Speakers have been announced for the National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC), which will take place from 15 to 17 November at the Sydney Showground.
Technology including drones, smart machinery and autonomous vehicles will be discussed, with equipment company Caterpillar planning to launch new models at the event.
Speakers will address topics including safety, best practice, workforce supply and skill shortages.
Confirmed speakers at the event include:
- Skills Oz CEO Phillip Charlton
- GHD Digital Solutions Lead Chris Jonson
- Airsight Australia CEO Nick Smith
- Komatsu Executive General Manager Construction Equipment Dean Gaedtke
- Komatsu General Manager – Construction Solutions Todd Connolly
- BIS Oxford Economics Associate Director – Construction, Maintenance and Mining Adrian Hart
- Safety Trainer, Speaker and Coach Deborah Keep
The events theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally”, with speaker Adrian Hart providing a presentation on the future of construction and mining activities.
Phillip Charlton’s presentation will explore the issue of workplace capability and skill shortages for upcoming civil infrastructure projects, which will require skilled and experienced workers to deliver them.
Deborah Keep will focus on human-centred safety, discussing people rather than processes. She will provide a rundown of how this can be implemented across an organisation.
Nick Smith and Chris Johnson will take part in a technology panel that will look at the operational applications of drones, autonomous vehicles and intelligent machines.
More than 100 exhibitors will be attending the event, including Clark Equipment, Toyota Material Handling Australia, Hitachi, Komastu and Volvo/CJD.
To register for the event, click here.