence from technical, lega... more

OZWater’18 – Australia’s International Water Conference & Exhibition

Ozwater is the Australian Water Association’s international water conference and trade exhibition and Australia’s premier event on the water calendar. Returning to Brisbane in 2018 to a world-class event and conference venue in the unique South Bank riverside precinct, thousands of water professionals from across Australia and internationally will unite in one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia to share ideas on the future of water in Australia. Building on the success of 2017, Ozwater’18 will use enhanced technological insights to drive the most exciting program yet. With streamlined processes across all components of the conference, and enhanced exhibitor interactions, Ozwater’18 will again attract a dynamic and diverse audience, from professionals working across industries relating to water, decision and policy makers through to students, scientists and researchers.... more

Safety First Conference & Expo

Safety First Conference & Expo is the only safety event in Australia focused on the specific safety needs of heavy industries. Co-located with National Manufacturing Week, the largest manufacturing exhibition in Australia, Safety First will feature a dedicated exhibition showcasing the latest technologies, products and services to improve safety standards and reduce safety expenditure. Running alongside the expo will be an industry-leading conference that will deliver strong, high quality and focused safety insights, training, networking and discussion centered around the specific challenges of heavy industries. Presentations will focus on helping industrial businesses build a safety leadership culture and empower employees to embrace safety at work. Co-located with National Manufacturing Week and Inside 3D Printing, this free-to-attend expo and conference will run from 9-11 Ma... more

Australian Smart Communities Conference

Australian Smart Communities Conference Do you want to, bring transformational change to the way communities are managed? Embrace the right technologies to build robust, smart economies? Focus attention on enhancing skills to take greatest advantage of digital connectivity? Promote innovation and creativity to everyone’s benefit? More than 50 Amazing speakers, councils and cities from across Australia represented and an amazing array of exhibitors. The Australian Smart Communities Conference provides the platform to showcase these smart solutions, celebrate the successes of our smart communities and share stories with members and the broader community. International and national speakers will also provided key insights to guide delegates on how government and communities can achieve their smart communities objectives. Get the powerful insights you need to ac... more

Good Design Awards, 2018

Sydney, Australia: Celebrating its 60th year, Australia’s prestigious Good Design Awards will showcase the best of Australian and international design with an awards ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 17 May 2018 and a free public exhibition charting the award winners over the last 60 years at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal from 25-27 May. The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program. Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia said, “Good design has the transformative power to create better and more efficient products, services and spaces. Our world needs good design now more than ever. Ultimately, we see... more

Workplace Health & Safety Show 2018 leads the way in Safety

On 23-24 May 2018, the greatest minds in health and safety, from multiple sectors across Australia will converge on Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2018, a brand new event showcasing the cutting edge of the safety world. The Workplace Health & Safety Show will take place as a key event for the inaugural #SAFETYSCAPE. An initiative of the highly respected Safety Institute of Australia, the peak body in Australia representing OHS safety professionals, #SAFETYSCAPE is a new week-long program of events, workshops, forums, seminars and conferences. An absolute must for anyone whose job involves safety, #SAFETYSCAPE will bring together the biggest and brightest minds from the health and safety community to share crucial insights and ideas. The Workplace Health & Safety Show is a must attend event for all safety professionals f... more

Contract Law Fundamentals

Contract Law Fundamentals         This course informs business and government about contracts, delivering critical legal knowledge for anyone who has any exposure to contracts of whatever size, value and type.During the one day intensive program you will examine the law and commercial factors affecting the contract lifecycle, from formation, through performance to completion, you will be provided with essential guidance on: understanding clauses and terminology risk identification; allocation and management standard form contract and general contract termination, and dispute resolution. With this knowledge, you can ensure that contracts are prepared properly from the outset, setting a clear path to maximise outcomes. You will be provided with the tools and knowledge to know your rights when you are not getting what you expect out of your contract. You will... more

HIRE 18 Hire Industry Convention 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of Australian Hire Industry Conventions Marking a major milestone, the HRIA (Hire and Rental Industry Association) is celebrating its 50th annual Convention in May 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 50 years on, HIRE18 is a major event on the international rental calendar ever since the first convention was held in 1968 to ‘evaluate the Australian industry’s prospects and overcome its problems’. For two days at the award-winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, HIRE18 brings 50 years of experience to safeguard Australia’s reputation as one of the most competitive and innovative rental market in the world,” HRIA CEO, James Oxenham said. “HIRE18 will present the latest global trends, technologies, equipment and information while enabling the development of partnerships to positively impact participants’ businesses... more

