Secure Your Place at the Offsite Event of the Year

Rarely does an event get such overwhelmingly positive feedback in its launch year but Offsite Expo 2019 certainly exceeded expectations. The commendations for this event were universal – visitors, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors all agreed this was the most focused, informative and progressive construction event of the year.

The inaugural Offsite Expo attracted 2,874 unique visitors, the exhibition was a total sell-out, with over 100 companies promoting offsite systems, technologies and services but this of course, was only part of the equation. Offsite Expo was developed as a platform to share knowledge and with over 40 hours of CPD accredited presentations, the event was hailed as presenting some of the industry’s most informative and inspirational content.  

Offsite Expo 2020

Plans are now underway for the next Offsite Expo taking place on 22-23 September at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.  The event will once again feature informative speaker content but new for 2020 will include ‘live’ feature builds, machinery demonstrations and technical guided tours hosted by leading offsite experts Cogent Consulting.

Cogent Consulting Managing Director, Darren Richards, and main curator of the 2020 event said: “Our strategy for the next Offsite Expo will be simple but effective – we will focus our efforts on compiling the most compelling content. From technical tours and feature builds to pioneering speakers presenting ground-breaking project case studies underpinned by showcasing emerging technologies that are set to revolutionise the construction arena. Demand is ramping up for innovative offsite solutions and our industry intelligence demonstrates that construction professionals are looking for cutting-edge content.”

Offsite Construction Awards

It is not only the exhibition that has exciting development plans, for the first time Offsite Expo 2020 will host the dynamic and innovative Offsite Construction Awards. Following high demand for tickets last year, this move will give the team behind the Awards room to expand and build the event.

Now in its sixth year, it is not only the venue that is changing with three new categories, the Offsite Awards is expanding its reach and reflecting the wider adoption of offsite technology. These new categories include Building Performance Pioneer Award which focuses on the importance of energy efficiency post-build and International Offsite Project of the Year – opening the Awards to international entries.  The Housing Project of the Year will also be split into Private Housing and Social Housing.

The deadline for submissions is the 15 May 2020, with the finalists being announced ahead of the Award ceremony which will take place at Offsite Expo on the 22 September 2020.  

Offsite Connect

The greatest success of the 2019 event for many, were the business development opportunities secured in the Offsite Connect Buyers and Specifiers Forum, which was a hive of activity and open exclusively to exhibitors. With 100 buyers and specifiers participating in the initial Offsite Connect business forum from high profile construction companies such as Mace, Willmott Dixon, Kier, Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, NHS and Apex Airspace – over 300 business meetings took place and feedback from both buyers and exhibitors has been tremendous.

Exhibitor, Tom Fairlie from Walker Timber Group: “Offsite Connect provided a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors to hold focused business meetings and discussions regarding the benefits of specifying timber frame technology and sustainable modern methods of construction.”

Get Involved 

With over 75% of the inaugural exhibitors and sponsors rebooking for the 2020 event, construction businesses are advised not to leave it too late to book promotional packages to ensure they maximise this highly targeted business opportunity. 

Julie Williams, Event Director said: “The response to Offsite Expo has been truly astounding, as we enter a new year the exhibition is close to selling out. It is really inspiring to see the world of offsite gathering to showcase the latest technology options and innovations within the sector. The event’s positioning, content and timing reflects the mood within the construction sector and the buzz around this show is exceptional.”

For more information on getting involved in Offsite Expo 2020 as an Exhibitor or Sponsor contact the Event Director, Julie Williams: 01743 290 001 or email: julie.williams@radar-communications.co.uk

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