Industry veteran Frank Sticka has resigned from his position as CIVENEX Event Manager.
For 15 years, Frank and his team at Frank Sticka Productions (FSP) have worked tirelessly to transform CIVENEX from its humble beginnings as the civil engineers field day, involving just eight exhibitors, into Australia’s premier exhibition for civil works, construction and infrastructure.
Stewart McLeod, Vice President of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) New South Wales commented, “CIVENEX is now the largest event of its type in the southern hemisphere, attracting more than 250 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors every year. IPWEA will certainly miss Frank. His contribution to CIVENEX has been immeasurable.”
Introducing visitors to the latest in systems, technologies, materials and processes, CIVENEX provides a unique opportunity for equipment and services users throughout New South Wales to compare a wide range of products and service, in one all-weather location.
“It’s also an opportunity to see products demonstrated on a live construction site, meet asset management, GIS and consulting firms, and exchange tips on everything – from how to find the best deals to finance and maintenance practices”, Stewart said.
Addressing the key issues that many in the contracting business face, CIVENEX has extended its scope in recent years to include a live demonstration area and exhibitor awards.
The event has evolved into a valuable information resource for local government engineers, contractors and trades people from both the federal, state and private sector. Exhibitors and visitors see CIVENEX as a prime opportunity to network with decision-makers across all relevant disciplines – from engineering, construction, paving, pipes, to water, environmental, power, and more.
A popular and well known figure in the Civil Engineering Industry, Frank says, “Resigning was a tough decision but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family now and living for much of the year on my property in beautiful Oregon, USA”.
The event will not be affected by this change in management, with exciting new plans for CIVENEX 2014 already firmly in place.
According to IPWEA’s Stewart McLeod, “We will be holding our annual NSW Works and Operational Works Officers conference in the same week as CIVENEX next year, providing an even broader range of learning and networking experiences. This move should please visitors from regional NSW, who for reasons of expense and logistics were often forced to choose between attending either one of the two events in past years”.
“Next year’s CIVENEX will be bigger than ever, with innovations in all aspects of Civil Works on display”, Stewart continues. “It’s certainly the one-stop shop for all industry professionals, whether Owner-Operator, Council, Public Utility or Private Contractor.”
CIVENEX 2014 will be held on 14th and 15th May at Sydney’s Dragway, Eastern Creek. Entry and parking is free.