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Aconex and Victorian Govt. to host construction technology summit

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Aconex Limited (ASX: ACX), provider of the #1 cloud collaboration platform for digital project delivery, have announced the second annual Construction Technology Summit to be held on October 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Aconex is once again partnering with the State Government of Victoria to host the Summit after a highly successful inaugural event in 2016 that drew over 250 industry and digital technology professionals.

“We’re excited to partner with the Victorian Government again to host the second annual Construction Technology Summit,” said Leigh Jasper, Chief Executive Officer at Aconex. “As an early adopter of technology, Australia is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to project delivery. The Summit is designed to demonstrate how some of the world’s biggest and most successful projects are leveraging technology to deliver better outcomes, and explore how digital technologies are likely to shape the sector for years to come. The environment is exciting and fast paced, and provides an excellent networking opportunity for attendees.”

The one-day event, taking place at Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands will connect Australia’s leading contractors, developers and consultants with the nation’s savviest digital innovators, with more than 350 delegates expected to attend.  Speakers include the Honourable Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade for the State of Victoria.

“Our ongoing support for the Construction Technology Summit in 2017 is part of our investment in innovative growth sectors,” said Mr Dalidakis. “Our Construction Technologies Strategy will enable the sector to grow by adopting new digital technologies and leveraging Victoria’s exceptional capabilities in research, education, supply chain and project delivery. This is essential for enhancing all phases of the construction life cycle, while creating rewarding, highly skilled and secure jobs for Victorians.”

The overarching themes of the Summit are construction digitisation; the emerging opportunities to improve productivity, reduce risk and better manage complexity; and the likely impacts of technology trends for owners, governments, contractors, developers, consultants and subcontractors.

The agenda includes a range of keynote presentations, case studies and panel discussions with an impressive line-up of speakers from Aconex, AI Group, Lendlease, Boston Consulting Group, AECOM, Lendlease, Roberts Pizzarotti, Richard Crookes Construction, Women & Leadership Australia, Honeywell and EY Sweeney. A key panel session will explore the impact of technology on the construction workforce of tomorrow and what skills the sector needs to invest in.

The event has attracted significant industry sponsorship with The Australian Constructors Association (ACA) returning as a major supporter and new sponsorships from Microsoft, IFS, Plangrid, APE Mobile and TIMG.

“Digital technologies are driving the way cities are developed, and leading contractors are looking to innovative organisations like Aconex and participants at the Summit for support in delivering the construction and infrastructure projects of the future,” said Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director of the ACA. “The ACA is pleased to be a sponsor again, and congratulates Aconex on its initiative to bring the digital community and industry leaders together for what promises to be an inspiring event.”

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To learn more about Construction Technology Summit 2017, registration and sponsorship opportunities, go here.

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