The Show

The National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC) is the civil construction and infrastructure industry’s new must-attend event, detailing the biggest opportunities and latest equipment in the sector.

Why attend?

 Australia is currently in an infrastructure boom.

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) expects the value of construction work to rise from $52.986 billion in the 2015/16 financial year, to more than $54 billion in 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

And there is no sign of slowing down. With all this growth, it’s essential to bring the industry together to update everyone on what’s next, where the growth areas are, what you can do to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, and what new products and technologies are available.

NCEC is the place to get this industry update and network with the main players in the space.

What to expect?

Your conference registration gives you access to:

FREE conference:

The free-to-attend one day conference program has a lineup of expert speakers discussing the future of civil construction and how technology such as drones, intelligent machines and autonomous vehicles are shaking up the sector. There will also be discussions about the industry’s most pressing topics: safety, best practice, workforce supply and skill shortages.

The exhibition:

The exhibition will feature more than 100 major brands such as Komatsu, Caterpillar, PlanGrid, Firestorm, Civil Safety Products and many more, who will showcase what’s new in civil innovations.

The Tech Show Zone:

The Tech Show Zone is an area on the exhibition floor exploring the latest technologies and digital solutions available to the civil construction and infrastructure industry. It features seminars that will look at technologies such as drones, productivity apps, autonomous control and robotic tech, virtual reality in pre-construction, and more.

The Tech Show Zone is divided into three components:

  1. The worksite of the future
  2. The jobs of the future
  3. The infrastructure of the future

Attendees will gain exposure to a range of new and emerging technologies and leave with a deeper understanding of infrastructure-enhancing materials; safety and productivity breakthroughs; inventive wearables; and the ‘smart’ worksites of the future.

Find out which brands are presenting in the tech show zone here.

Job Exchange Zone:

Are you a Civil Engineering, Construction or Engineering student that wants a prosperous career in construction?

Are you looking to get into the sector but lack the contacts to get your foot in the door?

Want to complete your studies with a job already secured?

A unique career opportunity awaits you at the upcoming National Construction Equipment Convention, 15 – 17 November 2018, Sydney Showground. The Job Exchange Program is an opportunity for students to find career pathways in civil construction. Attending gives you the opportunity to potentially secure a position before you graduate and get ahead of your peers. This opportunity allows you to:

  • Explore available employment opportunities and internships with major equipment manufactures such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, Gear Fleet Management, Kubota and The University of Sydney
  • Engage first-hand with the need-to-know people in the industry, including HR managers
  • Polish up your networking skills in meeting with your potential employer
  • Explore your own personal career direction and hear about career opportunities broadly
  • Understand apprentices programs
  • Discuss employment opportunities

The Job Exchange Zone will be held on the show floor of the free-to-attend exhibition. Find out more here.

Networking opportunities:

With the biggest construction brands and experts from around the world in attendance, NCEC is the perfect place to connect with other professionals and manufacturers. Taking place on the exhibition floor, opening ceremony networking drinks and an Australian British Chamber of Commerce’s Business Leaders Breakfast.

Breakfast tickets can be booked on the registration page as an optional extra for an additional fee.

Live demonstrations:

The free-to-attend exhibition will feature more than 100 major construction brands showcasing their newest construction equipment and breakthrough technologies. Attendees will see machines in action in the demo pit and learn how new innovations can save their businesses time and money.

There will also be several new product launches – including a global launch by Caterpillar –  making NCEC attendees some of the first people to see and trial new industry equipment.

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Show details:

Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 November 2018

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Opening hours:

Thursday 15 November 2018 9am – 5pm

Friday 16 November 2018 9am – 5pm

Saturday 17 November 2018 9am – 3pm

NCEC has been created by the industry, for the industry so it’s a trade-only event.