Australian Steel Convention

Australian Steel Convention 2019

15 – 17 September 2019
The Westin Sydney

Many questions are being asked of Australia’s steel industry. What does our future look like? Do we have the capability & capacity to deliver on the nation’s needs? Can Australian steel remain a world leader, adapting in the fast-changing industrial landscape?

The reality is, Australia’s steel future has never looked brighter. Through continual evolution, we’re building on our proud history of delivering high-quality infrastructure and projects that stand the test of time. Our workforce is rapidly expanding its skills and abilities to meet new challenges while reimagining and reshaping steel’s potential.

The Australian Steel Institute’s 2019 Convention looks at current infrastructure opportunities and beyond the project pipeline, focussing on forging deeper and more meaningful commercial links that will see our industry continue to grow and thrive.

Convention sessions will examine:

  • Achieving on-shore production growth goals
  • The increasing size and scope of infrastructure demand
  • Why we can confidently invest in steel’s future
  • Understanding the different viewpoints, capabilities and challenges facing industry stakeholders
  • Global investment trends
  • Delivering quality and mitigating risk
  • Supply chain transparency and integrity
  • Emerging market opportunities

The Australian Steel Convention is the industry’s premier event. Bringing together:

  • Australian manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, roll-formers
  • Australian design and structural engineers
  • Detailer/modellers and constructors
  • Key supply chain partners and suppliers
  • Key decision-makers and influencers in local infrastructure projects
  • Federal and State Government policy and decision makers

For the opportunity to see beyond the pipeline and stay ahead of the game, the Australian Steel Convention is the 2019 event not to be missed. 





Early bird registration fees are available until 30 June 2019:

  • Member Full Convention Registration: $1199.00
  • Non-member Full Convention Ticket Registration: $1299.00
  • One Day Registration: $750.00

Standard registration fees apply from 1 July until 15 September 2019:

  • Member Full Convention Registration: $1349.00
  • Non-member Full Convention Ticket Registration: $1449.00
  • One Day Registration: $750.00

All registration prices are quoted in AUD and are inclusive of GST 


  • Full convention registration includes access to all sessions and catered breaks in the exhibition. A full delegate registration also includes all social functions: Sunday's "Meet & Greet", Monday's Convention Dinner and Tuesday's Breakfast Session.
  • Day registration does not include access to sessions and catered breaks in the exhibition for the nominated day of the registration. Social function tickets are not included in day registrations but can be purchased separately int he registration process.

The 2019 Australian Steel Convention will be held at:

The Westin Sydney
1 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000


Off-site parking fee: $25 daily
On-site parking, fee: $39 hourly | $68 daily
Valet parking, fee: $78 daily

Special accommodation rates have been secured at the Convention hotel (the Westin Sydney and nearby hotels for Convention attendees. The following rates can only be secured whilst booking through the online registration process:

The Westin Sydney

  • Superior Room – King Bed = $325 per room per night
  • Superior Room – Twin Share (Two Queen Beds) = $325 per night

Travelodge Sydney Martin Place

  • Standard Room – Queen Bed = $185
  • Standard Room – Twin Share (Two Double Beds) = $185

Accommodation booking details:

  • Pricing is quoted in Australian currency and inclusive of 10% Federal Goods and Services Tax
  • Accommodation rates are quoted on a per room per night basis
  • Hotel check-in is 15:00 hours
  • Hotel check-out is 11:00 hours
  • Both hotels are smoke free. Charges will apply where evidence of smoking is found
  • A credit card is required upon check in for any incidentals
  • Full prepayment of accommodation is required to secure your booking during the registration process. Any incidentals or other charges will be payable directly to the hotel upon checkout. 

Please note cancellation policies apply - see event terms and conditions. 


Date: Sunday, 15 September 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Ivy Sunroom
Dress code: Cocktail
Tickets: $130pp

Please note: The Welcome Reception is included in full delegate registrations, exhibitor and sponsor registration types. Day registration holders are welcome to purchase a ticket through the registration process. 

The Meet & Greet function will be an opportunity to reconnect with other members, network with industry peers and reconnect. Hosted offsite at the Ivy Sunroom, the evening promises great food, drink and entertainment.


