Sydney Build Expo will champion all aspects of Women in Construction this March

Sydney Build Expo will champion all aspects of Women in Construction this March

Sydney Build Expo has confirmed that this year’s event will include a new conference stage dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion.

Keynote speakers and panellists on stage will explore a wide range of important and nuanced topics including leadership, age, gender, sexuality, and cultural diversity including indigenous cultures and action on reconciliation.

This brings the total number of conference stages to nine for Australia’s largest festival of construction, architecture and infrastructure which is set to take place next month at the ICC Darling Harbour on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March 2023.

“The Diversity & Inclusion stage will bring together leading presenters who will share their real-life experiences and learnings to promote a diverse & inclusive industry.  Overall, our event will bring thousands of stakeholders together to learn, connect and be inspired to challenge stereotypes and break down barriers,” said James McKenzie, Director for Sydney Build Expo.

The Diversity & Inclusion stage is free for all to attend and a key theme will be women in construction.

Christina Yiakkoupis (pictured), Chair of the National Board for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), will speak on a panel of leaders driving equality and change.  “NAWIC helps women be who they want to be in construction.  We are advocates for change and a big part of that is education and connection,” she said.  “That’s why it’s important to come together at events like Sydney Build Expo to share and learn from each other.”

Sydney Build Expo is a two-day event, with associated networking and CPD activities, attended by 10,000+ contractors, architects, engineers, home builders, property developers, industry associations, government and construction professionals.

Spanning four exhibition halls at the ICC Darling Harbour, there will be 500+ exhibitors and 400+ speakers, many with a strong focus on construction solutions, emerging technology and digital innovation.

Additional stages will cover Architecture & Design, Infrastructure, The Future of Construction, Digital Construction, Skills & Wellbeing and Climate Resilience & Sustainability.  There will also be a Main Stage.

To find out more, head to the event website at