Trade show to feature Recruitment and Growth Hub


In a few weeks’ time more than 250 exhibitors will showcase the latest technology, products and services that are shaping the future of New Zealand’s build, design and construction industry.

Buildnz | designex, New Zealand’s award-winning trade show and largest pan-industry event for builders, project managers, designers, architects, specifiers and related trades professionals returns in June bigger and stronger than ever before.

The show will once again co-locate with The National Safety Show (NSS), providing the wider industry the chance to keep ahead with industry heath and safety solutions and advice.

Organisers XPO Exhibitions are pleased with the progress of visitor registrations, and are excited to announce a number of new initiatives across the events.

One such initiative is the Recruitment and Growth Hub, in partnership with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO).

The hub provides a networking opportunity for employers to meet with potential employees and help address the current skilled labour shortage — one small step to addressing the need to train an extra 60,000 workers over the next five years across New Zealand.


Free business mentoring

Visitors to the Recruitment and Growth Hub will be offered free business mentoring consultations, the chance to attend valuable seminars around building a culture of business growth and retention, and the opportunity to speak directly with BCITO training advisors and business development teams.

Additional features on offer to the expected 6000+ visiting industry professionals include:

Three full days of industry education and learning, with free-to-attend industry-led CPD and LBP-accredited seminars.

A number of international keynote speakers, including world-renowned architects and researchers Professor Mark Burry and Professor Jane Burry.

Interactive features showcasing the future of prefabricated building solutions and design.

Show-only specials available from the 250+ exhibiting national suppliers and global brands.

Fantastic visitor prizes, including a David Trubridge pendant and the chance to win a brand new Ford.

Organisers have also introduced The Build Summit, a dedicated industry summit offering key updates and innovations within the building sector, and focusing on the issues facing the industry today.

Key themes across The Build Summit surround productivity, capacity, quality management and, ultimately, how to contribute to the bottom line for your building business.

For more information and to view the full schedule visit

Buildnz | designex takes place biannually, and the 2017 event is set to be one of the best yet, showing that the industry is strong and there is confidence in the future.

It will run from June 25 to 27, 2017, at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.

You can register to attend for free at