The professionals sustainable building & refurbishment event
Following another great event which saw Greenbuild Expos Green Deal debate area swamped with visitors trying to find out what this new initiative has to offer, we’re looking forward to the 2013 event. The feedback from our visitors this year was hugely encouraging for the industry. An increase of almost 15% in commercial building professionals this year demonstrates the interest that energy saving and carbon reducing measures are high priorities and provided exhibitors with some excellent prospects with nearly 4,000 visitors arriving from across the country and from sectors including volume housing, office, health, education, leisure, hotel and retail.
Focus for 2013 include:
Once again we were able to bring quality visitors to the event. The feedback once again has been terrific: visitors have commented on the quality of the seminar programme and the competence of the exhibitor personnel who were able to give knowledgeable and practical advice for their projects. Getting the balance right is key to visitors enjoyment and with a blend of technical seminars, case studies and innovation visitors have commented on the event giving a well rounded perspective of technologies and solutions the market offers. Exhibitors have benefited too with business done and appointments made during the event.
Our professional partnerships are growing again with a variety of organisations wishing to be involved with Greenbuild next year. Once again UK Green Building Council, Manchester City Council, RICS, RTPI, BRE and CIAT, are all involved and adding their expertise to the event.
Aims for 2013
|Maintenance Managers||Specifiers||Energy Managers|
|Builders Merchants||Contractors||Local Authorities|
|Procurement Bodies||Commercial Landlords||Businesses|
Looking forward to 2013
Greenbuild Expo will again focus on professionals working in the volume housing and non-domestic building sectors, rather than self build and consumer. We will build on our success with sectors including hotel and leisure, offices and larger companies covering energy saving methods, CRC, behavioural change and much more. In addition the Green Deal debate area will be central to the Green Deal/Eco exhibitor zone offering visitors much more information, suppliers, Green Deal providers, trainers and much more.
The renewables market in 2013 is set to recover from the recent funding cuts on PV with integrated solutions, particularly on commercial properties. As deadlines for higher tariffs are less important and the real message of energy generation and a reduced reliance upon expensive grid supply hit home, it still makes a great deal of sense, with funding packages available and returns still around 7-10% it’s a technology that works. RHI on the commercial side is in place and finally their appears to be clarity with the domestic date launching in Autumn 2013, great news for the heatpump, biomass and solar thermal markets.
Greenbuild Expo is recognised as the largest sustainable building and refurbishment event in the North of the UK. We not only hope to encourage a larger audience but also bring more high profile industry speakers and more industry-leading exhibitors to the 2013 event. Championing sustainable refurbishment and building solutions is what Greenbuild is about whether that’s in the volume domestic market or wider construction sectors including hotel and leisure, retail and offices. 2013’s event will look at all of these sectors with zoned areas for Training, Commercial buildings and for materials and methods, an area visitors told us they needed more information about.
Promotion for 2013
An extensive advertising and PR campaign has begun and this will be supported by direct mail, tele-marketing, email and web advertising for the 2013 event.
Our sister website www.greenbuildnews.co.uk enables us to continually promote the event, update our subscribers on new elements of the show or speakers signed up as well as keep them abreast of sustainable building issues. This together with Greenbuild Magazine provides ongoing dialogue with previous visitors to the event allows us a unique insight into what is popular with sustainable building professionals, what concerns they have what areas need clarification and of course the ones that are most popular. This provides the basis of the seminar programme for Greenbuild Expo and ensures we are addressing the concerns of the visitors to the site and show.
Need more information on how to get involved in 2013, exhibition, seminars or debates?