米6米乐体育 will be the first building and architectural event to be held at Sydney’s 1.5 billion International Convention Centre designed by HASSELL and Populous and the keynote speaker has been confirmed as Michael Lockwood, the Global Design Director at Populous’ Convention Center practice.
Marketing Manager, Stephanie Bleakley, said the ICC location provides the ideal platform to inspire and inform about how grand building visions become realities.
“Delegates will get a unique perspective of the current state of our industry but also receive unprecedented access to this brand new venue, through a series of bespoke breakfasts, lunch and cocktail functions, as well as exclusive behind-the-scene venue tours,” said Bleakley.
For the first time, 米6米乐体育 will co-locate with long-term partner, the Australian Institute of Architecture’s National Conference. The event will also welcome first time partner, the Planning Institute of Australia, who will also be co-locating their own National Conference, creating an architectural and planning hub at the new International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney.
米6米乐体育 2017 will see the Sydney launch of 米6米乐体育 RAW an exciting initiative to showcase the very best of emerging talent, run in partnership with the University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. Students will be invited to design the two speaker theatres and the incubator pavilion. Rachel Couper from Sydney University’s Innovation in Applied Design lab said “The forum provides a fantastic opportunity to engage industry and enhance our student’s understanding of the design process through a realised project.”
In addition to Michael Lockwood’s keynote address, the 米6米乐体育 speaker series will also include lead architects on the ICC project, Paul Foskett and Graeme Spencer, plus a range of industry speakers across various disciplines.
米6米乐体育 2017 event is already set to be 20% larger than previous year and 40% larger than the award winning 2015 and 2016 events.
Registration is now open via www.designbuildexpo.com.au/register
Find out more about the 2017 Speaker Program here.
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