Award-winning expo set to deliver again in Canterbury


Perfectly timed to take advantage of the ongoing investment in the Canterbury rebuild is the return of the recently crowned “Best New Trade Show in Australasia” award-winning expo buildnz designex Canterbury.

The show, which has firmly established itself as the South Island’s largest biennial trade show for builders, designers, architects, specifiers and developers, is on from August 4 to 6 at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.

More than 120 exhibitors are already confirmed, filling the Arena with the latest product innovations and industry solutions.

In amongst a busy three days of seminars is this year’s keynote speaker — world-reknowned architect and Urban Futures Professor Mark Burry (pictured).

Born in Christchurch, Professor Burry is an Australia and New Zealand-registered architect, and is currently the Professor in Urban Futures of the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

He is also senior architect and researcher at the La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

His research spans across architecture and design with an emphasis on architecture and technology, including historical and cultural implications, as well as broader aspects of design beyond architecture, especially around the future urban condition.

His session will be a must attend as he shares and relates that knowledge to urban design and the Canterbury rebuild.

Limited spaces will be available for Professor Burry’s seminar, with those wanting to attend encouraged to register early at

Horncastle Arena will be packed with exhibitors showcasing the very latest product innovations and technologies, three days of industry-led seminars, and major visitor prizes and offers from event partners Warehouse Stationery and Ford — including the chance to win a new vehicle for your business.

Buildnz designex Canterbury 2016 is guaranteed to inform, educate and inspire all those who visit.

With support from leading industry organisations including Registered Master Builders, BRANZ, Worksafe, CMS, CBANZ, ADNZ, Lifemark and the MBIE, buildnz designex Canterbury looks certain to be the industry’s expo of the year.