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UK construction events (hopefully) happening in 2021

Posted on 8/01/2021 at 10:23 AM by in Blog News

Attending any of these upcoming construction events across the UK?

Here at Cornerstone Projects, we love attending construction events up and down the country. Getting a first look at some of the most innovative pieces of equipment and software is so exciting, and it’s always great for a bit of networking.

At the start of each year we usually like to compile a list of some of the best events on the calendar, but last year didn’t exactly go to plan.

With a vaccine on the way, we’re hoping that 2021 sees COVID-19 under control and a bounce back from the construction sector, including the go-ahead for these annual events.

Taking that into consideration, here’s a list of some of the best UK construction events that are (hopefully) happening in 2021.


London Build Expo & Online (15th – 19th March / 17th – 18th November)

Location: Olympia, London

The London Build Expo is one of the leading construction shows in the UK, featuring over 500 speakers, 400+ exhibitors, a Festival of Construction and lots of networking opportunities. Spread across 8 conference floors, the event allows attendees to experience the latest developments in the industry and find information on upcoming trends in global construction.

They are also hosting a virtual event from 15th – 19th March, with multiple online sessions from speakers and sponsors covering a range of topics.

For more information, visit the website.


The Future of Construction Conference (27th – 28th April)

Location: UEL, London

The Future of Construction event brings together Government and leaders from across the industry to talk about the latest policy updates and address the challenging currently facing the sector in these unprecedented times. This conference will focus on how together we can improve the industry and its social, environmental and economic impact.

For more information, visit the website.


UK Construction Week (4th – 6th May / 5th – 7th October)

Location: ExCel, London / NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest built environment event is back in 2021 (twice!) and features multiple different shows over the course of 3 days. With a wide range of different exhibitions, seminars, conferences and shows, this event is suitable for anyone who works in the construction industry.

In 2021, UK Construction Week will stage events in both London (May) and Birmingham (October) in an 18-month plan to capitalise on Government’s construction commitments.

For more information, visit the website.


The UK Concrete Show (6th – 7th May)

Location – NEC, Birmingham

Back for 2021, this is the UK’s only event dedicated to the concrete industry. This year’s event features 200+ exhibitors with over 300 product groups, with everything from cement to pumps, precast manufacturing products, admixtures, reinforcement, testing and repair.

For more information, visit the website.


Utility Week Live (18th – 19th May)

Location – NEC, Birmingham

Utility Week Live is one of the leading utilities industry exhibitions, and is attended by over 6,000 utilities professionals ever year. The event allows attendees to discover and try the latest utilities tech, identify new markets and gain fresh ideas, with over 500 product and service solutions, as well as 200 inspirational speakers.

For more information, visit the website.


Kent Construction Expo (8th June)

Location – Kent Event Centre, Detling

The Kent Construction Expo is the largest gathering of construction industry professionals in the South East, with over 150 exhibitors and a high level conference featuring 20 individual sessions. The event is designed to cover a range of different topics, from smart technology to heating solutions to the latest building software.

For more information, visit the website.


The Health & Safety Event (7th – 9th September)

Location – NEC, Birmingham

The Health & Safety Event is an event that brings together health & safety practitioners and communities from across the North to learn and network. Spread over 3 days, the event features 450+ exhibitors, 150+ industry speakers and promises 120+ hours of content.

For more information, visit the website.


South East Construction Expo (21st October, pushed back from April)

Location – South of England Event Centre, West Sussex

The South East Construction Expo aims to build and maintain business relationships with leaders across the construction industry, featuring multiple exhibits and workshops. With live demos of new and innovative products, 30+ industry focused speakers, over 150 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees, this is a must-visit for anyone in property, development or construction.

For more information, visit the website.


Highways UK (3rd – 4th November)

Location – NEC, Birmingham

Highways UK is a major event that brings together everyone who works on or around the UK’s road network. This event offers exciting content across different areas, including big thinking, road owner hubs, tech & innovation, materials & maintenance and safety & people.

For more information, visit the website.


GEO Business (24th – 25th November)

Location – ExCel, London

GEO Business is the geospatial event that is designed for everyone who gathers, stores, processes or delivers geospatial information. The event showcases 200+ geospatial companies, inspiring keynotes and seminars and almost 100 hands-on demonstrations, as well as plenty of networking opportunities.

For more information, visit the website.


Futurebuild (1st – 3rd March 2022)

Location – ExCel, London

Futurebuild usually takes place in the first few months of the year, but with the current pandemic situation they have opted to push this year’s event back to March 2022.

The event aims to tackle the biggest challenges impacting the built environment, and allows attendees to get hands-on experience with some of the latest innovations and products – featuring a range of different exhibitors, as well as multiple seminars, conferences and workshops over 3 days.

For more information, visit the website.


Summary

These are just a few examples of the many, many construction events (hopefully) happening across the UK in 2021, each one offering something different and a chance to reconnect with people after such a challenging 2020.

Are you planning on attending any of these? Be sure to let us know @utilitysearches on Twitter.

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