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CMIC16; Capability and Innovation

“Megatrends are gradual yet powerful trajectories of change that have the potential to throw companies, individuals and societies into ‘freefall’,” Dr Hajkowicz, CSIRO.

We are in an era where global megatrends and digital disruption are driving incredible change. In the current business climate in Australia, uncertainty and rapidly changing markets have increased pressure on our industry’s operations. Added to this are shareholder and owner expectations for business to grow or maintain profitability in a cyclical market. The effect is increasing pressure is being applied to do more with less.

All businesses in our industry, small or large, supplier or customer, are reviewing what they are currently doing and looking for improved efficiencies. In effect, they are building their capability and innovating to survive and prosper for the next phase of the business cycle.

The theme for CMIC16 of “Capability and Innovation” is core to business thinking today. Whether it is efficiencies in processes, improved offerings to customers, or support tools and business systems for frontline services, each aspect of your business will be challenged by this exciting conference.

Once again the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia (CCAA) have joined forces to present CMIC16 as the preeminent conference for the construction materials industry. Now in its tenth year, CMIC16 will retain much of what delegates know and love while introducing new and exciting elements including;


  • A re-energised exhibition with a focus on maximum delegate flow and exposure for exhibitors
  • Dedicated Vendor Innovation Portal where exhibitors can feature their new products with a parallel series of technical industry presentations.

Industry Innovation Day

  • Dedicated exhibition visitor full day on Wednesday expanding on 2014 with technical industry presentations providing increased opportunity and value for local day visitors from across the industry at a very affordable price.


  • An open and inclusive partnership offering encouraging more opportunities to show your support for the Conference to the delegates and industry at large.


  • A two day compressed and punchy plenary program with high profile, dynamic thought leaders.
  • A closing Business Leaders Lunch Forum on Friday will be the perfect opportunity to wrap up and say goodbye to contacts old and new.

Social Program

  • A networking focused Welcome Reception on Wednesday night to energise delegates for the official Conference opening on Thursday.
  • Premier Gala Dinner to celebrate the industry on Thursday night at the National Gallery of Victoria under Leonard French’s stunning stained glass ceiling featuring high-profile entertainment and open to additional ticket holders.

Stakeholder expectations and the business environment are rapidly changing. Building capability and driving innovation are essential for prosperity. CMIC16 offers an unparalleled opportunity every two years for the construction materials industry to wrestle with these challenges. Can you afford to not have the most current contacts and thinking for you and your business?

The Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming you to CMIC16; Capability and Innovation.

Important Dates

  • 18 February 2016
    Early bird registration opens
  • 16 August 2016
    Early bird registration closes
  • 11 October 2016
    Standard registration closes
  • 26 - 28 October 2016



  • Duncan Harris
  • Ken Slattery
  • Brian Hauser
  • Aaron Johnstone
  • John Stanton
  • Rodney Krins
  • Dru Oxley


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