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CIBSE have agreed upon a major reinvention and to re-brand the CIBSE Conference & Exhibition in 2017 as Build2Perform Live taking place on the 21 & 22 November 2017 at Olympia, London. The new plans were revealed by CIBSE President, John Field at the at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2017 this week.

CIBSE have agreed upon a major reinvention and to re-brand the event in 2017 as Build2Perform Live which will offer a bigger exhibition with more interactive features, multiple seminar streams and occupy a whole floor at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre, enabling us to deliver the full range of activities, presentations, formats and subjects required by delegates to extract maximum professional and business value from their visit. The flexible format will allow delegates to tailor their time to take full advantage of the expert presentations which continue to be the ‘heart’ of the event

Key companies have already signed up to support the event including ABB, Apollo-Fire Detectors Ltd, Herz Valves UK Ltd, Lochinvar Ltd, MagiCAD (Progman Software UK Ltd), Monodraught, Pegler Yorkshire Group Ltd, Sauter Automation Ltd, others will be announced over the next few weeks. ‘In total we expect to have 60 exhibitors, 20 Divisions and CIBSE Groups represented, and interaction from CIBSE Young Engineers and Volunteer Groups’ said CIBSE Services Managing Director, Rowan Crowley.

Major features already planned include:

5 Presentation areas offering no fewer than 20 half-day programmes over the two days. The programmes will be developed by CIBSE’s Divisions (Society of Public Health Engineers, Society of Light and Lighting, Society of Façade Engineers, Institution of Local Exhaust Ventilation); Specialist Interest Groups (including Energy Performance, Intelligent Buildings, Natural Ventilation); and Steering Groups, such as the BIM/Digital Steering Group. All programmes will be developed under the guidance of the Editorial Board in order to ensure quality and ‘take away’ value.

2 CPD Theatres will allow Platinum and Gold exhibitors to deliver valuable and specific material to visitors through CIBSE CPD-accredited presentations.

200-seater Headline Theatre for keynote speakers on both days, as well as for Awards presentations scheduled  to be presented at lunch-times and the first evening.

Volunteer Zone: CIBSE has many ‘volunteers; who work tirelessly in Regions, Specialist Interest Groups, Technical Committees, and more. The Zone will provide high quality ‘soft skills’ training designed to assist them in both their professional and volunteer activities: from managing meetings and events, to how to use social media to best effect.

60 exhibition stands: more exhibitors than ever will be invited to showcase the latest technologies and innovations. For the first time, exhibitors will be able to use the event website to invite their clients to pre-book appointments and ensure their time at the show is utilised effectively.

Build2Perform Live is designed to deliver value to both CIBSE members and to the full supply chain with which they work closely.

Full details are available from Steve Webb or Becky MacArthur on 01892 518877 or email: stevewebb@stepex.com

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