Fabricator Forum

Fabricator Forum

Join us at the Australian Steel Convention in Sydney on 11 October 2022

The Australian Steel Convention is an exciting forum to hear from dynamic speakers covering the global perspective, market drivers including sustainability, compliance, traceability, skills and project case studies.

The Fabricator Forum (open to fabricators only) will focus on: 

  • What the construction sector is seeking from fabricators
  • What general contracting in today's market means for you
  • Latest on training and skills for fabrication and welding
  • Optimising workshop layouts for safety and productivity
  • Latest machinery updates from Ficep

All Convention registration options are available or attend the Fabricator Forum only. 

Richard Hodgett (Engineering Manager) Built

General contracting in today's market

A view of the current market conditions from the perspective of Built, a privately owned national diversified tier one general contractor. With a $4.5bn project pipeline and currently operating across most major market sectors, new projects in the Public Health, Education and Defence sectors, this session provides exciting insights and opportunities for steel fabricators.   

Jon Davis (CEO) Australian Constructors Association

The Construction sector and how it relates to fabricators

Rebuilding trust with all industry stakeholders through improved mutual understanding of organisational drivers and constraints to deliver a new industry culture standard.

Working with industry and clients to mitigate escalation risk to improve industry productivity through effective contract models. How working collectively with other industry stakeholders can improve the environmental sustainability of the industry.

Peter Schreiner (Industry Innovation Specialist) TAFE NSW

Update on skills and training for steel fabrication and welding

An overview of current and future training and skills education available through TAFE providing the opportunity for feedback and insight from fabricators as to requirements of the industry.

Chris Littlewood (Australian Manager) Combilift

Optimising workshop layouts for safety and productivity

Combilift’s innovative, multi-directional technology coupled with over 20 years of experience in volume optimisation means we’re experts in making your space work harder. Our free warehouse planning consultancy service lets you visualise the potential Combilift can unlock within your existing footprint.

Darryl Mack (MD) Ron Mack Machinery

An Insight into the latest machinery from Ficep.

Ficep is the leading manufacturer providing the widest range of machine tools for the steel construction, fabrication industry.

Over the years the company has grown from being a manufacturer of manual machines to be the global leader in manufacturing the most advanced CNC machines and automatic systems for the steel industry.