“Designbuild has the enviable reputation of showcasing the very latest ideas and products for professionals from the building and design industries, and this year will be no exception,” Exhibition Director Bill Hare says.

“Once again, it will be the ‘must see’ event for the building and design industries to review products and ideas from 400 exhibitors and 18 countries, refresh thinking, replenish knowledge, and renew contacts and suppliers.”

There is a strong educational component at this year’s show with Free Architectural and Building Seminars in a purpose-built theatre on the show floor. Speakers include some of Australia’s leading designers, architects and specialist suppliers including Tone Wheeler, Annabelle Bradbury, Kerstin Thompson, Lucinda McLean, Peter Malatt, Carey Lyon, Simon Knott, David Oppenheim, Glenn Plymin, Adrian Fitzgerald, Rod McGauran, Paul Katsieris, Jane Williams, Rodney Stephens, David Hallett and Nicholas Burnham.

Designbuild 2006 will also host The Connected Home Conference and industry seminars and training programs run by The Master Plumbers/Green Plumbers, The National Precast Concrete Association, Cement Concrete & Aggregate Australia and The Official Tilex Tile & Stone Conference and industry shows – The National Plumbing Show, Tilex, Frame Australia and Smart Home Expo.

Designbuild 2006 will be staged by Australian Exhibition Services at The Melbourne Exhibition Centre for trade only from 28 - 31 May 2006. Visit www.designbuildexpo.com.au for free visitor registration and seminar details.