The event that has championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years has opened registrations for its next conference in March
The Futurebuild event connects specifiers, decision makers and industry disruptors with major brands and start-ups from across the built environment. It takes place on Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 March 2022.
In November 2021, COP26 established what needed to be done to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees by 2030 and Futurebuild 2022, previously known as Ecobuild, will be perfectly timed to focus on how that action is taken.
As the only event to attract over 20,000 senior professionals from right across the built environment, Futurebuild provides an ideal opportunity for the industry to meet and collaborate, to achieve the transformational change needed if the built environment is going to reach net zero.
Organised into six sections - Buildings, Offsite, Interiors, Resourceful Materials, Energy and Critical Infrastructure - the curated event will showcase over 250 leading brands, the companies that are developing the most innovative technologies, products and solutions.
'The event will be a platform for innovation,' says Martin Hurn, event director at Futurebuild. 'It will enable visitors and disruptors in architectural technology to meet in person safely and do business face-to-face because our exhibitors and attendees are all working towards a common goal - achieving net zero.'
By partnering with industry experts, including RIBA, Futurebuild provides architects with innovative solutions and advice to inspire transformational change.
The RIBA Bookshop will form part of the 2022 conference arena, enabling visitors to find the latest net zero guidance. COP26 was the focus in 2021 and the 2022 show focuses on sustainability beyond COP26, creating an action programme that limits the impact of climate change.
Former RIBA president Sunand Prasad will sit on the panel that will explore the influential actions that can transform the UK construction industry.
The Conference Programme is sponsored by Construction Innovation Hub and will explore ambitions towards net zero on a macro-level. It will feature topics such as proposals for regulating zero carbon, examining what levelling up really means and creating a sustainable relationship with nature.
The Knowledge Programme will have two keynote stages that will focus on the six show sections. The Buildings programme, for example, features a practical session from RIBA on its sustainability targets and how others can achieve net zero development.
The event will also feature six spotlights: Digital Impact in partnership with Glider, Whole House Retrofit in partnership with the Retrofit Academy CIC, Circular Materials in partnership with 540 World, District Energy in partnership with UKDEA, Future Installer in partnership with MCS and Intelligent Buildings in partnership with KNX.
These spotlights will include a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical demonstrations that will cover the fundamental issues facing the built environment.
Futurebuild 2022, 1 to 3 March, ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL. Visitor registration is now open at futurebuild.co.uk/registration. For more information about Futurebuild 2022, the home of innovation, visit futurebuild.co.uk