#BIMANZ: Inaugural MelBIM event set for February 24th

Credit: MelBIM
Credit: MelBIM

The organisers behind the first-ever MelBIM event have revealed the all-star bill, which includes a blockbuster sponsor and four headline speakers.

Taking place at RMIT Swanston Academic Building (SAB), CBD Campus in Melbourne, Australia, the #BIMANZ collective have responded with overwhelming support. The first ticket release was exhausted inside just a couple of days of the event being announced. A final ticket allocation is expected to last just a matter of hours when released.

Sponsoring the event are Aconex, a construction collaboration company headquartered in Australia. The quartet of speakers announced for the event include: AECOM‘s Chris Needham; Fulton Trotter ArchitectsNathan Hildebrandt; Leighton Engineering‘s Daniel Kalnins and Mitchell Brandtman‘s David Mitchell.

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MelBIM Executive Committee Member, Luke Johnston. Credit: Britex Australia
MelBIM Executive Committee Member, Luke Johnston. Credit: IGS

The MelBIM Group are a team of 12 professionals who are committed to “bring together the built environment community of Victoria” via sharing thoughts and ideas relating to Building Information Modelling.

MelBIM Co-Founder and Executive Committee Member, Luke Johnston of IGS, provided exclusive comment to BIMcrunch regarding the event. He said: “Plans for MelBIM have been in motion for quite some time, but it was important to get the formula right for our first one. The quality of the speakers we’ve lined up is without doubt first class and we were thrilled when Aconex agreed to support it.

“We knew there would be a decent amount of interest in our first event, but you’re never entirely certain of the response until you open up registration. To have our first ticket allocation exhausted so quickly was tremendous and vindication that we are assembling something that the industry genuinely wants.”

Today marks just two weeks until the conference, which will run from 17:00 till 20:00 on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015. If you are wanting to be there, make sure to register as soon as possible!

For more on MelBIM’s first event, click here. You can also follow the event’s happenings on Twitter, @Mel_BIM.

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