AFR National Infrastructure Summit

The Australian Financial Review – in association with Deloitte – is pleased to announce the return of the National Infrastructure Summit – due to take place 4-5 June at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. As populations continue to rise, Australia requires equivalent growth in social and economic infrastructure. But what funding mechanisms will support this long-life infrastructure? And what new projects can we anticipate in the coming years? The Summit is Australia’s premier forum for government, contractors, analysts, and academics to hear Ministerial announcements, debate the outlook for urban regeneration and understand what shifting federal priorities mean for the project pipeline. Once again there will be extended coverage from the AFR, as this hot-button issue continues to dominate public debate.... more


EduBuild,  Australia and APAC’s largest education buildings and infrastructure conference and trade show EduBUILD is Australia’s largest education buildings and infrastructure conference and tradeshow for education leaders and decision-makers involved in design, construction, renovation, maintenance, operation and management of buildings for schools, colleges and universities. This two-day forum is co-located with Australia’s largest annual education meetup – EduTECH, bringing together over 10,000 people from all across the education, building and infrastructure sectors. This event features a senior-level congress, peer-to-peer roundtables, 1-to-1 meetings and a large exhibition…perfect for gathering of information about the latest education building projects, discussing new tenders, forging partnerships and doing business. WHY ATTEND? See the latest trends and ... more

Timber Offsite Construction

‘Timber Offsite Construction’ Frame Australia Conference & Exhibition - Monday & Tuesday 18-19 June 2018 at Park Hyatt Melbourne ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ is organised by Frame Australia, now in its 20th year, and is the only national conference and exhibition for timber and mass wood building systems in residential and commercial construction. ‘Our objective is to inspire exchange between delegates and suppliers to create opportunities for Offsite prefabricated timber systems in building to benefit construction, and to achieve more sustainable outcomes’. Building construction markets Current building markets in Australia are buoyant due to continually expanding population, which is primarily being accommodated in higher density developments within the urban areas of cities, generating high levels of demand for mid-rise and high-rise multi-residential... more

Safe Cladding and Building Summit, Brisbane/Perth/Melbourne

Safe Cladding & Buildings Summit 2018 Brisbane | 18-19 June 2018 Perth | 21-22 June 2018 Melbourne | 26-27 June 2018 Specifically designed to examine the key links in the building product supply chain. At the event, we will examine new legislation governing construction standards and fire safety issues; local case studies on fire incidents will be under the microscope and we will strive to understand what is necessary to improve certification processes for safer building standards in Australia in the future. Incorporating a one-day conference and one-day in depth workshop will provide you with: Outcomes of state-wide building audits Strategies on how to better protect firefighters and civilians from Non-Conforming Building Product-related incidents Insights into the role local councils have played in protecting their communities and ratepayers Knowledge... more

Housing Density & Diversity

Housing Density & Diversity Innovative housing types & delivery models to retrofit suburbia A key strategy to manage future residential growth is the provision of missing middle housing types. Momentum is clearly behind the growth of diverse housing typologies and the push is on to find quality designs and innovative housing delivery models for the middle ring suburbs of our cities, where future residential growth can best be integrated.  However, community resistance to an increase in density, as well as a tough policy and political environment, presents challenges to planners, designers and developers. The Housing Density & Diversity forum will provide a platform to address the key issues and identify the strategies that will achieve quality housing outcomes going forwards. Key learnings: Explore the missing middle and why it is critical to today’s housing m... more

Effective Contract Management

Effective Contract Management   During the day you will look at a range of issues which arise in contract management, be guided through detailed case studies and be taken step-by-step through effective resolution strategies by way of up to 10 workshops and exercises. With this knowledge, you can ensure that contracts are managed properly from the outset and remain ahead of potential problems before they arise. You will be provided with the tools to safeguard deliverables and keep them on track at all times. In addition you will learn to ensure that issues such as delays and other intervening factors which invariably crop up don’t compromise overall contract objectives and key outcomes. The course begins with a general introduction to contract management which, among other things, will look at the different types of contracts and examine the particular characteristics of pe... more

Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018

Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018 With no sight of dense urbanisation slowing, architects and engineers face myriad challenges when developing new high-rise buildings and skyscrapers to cater for growing vertical cities. With a focus on sustainable materials, lowered energy ratings, innovative and advancing technology, liveability and appealing design, those who create Australian skylines have much to consider. At the Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit, 26 - 27 June at Doltone House Sydney, these themes and trends will be comprehensively discussed by industry experts. Like no other industry event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Summit convenes an array of speakers and attendees from across the globe, all who have valuable international and local sector insights. The knowledge sharing event features an agenda focusing on innovation in design, greener solutions, technologi... more

11th Annual SA Major Projects Conference 2018

The South Australian Major Projects Conference is back in its 11th year and will take place on the 24th & 25th July 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The two day conference will profile major infrastructure projects across the State, which will create employment opportunities in years to come. The event will also provide a platform to explore the plans and polices of the newly elected Liberal Government, which include better infrastructure planning and more transparent decision-making to support long-term economic growth and more jobs for South Australia. South Australia’s economy is rapidly transitioning from its traditional manufacturing base into a host of new industries aimed at driving economic growth. Sectors primed for driving the State’s economy in the future include defence, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, innovation, agriculture and tourism. Well plan... more

