A Record Breaking Sydney Build

A Record Breaking Sydney Build

Sydney Build took place this week at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney, Australia. Sydney Build is a leading construction show for Sydney and the State of New South Wales. Sydney Build 2018 saw a record number of visitors, exhibitors, speakers and partnerships.

The Event Director of Sydney Build, James McKenzie, said: "We would like to thank all of our partners and exhibitors for Sydney Build, without your support we couldn't have organised such a fantastic show. It's really great to see how this event is truly coming alive, exhibitors aren't just re-booking for next year they are also securing much larger stands to give them a greater presence at Australia's leading construction event. The number of new partnerships we are now forming for Sydney Build is terrific and this is truly becoming the number one construction event for all of Australia. Sydney Build 2019 will be back again bigger than ever before, we hope to see you there."

Record Number of Countries Attend Africa Healthcare Week 2018

Record Number of Countries Attend Africa Healthcare Week 2018

A big thank you from all the Africa Healthcare Week team at Oliver Kinross to the very many attendees from around the world who attended  this year's event. Africa Healthcare Week 2018 featured the highest number yet of African countries in attendance. The new format for this year's event included a new pre-event networking day and an electric Africa Healthcare awards ceremony and jazz evening. The tremendous feedback we had from attendees at this year's show have really made it all worthwhile.

We're proud to have a growing team of French staff at Oliver Kinross whose efforts in bringing an increased number of Francophone speakers and attendees from Africa helped provide a greater scope for discussion and networking.

So from all of us here at Oliver Kinross, thank you and merci bien!

March News in Oliver Kinross

March News in Oliver Kinross

There have been some great global developments this past month in Oliver Kinross

Sydney Build & New York Build are in March. Both construction shows are free to attend, are packed with content and have their  highest ever pre-registered attendee numbers.

Later in March Oliver Kinross are announcing a new strategic partnership that will double the size of 1 of our international construction shows. Stay tuned for an upcoming press release on this exciting development.

The past few weeks has seen lots of new government support & association partnerships for our global construction portfolio, including from: the Lord Mayor of Sydney, the Mayor of Auckland, the Scottish government. Plus renewed support from Andrew Cuomo the Governor of New York.

Meanwhile, in America alongside a new partner we are launching a new construction show at a major venue in the USA.

Strategic partnerships, government partnerships and association partnerships are going to feature heavily in 2018.

Last but by no means least our Hong Kong team have begun working with a major tech company in Asia to launch an innovative new e-commerce & networking platform. The vision is to create a truly globalised construction marketplace and to enhance global trade & innovation. Backed by government from around the world, it will enable the construction industry to trade, find investment, access tenders, recruit, get news, engage with government, network & more. This will be a new venture for us and our aim is for it to be the biggest construction network & database in the US, China & Europe within 3 years.

There are some really interesting developments in the pipeline in Oliver Kinross so be sure sure to stay up-to-date with our company news section. In the meantime why not book your free ticket now to our next show, Sydney Build: sydneybuildexpo.com

Global Leaders Support Oliver Kinross' Vision for Regional Construction Shows

The world's population is growing by nearly 250,000 people every day (net growth rate after deaths have been accounted for). The vast majority of this population growth is in cities. In recent years, the population of the world has become majority urban for the first time, this figure is expected to increase to over 70% in the year's ahead.  In the next 30 years nearly 2.5 billion extra people will live in urban areas. Indeed, the number of world mega-cities (a city with a population over 10m) is expected to increase by a staggering 33% over the next 12 years.

At Oliver Kinross we believe that sustainable urbanisation is key to successful development. Most of our global construction shows are regional shows focusing on cities experiencing significant growth.

Oliver Kinross is very proud to have gained support for our events from an increasing number of world leaders including: The Governor of New York, The Lord Mayor of Sydney, the Mayor of Auckland, the Scottish government and many more.

We hope you too can join us at one of our events.

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Oliver Kinross Hails Successful AI Congress at the O2

Oliver Kinross Hails Successful AI Congress at the O2

The inaugural AI Congress took place at the O2 in London on January 30th & 31st, 2018. The AI Congress featured over 1,000 attendees, a sell-out exhibition area, and 100+ speakers that included: NASA, Google, IBM, the UN and many.