Date: Monday, 16 September 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 7pm Pre Dinner Drinks | 7pm - 11pm Dinner
Venue: Ivy Ballroom
Dress code: Cocktail / Evening wear
Tickets: $195pp

Please note: The Convention Dinner is included in full delegate registrations, accompanying person, exhibitor and sponsor registration types. Day registration holders are welcome to purchase a ticket through the registration process. 

The steel event of the year! All delegates and members are warmly invited to join us for a memorable evening at the Convention Dinner. Drinks will flow and a 3-course menu will be served. Unlike previous year’s award presentations will not take place, instead guests will be treated to entertainment, laughs and a few surprises. 


Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2018
Time: 16:30pm - 17:30pm
Venue: The Westin Lounge
Dress code: Smart casual
Tickets: N/A

Say farewell to industry peers before heading home over casual drinks at the Convention close.

By registering and paying for the 2019 Australian Steel Convention you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. Please note these are specific to the Convention and in addition to the ASI standard event terms and conditions:

1. Event fees and membership

Event fees are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of GST.

Inclusions for full and day registrations have been listed on the ASI website and can be found HERE.  

Member discounts are provided to ASI members only. Individual membership under the ASI Constitution is not transferable to any other person or entity. As a result, the Member rate is only available to the individual Member who appears on the ASI Member Register. There are no circumstances where this benefit can be transferred. Any additional accompanying persons registered will be charged at the non-member rate.

Upon receipt of your registration and payment your membership will be checked against the membership register and adjustment to the registration type or fee made if necessary. Payment of adjustments are required prior to the Convention to gain entry to sessions.

2. CPD

All event attendees eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points may use the confirmation of registration and/or tax invoice/receipt as a record for a CPD Program. Whether an event qualifies for CPD points is subject to the requirements of your professional body and Australian Steel Institute makes no warranty any of its events will qualify for CPD points with any other organisation.

3. Payment

Registration is not confirmed until payment in full has been received. The ASI reserves the right to refuse entry until such time as the payment is settled should payment not have been received prior to the Convention.  

Online payment for the Convention can be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). A 2% surcharge applies to American Express purchases.

4. Cancellations & Transfers

Transfer of registration: If you are unable to attend the Convention you can transfer your registration to another person. All transfers must be done in writing to the Convention Manager. Transfer of registration from Member to Non-member is permissible but the fee difference will be applicable. No refund will be given for a transfer of ticket between a Non-member and member.

Cancellation of registration: Cancellations must be made in writing to the Convention Manager, the following cancellation fees apply:

  • Cancellations up to 31 July full refund less administration fee of $25.00
  • Cancellations 1 to 31 August – 50% refund of total registration fee paid.
  • Cancellations after 31 August – No refund will be given.

Accommodation bookings:

  • Accommodation bookings can be transferred (name change) up to 24 hours prior to arrival
  • No shows and cancellations within 30 days of the event attract a 100% cancellation fee

Alteration or cancellation of registration or accommodation bookings must be made to the Convention Manager in writing to .

The Australian Steel Institute reserves the right to cancel events for any reason including if they are under-subscribed. In such cases any fees paid will be fully refunded. We may also, in exceptional circumstances, use substitute speakers.

5. Refunds

Where a registrant is entitled to a refund under the provisions of 4. Cancellations & Transfers above or special Cancellation provisions, the amount will be returned in full to the original payer and by the same payment method as the original payment. Australian Steel Institute will make its best endeavours to refund within ten (10) business

6. Disclaimer for course materials

The information presented by the Australian Steel Institute in course materials has been prepared for general information only and does not in any way constitute recommendations or professional advice. While every effort has been made and all reasonable care taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these course materials, this information should not be used or relied upon for any specific application without investigation and verification as to its accuracy, suitability and applicability by a competent professional person in this regard. The Australian Steel Institute, its officers and employees and the authors’ course materials do not give any warranties or make any representations in relation to the information provided herein and to the extent permitted by law (a) will not be held liable or responsible in any way; and (b) expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage costs or expenses incurred in connection with their publication by any person. Without limitation, this includes loss, damage, costs and expenses incurred as a result of the negligence of the authors or ASI officers and employees. The information in these course materials should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent due diligence, professional or legal advice and in this regard the services of a competent professional person or persons should be sought.

7. Copyright

No part of the course notes may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Australian Steel Institute.

8. Convention Contact

All Convention enquiries can be directed to the Convention Manager, Jessica Abbey via or 0422 134 328.