Convention 2024

Australian Steel Convention 2024

What it takes: Sustainable Building & Infrastructure

8-10 September 2024

Pullman Brisbane King George Square

Sustainable structures explored at annual ASI Convention

What it takes to ensure a design and structure is sustainable will be explored in the annual Australian Steel Convention, to be held at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square on 8 - 10 September 2024.

An exciting line-up of presenters and panels will examine:

  • Cost-effective, sustainable, and resilient steel solutions for architects, engineers, and contractors. 
  • Case studies showcasing steels versatility, reusability, and traceability.
  • Demands and opportunities of the Australian infrastructure initiatives and projects pipeline.
  • The current and future requirements and capabilities of the Australian steel supply chain.
  • Steel’s long-term benefits, impacting all aspects of design, transportation, handling, and installation.

A great speaking line-up over the next one and a half days of plenaries and breakout sessions by fabricators, modellers and roll formers will explore the sustainable solutions for steel and case studies demonstrating its traceability and versatility. 

Author and comedian Adam Spencer is back by popular demand to host proceedings. Adam has become a well-informed voice on the industry in his last two convention outings and his behind-the-scenes knowledge and questions have been deeply appreciated by panellists and delegates. 

Convention Highlights:

  • The convention will kick off on the evening of Sunday, 8 September with an onsite Welcome Reception at Sixteen Antlers Pullman’s rooftop bar. 
  • Columnist, speaker, business advisor and social commentator Bernard Salt will speak in a plenary session on demographic trends and what it means for the industry. Bernard has built a career providing demographics advice to business as a partner in a global advisory firm. In 2017 he founded The Demographics Group. 
  • All breaks will be enjoyed in the exhibition area, with 20+ industry suppliers ready to talk through attendees’ business needs. 
  • The Convention Dinner will be held Monday night within easy walking distance at the Brisbane City Hall, with great food and entertainment.

Day 2 breakout sessions will include:

  • Roll formers session exploring latest changes to code and practices.
  • Fabricators forum reviewing compliance and traceability challenges.
  • The Australian Construction Modellers Association will hold their AGM and forum.  

Stay up to date with the latest Convention developments, speaker announcement and social function details by following the Australian Steel Institute on LinkedIn.

Event information

Who attends:

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
Registration TypeMember RateNon-member Rate
Full Registration$1395.00$1595.00
One Day Registration$675.00$775.00
One Day + Dinner$775.00$875.00
One Day + Welcome Reception$875.00$975.00
One Day + Socials$975.00$1075.00
Worksop/Forum Only$250.00$250.00
  • All registration pricing is quoted in AUD and inclusive of GST.
  • Full Registration Ticket types include access to all sessions, catered breaks in the exhibition and a ticket to the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
  • Should you need to confirm your membership status please contact
  • Non member attendance at the Convention is subject to approval by the ASI and ASI board. Your registration is considered an application to attend until approved. 
  • Please note that some workshops/forums being held as part of the program may be restricted to ASI members only.
  • View the convention T&Cs here


Accommodation has been secured for attendees at the convention venue:

Pullman Deluxe Guest Room - $299 per room per night

  • Outfitted with one King bed or two Queen beds, these 36-square-metre rooms offer views of Roma Street Gardens, the Brisbane cityscape or the inner-courtyard.

Mercure Superior Guest Room - $269 per room per night

  • Outfitted with one Queen bed or two double beds, these 28-square-metre rooms offer views of the Brisbane cityscape or the inner-courtyard.

Please note:

  • The above room rates are INCLUSIVE of one (1) buffet breakfast at Goldfinch Restaurant.
  • The above room rates are only guaranteed to bookings made through the convention registration site / event team.

Social functions

The following social functions are part of the official convention program. A ticket to each is included in all “full” registration fee types and “one day” registration fee types where indicated. Guest tickets are available for purchase through the registration site. 

Welcome Reception

Sunday, 8 September 2024

6:30pm - 9:30pm 

Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar, Pullman Brisbane King George Square, 

Guest Tickets: $130

Convention Dinner

Monday, 9 September 2024

6:30pm - 11pm 

Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Guest Tickets: $195


The Australian Steel Convention sponsorship and exhibition packages are tailored to appeal to a wide variety of marketing objectives including:

  • Exposure to a highly niche market of industry personnel before, during and after the convention.
  • Opportunity to raise your company profile amongst a valuable target audience.
  • Recognition including acknowledgement and clear demonstration of your company’s involvements, commitment, and support of the industry.
  • Networking with delegates in the exhibition area during all catered breaks and social functions included in the official program.

For the full suite of sponsorship options download the sponsorship prospectus below or contact the convention team today at 

Sponsorship, exhibition and participation in the Australian Steel Convention is open to current members of the Institute. Non-member participation at the Convention is at the discretion of ASI management.

Environmental sustainability of steel in the building and construction industry

In-person seminar and streamed online 

Tuesday 10 September 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Pullman Brisbane, King George Square, cnr of Ann and Roma Streets

Helena Gervásio, Associate Professor, Faculty of Sciences and Technology , Civil Engineering Department , University of Coimbra, Portugal, will be presenting at the Convention. To book a ticket to this seminar without attending the whole convention, please click below.