Premier Partner


Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets.

Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.

Through their apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, they’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers and amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators — anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.

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InfraBuild, (formerly LIBERTY OneSteel) is Australia’s largest integrated manufacturer and supplier of steel long products, a leading distributor of steel and reinforcing solutions and products and operates one of the country’s largest metals recycling businesses.

The new brand name reinforces InfraBuild’s commitment to and investment in the innovation, manufacturing and supply of solutions and products to the rapidly developing construction of nation-building infrastructure in Australia, along with commercial and residential construction, and the fabrication, manufacturing, mining and rural sectors.

We are on a mission to collaborate, inspire and drive the construction of nation-building infrastructure and Australia’s tomorrow.

InfraBuild. Building possibilities.


InfraBuild is proud to be a refreshment break sponsor on day 3 of WEC

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is committed to being one of the finest universities in the world, contributing to society in ways that enrich and transform our lives.

Their distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, skilled and entrepreneurial professionals – helping to drive innovation and make a positive impact across the globe. Their world class research and deep engagement with industry and government is helping solve the social, economic and environmental challenges we are facing today and into the future.

The University of Melbourne are consistently ranked among the leading universities with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).

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Major Partner


BHP is a world-leading resources company. They extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 62,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Their products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.

BHPs corporate purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. They do this through their strategy: to own and operate large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market.

They’re among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. BHP also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.


BHP is proud to be a refreshment break sponsor on day 2 of WEC

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Cyient provides end-to-end engineering solutions to global businesses. They leverage the power of digital and advanced analytics to solve complex business problems.  As a Design, Build, and Maintain partner, Cyient takes solution ownership across the value chain helping clients focus on innovation while maintaining their competitive edge. Their industry focus includes energy and natural resources, utilities, communications, and transportation.

Relationships lie at the heart of how they work. With more than 15,000 employees in 22 countries, Cyient partners with clients to operate as their extended team in ways that best suit their organization’s culture and requirements. To drive business growth, they nurture inclusiveness throughout their workforce; delivering more solutions to clients and prospects given an increased range of skills, ideas, and processes. Cyient is committed to building a diverse workplace that encourages creativity, positivity, and productivity by bringing together varied perspectives.

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Metro Trains Melbourne

Metro is a consortium of rail and construction businesses, all of which have unrivalled credentials. The Metro team draws on the strengths and experience of three leading rail industry organisations: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, Australia’s John Holland Group and UGL Rail, a division of United Group Limited.

These shareholders have a long and successful history of working together, bringing their expertise to both local and international rail industry projects. These include the operation of entire rail systems; the successful delivery of long term service supply agreements covering rolling stock supply, maintenance and refurbishment; rail infrastructure maintenance and renewals and the delivery of major capital works programs.

Metro is strongly committed to providing the Melbourne community, and its visitors, with a comfortable, safe and reliable train network as part of an interconnected public transport service, striving to rival the world’s best.

As the city’s metropolitan rail service, Metro operates 226 six carriage trains across 965 kilometres of track, transporting 415,000 customers each day. Metro aims to encourage the Melbourne community’s vibrant and ever evolving lifestyles, by providing a seamless transport solution to keep individuals connected.

With 15 lines, 222 stations and services seven days a week, Metro can take you wherever you’re headed across the city, whenever you want to go.


Metro is proud to be a refreshment break sponsor on day 1 of WEC

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Salini Impregilo

Salini Impregilo is a major global player in the large-scale infrastructure sector, with over 110 years of experience worldwide.

Dams and hydroelectric plants, hydraulic works, railways and metro systems, airports and motorways, civil and industrial buildings are the sectors in which the Group has been operating in nearly 50 countries.

With more than 35,000 employees, new orders of € 6 billion and a total backlog reaching € 33.4 billion in 2018, Salini Impregilo is a leader in the water sector as well as transport.

Salini Impregilo is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and pursues sustainable development goals of its clients, promoting an inclusive company culture.

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Supporting Partner

Australian National University

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is a vibrant community dedicated to making knowledge matter. We undertake ground-breaking research, engage with industry leaders and connect with a vibrant student cohort.

Through modern, unique programs we encourage our students to build a diverse, multidisciplinary skillset that will prepare our graduates to successfully enter a changing job market.

Programs, courses and research opportunities are offered in the following Schools and Institutes:
• Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
• Research School of Computer Science
• 3A Institute
• Cyber Institute

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Liveability Victoria International and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) brings together Victoria’s planning, local government, environment, energy, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.

Liveability Victoria International promotes Victoria’s strengths in water, planning and urban design, clean-tech and environment protection, while seeking new ideas from our global neighbours to keep improving Victoria’s liveability. We partner with Global Victoria to connect Victorian business with opportunities in international markets – sharing Victorian experience with the world.

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Engineering Education Australia

Engineering Education Australia collaborates with local and international organisations to deliver the most comprehensive technical, business, and project management training and development courses that are specifically designed for engineers and related professionals.

As Engineers Australia’s training provider, courses are recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours with learning outcomes aligned to the peak body’s Chartered competencies – the international benchmark of engineering practice.

Training can be tailored to suit both individual and organisational needs. Delivery is designed to be practical and interactive, facilitated by leading industry experts – engineering professionals training today’s engineers.

Engineering Education Australia – upskilling Australia’s engineers, professionals, and engineering organisations.

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Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a major Australian university with a global reputation and a ‘real world’ focus. Their courses are in high demand and equip their students and graduates with the skills they need in an increasingly disrupted world. They’re transforming the learning experience and embed work integrated learning in courses, and have a strong focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and start-ups.

QUT is home to one of the largest STEM faculties in Australia. Their researchers focus on progress, and don’t stop at the creation of new knowledge. QUT harness their technological strengths to translate knowledge from research into the real world. Their transdisciplinary teams collaborate using world-class facilities to help solve global challenges including food security, healthcare, communities and the effects of climate change on natural treasures like Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef.

QUT’s Gardens Point campus is home to the international award-winning Science and Engineering Centre including The Cube; and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a world-class university focused on creating impact; committed to transforming the future of education by giving its students the knowledge, adaptability and experience they need to make a lasting impact on the workplace of tomorrow.

Swinburne creates future-ready graduates by taking their students outside of the conventional classroom, introducing them to new and different ways of learning and thinking. It comes from hands-on experience, industry leaders, from the world around us, and from one another.

As a trusted and respected world-class leader in research excellence, Swinburne University is determined to make a real difference to the community by creating a space where ideas are made and the future is imagined, where the brave and the adventurous are supported to push the boundaries of what is into what it can be.

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Affiliated Partner

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) is the peak professional standards body for built environment cost professionals with over 4,000 members, globally. Through leadership, standards, education, communications and a Code of Conduct, AIQS ensures that its members are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence.

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