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22 Nov 2019

London Build: Future London Summit and Building Zone

London Build: Future London Summit and Building Zone

Live at London Build: Future London Summit and Building Zone


We're coming the final days in the run up to London Build! The only show of its kind is set to take over Olympia London, celebrating the UK's biggest Festival of Construction as it returns for 2019, bigger than ever.


Spanning across two floors, London Build is more than just an exhibition. Not just your average construction show, the event is jam-packed with content, networking and entertainment spread across 6 show zone, including the Building Zone and its exciting Future London Summit.


Building Zone

London Build's famed Building Zone attracts thousands of building and construction professionals from across the UK each year. Experts come along to learn about the latest developments, strategies and opportunities in the building industry, as well as learning about new products and innovations, participating in conference sessions, and networking with potential clients and suppliers.

This year, the Building Zone will play host to our forward-looking Future London Summit, chaired by Elvin Box.

Future London Summit

London Build is looking forward to welcoming top-level speakers, both presenting and teaming up to host our panel discussions. These special guests will be discussing what the future has in store for the Capital, from crisis to culture, and of course the word on everyone's lips - how will Brexit affect the construction industry in London.

Some of our exciting guests include:

  • Debbie Jackson, Interim Executive Director for Development, Enterprise and Environment, Greater London Authority ' presenting on London: The Challenges Ahead Worth Investing In

  • Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, Construction, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ' as part of the panel discussion Let's Talk Brexit ' Opportunities and Challenges

  • Gillian Charlesworth, Chief Executive Officer, BRE ' presenting on Shifting Culture in the Construction Industry

  • Stefano Paiocchi?, Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects ' as part of a panel discussion on Regenerating London

  • Lisa Fairmaner, Former Corporate Head of Planning, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames ' as part of the panel discussion Local Councils and their 2050 Vision

  • Faisal Butt, Lead Commissioner for Housing and Development, London Borough of Barnet ' as part of the panel discussion Local Councils and their 2050 Vision

  • Jennifer Peters, Head of London Plan and Growth Strategies, Greater London Authority ' as part of the panel discussion The Housing Crisis, What is Being Done?

  • Christina Riley Senior Construction Planner & Equality Diversity Inclusion Specialist, Kier Group ' moderating the panel discussion Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce

  • Hollie Woodard, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, VolkerWessels UK ' as part of the panel discussion Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce

  • Pam Sherwood, Safety Leadership Specialist, Berkeley Homes ' as part of the panel discussion Tackling Mental Health in Construction

  • Robert Cheeseman, Occupational Health Operations Manager, Balfour Beatty ' as part of the panel discussion Tackling Mental Health in Construction

  • Sharon Duffy, Head of Transport Infrastructure Engineering, Transport for London ' as part of the panel discussion Women in Construction

  • Michaela Wain, Apprentice Finalist 2017 and Director, We Connect Construction ' as part of the panel discussion Women in Construction

  • Dr Judith Grant, Director of Health and Well-being, Mace ' presenting on Well-being in the Workforce

  • Michelle Gonnella, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Willmott Dixon ' presenting on Preventing Re-offending Crime by Producing Employable Ex-inmates into the Construction Industry

And many more!


Your free ticket will give you access to all speaker sessions and the rest of the show!


The Future London Summit will be chaired by Elvin Box, Chair, London Constructing Excellence. Elvin is a Chartered Builder with an MBA with the Open University Business School. He has been involved with Constructing Excellence since its inception over 20 years ago.


'Has there been a better time to attend London Build?' says Box. 'Construction is buzzing with the very real need for trail-blazing Off-Site production, that in turn is being catapulted by ingenious use of robotics - and all of this is being orchestrated by people with a burning desire to promote and instill diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, not just throughout the industry, but society as a whole. All against a backdrop of high political uncertainty and pending change, the likes of which have probably never been experienced before.'


'An exciting, opportunity-filled decade is looming and will be enjoyed by the strident, free-thinking innovators I shall have the very real privilege of chairing in the Building Zone's Future London Summit.'

Incredible Networking Opportunities


London Build is looking forward to welcoming over 25,000 registered contractors, architects, engineers, developers, councils and construction professionals over the two days. We're expecting a high level of attendance from the UK's top 100 contractors and architects, offering an unbeatable opportunity for networking with peers and clients alike.

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

Networking opportunities include our first ever LinkedIn Networking Lounge ' a ground-breaking networking initiative which enables attendees to network and make new contacts whilst simultaneously building their online network through LinkedIn using QR codes and a timetable of Speed Networking events.

We'll also be hosting networking events such as Meet the Buyer by Constructionline, CIOB Hub in the Pub, Constructing Excellence Club Breakfast, BIM & Tonic, Diversity in Construction, and the UK's largest ever networking meeting of Women in Construction ' plus many more.

Register for your FREE tickets today at


Written by: Costello Palmer Communications