How do I become a sponsor?

If you’re interested in sponsoring the AWCI Conference:

How do I get from the airport to Crown Perth?

The 40 and 935 lines take you from Perth Airport to Crown Perth in about 20-minutes. You can buy a ticket onboard, and it will cost between $4 and $7. This is the cheapest way to travel. Alternatively, A taxi will take 9 minutes and will cost between $20 and $24, while an Uber will cost between $10 and $15, or, a pre-booked shuttle service will cost about $60 to $65 for the entire vehicle.

How do I get further information about the conference?

For further information about the AWCI Conference:

Is the conference close to other attractions in Perth?

Crown Perth is located just a short distance from the Perth CBD, and excellent public transport connections mean you can take full advantage of everything Perth has to offer while also enjoying the conference itself.

Should I purchase a SmartRider?

A SmartRider is a prepaid card you can use to travel on Perth’s public transport system. The card costs $10, and this fee is non-refundable. You can also travel on Perth public transport via paper ticket, so if you are just visiting Perth for the conference don't bother purchasing this card.

What is the current exchange rate?

As of 19 March 2018, the exchange rate was:

  • $1AUD = 0.75USD
  • $1AUD = 0.60EUR
  • $1AUD = 0.53GBP
  • $1AUD = 0.94 SGD
  • $1AUD = 77.71JPY
  • $1AUD = 4.52CNY


The easiest place to exchange your money is at Perth Airport, where there are several exchange outlets with varying rates.

What is the theme of the 2018 conference?
The theme for the 73rd Annual Conference of the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries is Strategies for Success. We invite delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to take an introspective look at their business model, to build upon their internal processes, and strengthen resilience in the industry.
In today’s marketplace, competition is fierce. However, often some of the simplest changes can help you succeed in business.
For instance, companies with a clear understanding of customer acquisition and required marketing tactics can enjoy a raft of benefits. Similarly, companies that devise and implement clear business processes, policies and procedures can streamline their operations, saving precious time. Alternatively, adopting a flexible, agile approach to your supply chain can help bolster your bottom line.
This year’s keynote speakers will cover a range of topics and strategies that are essential to the success of any business operating within the Australian wall and ceiling industries. The conference program has been designed to help all our members become more successful.
What is the weather like in Perth in October?
October is a fantastic time to visit Perth. The days are warm, with an average high of 23°C and the nights are comfortable. There is also about 9 hours of sunshine every day and relatively low levels of rain, meaning the weather is perfect for exploring Perth and the surrounding areas.
Who is AWCI?
The Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries Australia and New Zealand is the peak trade association representing the wall and ceiling contracting and allied industries. Providing industry information, contact and leadership, AWCI is active in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand to better serve the local needs of our members. Made up of specialist contractors, suppliers, distributors and key manufacturers, AWCI is in the best position to connect you with everyone involved in our extensive industry.