In this current environment, it is vital to look to ways to promote the industry and support Australia’s highly skilled construction workforce and companies operating in a tough climate. A strong Queensland economy depends on a strong, innovative and highly skilled construction industry. Over the past decade, annual construction work done in Queensland has grown from $22 billion to $58 billion and the industry directly employs around 230,000 people.
The next upswing in Major Project work in Queensland is predicted to coincide with growth in demand for infrastructure investment from other Australian states, as well as globally through the G20 Brisbane Action Plan. So there is an opportunity to ensure the Queensland’s construction industry is productive and globally competitive.
The Australian Construction Equipment Expo, which takes place in Brisbane 14-16 May, at Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane, is focused on supporting growing investment in the industry. The show will feature construction companies; both large and small, demonstrating the skills and capabilities of Australia’s many companies operating in this sector.
Free visitor registration is available at www.aceexpo.com.au/queensland and a small number of exhibitor places remain available. Visitors to the show can expect special features, including a green flag day for one-off specials on Thursday 14 May. Families are invited to attend on the Saturday of the show with various fun, family-friendly activities. The Friday will also offer a chance for exhibitors and visitors to have a well earned rest, with networking drinks from 5pm.
For more information, please visit the website.