Industry Event Alert – the UK Concrete Show 2017

Industry Event Alert – the UK Concrete Show 2017

25th January 2017

Europe’s foremost specialist concrete event is due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on February 15th and 16th, 2017, so don’t miss out on the chance to register for your free tickets.  With nearly two hundred exhibitors and product categories on display, the show promises to provide visitors with exciting new features, including a Live BIM for Concrete interactive visitor experience, as well as a Technical Advice Clinic and several live demonstrations.  Here at Safety Fabrications we can’t stress enough the importance of attending industry trade shows and exhibitions.  Just take a look at the benefits to be gained from attending this type of industry event.

Conferences, exhibitions and events that are aimed at your particular industry can be really useful and these events represent a great opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services to a specialised audience who have a vested interest in learning as much as possible about the industry in which they work.  If you’ve been invited to an event of this type, then catch yourself wondering if it’s actually worth going or whether it would be a waste of your time that would be better spent on your business.  Some people may see these events as a bit of a jolly that is okay for big businesses but not particularly useful for small to medium enterprises here in the UK.

Nothing could be further from the truth – these events can be an invaluable.  Besides the usual hordes of marketers, the conference or event is also likely to be attended by all types of other business owners and workers within the industry and many of them will be looking to start new relationships with others in the industry.  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 so many people who have accumulated a wealth of knowledge between them – knowledge that you will be able to tap into when and if you need to.

However much experience you have in your field, there is always something new to learn.  Running your own business can be isolating and these events allow you to discuss and learn about a whole range of points of view, keeping you up to date with new ideas and trends that may well impact your business or your job in the future.  The educational aspect of a conference or exhibition can offer you a glimpse of new ways of conducting business and help you to learn to become more productive and efficient within your field.

Concrete is a fascinating material that has underpinned building activity since Roman times.  Last year we ran a series of articles on concrete, taking a look at the history and traditions of using concrete, followed by some of the latest developments in the world of concrete that are driving innovation and progress within the field of construction.  If you plan on attending the show, why not scroll back through these articles, learn a little more about the history of concrete and bring yourself bang up to date with what’s happening now in the world of concrete?