Speaker Series

In 2017 the DesignBUILD Speaker Series returned with a renewed focus on key issues within the built environment, through the lens of the changing face of Sydney.

Working with our Strategic Partners and with new Content Partners, HASSELL + Populous on board for 2017, the DesignBUILD Speaker Series was a tailored program addressing issues and rising trends. With a combination of keynote presentations, panel discussions and practical workshops, there was no better place to help visitors to take their knowledge to the next level and keep at their professional forefront that at DesignBUILD.

The speaker program covered the full 3 days of the event and also included behind-the-scenes tours of the new ICC, Sydney as well as a series of breakfast and open to delegates from the National Architecture Conference and the PIA National Congress.


Returning in 2017: Lunch + Learn Sessions

Back by popular demand the Lunch + Learn sessions returned in 2017. These sessions combined education and a unique networking opportunity with industry peers with a catered lunch immediately following the  panel discussion debates to encourage multi-disciplinary networking and help inspire your next collaboration.

Earn CPD Points

Did you know you can top up your CPD points at DesignBUILD? For visitors who attended a seminar session at DesignBUILD, each seminar session attended earned them 1 informal refuel point from the Australian Institute of Architects. Visitors were also be eligible to earn CPD points through the Master Builders Association.

ICC Venue Tours

At DesignBUILD 2017, visitors had the opportunity to take a closer look behind the scenes at Australia’s newest convention centre through exclusive back-of-house tours during the show which allowed them to see the inner workings of the state-of-the-art facility, expertly guided by the ICC Sydney team and the leading designers from the venue’s joint venture architects from HASSELL + Populous.


Information for the 2018 Speaker Series Program will be released early March 2018.
*Please note, information found below are the 2017 Speaker Series information. 

Theatre Timetables

Theatre 1 Program

Build your expert knowledge with a combination of keynote presentations from our Strategic and Content Partners, panel discussions, practical debates and more...

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Theatre 2 Program

Discover practical applications to help you with your next project and stay up to date with the latest in compliance policy and new materials on the market...

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