UK Construction Week organised by Media 10, has today announced the acquisition of Timber Expo, the UK’s only dedicated event for timber construction.
Media 10 will run Timber Expo as a key part of UKCW, bringing together nine construction-focused events taking place at the NEC Birmingham between 6-11 October 2015.
With over 150 exhibitors, adding Timber Expo to the UKCW portfolio will bring the anticipated exhibitor number to over 1,000 and the attendance figure in excess of 50,000.
Timber Expo will run from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th October 2015 alongside The Build Show, acquired by Media 10 in October. Other events that form UK Construction Week include Grand Designs Live, Surface and Materials Show, Kitchens & Bathroom Live, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2015, Smart Buildings 2015, HVAC 2015 and Civils Expo.
Lee Newton, CEO of Media 10, said: “We are delighted to add the UK’s largest and most respected timber event to our portfolio and as such, Timber Expo will become an integral part and a key component of UK Construction Week.
“The impact of UK Construction Week is going to be enormous, not just for the sector or the events industry but for the economy, for policy makers, and for everyone working in the construction sector. Each of the component shows will have a wealth of content so when you combine this nine-fold we will end up with an event that no visitor or exhibitor in the construction sector – from architect to designer to builder to specifier – can afford to miss.”
Richard Morey, Group Events Director at Media 10, added: “We are constantly working to develop UK Construction Week and are keen to offer a truly comprehensive, industry-wide event. With this in mind, we would be keen to talk to any other independent trade shows who may be interested in joining the UK’s biggest construction event.”
Darren Richards, Managing Director of Timber Expo, said; “This is fantastic news for Timber Expo and a vital stepping stone in the growth of the show. The concept of UK Construction Week and the co-location of a number of complementary shows in the same venue during the same week is exactly what the construction industry needs to give it that ‘centre of gravity’ and annual gathering of the sector.
“Timber Expo has grown to become an important fixture on the construction events calendar, with a loyal exhibitor base and a rapidly growing number of visitors. The timing is perfect for Timber Expo to come under the wing of one of the UK’s leading event organisations as they will help to expand the show whilst nurturing and respecting the vision and values that we have set in place over the past four years.”
Timber Expo is run in partnership with TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association), the international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.