The first Smart Buildings Show which was recently held at The Barbican, London, has been hailed as an overwhelming success.
Hundreds of visitors attended the conference and exhibition and the reaction from both exhibitors and visitors alike was overwhelmingly positive.
Mark Davenport, CEO of Smart Buildings Ltd, commented, “Whilst this show was compact it certainly pulled in the quantity & quality. In 25 years of being in this industry and hosting stands all over the world this is without doubt the best show we have participated in and we will certainly be booking for next year.”
Mark Hazelwood, managing director, Active Workspace Management, said, “The event really focused attention on how tech can support the ‘smart building’ and open up new opportunities. For Active Workspace, it was the ideal place to showcase how we can guide people through this maze of evolving technology and make it work for each individual organisation.”
The two conference theatres were full throughout the event, and speakers from companies such as JLL, IBM, Philips and Trend emphasised the importance of smart buildings and the growth of the market in the coming years.
Georgie Burrows, from Distech Controls, was equally impressed by the conference and exhibition. “Distech Controls were delighted to have participated at the Smart Buildings Show 2017. It was a pleasure to have met and spent time with such enthusiastic visitors and exhibitors alike. We look forward to the 2018 edition!”
The event was supported by a number of associations, including the BCIA and KNX UK. Iain Gordon, president of KNX UK, said: “This new and compact event was a huge success. Visitor quality was very high and the engagement by attending individuals was unprecedented. The seminars were well attended, topics were relevant and very interesting, and the quality of speakers was impressive. We look forward to Smart Buildings 2018.”
Tim Streather, director at Spica Technologies told Smart Buildings Magazine, “What a fab event – we met with many exciting new prospects over the two days, as well as building new partnerships with fellow exhibitors and speakers in the Smart Building ecosystem.”
Navid Mehr, managing director UK, of Deos commented, “The 2 day event at the Smart Building Show proved productive and successful. Overall, the event was well organised and coordinated,”
Next year’s Smart Buildings Show, will take place at the same venue on the 7-8 November. There is an early bird re-booking rate available for all stands booked by Wednesday 13th December.