Futurebuild - 03-05 March 2020

Futurebuild 2020: Be the catalyst for change

Recent climate change demonstrations and government declarations make one thing clear; we must come together to take action against the climate change challenges we are facing. Put simply, without collaboration, we will fail.

Against this backdrop, Futurebuild 2020 (03-05 March, ExCeL London) will inspire visitors to join fellow industry leaders and innovators to be the catalyst for change that is so urgently needed to help deliver a more sustainable built environment.


Futurebuild’s highly-regarded Arena programme is returning for 2020, bigger and better than ever before. The three-day CPD accredited programme has been developed with leading partners from across industry. The sessions focusing on solving the current climate and ecological crisis led by politicians, academics and industry shapers, will offer visitors a wide range of opportunities to broaden their knowledge.

Sessions which are set to be unmissable include: ‘The climate crisis: Where’s the leadership? Do we need regrowth?. The session on day one (03 March), led by Aldersgate Group Chair Joan will explore the fundamental transformation that is needed in UK climate policy to alleviate the climate crisis and will invite input from the audience. On day two (04 March) ‘Carbon neutral cities of the future’ will feature a panel including London Mayoral Candidate Rory Stewart. It will explore the pathway to healthier, more resilient cities.

Opportunities to learn, debate and discuss the biggest issues facing the built environment are not limited to the Arena and extend across the whole event. While discussions on the Arena Stage will focus on the biggest issues facing the built environment at a macro level, six Keynote Stages will look at the specific challenges impacting Buildings, Offsite Energy, Interiors, Resourceful Materials and Critical Infrastructure. This programme of solution-driven sessions will share the latest thinking and research, to educate, inform and inspire visitors to make a positive change. Each day, the six stages will host a focused keynote presentation by a recognised expert in their field.

The six Keynote Stages will address the following challenges: Buildings: retrofitted, re-used, net positive and built to perform Offsite: reliability and efficiency combined with creative placemaking Interiors: sustainable and health promoting Resourceful Materials: thinking circular to reduce, reuse and recycle Energy: accurate detail for carbon accounting and reduced clean energy usage Critical Infrastructure: delivering integrated green, grey, blue and social infrastructure

The Buildings Keynote Stage will focus on the latest thinking and initiatives in building quality and performance. Key sessions include ‘Building a Safer Future - what steps are being taken towards fundamental reform?’. The session taking place on the first day (03 March) will be chaired by Peter Caplehorn, from the Construction Products Association. ‘The Future Homes Standard 2025 - when, what, how?’ session taking place on the third day (05 March) will be chaired by Lynne Sullivan, co-founding partner of sustainableBYdesign.


Around each Keynote Stage will be an exhibition of innovative brands, offering unique solutions to the challenges discussed in the companion knowledge programme. It will feature some of the largest headline brands in the sector, alongside SMEs and start-up organisations, creating a dedicated platform to connect these companies with forward-thinking specifiers and buyers.

Brands and organisations that are leading the charge when it comes to innovation will be recognised through a dedicated Innovation Trail. A guided route will take visitors on a journey through the event enabling them to learn about the latest thinking from Futurebuild’s Innovation Partners, including ACO Technologies, Smart Systems, CEMEX, Steico and Hadley Group.



Championing innovation is the central purpose of Futurebuild and the 2020 event will see the return of the Big Innovation Pitch. Hosted across the event, in conjunction with BRE as technical partner, the competition is the industry’s largest call-out for innovation to date and will identify and celebrate novel new approaches to tackle the biggest challenges facing us all.

Shortlisted entrants will present their ground-breaking ideas on each of the six Keynote Stages on day one, before finalists go head-to head in the Arena on day two. A panel of renowned judges will determine the overall winning idea, which will be incorporated into BRE Academy Training and showcased in the BRE Innovation Park.

Martin Hurn, Event Director of Futurebuild, said: “The responsibility for tackling the climate emergency lies in all of our hands and we must collaborate in order to find solutions to secure our future. Futurebuild 2020 provides the perfect platform for forward-thinking decision makers across the built environment to come together and play a key part in driving positive change.

“Innovation to us is more than just futuristic concepts, it’s about sharing the latest thinking and ideas, processes and solutions, products and materials. All of these things coming together under one roof at Futurebuild 2020 will inspire people to do things differently and create real change.

For more information about Futurebuild 2020 the home of innovation, and to register for your complimentary ticket, visit


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