02 Dec 2010 10:12:48
Ecobuild 2011 – the future of design
Plans are taking shape for next 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 this 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. Regular exhibitors Daikin, Saint-Gobain, Schueco, Ideal Standard, Tremco Illbruck, Interface, Velux, Lafarge, Fronius, Forbo Flooring Systems, ACO Technologies, E.ON, and ICI Paints are just some of the internationally recognised names you'll see at Ecobuild next year, along with hundreds of suppliers exhibiting for the first time, including Dorma, ArcelorMittal, IBC Solar, Edgetech, CR Lawrence, Roto Frank, UPM, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Stora Enso and Pilkington Building Products.
Leading the line up in Ecobuild's free conference are headliners chief construction advisor Paul Morrell, construction minister Mark Prisk, Sir Terry Farrell, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Tim Smit of the Eden Project, Bianca Jagger and Professor AC Grayling taking on subjects as diverse as , and .
The 2011 seminar programme, also free to attend, is Ecobuild's biggest ever, with over a dozen streams and more than 130 seminars covering the most pressing concerns for built environment professionals:
• future energy
• energy in buildings
• regulations revealed
• simplifying standards guides and tools
• refurbishing Britain
• sustainability and the city
• sustainable by design
• sustainable small projects
• from grey to green
• sustainable architecture & design
• beyond construction
• installer business
• installer skills
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