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8-9 May 2024 | LONDON

FOOTPRINT+ furnishes the UK’s entire built environment industry with the knowledge, expertise and contacts needed to reduce carbon emissions.

FOOTPRINT+ is an annual 2-day event where every sector of the UK property industry unites to discuss state of the art methods to reduce carbon emissions. If we have any criticism it’s that one theatre is occasionally drowned out by applause from another.

Our delegates are captivated by the knowledge coming off our stages because it’s information they absolutely can’t hear anywhere else.

Often we unearth speakers who have been working away ‘behind the scenes’ in research institutions and what they bring is absolutely hot-off-the-press, unpublished and often just emerging from a patenting which has been rushed in order to hit our show dates

Who's it for?


  • Local Authorities - policy teams needing to learn how to meet their quoted Net Zero targets
  • Funders - Investing in carbon reduction projects
  • Developers - with a requirement to learn how to meet new carbon legislation most effectively
  • Real Estate Investors - searching for projects and project teams addressing carbon
  • Build-to-Rent Investors - with an eye on their increasingly carbon-savvy end users
  • Planning Consultants, Lawyers and Insurers - specialising in green legislation
  • Architects and Designers - with clients who are requiring extensive knowledge of carbon reduction
  • Environmental and Sustainability Consultants - meeting developers who need their environmental knowledge base
  • Surveyors and Structural & Mechanical Engineers - partly to learn new techniques, and partly to network



  • Prop-tech companies - providing the digital support for decarbonisation
  • Investment Institutions - looking for future investment opportunities to achieve Net Zero

  • Energy Companies - providing zero carbon energy solutions and technology to projects and developers
  • Sustainable Manufacturers - showcasing their range of innovative products for the built environment
  • Environmental Consultants - who can advise on sustainable considerations for specific projects
  • Designers, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, and Ecologists - with expertise in creating green building environments  
  • Property Lawyers and Insurance Advisors - with excellent reputations and experience in the field

Why do I need to attend?



Meet the leading speakers from the world of green finance, investment and insurance


Network with developers and clients working towards increased circularity in construction projects


Ensure your organisation is up to date with the latest net zero carbon and circular economy regulation


Discover the new business  opportunities presented by the Net Zero Carbon revolution 


Understand the mile-stones and net-zero carbon targets on the carbon-reduction road map


Find new solutions and do business with clients, developers, architects, engineers, and innovators


Connect directly with the largest gathering of experts leading the built environment towards carbon zero


Win more work and maximise your opportunities within a carbon-aware property industry

What can I be involved in?


Attendees will be able to listen to carefully selected experts who have demonstrated real progress towards Net Zero in their projects. Delegates will learn in the conference which ambitious carbon-saving projects can be implemented into their own organisations. This is a unique opportunity for real immersion.

FOOTPRINT+ has five main conference streams:

  • Zero Carbon Energy

  • Retrofit Agenda

  • Timber Stage

  • Carbon Insetting

  • Financing the Carbon Revolution

  • Material Futures


In the exhibition outside the conference, delegates can meet selected companies and organisations who can help them put what they have learnt about in the conference into practice on the ground.

In the Forum delegates can book face to face meetings, either in advance or on the day, with other delegates and conference speakers. They will be able to discuss business in a relaxed and productive environment.

The away-day atmosphere of the event will encourage connection between people whose diaries are normally closed.


High-level debate and exchange of ideas to shape the property planning policy for a zero-carbon future.

Central Government is realising that fundamental policy changes need to be made to reduce embodied carbon in developments; this is where they can meet with the industry to agree a workable way forward which avoids over-complication and contradiction in legislation. 

This is vital to enable change to take place as quickly as it must.


FOOTPRINT+ is located in Old Billingsgate giving us a unique meeting space in the centre of the city. The 2-day programme is designed to facilitate networking opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors alike.

At Breakfast Briefings, Evening Receptions, and Think Tanks, companies are given the opportunity to promote themselves to a handpicked selection of delegates from their potential client-base, providing an unrivalled opportunity to make lasting contacts and form real business leads. 

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • How can all these industries work together to get the right solution? They can do this in this room at FOOTPRINT+.
    Kelly Harrison
    Associate Director Whitby Wood
  • 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
    Commercial Director - Vestre
  • Events like this are going to set the framework for the and the calibre of the collective voices that we’ve got in this room is absolutely fundamental to the challenges ahead.
    Tomasz Romaniewicz
    Bond Bryan
  • I don’t know of anything else doing this in the UK that’s doing this all under one roof.
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The climate emergency is the biggest challenge humanity is facing. At WSP we are proud to be the catalysts of change in our industry. Now, we all need to come together to re-invent the way we design, the way we build and the way live. Footprint+ will help us do this
    Diego Padilla Philipps
    Net Zero Lead Structures, WSP
  • Everyone has an open mind. The mix of points of view creates a live dialogue for learning that I've really enjoyed
    Mike Reynolds
    Managing Director - Vattenfall Heat
  • It's the face-to-face that's been brilliant. We've all got to get on board with this... and everyone has learnt something today
    Elaine Toogood
    Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design - The Concrete Centre
  • Why should someone come here next year? Because this is the place to be
    Snigdha Jain
    Director of Sustainability - Turley
  • This event, it has got a vibe so if you want to come down its a great place to talk to people, meet people and be inspired.
    Ayo Abbas
    Marketing Strategist, Abbs Marketing
  • 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 Englender
    Managing Director, Benjamin West
  • The property sector needs confidence, the energy sector needs advocacy and as a local authority we need resource and finance, and money frankly….
    Nicola Beech
    Cabinet Member for Planning, Bristol City Council
  • On the first day we held our own fringe event and we won quite a substantial project on that night.
    Ian Waddingham
    Director, QED Structures
  • So why should somewhere come here next year? Because it is THE place to be…
    Snigdha Jain
  • This is not just about our industry, it’s about our children, their future and what we’ve done with the planet.
    Mitakshi Sirsi
    WILL + Partners
  • 50% of all of the carbon emissions that we need to reduce as we get to 2050 have to come from the built environment. It’s from buildings, it’s from construction, it’s from logistics and it’s from infrastructure. So there’s no escaping the destiny here; it has to be the built environment that takes the lead here.”
    Prof Greg Clark
  • I look forward to working with FOOTPRINT+ over the coming weeks, months and years on this most important of endeavours.
    Lord Callanan
    Minister, Dept for Business Energy & Industry Strategy
  • FOOTPRINT+ is a really important event. I’m meeting people from the investment community, property owners, property developers, construction businesses. Commit to two or three days. The location’s fantastic, with the sea view out of the window, it gives more energy to the room.
    Mike Reynolds
    Manging Director, Vattenfall Heat UK
  • FOOTPRINT+ is the premier net zero event for the built environment sector and, with our focus on ‘local’, we are delighted that it has recognised the key role that Local Government has in tackling climate change
    Nick Kilby
    CEO, Cratus 2050