Here’s what to expect in the build-up to the expo’s upcoming 2020 return:

Australia’s top built environment experts will meet with industry businesses and vendors at the annual Sydney Build Expo 2020. Taking place on the 19th-20th of March 2020, the event will showcase the latest in equipment, innovations and developments across Australia’s Construction, Architecture and Infrastructure Industries.

Returning for its fifth consecutive run, Sydney Build Expo 2020 is anticipated to expand its scale, scope and outreach beyond preceding trade shows to become the largest Sydney Build to date. Taking place in the very heart of the city, Australia’s most renowned B2B construction tradeshow of the year will be held at the iconic Sydney International Convention Centre. This event is free to attend and merely requires a simple registration on the expo's website to secure a spot amongst the 25,000+ pre-registered attendees.

Sydney Build Expo Overview:

sydney build 2020 expo, venture magazineBrought to you by Oliver Kinross, Sydney Build is part of the company’s award-winning ‘BUILD’ exhibition portfolio that extends internationally to include trade shows held throughout New York, Chicago and London.

Promising to be bigger and better than ever before, Sydney Build 2020 will feature over 350+ exhibitors and 300+ Speakers in 21 Summits across 8 Stages. Alongside Sydney Build, the CIVENEX infrastructure exhibition and Sydney Transport & Roads Expo will be co-hosted at the venue. Three major expos in one, spread across a two-day period, will showcase the latest in technological advancement and touch upon controversial topics highly prevalent within the contemporary built environment industry.

Boasting a comprehensive programme and diverse range of displays, the event’s show floor incorporates a unique format designed to stimulate business networking opportunities between attendees and exhibitors and deliver quality content across for audience members in an entertaining and engaging manner. Cutting-edge seminars, sponsored networking lounges and live equipment demonstrations are just a small portion of what attendees can expect to encounter at this year's expo.

Sydney Build Expo 2020 will feature networking lounge powered by Linkedin. This unique first of its kind networking experience will enable attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to network and establish contact with one another face-to-face in a casual ‘disconnected’ environment, whilst simultaneously establishing connections and sharing contact info with one another over their online Linkedin network. Equipped with a unique QR code linking each user to their virtual profile, attendees with a smart device at the Linkedin networking lounge will be granted access to insight, content and networking opportunities all year round as part of a new community that features a wide range of meet-ups and social events. Other noteworthy features of the lounge include complimentary refreshments, entertainment and a Humans of Construction display which will broadcast images of over 1000 influential industry figures along with live profiles of those attending the Sydney Build.

Opportunities for all:

sydney build 2020 expo, venture magazineUniting thousands of construction experts, architects, engineers, designers, government personal and aspiring tradies is no easy task. That’s why Sydney Build Expo has themed it’s 300 top-level speakers into 21 free to attend summits which are scheduled to take place on the 8 stages scattered throughout the venue’s floor. These CPD accredited presentations will encompass a plethora of exclusive industry insights; touching upon topics of interest prevalent within the field of construction and shedding light on the first-hand experience of industry professionals. Below is a comprehensive list of summits occurring throughout the course of the event:

  • Contractors & Subcontractors Summit
  • Architecture & Design Summit
  • Digital Transformation Summit
  • Disruptive Technology Summit
  • Geospatial Summit
  • The BIM Summit
  • Construction Outlook: Forecasts & Tenders
  • Reconciliation In Construction
  • Modular & Prefab Summit
  • Women in Construction Summit
  • Sustainable Construction Summit
  • Fire & Safety Summit
  • Non-Conformance & Defects Summit
  • HVAC & Facilities Management Summit
  • Property Management Summit
  • Sydney Metro & Rail Summit
  • Sydney Transport & Roads Summit
  • The Government Policy Summit
  • The Asset Management Summit
  • The Engineers Summit
  • The New Infrastructure Summit

Alternatively, a full list of the summit agendas and more info on the speakers to be hosted across each summit can be found here:

Speaker, sponsor, exhibitor showcase:

sydney build 2020 expo, venture magazineSydney Build capitalises on the strong economy and high levels of inward migration which currently make Sydney one of the best performing construction industries in the world. The main objective of the expo is to provide the best opportunity for professionals to get together to discuss past, present and future projects. The event enables the industry to educate itself and provides the perfect marketing tool for companies looking to stand out within the competitive construction industry. With this in mind, Sydney Build is proud to showcase the high profile support it has received from key stakeholders occupied across the Australian construction field.

Key sponsors for the event include high profile BIM and digital asset management firms PlanGrid (Autodesk), BlueBeam and Locus. Build-related firms consisting of the WURTH Group, Sika, Spectur and Construction Supply Specialist. Furthermore, crucial stakeholders spanning across the Australian built environment industry such as Infrabuild, Arcadis, Master Builders NSW and Australian Made are confirmed to exhibit.

On the topic of speakers, Sydney Build has been consistent in attracting high-level experts and securing prominent figures such as the lord mayor of Sydney Clover Moore to lend their time for the event. Key figures central to Sydney’s urban development confirmed to speak at the 2020 expo include the city of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor Linda Scott. Industry leaders at the forefront of developing on-site technologies such as the senior BIM manager at AECOM Ceasare Caoduro and principal at Architectus, Rodd Perey, are due to present. Furthermore, other distinguished speakers featured in the 2020 lineup include Downer Construction director Mac Harvey, Aurecon director Rowena Walk, Laing O’Rourke technical director Andrew Harris, and the NSW Minister for industrial relations and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.

Four in One:

sydney build 2020 expo, venture magazineSydney Build Expo 2020 will feature two additional expos run alongside the main Sydney Build stage. They include the CIVENEX Expo, a successful initiative held by the IPWEA (Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia), and Sydney Transport and Roads Expo, to extend the show's outreach to further into the infrastructure and transportation industries. These events offer a more focused insight into their relevant fields, however, all three are free to attend under the same ticket and attendees are encouraged to freely explore all areas of the show depending on their interest.

Additional information on Civenex can be found here:

Additional information on the Sydney Transport and Roads expo can be found here:

The 2020 Australian Construction Awards are being co-hosted alongside Sydney Build and are scheduled to take place on the first night of the expo. Taking place at the Sydney Cricket Grounds, the ACA is an awards event that recognizes the achievements, developments and innovation within Australia's booming construction industry and features a wide range of categories for solution providers, contractors, architects, developers and local authorities. All awards are free to enter and are impartially judged by a panel of leading industry experts from across Sydney, New South Wales and Australia as a whole. Any company that services the Australian construction, architecture or design industry are eligible to enter.

Additional information on the Australian Construction awards can be found here:

The foundation of the Sydney Build Expo has been built on providing education and training opportunities across the Australian built environment industry; therefore, Sydney Build hopes to provide guests new perspectives and favourable circumstances for approaching this booming field. More importantly, Sydney Build hopes that its attendees can build lasting relationships within the industry to further the growth potential of Australian construction development.