The Restoration Event of the year: The RIA Restoration Conference and Trade Show returns to Melbourne

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Inc. Australasia makes its triumphant return to Melbourne this June for the highly anticipated 2024 Restoration Conference and Trade Show. 

Immerse yourself in a world of innovation, expertise and ground-breaking solutions as industry leaders converge in the heart of Melbourne to showcase the latest advancements in restoration. 

The event presents an unparalleled opportunity to elevate your skills, expand your network, and be at the forefront of industry excellence.

Held at the recently renovated Pullman on the Park, opposite the MCG (not Pullman Albert Park), the 2024 Restoration Conference and Trade Show offers excellent access to shopping, transport, restaurants, and sporting facilities on the city fringe.

The two-day pre-event, Building Science Forum, begins on Tuesday 4 June and concludes on Wednesday 5 June 2024.  

The conference will commence with a networking and opening evening on Wednesday 5 June, followed by the Trade Show and Conference sessions on Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June respectively. The event will culminate with the annual gala dinner and lifetime achievement award ceremony.


RIA Inc. invites members of the restoration industry to attend Australasia’s restoration event of the year. Network, promote your business, gain industry insights, and explore the latest products and services—all in one place.

Embracing the theme ‘Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow’, the 2024 conference aims to equip attendees with fresh industry knowledge and influence.

As the largest gathering of industry professionals in Australasia, past attendees have included owners and staff from restoration businesses of all sizes, third-party administrators, insurance builders and professionals, indoor environmental professionals, and more.

Conference speaker topics will cover restoration, business, building science, flooring, insurance, industry advocacy, sustainability and more. The 2024 Restoration Awards will also be presented at the conference.

The Restoration Trade Show is also the biggest gathering of industry vendors in Australasia. It offers a great opportunity to meet with industry vendors and learn about the latest products, services and technology that they have to offer, all in one place. Vendors in attendance include equipment suppliers, product suppliers, technology providers, education providers, laboratories and more.


The two-day Building Science Forum will be presented by renowned experts, The Moisture Mob. Those working, interested or involved in the restoration, indoor air quality, building and property insurance industries, are invited to attend this exclusive event.

The Moisture Mob is a network of recognised experts who are passionate about disseminating accurate information to the industry on how moisture impacts materials and environments. The group consists of professionals in various fields, including building science, concrete, flooring, roofing, building envelope, moisture detection and material deterioration.

The forum will be facilitated by Pete Consigli, with other notable presenters, including Dr Ralph Moon, Robert (Bob) Higgins, Howard Brickman, John T Hull and Andrew Rynhart. 

Collectively, they have published more than 380 industry articles and papers and have held board or committee positions in organisations, including the City of Tampa Historic Preservation Committee, International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), Society for Protective Coatings (SPC), Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and others.

For the first time, The Moisture Mob will run a live professional forum on building science for industry professionals. The forum agenda includes:

  • Don’t fall prey to made-up science. Using applied research for better results on your projects
  • Best practices for testing moisture in concrete substrates
  • An introduction to wood science technologies and evaluating job site conditions for successful wood flooring installations
  • Best practices for commercial roof inspections, use of moisture locating technologies and how to interpret and explain the readings
  • An introduction to cloud-based moisture testing technologies and software integration for remote monitoring systems, and much more.

The RIA Inc. Restoration Conference and Trade Show is a RIA and IICRC restoration continuing education credit (CEC) approved event.

What attendees had to say about previous events:

“The RIA put together an amazing, long-awaited event. The line-up of speakers was vast in their coverage of topics and a joy to listen to. The venue was great and the trade show was a major success. The RIA Conference is a must-attend for anyone in the business.”

– S.H

“One of the highlights of the conference was the opportunity to connect with other passionate restoration industry professionals. The networking sessions were well- organised and allowed for meaningful interactions.”

– K.C

“If one is near anything to do with IAQ, restoration or remediation this is a must-attend event.”

– D.M

“The location is amazing, the networking is invaluable and the RIA staff are excellent.”

– H.T

“A good mash-up of equipment, information and social interaction.”

– D.V

INCLEAN is a proud media partner of the 2024 RIA Inc. Restoration Conference.

View the official agenda on the RIA website.

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