buildnz | designex, New Zealand’s leading trade show for the build, construction and design industries, is back for 2017. The event will run 25–27 June at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland and is free to attend for those that register online.
Organisers XPO Exhibitions are excited about the business opportunities available to the hundreds of exhibiting companies expected onsite. “There are simply no other events bringing builders, architects, planners, specifiers, designers and developers in this volume all under one roof,” says Tony Waite, events director of buildnz | designex.
Held across 4 halls and 12,000m2 of exhibition space, the trade show will again co-locate with the National Safety Show; the largest event of its kind in New Zealand concentrating on workplace health and safety solutions and education.
The organisers have worked hard on bringing not only new initiatives but also on enhancing those existing. The first is the launch of a two-day industry “Build Summit” – a new pan-industry event involving leadership discussion and encouraging key industry stakeholder debate on current issues and developments within the sector.
The launch of a Training and Jobs hub in partnership with a leading industry training body will help address the current skilled labour shortage and the need to train an extra 30,000 workers over the next 5 years.
There will also be a comprehensive programme of free-to-attend professional development seminars including a number of international keynote speakers, special features, networking opportunities, show-only specials and the opportunity to win an array of prizes.