BICSI & WF Media join forces for 2019 conference & exhibition

Wednesday, 06 February, 2019

BICSI & WF Media join forces for 2019 conference & exhibition

BICSI South Pacific, the peak industry body representing designers and installers of information and communications technology (ICT) systems, has entered into a partnership with specialist technology media business WF Media, with the aim to enhance and develop their national conference and expo.

The 2019 BICSI conference and exhibition will co-locate with WF Media’s flagship event, Comms Connect, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 27–28 November. Comms Connect Melbourne, launched in 2007, is recognised as the leading event for the critical communications sector in the APAC region.

Taking on overall responsibility for the exhibition and sponsorship sales, along with marketing and event logistics, WFevents will work closely with BICSI to deliver a focused audience and quality experience for all. The event will be heavily marketed via market-leading WF Media brands including ECD (Electrical+Comms+Data), Technology Decisions and GovTech Review. The dual-stream conference will be organised and run by BICSI, ensuring delegates continue to hear from local and international thought leaders.

“We see this as an excellent opportunity to take the BICSI Conference and Exhibition to another level,” commented BICSI South Pacific CEO Paul Stathis.

“Running BICSI conferences with just our own limited resources for several years impeded our desire to expand their scale. Teaming up with WF Media greatly increases our resources to effect such an expansion, while maintaining our focus on high-quality education and guidance. Comms Connect is a world-class event and WF Media bring will quality, targeted media channels to the mix, which we believe will result in an energised event for our members and the broader ICT infrastructure sector. The fit is a good one,” Stathis added.

WFevents Director Paul Davis welcomed the opportunity to work with BICSI to develop their event: “We’re looking forward to working closely with BICSI on this project, with a view to a mutually beneficial, long-term alliance. Communications infrastructure, whether wireless or wired, is critically important and the co-location of these two events will give those responsible for all aspects access to a broad range of world-class providers,” he added.

Further event details to follow — for interim exhibition enquiries email

About BICSI South Pacific

BICSI South Pacific is a not-for-profit association supporting designers and installers of ICT systems for residential, commercial and government applications. This industry encompasses not only voice and data, including outside plant and LAN, but also audio, video, life safety and automation systems.

About WF Media

Westwick-Farrow Media was established in 1981 and produces 12 specialist technology and industrial media brands, including print magazines and digital media platforms. The company runs a series of industry events, including the Comms Connect series and SAFETYconnect (in partnership with the NSCA Foundation).

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