UBM Built Environment, organisers of Ecobuild (www.ecobuild.co.uk); the world’s largest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, announces today the line-up for its highly acclaimed conference programme returning to London’s ExCeL from 5th to 7th March 2013.
The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Lord de Mauley; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science and Rhian Kelly, Director for Business Environment at the CBI are amongst a plethora of top industry names signed up for 2013. Ecobuild also has commitment from The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to provide ministerial speakers to be announced soon.
Ministers and government officials will be joined by many expert speakers from leading organisations such as the Royal Institute of British Architects, the UK Green Building Council, Environment Agency, Arup and the Construction Industry Council, as well as academics from the leading UK universities driving the climate change debate from the US and beyond.
Tom Broughton, Brand Director for Ecobuild said: “The launch of the Ecobuild conference programme is always an exciting announcement for the sustainability community and the wider construction industry and this year will not disappoint. With nearly 70 percent of visitors quoting events as the key way they stay up-to-date with the latest information and changes to the sustainability agenda*, Ecobuild’s conference programme will once again bring together over 1100 industry experts, ministers and VIPs from across the sustainable built environment to inform, educate and inspire.”
The first three conference streams to be released; ‘Beyond Construction: Achieving a Sustainable Future’, ‘Making Sustainable Construction Happen’ and ‘Design Architecture and Sustainability’, will host the below speakers and many more:
• Celeste Morgan, Director, Sustainability, Aecom
• Ken Shuttleworth, Founding Partner, Make Architects
• Andrew Simms, founder of the climate change, energy and interdependence programmes at nef (the new economics foundation) and author of Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations
• Trevor Bishop, Head of Water Resources, Environment Agency
• Peter Head CBE, Director, Arup
• Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability, Quintain
• Jack Pringle, Architect and Chair, Construction Industry Council
• Professor Tim Beatley, University of Virginia
• Bill Dunster OBE, Principal, ZEDFactory
• Kieran Long, Architecture critic, Evening Standard
• Professor Chris Gorse, Professor of Construction and Project Management and Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange, Leeds Metropolitan University
• Ant Wilson, Director, Sustainability, Building Engineering, AECOM
• Professor Peter Guthrie OBE, Professor, University of Cambridge
• Chris Goodall, Journalist and consultant on energy and the environment, author, Carbon Commentary
• Dr Brenda Boardman, Emeritus Fellow at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute, and Author of ECI’s Achieving zero: delivering future-friendly buildings
• Darren Berman, Director of Energy and Sustainability, CBRE
Brand new for 2013, a ‘Sustainable Property’ stream will launch in association with Property Week. This specialist programme for property and international sustainability professionals, will feature major corporates such as Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and major developers and contractors up and down the supply chain.
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