Connect & Construct Summit Sydney

Building Innovation, Together

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Intercontinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000

The cost to attend this event is available at a limited early bird rate of $59. The full ticket price of $110 will apply to tickets bought after the 30th June.

Today, the construction industry is more digital, more diverse, and more dynamic than ever. Join other contractors in Sydney for Connect & Construct – a full day of inspiring keynotes, educational workshops, customer-led case studies, and more. You’ll walk away with new skills, ideas, and insights that you can apply to your projects and business immediately.

Sessions and Topics

Connect & Construct is the only construction conference that brings the entire building ecosystem together for a compelling, educational and inspiring one-day event. Choose from practical and thought-provoking sessions that span the converging worlds of design, build, and operate.

Wednesday, 7th August – Agenda

10:00 – 11:00

Registration, Coffee, & Networking

11:00 – 13:00

Construction Keynote

Opening & Welcome

Andy Cunningham – Regional Director, Autodesk

Autodesk Construction & Industry Vision

Jim Lynch – Vice President & General Manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions

Optimising Sustainable Construction Outcomes from the New Toolset

Michael Parkes – Systems Innovation Manager, Hansen Yuncken

What’s New: See the latest features and workflows across the Autodesk Construction Portfolio to help you achieve your desired project outcomes

Dustin DeVan – Vice President of Product, Autodesk Construction Solutions Preconstruction

Shirin Arnold – Group Product Manager for Asset Lifecycle at Autodesk Construction Solutions

Embracing Innovation and Harnessing the Potential of our People

Matthew Bien-Izowski – Managing Director, BN Electrical Contractors

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Panel Discussion: Cultivating an Innovative Mindset  

15:00 – 16:45

Afternoon Sessions

16:45 – 18:00

Networking Event

Construction keynotes

Hear from global industry leaders as they discuss topics relevant to your business, general contractors who are challenging the status quo, and many others as they demonstrate how they define and apply innovation within their organisation.

See firsthand, the latest updates to Autodesk technology that aims to reduce risk, gain insight, and create predictability for your projects.

Dynamic cross-industry thought leaders will discuss what needs to be done in order for the construction economy to remain resilient -– today and in the future.

Valuable learning

Choose from a selection of workshops and sessions and take home new skills and relevant, actionable information that you can apply to your projects today to help shape your business for tomorrow.

In our Industry Workshops you will work with leaders across the AEC ecosystem to address challenges in project delivery. Leave this dynamic session with a better understanding of these challenges, what’s causing them, and how to address them in your company.

Benchmarking for Better Outcomes

Consistent innovation is key to sustained resiliency in construction. However, innovation cannot be achieved if you don’t understand how your projects and business are performing today.

Join this workshop that will walk you through the practical steps to setting benchmarks with practical tools. Using data from your projects to make better decisions for your company is something all contractors, of every size, can accomplish – and this session will show you how.

Building for the Future

Hear fresh insights from some of APAC’s most forward-thinking companies in the construction industry. Get inspired and bring home the knowledge and information to help your business survive and thrive.

Meet the speakers

Jim Lynch
Vice President and General Manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions
Dustin DeVan
Vice President of Product, Autodesk Construction Solutions, Preconstruction
Michael Parkes
Systems Innovation Manager
Hansen Yuncken
Matthew Bien-Izowski
Managing Director
BN Electrical Contractors
Shirin Arnold
Group Product Manager for Asset Lifecycle
Autodesk Construction Solutions
Paul Shillcock
Managing Director