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UK Construction Week reports attendance growth

by Murielle Gonzalez

UKCW2017 – Bircan Tulga Photography, as seen on the event Facebook page

UK Construction Week (UKCW) has reported record attendance in 2017. Organised by Media 10, the third outing of the show registered 33.6k construction professionals over three days (10-12 October), an 11 per cent increase year on year.

Media 10 said the record footfall proves that a large-scale construction event for the whole sector is needed for this vital part of the UK economy.

UKCW 2017 took place at the NEC, Birmingham, featuring innovation and solutions provided by over 650 exhibitors.

“This was a big year for UK Construction Week. It was only our third year, but to get 11 per cent uplift in attendees is a real stamp of approval that we are delivering the kind of innovative, forward thinking, national event that brings the whole sector together,” commented Nathan Garnett, event director for UK Construction week.

Garnett also said the exhibition offered an opportunity for professionals and businesses in the industry to gain competitive advantage, as well as learn how to deal with BREXIT, seize the advantages offered by modern methods of construction and how to tackle the skills shortage. “It is also a massive celebration, with thousands of professionals attending a variety of awards over the three days.”

These debates were held in front of the nation’s media including BBC Breakfast, ITN, Sky News and regional news outlets, bringing construction right to the heart of national debate.

Media 10 has also reported that a large number of industry brands have already confirmed their return for 2018. “The number of companies stating their commitment to UKCW in the week after has quadrupled year on year with big names such as Rockwool, CAT, Velux, G2 Energy, Steico, Fundermax and Lumineux already signed in the 2018 edition.”

UK Construction Week 2018 is set to take place from 9-11 October at the NEC.

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