Be part of the change at Futurebuild’s 2024 conference


The Futurebuild Conference 2024 is returning to London’s ExCeL from the 5th to the 7th March 2024, taking place in the main arena. The time is now for serious climate action, and collectively we can make a difference. Through collaboration, we can share our visions and drive positive action.

The Futurebuild Conference is more than just a ‘sustainability event,’ it’s a call to action for change. This respected gathering of influential innovators and collaborators tackles the big issues head on and is inviting all those involved in the built environment to take part in the conference sessions to inspire and drive change, to achieve a better built and natural environment for the long term.

Sponsored by Soprema and One Click LCA, and curated by the Edge think tank, the Conference Programme is focused on embracing change, with the three daily themes: Pathways to change, Levers for change and Sharing visions for change.

The 2024 line-up

Featuring a line-up that is a who’s who of the built and natural environment, each speaker will use the conference stage to ‘take a stand for change’ to tackle the big climate and ecological issues.

The Futurebuild Conference 2024 will welcome Smith Mordak, chief executive, UKGBC; Muyiwa Oki, president, RIBA; Sara Edmonds, co-director, National Retrofit Hub; Richard Benwell, chief executive, Wildlife and Countryside Link; Caroline Gumble, chief executive, CIOB; and Ramesh Deonarine, team leader – built environment, Climate Change Committee.

Also speaking are Danisha Kazi, head of economics, Positive Money; Sam Burdett, carbon manager, Skanska and co-founder of ZERO Next and education co-lead, ZERO, alongside Helen Fadipe, vice president, RTPI; Ed Lockhart, chief executive, Future Homes Hub, and Paul Morrell OBE, co-chair, Independent Review of the Construction Product Testing Regime.

Other speakers include Flora Samuel, head of architecture, University of Cambridge; Chris Skidmore OBE, MP and founder, Mission Zero Coalition; Julia King (Baroness Brown of Cambridge), chair of the Carbon Trust; Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; Simon Sharpe, director of economics for the UN Climate and author of Five Times Faster; Tim Smedley, author of The Last Drop, solving the world’s water crisis. The full programme can be viewed on the website, including speaker biographies.

Be inspired

The aim of the conference, as with the whole Futurebuild knowledge programme, is that attendees should leave feeling empowered and inspired to make changes in their own work.

Commenting on sponsoring the conference programme, Debby Dawson, of sponsor Soprema said: “At Soprema, we believe in building a sustainable future, and our commitment to eco-friendly solutions is at the core of everything we do. That’s why we’re joining hands with Futurebuild, a platform that shares our passion for sustainable innovation.”

Johanna Jarvinen of sponsor One Click LCA added: “The One Click LCA team is excited to be taking part in Futurebuild 2024. Paving the way towards a better built environment is at the core of everything we do, and it will be an inspiring few days surrounded by other organisations and industry leaders who share the same values, wanting to proactively drive the industry forward and change how we build.”

Now is the time to take action through collaborative engagement. We ask you to take part, join the discussion and be part of the transformative change.

Article submitted by Futurebuild