Introducing Materials 2017 – registration now open!

Materials 2017 is the new conference and exhibition focused entirely on the cutting-edge of material solutions for architecture, construction, and design. Offering a unique opportunity for architects, specifiers, and developers to meet face-to-face, engage in social conversation, and expand business relationships with top materials manufacturers, this event is a must-visit for all industry professionals.

Held at the ILEC Centre, London on the 25 and 26 April 2017, Materials 2017 gathers leading construction professionals into one central venue, easily accessible via car or public transport. What’s more is that Materials 2017 is completely free to attend for delegates and competitive prices are available for sponsor and exhibitor packages.

A wide range of products – from ceramics, cement, stone, brick, and timber to glass, concrete, metal, and smart materials – will be featured, looking not only at their use in creating striking designs but also at alternative functionalities beyond their common purposes within building structures, envelope, façades and finishes.

Seminar speakers from a number of the industry’s biggest actors have been confirmed to include names from Aecom, Arup, Tata Steel, and Saint-Gobain. The three conference areas at Materials 2017 provide huge potential for knowledge-sharing in a highly tailored and intimate environment.

Serving as the ideal incubator for product sharing and procurement Materials 2017 will also be the home to a Meet the Buyers platform, where 24 desks will be dedicated entirely to discussing, negotiating, and, ultimately, closing deals. These desks will be available to sellers on a daily or bi-daily basis at highly modest and attainable prices.

Event Director David Schindler said:

“Architects and contractors need to consider the form, space and light of buildings, and in order to create these with optimal design and efficiency they need to specify the best possible materials for the structures and facades of buildings.

“Materials are developing so fast in terms of innovation, sustainability, and performance, it is vital that materials specifiers have the best possible and most up-to-date information to guide their design and construction techniques. This is the case both in terms of the educational content in the conferences and seminars at Materials 2017, but also engaging directly with the product manufacturers within the exhibition.”

In anticipation of Materials 2017 Lewis Blackwell, Executive Director of The Building Centre, regarded it as “absolutely the kind of event we like to see happening.”

Materials 2017 has been developed to be the one-stop show for all construction materials needs. Register free now at