Futurebuild 2024 unites top innovators & collaborators

Futurebuild, the built environment’s most influential event for innovation and collaboration, returns 5-7 March 2024 at London’s ExCeL. Promising to be the most transformative yet, it will carry on its mission of taking a stand for a better built environment with ‘take a stand for change’ as this year’s key theme.


The Futurebuild conference, curated by The Edge and sponsored by Soprema and One Click LCA, is a highly respected gathering of influential innovators and collaborators tackling the industry’s problems head on. The three daily themes are: Pathways to change, Levers for change and Sharing visions for change. Featuring a line-up that’s a who’s who of the built and natural environment; guests for 2024 include: Smith Mordak, chief executive of UKGBC; Muyiwa Oki, president of RIBA and Sara Edmonds, co-director of National Retrofit Hub, to name just a few.

The conference will cover a multitude of topics, reaching every corner of the industry. Key seminars include: Net zero housing: the quality-affordability conundrum, chaired by Catherine Adams, director of Building Systems and Net Zero at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Retrofitting our existing homes at scale chaired by Simon McWhirter, deputy chief executive at UK Green Building Council and Board Member, National Retrofit Hub, and How to design built assets that are future-fit: healthy, regenerative and socially equitable, chaired by Chaline Church of 540 World.

The full programme can be found on the website with speaker details and biographies.


As well as the two conferences, Futurebuild is the industry’s largest exhibition, featuring over 400 innovative brands and six stages that will host 500+ industry-leading speakers across sections FutureX Innovation, Buildings, Energy, Materials, Sustainable Infrastructure and Digital. 

Each section contains its own seminar stage, addressing the biggest challenges facing the built environment and spotlighting the latest trends. The Materials section, sponsored by Aggregate Industries, contains the latest solutions in material efficiency, while the Buildings seminar programme, sponsored by Steico, covers all aspects of building including new build, refurb and retrofit. 

The FutureX stage, sponsored by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Innovate UK and Carbon Trust, allows visitors to discover the newest developments and innovations in the built environment. The Digital stage, sponsored by Cemex, will examine the process, outcomes and benefits that digital construction provides the industry, and visitors will have the chance to meet those behind the cutting-edge technologies. The Sustainable Infrastructure stage, sponsored by ACO, has been created in response to visitors’ needs, and will include all aspects of infrastructure including green, blue, grey and social infrastructure solutions. Lastly, the Energy section, sponsored by Kensa Group, will provide the latest technologies and solutions for decarbonisation of heat and the delivery of a smart and flexible energy system.

The knowledge programme has been made possible with the help and support of our event sponsors and 80 partners. The full list of sponsors can be found on the website.


As the industry platform for innovation, Futurebuild has continued to partner with game-changing brands. Follow our Innovation Trail to meet our Innovation Partners: Advantage Austria, NexGen, MKc Training Services, Bauder, the Concrete Centre, Tepeo, Sugastune UK Ltd, SDS, Qvantum, Mixergy, LKAB Minerals, Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation, Curv360, Aico, 540 World, and Kensa. 

The Future X Innovation section, sponsored by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, The Carbon Trust and Innovate UK is an exciting zone that showcases start-ups and SMEs innovative ideas and technologies that will make net zero possible. 

The Big Innovation Pitch also returns for 2024, and will highlight the newest and brightest solutions to built environment challenges in an exciting ‘presentation battle,’ taking place in front of a live audience.


For the first time, Futurebuild has partnered with The National Retrofit Academy to launch The National Retrofit Conference, which will take place alongside Futurebuild 2024. Sponsored by Sustainable Building Services UK, the National Retrofit Conference will bring together visionaries and industry leaders to focus on a crucial mission – decarbonising our existing housing stock. 

The three-day conference will focus on Skills, Innovation and Policy and provide the practical solutions that attendees can take away to drive their retrofit programmes forward, with a line-up of speakers that includes thought leaders from inside and outside of the sector.

Futurebuild 2024 invites industry leaders, visionaries, and enthusiasts alike to join us, and share ideas, embrace innovation and help create the blueprint for a better tomorrow.

For more details and exhibitor enquiries, visit futurebuild.co.uk

Don’t miss out on Futurebuild 2024. Visitor registration is now open, please scan the QR to register today!

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