Momentum is gathering behind the inaugural week-long celebration of the British built environment, as a stream of exhibitors and event partners sign up to UK Construction Week.
Some of the names already registered to exhibit include: leading precision power tool manufacturer Festool; ventilation products designer and manufacturer Airflow; integrated smart home technology provider Konnectiv; fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems; powder coating manufacturer AkzoNobel Interpon; compliance, testing and certification provider BM Trada and many more.
Held at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 11 October (with the dedicated trade days from 6 – 8 October), the event is organised by Media 10, the UK’s biggest design and build event company, and will focus on every aspect of the building and construction industry. With nine shows taking place under one roof and 55,000 trade visitors expected to attend, it will be the biggest event for professionals working in all aspects of residential and commercial construction planning and design.
Helping to shape the content and direction of the shows are a variety of high profile event partners, who will provide input into the seminar content – ensuring it is relevant, useful and informative for both visitors and exhibitors alike.
Some of the partner organisations already signed up are: the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the Construction Industry Training Board, the Federation of Master Builders, the Home Builders Federation, the National Federation of Builders, the National House Building Council and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Richard Morey, Group Events Director at Media 10 commented: “The interest we’ve received in UK Construction Week since its launch has been staggering; there is clearly a real thirst for an event of this kind that showcases and celebrates the construction industry in its entirety. We’ve got some great exhibitors that have snapped up their space already, as well as some really prestigious event partners that will help us create exactly the sort of content our visitors are looking for.
“It’s a key time for the construction industry in the UK, as output continues to grow steadily. We truly believe that this show is the right event at the right time, which will provide a much needed space for the industry to come together to create business opportunities, learn new skills and ultimately grow stronger for the future.”
Building on the recognition of Media 10’s hugely successful Grand Designs Live, UK Construction Week will also feature the newly acquired Timber Expo and the Build Show, as well as the Surface and Materials Show, Kitchens & Bathroom Live, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2015, HVAC 2015 and Smart Buildings 2015.
Providing a wealth of sector-specific information, the clearly marked zones will make it easy for visitors to navigate, allowing them to pick and choose from the most relevant shows to their particular interests. These dedicated events for each key industry sector will provide an unrivalled opportunity for the construction industry to unite as never before, providing a platform to debate the latest developments and the major issues facing construction in 2015 and beyond.