futurebuild 2019 will continue to be the industry platform for the fresh thinking, new innovations and leading partnerships and exhibitors that made ecobuild so well-respected for over 14 years. However, under the new banner, it will have even more focus, impetus and purpose.
Central to futurebuild 2019 will be a new, dedicated 'ecobuild' conference. The ecobuild arena will see industry experts, academics, community leaders and politicians come together to debate and explore cutting-edge thinking around the most critical social and environmental issues. A series of curated exhibits will immediately surround the arena, acting as a discussion point for key sustainability topics.
Positioning ecobuild at the heart of futurebuild will allow the conference and neighbouring showcases to firmly focus on sustainability and help drive real change in this field. It will also give the rest of futurebuild the flexibility to focus on wider construction issues as defined by industry feedback and input, including the skills gap, digital adoption and procurement.
This will take place through six 'futurebuild Hubs', which will bring industry together to flesh out the big thinking and facilitate practical delivery. Each dedicated to a crucial aspect of the built environment, the Hubs will host cutting-edge exhibitors and deliver comprehensive content and educational programmes, including evidence-based seminars, onsite products, and in-practice demonstrations.
The Hubs are: