05 Jan 2011 12:01:48
Ecobuild 2011 for the future of design
Plans are taking shape for this year's Ecobuild which, having outgrown its former venue, will be taking place at London’s ExCeL from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 March 2011.
Against the background of economic uncertainty over the last few years, and the current spending cuts, Ecobuild represents the construction sector's most important challenge, and its greatest opportunity, that of creating a sustainable built environment.
And the sector meets that challenge – and that opportunity – with ever-growing enthusiasm. Over 1,300 exhibitors, 600 speakers and 50,000 visitors are expected to attend Ecobuild 2011, exceeding the record attendance at last year's event.
Many exhibitors have taken advantage of the extra space at ExCeL to expand the range of sustainable construction products and materials they'll be displaying at the exhibition.
Ecobuild is the platform for major launches, and seminars are brought to life through a series of interactive attractions and live demonstrations taking place on the exhibition floor, from how to install a solar panel or a green roof, to timber frame construction and applying exterior wall insulation.
An innovation that's bound to be popular for Ecobuild 2011 is the introduction of an online itinerary planner which allows visitors to plan their visit in advance, including the times and locations of conference and seminar sessions, and live demonstrations, as well as listing exhibitors and products of interest. The exhibition will be organised in technology zones, with similar products, relevant seminars and attractions, all located in the same area.
Getting around Ecobuild 2011 will be easier still at the new venue of course. ExCeL's straightforward layout, with seminars taking place in rooms along the perimeter of the exhibition halls, and the conference located off the central boulevard, is simple to navigate.
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