London Build took place at its new home the Olympia, on October 26th & 27th. London Build is the only event of its kind to focus on construction opportunities in London; the event brought together 10,000+ ‘movers & shakers’ from across the capital’s construction industry.
London Build 2016 was a phenomenal success and has resulted in a significant number of exhibitor re-bookings for 2017.
Event Organisers Oliver Kinross attributes the success of this year’s London Build to 3 key areas they focussed on when organising the event:networking opportunities; entertainment; and content. These 3 key factors were the successful ingredients to making a fun show that attendees stayed at all day, whilst enabling a forum for business to be carried out. Networking opportunities were wide-ranging and included: Meet the Buyer sessions; VIP lunches featuring 800+ hosted-buyers over two-days; the London Construction Awards; a Women in Construction tea morning; plus more. Entertainment started from the moment attendees arrived at the event to be metal detected by an incredibly convincing and humorous Mr Bean lookalike working on security; live musicians and street performers played throughout the day; robots were walking around the hall; there was an Oktoberfest beer festival with live German entertainment; a Jimmy Carr comedy evening, plus much more. Over 100 high-level speakers from London’s construction industry provided first-class content that drew extremely positive feedback, this included the first presentation from Heathrow Airport just days after the government announced they’d won the new runway.
Despite the event’s focus on the Greater London region, London Build was a truly global event with delegates and exhibitors travelling from all 4 corners of the world, this is true testament to the mass appeal and opportunity London’s construction industry has to offer. For next year’s London Build we are delighted to be working with a new network of international sales agents who will be bringing an increased and wider range of international exhibitors to London Build. On the back of a highly successful London Build 2016 we are now looking to grow London Build into one of the world’s leading construction exhibitions; and a must-attend event in the global construction industry calendar.