Ecobuild organiser UBM Built Environment says that major investment will see a wealth of new features and content showcased at Ecobuild (5th – 7th March 2013, ExCeL London – www.ecobuild.co.uk).
Featuring a series of cutting-edge debates, high-level discussion and covering topics such as The Green Deal – will it deliver?, Is it the end of the road for zero Carbon?, Why sustainable design should be irresistible design? and What’s the future of fracking?, the conference will focus on all the pressing issues facing the industry. The full conference programme will be announced early November 2012.
In response to industry feedback, Ecobuild will host new conference streams covering Property and International. The first stream will have an exclusive focus on Property issues such as investor and occupier considerations and will be held in partnership with Property Week. The International stream will connect sustainability thought leaders across the international built environment and will link directly to the Ecobuild portfolio in China, India and Malaysia as well as Building magazine’s new Global Clients initiative.
Ecobuild will also offer a fully CPD accredited educational programme which will include a 12 stream, 3 day seminar programme featuring an additional 700 speakers.
Following significant investment into the green credentials of the show, the Working with Nature Zone will reinforce the importance of the natural environment in sustainable design and construction.
Tom Broughton, Brand Director for Ecobuild and Building, said: “We are delighted to announce that once again, Ecobuild has the official support and endorsement of many of the industry’s leading bodies and associations including The UKGBC, BRE, The RIBA and RICS.
“The exciting new mix of features and content has been developed as a direct result of listening closely to Ecobuild’s stakeholders to ensure that debate, discussion and innovation remains at the heart of Ecobuild. We have drawn upon expertise within UBM and the wider sustainable built environment to create an offering which is relevant, engaging and most of all, inspirational”, he added.