The organisers of Ecobuild declared their ambitions to further grow the event’s prominence and significance when it unveiled plans for next year’s show.
In the 11 years since it was launched, Ecobuild has secured a central position in the UK building industry, and with its latest plans the intention is to take the event to the next phase of business growth.
Ecobuild is part of UBM Built Environment, which launched its plans for the 2016 show at its new headquarter in Blackfriars, London.
Alison Jackson, group director for UBM EMEA Built Environment Exhibitions said: “Ecobuild will continue to be the most innovative and leading event on the construction calendar. This enduring brand has been updated and modernised for today’s market challenges whilst reflecting Ecobuild’s continued success in the construction industry.”
Following a survey of 2,500 exhibitors and visitors as well as input from focus groups, Ecobuild 2016 will feature a new “improved” show layout, increased capacity conference arena and three learning hubs covering industry trends and issues in design, zero carbon and energy.
In addition, two “unique inspirational” features showcasing innovation and smart buildings will create a so-called wow factor and allow visitors to touch, feel and learn about the future of the construction industry.
Jackson added: “UBM Built Environment has unrivalled access to data, senior construction leaders and speakers. We are very excited about revealing a mouth-watering speaker line-up and stunning new state-of-the-art features never seen to date in the UK.”
The company also presented Ecobuild’s distinctive new branding and logo which will be rolled out across all communications, including all marketing and advertising collateral, website and digital media platforms.
Launched at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane in 2004, Ecobuild covers everything from design, construction and performance.