This article provides a quick overview of London Build, currently the largest and leading construction and design show for London and the UK. London Build is organised by Oliver Kinross, an award winning international trade shows and global business Events Company for the built environment.
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London’s leading construction and design show is back for 2019 and this time it is bigger and better than ever before. Spanning across two floors, London Build is more than just an exhibition. Not just your average construction show, the event is jam packed with content, networking and entertainment. This year will have an important focus on mental health, well-being, diversity and equality on the main stage and throughout the exhibition, as well as opportunities to get up to date with upcoming major construction projects and opportunities across Greater London and the UK!
What’s on at London Build?
London Build will be boasting CPD accredited sessions across eight different summits, hosted by the most sensational line-up of speakers at any construction show in history, and featuring accredited training workshops in everything from sustainability and BIM to Advanced Digital and Social Media Construction Marketing. Our extensive programme of over 500 esteemed speakers includes the likes of Juliemma McLoughlin the Chief Planner – Development, Enterprise and Environment at Greater London Authority, Fergus Harradence the Deputy Director of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Gillian Charlesworth the CEO of BRE, Graham Watts the CEO of Construction Industry Council, Sharon Duffy the Head of Transport Infrastructure at Transport for London and David Speight the Project Delivery Director Heathrow Expansion of Heathrow – to name a few.
Over 350 exhibitors will fill the venue including: Procore, Powerday, Recticel, JLG, BT Openreach, Epson, Panasonic, Bauder, Beaulieu International, Roof Maker, Autodesk/Plangrid, George Boyd/Saint-Gobain, Wurth, Resapol and Bostik. The Humans of Construction photography exhibition will be displaying 1,000 of the most influential and inspiring professionals working in the UK’s built environment, featuring individuals from a wide array of fascinating backgrounds in the industry, from CEO’s to architects, pioneers to students and future leaders.
Business Networking at London Build
London Build is looking forward to welcoming over 25,000 registered contractors, architects, engineers, developers, councils and construction professionals over the two days. We’re expecting a high level of attendance from the UK’s top 100 contractors and architects, offering an unbeatable opportunity for networking with peers and clients alike. We want you to leave London Build armed with a wide range of new connections and friends, and make sure you become part of an ongoing exciting and vibrant new community of like-minded professionals.
Networking opportunities include our first ever LinkedIn Networking Lounge – a ground-breaking networking initiative which enables attendees to network and make new contacts whilst simultaneously building their online network through LinkedIn using QR codes and a timetable of Speed Networking events. We’ll also be hosting networking events such as Meet the Buyer by Constructionline, CIOB Hub in the Pub, Constructing Excellence Club Breakfast, BIM & Tonic, #TeqDen10x10, Diversity in Construction, and the UK’s largest ever networking meeting of Women in Construction – plus many more.
“London Build is an Event like No Other”
London Build believes that doing business should be fun, and includes within the event the Festival of Construction. Featuring comedy acts, entertainment, live music, celebrity guests, London Beer Festival, gin tastings and prize giveaways, the Festival of Construction promises to be the biggest festival in construction, offering you the chance to rub shoulders with big industry names and celebrity guests, whilst indulging in London’s finest food, drinks and live entertainment.
Charity contests will be taking place across the two days, including our very own world record attempt! We’ll be striving to break the world record for the greatest number of Movember Moustaches at one event to raise funds for men’s health. This truly is a show like no other, built for those in the industry who want to have fun, be inspired, and meet with thousands of architects, developers, contractors, local councils, housing associations, and more!