Don’t Miss UK Construction Week 2017
UK Construction Week 2017 brings together all the stakeholders in the field of built environment across all disciplines from design to build, through product innovation. It’s the UK construction industry’s largest event for all players to come together to exhibit, examine, talk, plan, learn and do business. We’ve already stressed just how important these industry events can be and the benefits of attending them.
UK Construction Week 2017 will be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 10th – 12th October and tickets to attend are free from the UK Construction Week website – you’ll have to get a move on, though as they’re running out fast. Anybody in the construction industry can attend – contractors, architects, clients, manufacturers, developers and small to medium construction business owners. The ticket also entitles you to attend Grand Designs Live on 11th and 12th October at the same venue.
You’ll get free access to 9 different shows all under one roof where more than 650 exhibitors will be showcasing a wide range of construction products and services. You’ll be able to get a sneak peek at more than 10,000 innovative new construction industry products, keeping you up to date with all the latest cool stuff the industry has to offer. There promises to be more than 300 hours of seminars, workshops and debates that you’ll be welcome to take part in, learning new facts and getting the opportunity to have your say on a variety of issues facing our sector.
You’ll be able to test drive an Isuzu pick-up truck, thanks to the fact that Isuzu is the official automotive partner for this year’s UK Construction Week. The on-site test drives will allow you to put the Isuzu D-Max through its paces off road and have a go at towing with it. Isuzu has teamed up with CAT Finning to offer a ready-to-tow complete working package which includes the Isuzu D-Max, a Cat mini excavator and a trailer.
This is also an opportunity to network with other players in the industry and forge new relationships with those with similar interests. Everybody you meet could prove to be a useful contact, if not right now, then perhaps in the future. You will come into contact with a host of people who between them have accumulated a wealth of knowledge – knowledge that you will be able to tap into when and if you need to.
These events are a really beneficial opportunity to network – you will often come across competitors from other regions who may become valuable resources for referrals and best practices. Collaboration is the name of the game when networking - helping each other discover new ideas and sparking inspiration in yourself and others. Industry events and conferences are very often attended by the brightest and best in the sector and your attendance will mark you as one of the experts in your field.