Ecobuild organiser UBM has announced that 45,000 visitors attended its 2013 show at London’s Excel over three days at the beginning of March (2012: 57,000).
Over 1,000 companies exhibited (2012: 1,549) whilst, according to UBM, there was a significant increase this year in the number of senior level decision makers in attendance.
Over 900 speakers took to the stage in a series of seminars and conferences which took place in the main exhibition halls and new features included the Future Materials Gallery and lighting innovation centre.
50 percent of exhibitors have already contracted space for Ecobuild 2014 (4-6 March, 2014).
Tom Broughton, brand director of Ecobuild, said: “UBM has responded to the industry’s desire to have the information programme back on the show floor, has developed more features and has piloted its first ever Hosted Buyers VIP Programme. These investments have proven to work, and Ecobuild remains the industry’s platform for sharing ideas and best practice, learning about the most current regulations and legislation and discussing and debating the future of the built environment.”
Paul Bradshaw, marketing manager for Wolseley UK, added: “Ecobuild was really important this year, probably more than ever with all the developments around the Green Deal. With UBM running the event for the first time it was positive to see such a high level of visitors to both of our stands. It was encouraging to hear so many well informed visitors show interest in our software.”