Sep. 18, 2020 - Over the past weeks and months we have continued to monitor the ongoing situation the world now finds itself in, and we have made the difficult decision to postpone DesignBUILD until 2021 with the next edition of the event now due to take place from 11 to 13 May 2021, in Sydney at the ICC Sydney.
We are acutely aware of the challenges that many in our industry are facing in regards to supply chain interruptions and travel restrictions, and we believe that in postponing the 2020 exhibition, that we can deliver a much more collaborative and dedicated trade platform that better serves the needs of the entire built environment.
Yet, while we have decided not to run the exhibition this year, we know from speaking to the industry that there is a strong need for the market to come together in a different format and with the built environment set to play an essential role in rebuilding of the national economy, we will shortly be announcing details of a new Built Environment Summit to be held in October of this year.
This new summit will help connect leading built environment professionals and allow collaboration and discussion to drive this important recovery agenda. We look forward to sharing more announcements on this exciting project soon.
We are also excited to announce that the postponement until May 2021 will allow us to introduce a new brand into the Australian Built Environment, with the UK’s leading platform for innovation and technology in the built environment, Digital Construction Week (DCW), set to make its debut at the 2021 event. This will be the first time that the brand will extend outside of the UK, and support the growing demand for digitisation of the built environment.
For more than 30 years, DesignBUILD has been bringing together the built environment industry and has established a strong community of exhibitors, partners, visitors that is at the forefront of the brand and we would like to thank them for their continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time, as we now shift our focus to delivering a stronger event in Q2 of 2021.
We are still proud of our place as Australia’s leading event for building and construction professionals, and we will continue to connect the industry through new opportunities for business over the coming months, including our already established and successful digital communications, and engaged online platforms.
In these unprecedented times, we have seen the industry show strength, resilience, and innovation as building and construction demands increase and change. The strength of this community will persevere beyond the current situation and we look forward to working with you to provide commercial platforms for our community to grow and thrive. In the meantime, you can stay up to date with all the latest information on our dedicated COVID-19 page.
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