The AI Congress was commended by attendees on its innovative format that alongside the main conference included: Women in Tech sessions, an AI Pitch competition, a Tech Talk area, a Tech After Dark Party, business meetings and much more.

The AI Congress will return to London in September bigger and better than ever before. Watch this space.


Oliver Kinross Appoints Ways and Means Events

Oliver Kinross Appoints Ways and Means Events

Oliver Kinross has appointed Ways and Means Events to run the operations across much of its portfolio of exhibitions and large-scale events. 

Ways and Means Events are a highly respected and experienced event operations team that provides full planning, health & safety, event design and event delivery services for business events.

Managing Director of Oliver Kinross, Neil McKenzie said: 'Oliver Kinross is embarking upon an ambitious programme of global expansion for our events and it is vital that we have world class event delivery and that we work with the very best suppliers and partners in the industry to ensure this. The reputation and experience of Ways & Means Events is second to none, as is their outstanding portfolio of exhibitions and shows they have provided operational planning and delivery of around the world. Ways and Means Events are carrying out a tender process for our key event suppliers in the early new year and will then be working with the Oliver Kinross team to deliver an exciting range of global shows in 2018. At Oliver Kinross we are passionate about bringing to life unique, innovative and entertaining large-scale business shows that appeal to the next generation of business leaders. We are delighted to be working with Ways and Means Events to ensure the operational efficiency and delivery of our shows as well as to create an innovative and immersive event experience for our attendees. We are very happy to be working a company that shares our vision for business events and we can't wait to see what they can help us achieve in 2018.'

 Oliver Kinross Employee wins Conference Professional of the Year Award

Oliver Kinross Employee wins Conference Professional of the Year Award

Oliver Kinross is delighted to announce that Selena Moseley has won the Conference Professional of the Year Award at the highly respected Conference Awards.

Selena fought off tough competition from conference organisers all around the world to win this highly sought after award. A fantastic achievement for Selena and Oliver Kinross to have won this award.

Major Coup for New Zealand's Events Industry as Auckland Build Expo is Named Best Trade show Launch in the World

Major Coup for New Zealand's Events Industry as Auckland Build Expo is Named Best Trade show Launch in the World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Auckland, New Zealand – 22 June 2017.

Auckland Build organised by Oliver Kinross has been awarded the Best Trade show Launch at the Association of Event Organiser's (AEO) Excellence Awards 2017.

This year's AEO Excellence Awards took place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 16th June 2017. The AEO Excellence Awards bring together around one thousand leading global event organisers and represent the best that the events industry has to offer. The awards aim to showcase the amazing achievements of event professionals, highlight the best industry launches and promote the leading events companies and also event destinations globally.

The entries were considered by 36 judges in total who were made up of esteemed event organisers from across the world. In total 8 events made it to the finals of the Best Tradeshow Launch category, the judges voted and decided to crown the Auckland Build Expo the overall winner.

On winning the award, Neil McKenzie MD of Oliver Kinross said that, “It is a fantastic achievement not only for Oliver Kinross but also the New Zealand events industry to have won the AEO's Best Tradeshow Launch category. When Oliver Kinross identified an opportunity to launch a construction exhibition in Auckland we passionately believed in the potential of this event and also in the growth of Auckland. We found it an absolute pleasure launching a new format construction event in New Zealand and thoroughly enjoyed working with our local partners.”

“The focus of the event was to ensure that the exhibition was led by education, training, workshops and presentations to help support and develop the local industry. We feel the award judges respected the bold move Oliver Kinross took in launching the new format construction show. Alongside this the judges believed that excellent feedback from attendees as well as the innovative approach we took to delivering such a content-rich and entertaining event were the key drivers in winning the award.”

“It is important to note that we could not have launched such a successful event without the wonderful support of our many event partners, local government, the ASB Showgrounds venue and the key industry stakeholders in New Zealand - we are extremely grateful to all the local support we had in making Auckland Build a huge success”

Auckland Build 2016 was organised by the Oliver Kinross team and covered the booming Auckland construction industry from all angles. Featuring a 120+ booth exhibition, 2-day conference and workshops, demo areas, networking parties and live entertainment and prize giveaways.

