Futurebuild 2021 has been postponed to 2022, however the event organisers are running a series of digital events in the lead up to in person
To deliver an event where the built environment industry can connect in the most effective way, Futurebuild 2021 has been postponed. Following consultation with the community, the event organisers have decided that the event that was due to run on 02-04 March 2021 will now go ahead from 01-03 March 2022 at the ExCeL London. The event will elevate innovation, showcasing the products, solutions and ideas that will deliver the transformational change needed to address climate change.
Futurebuild is the built environment event where brands of all sizes can share innovations, from products, to processes and solutions, with over 27,000 industry influencers and shapers. Futurebuild 2022 will remain true to the roots of ecobuild by standing out as the only event to have a higher purpose, to be a catalyst for change. This is confirmation of its status in its own right as a key calendar date for exhibitors and senior professionals from across the built environment to come together and drive real change. It brings the most important people in the industry together around the things that really matter to them. This is achieved through the agenda setting conference and industry leading keynote stages.
This knowledge programme, alongside the exhibition of innovative and inspiring brands, will combine to create an unmissable experience. The 2022 event will be laser focused on the most pressing industry issues, which were identified based on feedback from previous audiences. The event’s six spotlights and Arena programme will cover the fundamental issues currently facing the built environment industry — digital impact, whole house retrofit, circular materials, district energy, future installer and intelligent buildings.
To continue to offer a platform for the built environment industry to connect, Futurebuild will host a range of both physical and digital events in the lead up to 2022, putting a spotlight on the key issues the industry currently faces and present game changing solutions.
Why did you decide to postpone Futurebuild?
“We know that manufacturers and specifiers come to Futurebuild for a purpose — to showcase, see and purchase the products they can use to make a real difference. We want to do what is best for our community, and our planet, and we know how important it still is for us to connect and continue to foster key relationships. We’ve consulted our exhibitors, attendees and our team, and the community feels that Futurebuild will best serve its purpose if it goes ahead in 2022,” explained Martin Hurn, Event Director of Futurebuild.
Are you offering any digital events in the lead up?
“Futurebuild will launch its digital offering Game Changers LIVE series, which started in December 2020, to provide more opportunities to engage with industry influencers and manufacturers about current issues and innovation. This event will connect innovative brands with forward-thinking specifiers to cover trends such as clean energy, digital twin and circular materials.
“The pandemic won’t pause our progress. We’re taking this challenge as an opportunity to provide more support to the industry. Our regular webinar panels and digital programme offers the community practical advice and opportunities to connect so that they can start implementing the changes needed to address climate change now.
“Because we don’t want the pandemic to result in lost time in the fight against climate change, Futurebuild launched The Lost Sessions. The series of webinars that took place from March 2 to March 4, the original planned dates for the physical Futurebuild 2021 show and identified the actions needed to achieve net zero.
“In partnership with the Edge, The Lost Sessions: Positioning ourselves for COP26 and beyond – a plan for the built and natural environment took place each day. Each webinar in the series explored three key issues the industry must address to trigger systemic change and create a plan for the future of the natural and built environment.
“We’ve held Futurebuild’s renowned conference every March for the past 15 years — we couldn’t leave it a whole year without delivering the high-level content you’d usually find centre stage. Although the next physical event will not take place until 2022, we cannot wait until then to take action. The Government has declared its aim to build back better and to reduce our emissions by 68% by 2030. To do so, we must act now. The Lost Sessions is a new platform for built environment experts to share their advice with the industry and create an action plan to prepare the UK for COP26 and beyond,” concluded Hurn.
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
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