UK Construction Week has announced its return to Birmingham NEC from October 10-12, 2017.
Set to be its biggest yet with nine specialist shows under one roof, the show already has a stellar line up of speakers secured from Urban Splash, NHS, Heathrow, Cast Consultancy, Kier, and Network Rail.
In the face of change and political uncertainty, UK Construction Week’s main stage will host debates on the industry’s leading issues and trends, including the housing shortage, diversity, how to tackle the skills crisis, building in a pre and post Brexit Britain, and adopting modern methods of construction.
Commanding audiences of more than 300, the panel discussions will be anchored by leading journalists and industry commentators including architect and TV star, George Clarke; award winning broadcaster, Steph McGovern; and renowned architecture critic, Tom Dyckhoff. While the individual shows will explore sector-specific issues and solutions.
Offsite construction will be a major theme, with a new dedicated offsite theatre and awards programme supported by Modular and Portable Building Association and Structural Timber Association. As the industry continues to embrace the latest technologies that allow it to build quicker, more efficiently and at a quality not achievable before, the show will feature hundreds of exhibitors specialising in offsite, including Portakabin, Containex, and Wernick Group.
One of UK Construction Week’s main aims is to act as a showcase for innovation in the industry, whether it’s new ways of working, sustainable products or evolving technologies. The Innovation Trail will bring visitors the latest products, services and innovations that are changing the way we build – and have never previously been showcased in the UK. Companies can apply for their product to feature on the Innovation Trail by visiting the website.
A number of new, specialist awards will also feature at this year’s event, and each show provides exhibitors with the opportunity to network alongside decision makers and purchasers while showcasing services and products to its visitors.
Running into the evening, entertainment will include a casino night at the Genting International Casino with exclusive discounts for exhibitors and visitors, a dodgeball tournament, and the return of the beer and ale festival.
As one of the leading voices of the construction industry, UK Construction Week 2017 will deliver its most comprehensive and diverse show to date with support from leading associations including The Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of British Architects, Construction Products Association, and Builders Merchants Federation.
For more information and free registration, visit: www.ukconstructionweek.com.