Ecobuild 2017 is all set to welcome an impressive array of international organisations including a number of embassies, trade bodies and companies, many exhibiting in the UK for the first time.
With over 105 international exhibitors, representing 29% of the show and more than 35 countries, the event will provide the ideal forum to learn about the latest innovations from across the globe, as well as to discuss the future of the UK built environment in a post-Brexit world.
Among those confirmed for Ecobuild’s 2017 event programme are trade bodies and leading manufacturers from Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Italy, China and Portugal, with dedicated pavilions hosting a variety of leading companies, representing the latest thinking and product innovations for each. They are set to share their sustainability strategies, products and solutions, seeking new clients, partners and distribution channels as well as participate in discussions around the future of sustainability.
Eight companies from across Sweden and Denmark, two of the most mature district energy markets in the world, will be exhibiting as part of the District Energy Town Square, in partnership with the ukDEA. Attendees will be able to learn about the advantages of centralised heating and cooling systems, with companies from the two countries at the forefront of innovative heating technologies.
Magnus Dahlin of Business Sweden, said:
“Around 60 per cent of homes in Sweden are connected to a district heat network, and we’re seeing district energy schemes become more and more common in the UK. We’re already experiencing an increased number of opportunities with UK companies, so we’re excited to showcase our expertise further at Ecobuild 2017.”
Returning for a fourth year at Ecobuild, participating suppliers with the Italian Trade Commission pavilion will be exhibiting their range of high quality building materials and design components, including insulation and energy-saving systems.
Roberto Formenti, spokesperson for the Italian Trade Commission, explained: “It’s essential that we put sustainability in the spotlight and, with Ecobuild being the best UK gateway event, this is the perfect platform to do just that. The UK is a dynamic market so we’re excited to network with industry professionals and showcase the products and expertise we have to offer.”
A host of international exhibitors will be sharing their latest products and technologies with British businesses at the show. This includes doors and windows manufacturers J&J Teixeira from Portugal and Dako SPZOO from Poland – the latter being new to the UK market and a first-time Ecobuild exhibitor.
Eging Solar, one of China’s largest solar manufacturers and long-term Ecobuild exhibitors, will also be present at the show, sharing its latest innovations for commercial and residential installations with visitors. Eging will be joined by significant pavilions from China’s Jiangsu and Shenzhen districts.
Companies from across Austria will be exhibiting and sharing knowledge of their innovative solutions, with expertise ranging from modular timber and insulation to solar panels and Passivhaus technology.
Alongside major pavilions from Portugal, Belgium and Taiwan, other major international brands to exhibit at the show include BayWa r.e., Panasonic (Electric Works Europe AG) and Hitachi Europe Limited.
Martin Hurn, Managing Director at Ecobuild, commented:
“The UK’s construction market remains vibrant and is generating interest from across the world. This year’s Ecobuild brings together a powerful showcase of product manufacturers and specialists from around the world. Our UK and international visitors will benefit from conversations and discussions with the internationally acclaimed sector professionals. We need to build on this opportunity, to share global knowledge and drive the future of sustainability.”