14-16 May 2019

What’s On

Our show floor is curated to deliver compelling content for our visitors and exhibitors and showcase the very best the industry has to offer. With insightful education programs, next generation collaborations, creative networking spaces and more, you'll need more than a day at DesignBUILD!

Design Theatre

Get up to date on architectural trends, learn how to navigate product rating schemes and map out your career in design with a program of carefully curated panel discussions and keynote presentations in the Design Theatre.

Build Theatre

The Build Theatre, supported by AIB features a packed program of sessions covering big picture issues and practical applications to help you build your business. Topics include policy updates and the modern slavery act as well as choosing compliant products and materials.

DesignBUILD Sectors

DesignBUILD covers the entire build and design process from landscape and outdoor right through to the interior fit-out. The show floor comprises three sectors; Construction & Building Materials, Interior Fixtures & Finishes and Software & Technology.

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Transformative Technologies

New for 2019 and in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Explore an exhibition that showcases the outcomes and speculations of the Transformative Technologies + Data Poetics [TT+DP] group. TT+DP are a multi-disciplinary collection of designers and makers operating in and around emerging technologies in architecture, communication design, and data visualisation.


DesignBUILD RAW is a collaboration with leading architecture and design universities to showcase the talent of our industry's next generation. Local students design and pitch for the construction of feature areas at DesignBUILD.

ACIF Forecast Lunch

The Australian Construction Industry Forum release their May forecast annually at DesignBUILD. Drawing on the expertise of ACIF Forecasters, the Briefing helps businesses manage shifts in the industry by looking at the current and future state of the market. Tickets available in March 2019.

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Business Lounge

With 7,000 professionals in attendance, this is an intimate catered space to network and source materials from leading brands and suppliers in the industry.

Architects Lounge

Sponsored by the Australian Institute of Architects, this is an intimate catered space where the most creative individuals will come together to engage and negotiate with new and existing contacts. Equipped with a concierge to ensure your meetings run smoothly, plus a Gin Bar for refreshments.

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