With rapid construction growth and the emergence of new technologies, it’s essential to bring the industry together to update everyone on what’s next, where the opportunities lie, what you can do to reduce costs and increase efficiencies, and what new products and technologies are available.

This week more than 100 major civil construction brands will gather in Sydney to explore the biggest challenges, opportunities in the sector, and showcase their latest in technology and machinery.

The National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), running from 15 – 17 November, featuring a free exhibition and conference program, is a chance for those in the sector to learn how to meet current demand and network with leading professionals and manufacturers.

Leading brands exhibiting at the NCEC include:

  • Hitachi Construction Machinery
  • Tutt Bryant Equipment
  • Caterpillar
  • Komatsu
  • Toyota Material Handling Australia
  • Clark Equipment (Bobcat & Doosan)
  • Atlas Heavy Engineering
  • Oxford Plastics/Civil Safety Product
  • CJD Volvo
  • SANY
  • Advanced Utility Solutions
  • Firestorm
  • PlanGrid
  • And many more

Equipment launches and industry career opportunities

The exhibition will feature world-first product launches, live demonstrations, a dedicated cutting-edge tech area, a job zone and more.

Caterpillar will unveil a new model exclusively at NCEC in a global product launch featuring never seen before technology. Those in attendance will be the first in the world to see the new equipment that’s set to deliver improvements to how these machines are operated.

Caterpillar will also be showcasing other recently released models, including the Next Generation Excavator 336 and Excavator 323, the Wheel Loader 950GC, and the Asphalt Paver AP300F.

The outdoor demonstration pit will be a highlight for attendees, allowing for a more hands on learning experience from Komatsu, SANY and Caterpillar.

Those interested in beginning or furthering a career in construction, civil engineering and infrastructure can explore available employment and internships at the Job Exchange Zone on the exhibition floor. Attendees can also explore training and professional development opportunities with major equipment manufactures such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi, Gear Fleet Management, Kubota and The University of Sydney, and potentially get ahead of their peers and secure a position before they graduate.

With so much new technology currently being released in the sector, there will also be a Tech Show Zone covering how new machinery and equipment can improve efficiencies and reduce operating costs. These free seminars and displays ensure companies determine what they need to do to meet surging demand and keep up with the increasing prevalence of complex mega projects.

How to respond to pressing industry challenges

The event also features a free one-day conference with a speaker lineup of industry experts providing practical advice on how your business can respond to current challenges including skills shortages, increased demand, safety processes, and the implementation of new technologies.

Conference speakers include:

  • Adrian Hart, Associate Director – Construction, Maintenance and Mining, BIS Oxford Economics
  • Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director, Australian Constructors Association
  • Tim Rawlings, Head of Training Product Development Kills for Australia, PwC
  • Scott Higgins, Partner – Building, Construction and Infrastructure, Mills Oakley
  • Ross Trethewy, Heady, Environment, Health and Safety, Lendlease Building
  • Stuart Burdack, CEO, Association of Australia Dial Before You Dig
  • Deborah Keep, Principal, Deborah Keep
  • Peter Webster, Executive Director, Industry Capability Network
  • Bede Noonan, Managing Director, Acciona Geotech Holdings
  • And more

The NCEC is the premier event for Australia’s civil construction and infrastructure industry and is essential for anyone involved in civil contracting (Tier 1, 2 and 3), engineering, demolition or earthmoving, local or state government, or quarrying.

The National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC) is running from 15 – 17 November at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. There is still time to register for the free-to-attend exhibition and conference. Don’t miss out – visit ncecaustralia.com.au today to register.  

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