“Auckland Build provides the best opportunity in the New Zealand construction industry for professionals to get together to discuss past, present and future projects” said Chris Macaulay, Head of Sponsorship APAC, Oliver Kinross. “The event enables the industry to educate itself and provides the perfect marketing tool for companies looking to stand out within the competitive construction industry.”

Auckland Build 2017 will be back at the ASB Showgrounds on 2-3 November 2017.

About the AEO

AEO Awards: http://www.aeoawards.org/aeo-excellence-awards-winners-2017

Association of Event Organisers: http://www.aeo.ork.uk 

About Oliver Kinross

Oliver Kinross was founded in 2008 as a business events organiser, with its headquarter in London and regional office in Hong Kong. Oliver Kinross specialises in running innovative and highly successful business-to-business (b2b) events in the construction, healthcare, commodities and technology markets.

T:  +64 (9) 889 7707
E:  aucklandbuild@oliverkinross.com

W: www.aucklandbuildexpo.com

W: www.sydneybuildexpo.com

Auckland Build Expo - Finalist for Best Tradeshow Launch

Auckland Build Expo - Finalist for Best Tradeshow Launch

Auckland Build Expo Announced as Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch” in the Excellence Awards 2017 by the Association of Event Organisers.

18th May 2017 - The Association of Event Organisers has announced that the Auckland Build Expo has been named as a Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch” in the AEO Excellence Awards 2017. The show has also made the finals for the “Best Tradeshow.”

The AEO Awards are well respected within the events industry and deemed to be the leading awards ceremony for the exhibition industry. The awards finalists are shortlisted and voted upon by exhibition organisers from around the world. Alongside the two event nominations, Oliver Kinross, the exhibition organiser behind the show was also announced as a finalist for the “Innovation Award 2017.”

The inaugural Auckland Build Expo took place last year on 16th and 17th November at the ASB Showgrounds. The show brought together over 2,600 professionals in the New Zealand construction industry over the two-day show. More than 120 exhibitors as well as 50 top-level speakers participated at the launch show. It was also widely supported and promoted by leading industry bodies and partners, such as The Building Hub, National Association of Women In Construction New Zealand, Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc, BCITO, BCI New Zealand and many more.

Event Director, James McKenzie commented that, “We're absolutely delighted to have made it to the finals of the AEO Awards in two categories for Auckland Build, especially against such tough competition globally. Auckland Build Expo launched to great fanfare and was well received within the construction industry in Auckland and New Zealand as a whole. We believe the reason we've made it to the finals is our unique offering to the market. Our main USP for the show is the amount and level of free conferences, workshops, seminars and industry education we provide. Alongside this our show offers great networking opportunities, beer and whiskey tasting, live music, entertainment and a really interactive show floor. It's not easy to get visitors to expos and this event clearly showed we have a winning formula. The team behind the show worked tirelessly on the event and without their support we wouldn't have had such a great launch show. Fingers crossed we will pick up the awards on the night.”

Auckland Build Expo is more than doubling in size in 2017 and back on the 2nd & 3rd November at ASB Showgrounds. The show features free conference and workshop sessions presented by industry experts, The Sustainability Summit, The BIM & Digital Construction Summit, networking and lots of entertainment.

The winners will be announced on 16th June at Grosvenor House, London. Visit http://www.aeoawards.org/ for the details.

For further event information please visit: www.aucklandbuildexpo.com  or www.sydneybuildexpo.com

Oliver Kinross Reaches the Final of 3 Award Categories at the AEO Excellence awards

Oliver Kinross Reaches the Final of 3 Award Categories at the AEO Excellence awards

The AEO Awards (organised by the Association of Event Organisers) are widely deemed to be one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the events industry. The awards finalists are shortlisted and voted upon by event organisers from around the world

Oliver Kinross are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the final of 3 award categories:

- The Innovation award

- The Best Event Launch award for Auckland Build

- The Best Overseas Event award for Auckland Build

The winners of the awards will be announced on June 14th. For more details: www.aeoawards.org