Canterbury’s build and design event highly anticipated


One of the South Island’s largest industry trade events, Canterbury buildnz | designex (CBD), kicks off in August.

Already highly anticipated by exhibitors and visitors, more than 70 national and international industry suppliers have already confirmed they’ll be showcasing the very latest technologies, products and services.

In addition, a dedicated Made In Germany pavilion will feature a number of premier German manufacturers showcasing the very best in German innovation and design.

CBD 2016 aims to capitalise on its 2014 award-winning inaugural event, shaping up to be the leading event for sourcing innovative new ideas for the region’s construction, building and design industries.

The latest technology and innovative equipment will be showcased at the Horncastle Arena, Addington, Christchurch, from August 4-6 this year. Companies such as Buzon, David Trubridge, Palazzo Kitchens & Appliances, Laminex, Zenith Heaters and many others will be bringing to the event the very latest design edge products and technology.

A range of energy-efficient products from ECO Heating Ltd will feature this year, including central heating wood burners, solar, gas condensing boiler and ventilation units from German and Austrian suppliers Wolf GmbH, Austria Email and Gerco GmbH.

With a global presence and local knowledge, Sto New Zealand is committed to the Sto philosophy “Building with conscience”. Sto’s innovative systems are designed to be sustainable and have environmentally-friendly construction methods.

Manufactured in Germany to maintain high quality assurance, the Branz-appraised Sto Systems are expected to exceed expectations.

Besides nails, screws and bolts, EDL Fastners will also be showcasing nail guns and drill bits, brackets from Pryda, silicones and adhesives, as well as safety gear. And for storing all builders’ hardware components, the Stock Box is an on-site inventory solution.

A strong theme of Connecting Construction and Design Communities will be showcased through live product demonstrations, special features and a very full schedule of free industry-led seminars.

The programme will cover a variety of topics from industry leaders and keynote speakers, many of which will provide valuable CPD and LBP points for advancing professional skills and development.

“As the residential rebuild nears completion, 2016 has seen a strong move into commercial development which, I believe, provides a great opportunity for industry suppliers to the region, CBD sales manager Rob Lavender says.

“As the city of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury area grows, we are seeing business confidence adopting a more positive outlook, and this is where CBD 2016 presents the perfect environment for the industry to showcase, educate and sell the very best products and services from across New Zealand.

“With world-class seminars, the cream of suppliers, a myriad of opportunities to network and do beneficial business, this is the not-to-be-missed event for 2016.”

Industry professionals wishing to attend can register free of charge at

To see a full list of CBD 2016 exhibitors, visit

To exhibit, phone Rob Lavender on 09 976 8381 or email

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