The 2017 IPWEA NSW State Conference was held at Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley between November 8-10. More than 375 delegates, sponsors and guests attended the event, which promoted the theme “Engineering: Taking NSW Forward”. The conference grew in size again this year and the Conference Committee wishes to thank everyone who participated in this most successful event and contributed to a couple of unforgettable days. 

Delegates were welcomed by the Mayor of Cessnock Cr Bob Pynsent as well as NSW Shadow Minister for Finance Clayton Barr MP and Aunty Cynthia - an elder of the Wonnarua People. Mr Kevin Anderson MP, Member for Tamworth, attended on behalf of the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. 

Some of the highlights includes:
40+ exhibitors showcasing their products inside and outside.
The NSW Police Force's Highway Patrol Concept Car.
ABC Journalist Fran Kelly creating some interesting discussion on 'how to manage infrastructure and community safety' with a wide range of panellists.
Dan Gregory took us through 'how to lead the change', when it comes to Innovation and Disruption.
40 presentations in six different streams. - The AGM introduced the incoming IPWEA (NSW) Board.
Close to 400 people attended the Awards Gala Dinner where 91 projects and profiles were celebrated by peers, key stakeholders.
The Minister for Local Government's Award was presented by Mr Scot MacDonald MP on behalf of the Hon Gabrielle Upton.
Wendy Matthews and her band took care of the entertainment. 

Click Here for Photos and information on 2017 Winners and Highly Commended.

IPWEA (NSW) look forward to seeing you all again at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley 7-9 November for the 2018 State Conference.



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If you are an industry supplier or otherwise stakeholder you have the opportunity to be part of the conference at any level you find suitable.
Packages start as low as $1,000 plus GST.

The Conference Prospectus can be found here
Contact Events & Operations Manager, Carina Jakobsen to tailor your package


For all event related inquiries, please contact Events & Operations Manager, Carina Jakobsen on or 0282673006 / 0478804773