Flying the flag for British construction, Media 10, the UK’s biggest design and build event company, has launched UK Construction Week – which is shaping up to be the strongest trade event the building and construction industry has ever seen.
Held at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 11 October, the event will bring together nine shows, 1,000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 visitors under one roof. Free to attend, it will be the biggest event for professionals working in all aspects of residential and commercial construction planning and design.
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.
Lee Newton, CEO of Media 10, commented:
“It’s an exciting time to be involved in the construction industry. Construction growth is continuing to drive the UK’s economic recovery and with more than 2.2 million people employed in this sector, output and productivity is only set to increase. We recognise that there’s a very real desire for an event that will bring the whole industry spectrum together, providing a much needed opportunity to network, learn and do business – as well as simply celebrating the industry at a time of renewed optimism.
“At Media 10, we already attract more architects, designers and specifiers to our events than any other organiser, through 100% Design, Clerkenwell Design Week and Grand Designs Live. I really believe that our collective industry experience puts us in the perfect position to realise such an ambitious and much-needed project.”
For exhibitors, UK Construction Week will provide vital face-to-face time with decision makers and purchasers from across the industry and for visitors, it will deliver a unique opportunity to speak to suppliers and manufacturers from a wide range of diverse industry sectors.
Training and skills will be high on the agenda, with many opportunities to take part in discussions, debates, CPDs and live demonstrations. Each of the nine event sections at UK Construction Week will have its own feature area, as well as a heavyweight seminar and debate programme – which will include show homes, live building areas, political debates, skills workshops, heavy plant demos, materials and surfaces features and Smart Building demonstrations.
With support from partners and trade associations from across the industry UK Construction Week is well on course to ensure it delivers exactly the sort of relevant, useful information required by visitors and exhibitors alike – making it a profitable and worthwhile day out for all.