Bringing together government, building owners, developers, certifiers, insurers and fire safety professionals to develop solutions and ensure the safety and compliance of buildings in Australia and New Zealand

Safe Cladding, Buildings and Façade Innovation Summit Series 2019 / 2020

Conference: 19 November 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop: 18 November 2019
Conference: 21 November 2019
Post-Conference Workshop: 22 November 2019
Conference: 25-26 February 2020
Pre-Conference Workshop: 24 February 2020
Conference: 27 - 28 February 2020
Pre-Conference Workshop: 26 February 2020
As the leading, first and only national event series, the 2019/2020 events will focus on Building Regulation, Defects Management, Insurance, Fire Safety, Cladding and Facade Solutions with over 90+ local and international speakers confirmed across the programs. The series will be running in the cities of Melbourne in November 2019, and Sydney and Brisbane in February 2020. New for 2019, we have expanded the series to Auckland on 21 November 2019 further to the discovery that a significant number of buildings across Auckland and Wellington have cladding similar to that seen in the UK’s Grenfell tower fire in 2017. 
There have been significant changes in areas including quantification, mandatory fire sprinkler protection requirements, strict regulations on the use of bonded laminated materials such as cladding and the addition of new and amended Acceptable Construction Practices as part of the updated National Construction Code (NCC) which came into effect on 1 May 2019, affecting the entire Australian building and construction sector. 
At this time of significant change in the Australian building and construction industry, it is critical to be informed of your obligations under the NCC and ensure you’re in compliance with state and federal legislation.  
Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the next editions of this leading series as we explore where the Australian and New Zealand building and construction sectors are moving, what the new NCC requirements mean for your organisation and how to implement best-practice standards in safe cladding, buildings and façade innovation. 
We'll hear from industry leaders in the Australian and New Zealand building and construction sector on policies that need to be implemented, what your exposure is, fire safety measures your organisation can undertake and costs involved in financing rectification.  
Download the sponsorship and exhibition brochure here or to make an enquiry contact Saul Dollimore on +61 2 9188 8950 or email
Registration for Sydney & Brisbane is now open! Follow the links for your location of choice for full program and registration information.
Here's a look at our inaugural event Safe Cladding & Buildings Sydney February 2018 to see what you can expect!

Past Speakers

Hon Karen Andrews MP

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

Australian Federal Government

Gary Strong

Global Building Standards Director; Chair

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Roy Wilsher


National Fire Chiefs Council (U.K.); Independent Expert Advisory Panel Member advising to the UK Gov

Philip Halton

Deputy Commissioner

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Adam Dalrymple

Deputy Chief Officer for Community Resilience

Metropolitan Fire Brigade

John Watson

Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Response and Planning

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Vanessa Morris

Building Policy

ACT Government

Jonathan Barnett


Society of Fire Safety

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Media Partners

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February 2019 Highlights

  1. The Chair of the UK National Fire Chiefs Council discussed key learning outcomes of the Grenfell incident and how to implement effective fire protection and risk mitigation strategies 
  2. The UK based Global Building Standards Director of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) covered key learning outcomes of the Grenfell incident and how to develop quality safety standards 
  3. The latest updates on changes in building systems, policy and program reforms and legislation changes from Australian Federal Government, QLD, ACT & VIC Governments
  4. Case studies on successful retrofitting and replacement of non-compliant cladding – how rectification has been done and what this means for similar builds 
  5. An industry perspective on the impact of changes to the NCC on building and construction practices and the chain of responsibility between builders, developers, engineers, architects, certifiers and materials suppliers
  6. How to overcome challenges in fighting high-rise fires and establish better design in fire testing, emergency planning and evacuation procedures from Society of Fire Safety, Metropolitan Fire Brigade and QFES, Warringtonfire & CETEC  
  7. Suncorp, IAG, FM Global, Chubb and Aon on recent changes in insurance premiums, coverage and key considerations for asset owners and building professionals in developing an insurance approach to cladding
  8. What funding mechanisms are available to finance rectification and remediation costs of at-risk buildings from Westpac, Lannock Strata finance & VIC Government 
  9. The role of local councils in ensuring compliance and safety of building assets and key challenges of rectifying at-risk buildings on a local level
  10. Innovative designs, building materials and façades which are compliant and optimise fire performance, weather tightness and sustainability of buildings

Who Should Attend 

  • Government and industry regulatory bodies and associations
  • Building owners and asset managers
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Certifiers, accreditors and surveyors
  • Building material importers and suppliers
  • Designers and architects
  • Insurers, lawyers and strata bodies
  • Fire safety and risk officials, engineers and technical managers
  • Fire protection companies and solution providers


Why Sponsor

Gain preferential access to senior executives from the Australian building product supply chain:
  • Meet decision makers face-to-face to leverage your product and brand building
  • Establish strong relationships
  • Make proposals to potential customers
  • Demonstrate your expertise and product excellence

Raise your profile at the Safe Buildings, Cladding and Facade Innovation Summit 2019
  • Put your business front and centre: Sponsoring the Safe Buildings, Cladding and Facade Innovation Summit gives your organisation authority in your industry and boosts your credibility.  Your brand will be seen throughout the event and attendees will be eager to learn more about your business.
  • Get in front of your target market: Sponsoring is a perfect opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with key industry decision makers from across the building product supply chain
  • Increase your reach and exposure to new clients: As a sponsor, your name and logo will be used during these outreach campaigns, which provides the opportunity to generate media exposure and increase your company’s brand awareness
  • Generate strong leads: Sponsoring the summit is a great way to generate quality leads because they’re full of people actively seeking solutions to challenges in planning and developing Australia’s smart cities
  • Deliver a great ROI: Sponsoring the Safe Buildings, Cladding and Facade Innovation Summit will be cheaper and have a higher ROI than other advertising methods. Why? Because this event has a very specific and highly engaged target market. 

For more information, contact us on +61 2 9188 8950 or email

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