Events: London Build Expo 2021

London Build

London Build Expo is returning to the Grand Hall at Olympia London from 17 – 18 November 2021. 

London Build features: 500+ speakers across 6 conference theatres with a 50% representation of female speakers, 220+ CPD sessions, 100’s of exhibitors and exclusive free-to-attend networking events including Meet the Buyer sessions, Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction, entertainment, the Festival of Construction, celebrity guests and much more. 

London Build is a great platform for networking and connecting with thousands of senior-level decision-makers, buyers and influencers from across the UK’s entire built environment. Discover how you can get involved with major construction projects in the UK as you connect with industry experts and senior representatives from government, architects, major developers, housing builders, and tier 1 contractors. 

“So many visitors from all sectors and such a busy, lively, entertaining, and educational event full of the most influential leaders”, said Futurium, Marketing Director. 

 The UK’s largest meeting of Women in Construction takes place at London Build 

The annual Women in Construction Networking Event, in partnership with NAWIC, is free-to-attend for all. Learn from an inspiring panel as they celebrate the successes and discuss the challenges facing female AEC professionals. Network with fellow professionals and feel inspired by the diverse stories that make up one of the most exciting industries.  

Alongside our line-up of panellists, London Build works with an amazing team of Women in Construction Ambassadors who are furthering equality in the built environment. Join these architects, engineers, designers and diversity champions at the networking event to hear what they’re doing to make lasting change. 

Humans of Construction 

The Humans of Construction exhibition will display photography featuring influential and inspiring professionals working in the UK’s built environment. The gallery showcases an artistic and educational insight into the diversity, character and fabric of the UK’s construction industry. 

The individuals featured in the photographs will come from a fascinating range of backgrounds in the industry, including; visionary CEOs that have risen to the top; pioneers that have innovated the industry; architects that have designed iconic landmarks; people/individuals/humans that have broken down barriers in this traditionally mono-cultured industry; students showing incredible promise; selfless charity workers; unsung heroes; leaders of the future, and more. 

Beneath each photograph will be snippets of the life story of the human in the photograph to provide the story behind their face. Furthermore, in some instances, there will be contact details for you to reach out to them or their LinkedIn QR code for you to scan and connect online. 

Who attends? 

  • Architects 
  • BIM Managers 
  • Builder Merchants 
  • Contractors  
  • Developers 
  • Distributors 
  • Civil Engineers 
  • Buyers 
  • Fire Safety Professionals 
  • Government & Local Authorities 
  • House Builders 
  • Housing Associations 
  • Infrastructure Professionals 

 Event stages 

Future of Construction Stage (main stage): 

The Future of Construction Stage attracts thousands of construction professionals across the UK to learn of the latest developments, innovations and project opportunities the industry has to offer.  

The Sustainability Stage:  

The Sustainability Stage attracts thousands of sustainability professionals from across the UK to learn of the latest developments, innovations and case studies from leading experts driving change across the industry.  

The BIM & Digital Construction Stage: 

The BIM & Digital Construction Stage attracts thousands of BIM and digital construction professionals from across the UK to learn of the latest technology, innovation and case studies of digital transformations from leading industry experts.  

The Diversity & Inclusion Stage: 

The Diversity & Inclusion Stage attracts thousands of construction professionals across the UK to discuss the latest developments, initiatives and challenges to improving diversity throughout the AEC industry. 

The Fire Safety Stage: 

The Fire Safety Stage attracts thousands of fire safety professionals from across the UK to learn from leading industry experts on passive fire protection, fire detection and prevention. 

 Conference agenda 

There are a range of different speakers discussing various topics, some include: 

  • Keynote: Unlocking the Digital Future of the Built Environment (Dale Sinclair, Director of Innovation, EMEA – AECOM) 
  • Keynote: Building a Fire Safe Future (Andrew Mellor, Partner – PRP Architects) 
  • Building Compliance and Safety – Industry Best Practice (ASFP)  
  • Disability Inclusion In The Construction Industry – Construct-Ability (Teik Tan, Multi-Cultural Affinity Network Group Co-Chair – Balfour Beatty) ( Jez Cutler, Co-Chair – Construct-Ability) 
  • The Future of Martech in a Post-Pandemic AEC World (Daniel Emmerson, Co-Founder and Joint CEO – OpenAsset) 

Celebrity guests and competition prize draws 

Surprise celebrity appearances in the past include: 

  • Frank Bruno 
  • Jimmy Carr 
  • Peter Shilton 
  • King of Bling Bobby George 
  • Katherine Ryan 
  • Sir Geoff Hurst 
  • Marcus Brigstocke 

Previous competition giveaways to attendees include: 

  • Free flights to New York and Sydney 
  • Prestigious football tickets in the Wembley Stadium 
  • Corporate food and beverage packages for your teams

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Media contact

Roshini Bains,
Editor, Showhome Magazine

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922


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