New UK building industry show launches

The first dedicated UK trade show for builders and contractors for five years will take place in Birmingham next year.

New UK building industry show launches

Brought to market by the organisers of the FIT Show (Fabricator Installer Trade Show), the Build Show will take place at the Birmingham NEC from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th April 2015, bringing the industry together for a wealth of training, business development and networking opportunities.

The Sun newspaper has been confirmed as national media partner and a £1.5 million marketing campaign is being planned to draw visitors from key target areas.

Supported by a full programme of promotional opportunities culminating in a gala dinner at the event itself, exhibitors will have access to builders, contractors, housebuilders, merchants and construction professionals from around the UK and beyond.

A comprehensive seminar programme will offer information and guidance across all levels, including up-to-date details of the latest policy and legislation changes, health and safety, site regulations and continuing professional development.

The focus on skills, development and training will be central to the show, with numerous demonstrations, master classes and ‘ask the expert’ sessions taking place throughout the three days – as well as a variety of competitions and awards, including the Master Builder Golden Hammers.

Paul Godwin from the Build Show said: “By the time the Build Show takes place there will not have been an exhibition completely dedicated to builders and contractors for five years – meaning there has been very little opportunity for manufacturers to communicate directly with this sector in a face-to-face environment. The Build Show is stepping into this gap, providing the perfect platform for exhibitors to launch and showcase new products, as well as learn about future industry trends, evaluate competitors’ offerings and help penetrate into new and emerging markets.

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