Sponsors and Exhibitors

Melbourne, 20-22 March 2018

We are excited to invite you to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor of the UDIA 2018 National Congress; SEE THE NOW; delivered in the heart of the world’s most liveable city.

The 2018 UDIA National Congress in Melbourne presents delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from global and national leaders as we explore the amazing innovations, technologies and opportunities available to us right now.

With a focus on maximising the industry’s current potential, the 2018 Congress offers participants a range of thought-provoking experiences and presentations, showing us what’s possible and how to stay ahead in a constantly evolving industry.


As a UDIA National Congress Sponsor you become part of a respected brand that stands for excellence in property development and progress for the creation of sustainable residential communities in Australia.

Becoming a sponsor or exhibitor allows you to connect directly with Australia’s largest network of developers, financiers, builders, suppliers, consultants, contractors, and federal, state and local government authorities.

Each year 600+ industry members attend to network and hear from key government and business leaders. Given our policy focus, the majority of our delegates are made up of senior management professionals who are the industry’s key influencers and decision makers.

UDIA National Congress sponsorship provides the opportunity to leverage unparalleled access to national leaders of the industry and government, to build brand and product awareness, consolidate relationships and gain face-to-face interaction with the decision-makers from the development industry.

Your company will benefit from direct exposure to an interested, relevant and influential audience in an informal environment away from everyday distractions.

In addition to an inspiring industry program, the UDIA 2018 National Congress will host a world class exhibition space to compliment the program and showcase the most innovative products and services changing the industry in 2018.

Congress sponsors will receive priority placement for booth allocation, however the exhibition area has been designed to ensure good visibility and access to all displays.  Take a booth today to take advantage of unparalled exposure to Congress delegates across 3 exciting days of programming.  All morning tea, lunch and afternoon catering, as well as pre-event drinks will be held in the Congress exhibition space so this is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, service and products to the best in the industry.

Sponsorship and Exhibition space for the 2018 National Congress is now available and selling fast! If your organisation is interested in receiving national exposure and exclusive benefits please contact Angela Gaedke via the below details:

Angela Gaedke

General Manager & Director National Congress Partnerships
Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria)

E: angela@udiavic.com.au
T: 03 9832 9600

UDIA National Congress Sponsor Expo

The exhibition will be held in the ground floor foyer of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre, which is a fabulous area filled with natural light from floor to ceiling windows.

The booths are all strategically positioned for maximum integration with catering and interactive display areas and all breaks and lunches will be held in this space.

A number of lounge and creative networking areas will also be integrated to allow for longer conversations and extended interaction between delegates and exhibitors.

Exhibition Digital Engagement Platform

In 2018 the UDIA Congress is proud to take a leap forward with technology and offer a free digital engagement platform for all exhibitors.  The new platform will change the way you capture, communicate and also analytically report on interactions and conversations at the UDIA Congress.

Exhibitor Lead Capture

Each delegate at the UDIA Congress will have a Smart Badge lanyard. This Smart Badge has the delegate’s name printed on the front, sitting behind the name plate is a host of technology that the delegate takes on their journey across the Congress.

As an exhibitor/sponsor at the event, you have the option to participate with this technology platform to enhance your delegate engagement and outreach. You will be provided with a slimline 6-inch, 4G-enabled device that you can use within the exhibition area. By tapping an attendee Smart Badge with the provided device, you will be able to automatically capture the delegates details, send pre-loaded content, or make internal notes for future follow up.

It’s really simple to use – no barcodes, QR codes, or worries about installing an app on your own device. Simply hold the provided device, tap an attendee’s Smart Badge and they’re instantly captured as a lead.


  • Tap an attendee’s badge to capture their contact information.
  • Add free format notes about an attendee within the ‘add detail’ section.
  • Create email templates to instantly send your content to captured leads, such as brochures or whitepapers. .
  • Create and assign custom tags to leads to improve segmentation and post-event follow-up. E.g. ‘hot’, ‘warm’, ‘cold’ or the name of the salesperson who captured the lead.
  • View a history of all leads and add further detail at any stage after capturing the lead.
  • Perform an instant lead export from your device and receive an email link to a CSV file containing your lead information.
  • Request onsite assistance directly from your device


  • Enjoy a completely stress-free experience; Congress staff will be onsite throughout the entire event to support your team.
  • Eliminate manual data entry and filtering through business cards after the event.
  • Instantly import lead data into your CRM system whenever you want with no need to wait.
  • Ensure your product/company information is in attendees’ inboxes instantly, not one week later.
  • Enable multiple staff to capture leads using multiple devices and ensure real-time syncing of lead data across all devices. The hire of additional devices can be made via the exhibitor manual package, available in late November.

What you need to do

Details will be provided in the exhibition manual circulated in late November on how to prepare your data prior to the Congress. Start thinking about what information you would like to distribute electronically at Congress via the lead capture device.


2018 UDIA National Congress Exhibitors

2018 UDIA National Congress Principal Partner

2018 UDIA National Congress Proud Partners

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Platinum Partners

Sustainable Environment Partners

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Silver Partners

Charity Partner

Legal Partner

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