Australia’s newest civil construction and infrastructure event, the National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), running from 15 – 17 November in Sydney, has gathered strong support from the construction sector by partnering with three key industry bodies.

The Traffic Management Association of Australia (TMAA), WorldSkills, and the Australian Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Association (AustStab) have announced their partnership with the NCEC, a three-day multidisciplinary event for the civil construction and infrastructure sector.

NCEC is a joint venture with the Construction and Mining Equipment Industry Group, and will bring together influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts in construction from around Australia.

Brendan Woods, President of the TMAA, the peak body for the traffic management industry in Australia, said they are proud to be affiliated with the NCEC.

“Our industry is crucial to both these industries and we welcome the opportunity to share in this showcase and experience the latest innovation and creative technologies available to all our industries,” Mr Woods said.

“We believe the NCEC will provide the perfect opportunity to continue to build bonds and integration across the infrastructure and construction sectors.”

The event’s theme is ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ and it will have a strong focus on infrastructure and cutting edge technologies. The conference and exhibition will show attendees some of the current trends and technologies in the sector, and outline common challenges and how to overcome them.

This is an essential industry event for anyone working in civil contracting, engineering, demolition and earthmoving, local and state government, or quarrying.

Graham Hennessy, CEO of AustStab, said, “As Australia’s only member driven association for pavement recycling and stabilisation, AustStab sees this convention as a great opportunity for industry collaboration as well as getting exposure to latest developments in equipment and technology which are directly related to our industry.”

The conference features a lineup of industry experts who will take a look at case studies and new government projects that are yet to be announced.

The exhibition will showcase more than 100 exhibitors including major brands such as Caterpillar, Toyota Material Handling Australia, Clark Equipment (Bobcat & Doosan), Atlas Heavy Engineering and Komatsu, among others.

It will also feature the latest in heavy equipment, a tech zone comprising Worksite of the Future, Jobs of the Future and Infrastructure of the Future, as well as an outdoor demonstration pit where attendees can interact with new equipment.

Alex Haughton, Business Development Manager at WorldSkills, said the NCEC is the perfect forum to host the WorldSkills Australia Heavy Vehicle Regional Competition.

“It puts the spotlight directly on young Australians to shine and display their talent in front of the industry elite who will be in attendance at the exhibition.

“We are excited to partner with the NCEC who are passionate about training and the future of their industry, and the WorldSkills Australia competition provides both the competitors and industry with a snapshot of things to come.’’

The National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), will run from 15 – 17 November at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. For more information, please visit

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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