The organisers of Ecobuild 2016 have unveiled new plans to help the event grow and reflect the changes experienced within the building industry.
Held at its new headquarters at 240 Blackfriars in central London, the event saw UBM Built Environment share its new vision for Ecobuild, which 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. There are also plans for two new features that will showcase innovation and smart buildings to allow visitors to ‘touch, feel and learn about the future of the construction industry.’
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.”
The company also presented Ecobuild’s new branding and logo which will be rolled out across all communications, including all marketing and advertising, as well as website and digital media platforms.
The decision to make changes was made following a survey of 2,500 exhibitors and visitors, as well as input from focus groups.
Launched at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane in 2004, Ecobuild covers everything from design, construction and performance, and offers an opportunity for visitors to meet with senior decision makers, discover the newest products and learn about the latest trends.
Alison 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.”
Ecobuild will next take place on March 8-10, 2016 at London’s ExCel centre.