Smart Infrastructure Summit

Taking place from the 7-9 August in Sydney, the Smart Infrastructure Summit will focus on the various technologies and systems that are enabling the creation of “smart infrastructure”. It will showcase the outcomes that can be achieved by combining infrastructure, innovation and technology. The Summit will bring together industry experts and thought leaders, national, state and local government, owners of infrastructure, construction companies, contractors, academia and solution providers to collaborate and discuss strategies to support the adoption of smart infrastructure. Mixing high-level keynotes, cross infrastructure case studies from local and global leaders and interactive roundtables moderated by experts. We have over 30 speakers confirmed, including: Philip Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia William Bourke, President, Sustainable Au... more

World of Drones Congress 2018

The inaugural World of Drones 2017 (WoDC 2017) was held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 31 August to 2 September 2017. Over 630 delegates from across the Asia Pacific and beyond attended and the congress featured a fascinating Expo with over 30 exhibitors from Australia, China and Japan. The program included the launch of Australia’s very first state-wide Drones Strategy by the Premier of Queensland and the first Australian National Drone Safety Forum. ​The next WoDC will be held from 8 to 11 August 2018, back at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Make sure you are a part of the 2018 congress - register today! CONTACT US World of Drones Secretariat Carillon Conference Management Pty Limited admin@ccm.com.au   |  + 61 7 3368 2644 PO Box 177, Red Hill Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia... more

Construction Innovation 2018 Forum

Construction Innovation 2018 Forum Hosted by the AMCA, the 2018 forum will once again bring together thought leaders and practitioners from across the world to provide insight into how leading firms are utilising technological advancements to deliver innovative best practice solutions in the building and construction industry. We look forward to hearing from the international keynote speakers who will provide a global context for how innovative technologies and practices are helping industry to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and productivity. The keynotes will be complemented with case study demonstrations showing how forward-thinking firms can integrate building information modelling into their everyday practices with demonstrable improvements in cost, timeliness, risk management, productivity and on-site coordination. The 2018 forum will also feature workshops,... more

3rd ACT Major Projects Conference 2018

Over recent years, a raft of important infrastructure projects have taken form within the ACT, highlighting the territory’s potential to transform into a thriving, community-minded, and sustainable hub. The ACT Major Projects Conference returns for its third year, allowing experts and policymakers from the government and private sectors to provide key updates on these projects, in order to outline how the ACT can further develop into a prosperous territory, while efficiently adapting to an increasing population. In 2017, the ACT Government committed over $2.9 billion to their Infrastructure Investment Program, promising new facilities and services, a growing economy, and a plethora of employment opportunities. An estimated $70 million in infrastructure upgrades for its education facilities, and $53 million for Stage 2 of Canberra’s Light Rail train network particularly signifie... more

AFTA Gala Awards Night

The ATFA annual national dinner celebrating the industry’s achievements – showcasing the best floors installed for the year and recognising the industry’s stand out people, showrooms and innovations. For further information and ticket availability Visit the Website ... more

10th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2018

The 10th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2018 is Victoria's largest, attracting over 200 delegates each year. Topics covered - Transport, housing, health, education, energy & water. The 9th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference, will be held on the 4th & 5th of September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event continues to be a leading major projects and infrastructure conference held in the state. With the state government’s $9.6 billion investment into infrastructure, hear updates on the projects and plans that will support Victoria’s strong population and economic growth. Over 200 senior level executives from public & private sectors will convene to hear presentations on major projects and infrastructure plans such as Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Strategy, Development Victoria’s Urban Renewal Projec... more

prefabAUS 2018 Conference

This year's theme, Building momentum: The rise and rise of prefabrication, explores the past and future of prefabrication. It's about celebrating the evolution of our industry, and looking forward to the future, with a focus on new technologies, sustainability, and the continued movement of prefab into mainstream construction. Held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 2018 conference will feature national and international keynote speakers specialising in prefabrication, offsite design, manufacturing and project delivery. There will be workshops, panel discussions and site visits, plus the opportunity to network with leaders, innovators and experts from across the sector.... more

Australian Security Awards 2018

Australian Security Awards 2018 The security industry will unite on 18 October 2018 to promote excellence and innovation within the sector and celebrate the success of 2018 #SecurityAwards winners and finalists at a prestigious Awards Ceremony and Dinner. The Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence have been an initiative of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) for 23 years. In 2015, ASIAL partnered with the World Excellence Awards to bring the global Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) program to Australia. For the third time they will share a prestigious Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 18 October 2017 at Sydney’s Doltone House Hyde Park.    ... more