A unique opportunity
The event is attended by developers, local authorities, housing associations, investors and asset managers of large portfolios, all of whom must radically reduce their buildings' carbon emissions.
At FOOTPRINT+ you are able to meet with environmental consultants, architects and structural engineers, together with lawyers, energy suppliers and project managers all of whom have relevant up-to-date experience.
FOOTPRINT+ is organised by well-known consultants from the industry; we invite the most-informed speakers around, so the level of expertise at the event is of the very highest calibre.
Apart from that, we provide beautiful breakfast briefings, thrilling think tanks, crowded conferences and perfect parties. What’s not to like?
"This exhibition is going to grow; the subject matter is the most key in our industry. If you are not here you will be left behind"
Daniel Englander, Benjamin West
Our three stages hosted presentations on a huge spectrum of projects and approaches being developed to reduce carbon emissions from the property industry. Over the course of 3 days 60 presentations enlightened delegates in often jam-packed audiences, enjoying the quality educational content and engaging debate, meeting the leading speakers from the world of green finance, investment and development.
“Coming to the conference you are going to be overwhelmed by content, there are four stages, there are Think Tanks, it will keep you going all day long."
Romy Rawlings, Vestre
“I look forward to working with FOOTPRINT+ in the weeks, months and years ahead on this enormous challenge.”
Lord Callanan, Minister, BEIS
BREAKFAST BRIEFINGS AND THINK TANKS
Companies took advantage of the opportunity to meet and entertain clients and collaborators with delicious hospitality from Brighton Kitchen. They held breakfast briefings, workshops, discussions and drinks receptions to engage with their marketplace and demonstrate the approaches to carbon-reduction being implemented by their organisations.
“The highlight for me was the Think Tank that we ran. We got loads of great engagement and it was really nice to have a conversation with industry about how we might tackle some really big problems. I think we’ve won quite a lot of work in the last three days which is awesome.”
Isabel Allen, ATKINS
CARBON REDUCING PROJECTS
Local authorities and developers gathered to promote their projects and talk about the opportunities and barriers experienced in bringing these projects forwards. Whether it be the redevelopment of hectares of brownfield sites or the contribution made by one single building, learning from these ground-breaking examples can help all parties reduce carbon emissions from cities and building portfolios.
"The property sector needs confidence, the energy sector needs advocacy and as a local authority we need resource and finance, to deliver on our carbon emission targets.”
Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member, Bristol City Council
Providing the opportunity for companies to present schemes or just hosting a space to talk with other industry insiders, FOOTPRINT+ tradeshow presented a diverse range of specialisms.
From U+I’s Circus Street Morag Myerscough swing art installation to MODA Living’s biophilic living room, exhibitors stepped up to provide engaging environments in which to network and socialise.
“On the very first day exhibiting at FOOTPRINT+ we won a substantial new project.”
Ian Waddingham, QED Structures
Delegates and speakers found time in their busy conference schedules to sit and chat in our extremely comfortable central networking space. Others kept up with their workload remote working from within the show.
“FOOTPRINT+ is a really important event. We usually go to energy sector conferences and I meet our competitors and suppliers, but here I’m seeing our customers, hearing from them first hand.
I’m meeting people from the investment community, property owners, property developers, construction businesses.
Commit to it, do two or three days. The location is fantastic; with the sea view out of the window it gives more energy to the room."
Mike Reynolds, MD, Vattenfall Heat UK
"The vibe inside was actually electric. There were designers, council members, contractors, politicians, project managers, developers, insurers, communications specialists, academics, funders, all with the same goal, to share knowledge, and have conversations that can change things.
The talks covered all bases; there was a hugely diverse line up of topics. The energy from the whole week, the adrenaline from speaking, and all of the new information whirring around in my head was exhausting. That sums up the whole conference nicely I think, education, unexpected conversations, new ideas, and sunflowers."
Kelly Harrison, Whitby Wood