The National Construction Equipment Convention

The National Construction Equipment Convention – construction equipment event of the year

With less than three months remaining before the National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), running from 15-17 November in Sydney, the construction sector is gearing up for world-class exhibitor showcases, cutting-edge technologies and networking opportunities that the three-day multidisciplinary event will feature.

 There has never been a more crucial time for the civil construction sector in Australia to be working at an optimal level, as government and industry bodies, continue to announce major project after project.

The exhibition will host more than 100 major brands including Caterpillar, Komatsu, Toyota Material Handling Australia, Clark Equipment (Bobcat & Doosan), Atlas Heavy Engineering, CJD and more, who will showcase their latest equipment and leading technologies ensuring your business can meet industry demand with increased productivity and decreased operating costs.

The ‘Tech Zone’, located on the exhibition floor will showcase emerging technologies and innovative wearables and free-to-attend seminars on infrastructure-enhancing materials, safety, compliance and productivity innovations, and the ‘smart’ worksites of the future among many other discussions and processes now improved by technology.

Job Exchange area will provide a unique opportunity to begin or further a career in the construction, civil engineering and infrastructure industry. In this zone, attendees will receive first-hand information about education, training and career opportunities in the construction sector. HR managers and other representatives from leading construction organisations will be on hand to give prospective applicants an overview of the exhibiting companies’ job openings, as well as the ability to meet potential employers in person at the show.

With a theme of, ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’, the NCEC conference program will provide a forum for industry thought leaders to deliver compelling presentations on:

  • On-site safety
  • The aging workforce
  • Project pipeline and industry outlook
  • Skilled labour shortages
  • Best practice in equipment

With a focus on civil construction and equipment supply and demand, the expert speakers and panels will share insights into the future of civil construction and how technologies such as drones, intelligent machines and autonomous vehicles are shaking up the sector.

Both the conference and exhibition aspects of the event are suited to anyone working in civil contracting (Tier 1, 2 and 3), engineering, demolition or earthmoving, local or state government, or quarrying.

The expert speaker line-up includes:

  • Phillip Charlton, CEO, Skills Oz
  • Adrian Hart, Construction, Associate Director Maintenance and Mining, BIS Oxford Economics
  • Chris Johnson, Digital Solutions Lead, GHD
  • Nick Smith, CEO, Airsight Australia
  • Dean Gaedtke, Executive General Manager Construction Equipment, Komatsu
  • Deborah Keep, Trainer, Speaker and Coach,
  • Peter Webster, Executive Director, Industry Capability Network
  • Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director, Australian Constructors Association
  • Stuart Burdack, CEO, Association of Australia Dial Before You Dig
  • Plus many more still to be announced


Registrations are now officially open for the National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), running from 15-17 November at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.