WHAT IS THE LINKEDIN® NETWORKING LOUNGE?

The networking lounge is the first ever initiative of its kind and enables attendees to network and to make new contacts 'offline' at a live event, whilst simultaneously building their 'online' network through using LinkedIn.

Attendees will have the opportunity to access insight, content and networking opportunities all year round as part of a new community that features a wide range of meet-ups and social events.

HOW DOES THE NETWORKING LOUNGE WORK?

In the networking lounge attendees will network whilst using the LinkedIn app on their mobile to scan each others LinkedIn QR codes to connect online. Whenever two people scan each others LinkedIn QR codes a LinkedIn connection request is sent between them. If you don't know how to use the LinkedIn app and its QR code feature then our friendly team will be there to show you how  (don't worry it's dead simple).

In the networking lounge there will be a timetable of Speed Networking events and various other networking activities.

 

 

Furthermore, the nice folks here at London Build will be providing free refreshments and entertainment in the lounge to facilitate a laid back and fun atmosphere which you won't want to leave!

On the walls of the lounge will be our Humans of Construction display. This will include photos of all the exhibitors and speakers at London Build. Plus, photos of over 1,000 of the most influential professionals working in the UK's construction industry. Beneath each photo will be interesting snippets from their life-story (written by them) and their LinkedIn QR code for you to scan.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER LONDON BUILD?

We want you to leave London Build armed with a wide range of new connections and friends. We also want to make sure you become part of an ongoing exciting and vibrant new community of like-minded professionals.

After you’ve connected on LinkedIn®, we encourage attendees to take a moment to keep the conversation going so you can easily stay in touch. For example, share a post recapping the meeting and @ mentioning the people you just added to your network. To give you a helping hand we will have professional photographers walking the lounge to provide you photos to share with your new contacts should you wish.

 

Anyone who attends the lounge will be invited through a LinkedIn event group to a wide-range of free meet-ups and social events throughout the year, including: pub quizzes, cycle trips, yoga classes, cooking lessons, life coaching, business mentoring, away days, and more! 

By attending the networking lounge you will be tapping into a year-round offline & online community where you can network, do business and make new friends for life with professionals from London and all around the world.

CAN ANYONE ATTEND?

London Build is first-and-foremost a trade show for the built environment. The vast majority of attendees will be working in the fields of construction, architecture and engineering. Students and those not in employment are welcome to attend if they wish to pursue a career in the built environment industry. 

AM I EXPECTED TO CONNECT ON LINKEDIN WITH EVERYONE I MEET?

You are welcome to stay as little or as long as you like in the lounge connecting with as few or as many people as you want.

When anyone you meet at the networking lounge sends you a connection request on LinkedIn it is up to you if you later choose to accept it or not. 

We do ask that everyone who attends is community-minded as we look to build an all-inclusive network of built environment professionals that support each other in their careers and their lives. 

IS THE NETWORKING LOUNGE APPROVED BY THE LINKEDIN CORPORATION?

The LinkedIn Corporation have been consulted with on the development of the networking lounge. However, please note the networking lounge is operated and managed by Oliver Kinross Ltd the organisers of London Build and not by the LinkedIn Corporation. The lounge solely makes use of the Linkedin app and QR code feature as a form of business networking within the London Build event (alongside other networking initiatives).

 

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SOUNDS GREAT, HOW DO I GET TICKETS?

When you register for a free ticket to attend London Build you will be given an option to book a free ticket for the networking lounge. Make sure to click the box to let us know you wish to attend.

Registrations for London Build will be going live on June 1st. If you would like to be sent a reminder email when registrations open then submit your interest. 

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

THE LONDON BUILD TEAM SOUND LIKE ABSOLUTE LEGENDS FOR ORGANISING THIS, BUT IS IT REALLY FREE AND IS THERE NO CATCH?

Yes we are legends, we don't disagree. It is completely free to attend (this is important to us to make it accessible to all). In fact, we are investing a lot into this to create an innovative new community and to bridge the divide between the world's of offline and online networking.

There is certainly no catch, however we do ask that anyone who wishes to attend does a quick and simple post to their LinkedIn network to say they are attending. Details of this will be emailed to you after you register.

What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​

 

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