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, start-up pavilions, creative networking spaces and more, you'll need more than a day at DesignBUILD!

DesignBUILD Incubator - Entries Open Nov 2018


Sourcing new products is one of the main reasons to attend an event like DesignBUILD, but sometimes it can feel like you’re just seeing the same things. So we launched DesignBUILD Incubator, to help champion innovative thinkers and give them a proven, commercial platform to launch their inventions – all in a uniquely and creatively designed pavilion.

Speaker Program - 2-4 May 2018


Covering 2 Theatres, the DesignBUILD Speaker Program provides access the the leading industry professionals as they discussed the new products,policy and applications you need to know to keep ahead of the game. The 2018 Program will be announced in the coming months.

DesignBUILD RAW - 2-4 May 2018


DesignBUILD RAW returns to Melbourne in 2018 with partner universities, Deakin and RMIT ready to showcase the skills and creative collaborations of the next generation.

The project allows University Architecture and design students to experience the full tender and construction process as they compete to have their designs built as key feature areas on the show floor. More information on the 2018 program coming soon.

DesignBUILD Sectors


DesignBUILD covers the entire build and design process from landscape and outdoor right through to the interior fit-out. The show floor is divided up into 4 distinct sectors to help you navigate the hundreds of exhibitors onsite. Find out what type of products you'll see at DesignBUILD.

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ACIF Forecast Breakfast


After a sold out breakfast in 2016 and 2017, The Australian Construction and Industry Forum annual breakfast forecast returns to DesignBUILD in May 2018. Tickets will be available in early 2018.