Industry solutions will be amplified at Inside Construction Expo and Foundation Awards 2023

Melbourne’s premier construction and infrastructure event Inside Construction Expo 2023 will amplify the transformation of the commercial and civil construction sectors, and with excitement already brewing it’s time to plan your visit.

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

With a robust conference program featuring top level speakers, a world-class exhibition showcasing the latest in equipment and technology and the Inside Construction Foundation Awards celebrating talented industry individuals and businesses, Inside Construction Expo 2023 is a must-attend event.

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

“Inside Construction Expo was created to fill the apparent gap in events targeted at major commercial and civil projects,” she says. “With such a large investment in infrastructure, we’re seeing the best in new industry developments – from safety to technology – rolled out before our eyes.”

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

There’s a plethora of projects planned nationwide for the coming years, but considerable industry challenges remain. Inside Construction Expo 2023 will provide a platform to canvass solutions to the issues hampering the commercial and civil construction sectors.

With four 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 on offer.

“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,” says Winterbottom.

“The exhibition show floor spans up to 15,000 square metres across 10 bays and will display the latest in construction machinery and equipment.”

Partnerships and sponsorships

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

“We’re pleased to be partnering with industry associations and peak bodies to bring Inside Construction Expo to life,” she says. “Specialist in assembly and fastening materials Wurth Australia has come on board as a supporting sponsor for the Expo, and intelligent positioning solutions provider Position Partners is proudly sponsoring the conference.”

“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.”

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.

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.

Plan your attendance

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 completely free for both the exhibition and conference. You’re welcome to come and go as you please and curate a conference 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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Industry solutions will be amplified at Inside Construction Expo and Foundation Awards 2023
The Foundation Awards will be held after day one of the Inside Construction Expo 2023.

Showcasing the innovative people and projects that are making waves in Australia’s major construction and civil infrastructure industries, the Inside Construction Foundation Awards will take place as part of 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. The Rising Star of the Year category recognises an individual aged 35 years or younger at the date nominations close, who has impressed their colleagues and counterparts with their contribution to and impact on their organisation, and excellence in service.

The Industry Leader Award recognises a leader who holds a senior position (executive, manager, director, or equivalent) in a private, not-for-profit, or government organisation who has effectively shaped their business’ success, delivered financial growth, significantly and positively impacted the business’ culture and championed the industry widely.

The Woman of the Year category recognises a woman in the industry who has driven change and continues to do so, leading to progress in breaking down barriers and creating new career prospects for the next generation.

The Operational Excellence Award recognises an individual or team that has achieved demonstrable improvements in efficiency, best practice Occupational Health and Safety, and impeccable records.

The Sustainability Initiative of the Year category, sponsored by SAMI Bitumen Technologies, recognises a company with a product, technology, system, initiative or project that has developed and carried out an innovative, environmentally focused, sustainable program to protect, preserve and/or rehabilitate the natural environment, contributing to decarbonisation and/or reducing waste and/or waste emissions.

The Safety Program Award, sponsored by Blackwoods, recognises a program, project or initiative aimed at promoting and improving safety, either within a business or across the broader construction industry.

The Technology Solution Award, sponsored by FRAMECAD, recognises a supplier of technology to a construction business, equipment manufacturer or subcontractor that improves a process, delivering tangible benefits across financial, safety or sustainability measurements.

The Major Project of the Year – Commercial category recognises the completion of a stage of a major vertical construction project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrably positive results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability.

The Major Project of the Year – Government category recognises the completion of a stage of a state-funded project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrably positive results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability.

The Local Government Project of the Year category recognises the completion of a stage of a local government project, or complete project delivery, that has been delivered with demonstrably positive results in the areas of budget, safety, social target and sustainability.

“If you are involved in revolutionising the construction sector, providing a solution for a constructor or an individual driving positive change in the industry, we want to celebrate you,” says Winterbottom. “Nominating is free and open until 11:59pm Friday 14 July 2023 – and all finalists receive a complimentary ticket to attend the Awards night in Melbourne.”

What’s more, the Foundation Awards gala dinner will provide a premium networking opportunity with industry leaders.

Nominations can be submitted for free online at

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