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Inspiring places, people and products

Ecobuild is the leading exhibition and conference for construction, design and energy in the built environment, attracting over 33,000 high calibre, senior level decision makers and influencers from architects and developers, to local government and major infrastructure clients.

It will return on 07-09 March 2017 with a renewed focus on enabling sustainable construction for 2017 and beyond. With Lead Partner the UK-GBC, Ecobuild 2017 will explore sustainability as a driver to innovation and growth, a catalyst for regeneration and as a way for organisations to do better business. 

In the lead up to the event, Ecobuild will be driving industry-wide conversation around the ongoing evolution of sustainability. Industry professionals can get involved in the conversation on social media using #SustainabilityIs

Redefining Sustainability
2017 theme: Regeneration
Ecobuild 2017: Regeneration

Sustainability at Ecobuild

In 2012 UBM became one of the first major organisers to successfully implement and certify our sustainable event management system against the International Standard ISO 20121 for five of our European events and our Amsterdam office.

The ISO 20121 Standard helps our business to manage its processes and risks while focusing on the long-term sustainability of our business. UBM has shown real leadership and a continuing dedication to reduce the environmental impact of our events while increasing the positive impact on communities in which the business operates.

Our external auditor described us as “a truly inspiring example for the events industry”.

Our key aims are to:

  1. Reduce the carbon impact of the show: Through sourcing more sustainable options and better management of resource
  2. Reducing waste: Through the principles of REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE
  3. Increasing the positive impact on the local community: By working with local schools and our official partnership with industry charity CRASH, a practical charity addressing the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction industry