Market conditions are changing and challenging the sector. Issues like procurement, risk management and climate change are still upon us. Added to them are rising inflation, skills and material shortages, the supply chain disruption and resulting cost escalation. These are seriously impacting the sector’s work and wellbeing as customer and supplier relationships are tested. But as a sector we have been here before – as the last few years of boom are easing at pace with the inevitable bust phase of the cycle looming. How do we avoid the issues we have seen in previous cycles before we lose some of the best companies and talent from the sector? And how do we look after the wellbeing of the sector’s workforce as we face changing conditions? These will require hindsight, insight, and foresight to come out stronger over the year ahead.
With keynote addresses from government and opposition leaders, senior officials, international experts as well as hugely experienced practitioners from across the building and construction sector, we tackle the big issues and changes needed for system change, while also having the conversations around what we can do now, with practical insights and examples to improve the way we operate not just today, but tomorrow.