Registration has now closed


The National Conference ‘Building Australia’ focuses on leadership, innovation and visionaries, assisting members in making informed decision on future trends, business growth and innovation whilst developing and maintain strong leadership attributes within their business ethos.

This world class line up of speakers coupled with an exciting social program for delegates and their partners will ensure your attendance is a rewarding experience.

Please note that the program is subject to change.

Thursday 23 November

1300-1800 Registration check-in desk open
1900 Exhibition open
1900-2130 Toyota Welcome Social Dinner - A Taste of Tasmania (Princes Wharf 1)

Friday 24 November

0800-1300 Registration check-in desk open
0800 Exhibition opens (tea & coffee available)
0830-0845 OFFICIAL OPENING - Dan Perkins, National President
0845-0940 Opening Keynote Speaker - Anna Meares OAM
   Success and the power of the mind over the body
0940-1000 Welcome and keynote address - Will Hodgman, Premier of Tasmania
1000-1030 Morning tea - Conference Exhibition Area
1045 Partners' tour departs (returns 1430-1500)
1030-1130 How future trends will shape your business environment - Bernard Salt
1130-1215 Game changing innovation and technology - Mike Pivac
1215-1245 Rising to the Challenges - Matt Haymes
1245-1345 Lunch - Conference Exhibition Area
1345-1545 Delegates' conference tour options
1730-2200 Cbus Conference Dinner - MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

Saturday 25 November

0700-0830 Women in Construction Breakfast Breakfast (panel facilitated by Denita Wawn)
0800 Exhibition opens (tea & coffee available)
0830-0900 Welcome - Our Economic Landscape - keynote address by Cbus
0900-1000 The game of inches - Nigel Collin
1000-1030 Morning tea - Conference Exhibition Area
1030-1100 Discover new direction in mid-rise timber construction - WoodSolutions
1100-1150 Succeeding in a high risk environment - Peter Davidson
1150-1200 Closing remarks - Denita Wawn, CEO
1200-1300 Lunch - Conference Exhibition Area
1300 Free time - Explore Salamanca Markets and Discover Hobart
1400 Exhibition close
1830-2330 National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards Gala Dinner

Sunday 26 November

Post Conference tours - Discover Tasmania

Download brochure


Platinum Sponsors of Master Builders Australia National Conference & Awards

As an exclusive member of the Master Builders Association, we’d like to remind you that you may be eligible for full Gold Fleet discounts on all Toyota vehicles (excluding limited edition models), not just commercial vehicles.