A successful launch for the first Scotland Build Expo

Scotland Build Expo 2015 took place on the 25th & 26th November at the SECC, Glasgow. The leading new construction event focused on the Scottish Construction Industry, bringing together a large number of key industry players to engage, do business and network over two days.

A strong portfolio of event partners showed their enthusiasm and support for the new show such as Scottish Renewables, BRE Scotland, the Scottish & Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, CITB and many more. 125 high qulaity exhibitors displayed their latest innovative products and services such as Brookfield Multiplex, Morgan Sindal, ESH and Balfour Beatty.

John Gunn, Business Development Manager, Balfour Beatty said:

“Very well organised. Invaluable information from the supply chain and plenty of interaction with the industry. Looking forward to what it brings!”

There event held strong attendance from the Scottish Government, with the conference keynotes on both event days being delivered by representatives Stephen Pathirana, Head of Housing

Markets, Strategy and Jonathan Astwood, Head of Practice Unit – Building Standards Division respectfully. The event featured six VIP Meet the Buyer sessions with keynotes from industry renowned professionals such as Sir John Armitt CBE, who opened the Meet the Engineers session on day two.

The 22 CPD accredited workshops and two-day high level conference were conducted by experts directly invlolved within the Scottish construction industry and were highly popular with visitors.

Kevin Blunden C.Build E FCABE CEnv FCMI EurBE FACC MWOBO, Deputy Chief Executive (Technical), Chartered Association of Building Engineers said:

“I was pleasantly surprised with the level of expertise and the knowledge of statistics that the speakers have at their fingertips. Its been pleasing to see such an attentive and informed audience for all of the sessions. The mix of exhibition, conference and workshops with plenty of networking opportunities has been greatly beneficial.”

Scotland Build will be returning on the 23rd and 24th November and is just one of Oliver Kinross’ portfolio of international build expo’s. The next UK Build event to take place is North England Build Expo 2016 which will take place at Manchester Central on the 27th & 28th April, 2016. The event is free to attend and you can register online at www.northenglandbuildexpo.com