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Ecobuild reveals the 2018 futurebuild districts
Published:  29 September, 2017

ecobuild owners, Futurebuild Events, have revealed more details about the futurebuild districts which have been created following feedback that the event had lost its way in previous years.

The unique districts will showcase industry innovations and help tackle head-on the big issues facing the built environment. A clear message from the industry following the 2017 event was that ecobuild needed to evolve and become more relevant.

Futurebuild Events has listened and, as part of the planning of the 2018 edition of the event, the futurebuild districts have been developed to surround the eco showcases and feed into the main conference programme, which has sustainability at its heart. The focus of this plan will be helping to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Each focusing on a distinct, critical segment of the built environment, the futurebuild districts will include:

  • District Energy
  • Building Performance
  • Infrastructure
  • Timber
  • Concrete
  • Offsite
  • Green & Blue Infrastructure
  • Energy & HVAC

As a home to innovation, future thinking and collaboration, the districts will bring together the top people, brands and companies within each of these key areas. The dedicated focus of each district will encourage valuable relationship building and discussion around the big issues shaping the agenda in the built environment.

Martin Hurn, Managing director of Futurebuild Events, said: “We want ecobuild to be as relevant and valuable as possible to our exhibitors, visitors and partners, and this is why we’ve created the futurebuild districts.

“All of these areas will play a central role in the evolution of the built environment in the next few years. By giving them the prominence they deserve at ecobuild now, we’re certain we can help to stimulate the conversations and knowledge sharing that will lead to better outcomes in the future.”