Ecobuild appoints expert industry advisory board

UBM Built Environment, organiser of Ecobuild has appointed an expert advisory board to help shape the 2013 event
Ecobuild appoints expert industry advisory board

Set up to help provide strategic direction and ensure that the sustainable built environment community remains at the heart of Ecobuild, the board includes members from the UK Green Building Council, Marks and Spencer, Skanska, CPA, KPMG, Deloitte, Reading University and Quintain.

The event takes place between 5th – 7th March 2013 at the ExCel exhibition and conference centre in London and is the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment according to it the organising company UBM Built Environment. The company is a specialist events, data and media solutions business focussed on the construction, property, architecture and interiors communities worldwide.

The advisory board meets regularly to discuss and debate current industry issues and how these can be incorporated into the content, education and features at Ecobuild.

“The Ecobuild Advisory Board has been set up to help ensure that the 2013 event remains ahead of the curve and truly representative of the challenges faced by the sustainable built environment community” said Tom Broughton, Brand Director for Ecobuild. “We are drawing upon expertise from across the industry including the extensive experience of our in-house editorial teams to make Ecobuild 2013 current, relevant and inspirational.”

The members of the 2013 Advisory Board are as follows:

Paul King, Chief Executive,   UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)

Denise Bennetts, Founding Director, Bennetts Associates

Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive, CPA

Ben Wieglus,  Lead CRC Advisor/Sustainability Advisor,    KPMG

Prof John Connaughton, Professor of Sustainable Construction, Reading University

Jenny Pidgeon, Head of Responsible Property Investment, Henderson Global Investors

Miles Keeping , Partner, Drivas Jonas Deloitte

Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability, Quintain

Munish Datta, Head of Property Plan A, Marks and Spencer

Simon Rawlinson, Partner, EC Harris

Isabel McAllister, Director of Sustainability, Mace Group

Mike Puttnam , President and CEO, Skanksa UK

“UK-GBC has worked closely with Ecobuild over the last five years – you could say we’ve grown up together!” said Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). “It’s inspiring to see the rate of growth over that time, not least given the prevailing economic climate. But just as growth should go hand in hand with green, quantity must go hand in hand with quality, and I’m delighted to contribute to the Advisory Board, all of whom are committed to making sure that true sustainability is at the heart of this world-leading conference and exhibition.”

Drawing upon the latest research and knowledge from the world of higher education, Ecobuild is working with John Connaughton, Professor of Sustainable Construction in the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading.  

“Ecobuild has been the premier event for sustainability in the built environment for some time, and goes from strength to strength each year” John said. “Here at the University we are delighted to have the opportunity of working with Ecobuild to help ensure that the conference and seminar programmes are cutting edge, and reflect the latest thinking on the science of climate change and on how buildings and their technologies can adapt to future climate conditions.”

Ecobuild 2012 brought together over 57,000 of the design and construction industry’s most influential professionals including the largest gathering of architects in the UK. The property investment community represents an important audience for Ecobuild 2013. Visit the website to register for your ticket.

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