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Construction Week Gets Green MP Speaker

07 August 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

The umbrella event in October, UK Construction Week, will have the Green Party leader Natalie Bennett to speak at the inaugural Energy 2015 event.

Speaking alongside Adam Chase, Director of E4tech (UK), Stephen Joseph, CEO at Campaign for Better Transport and Claire Haigh, CEO at Greener Journeys, Ms Bennett will discuss the future of sustainable transport at 12pm on 7 October at the Energy Hub.

Exploring the social, economic and environmental considerations of greener transport, the organisers promise she will bring ‘significant knowledge and experience’ to the discussion, providing a ‘high-level insight to a politically charged’ and timely topic.

“It is important to provide consistent, predictable, long-term support for the development of the construction industry and in particular the uptake of greener and more environmentally friendly methods of building and retrofitting,” declared Ms Bennett. “Of all the components of the construction supply chain, transport has one of the greatest potentials to offer significant savings and improved performance if we invest in the right initiatives.”

In addition to the Green Leader’s presence, Energy 2015 will be supported by an extensive seminar programme of debates, practical workshops and panel discussions. Drawing on the knowledge of the show’s event partners, such as the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA), the content schedule will cover key industry topics including securing investment, renewable technology, energy storage and energy efficiency.

Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 6-11 October (with the trade only days from 6-8 October), UK Construction Week has been promoted as the biggest construction trade event the UK has seen in years. Bringing together nine shows under one roof, the event will have 1,000 exhibitors with more than 55,000 visitors.

As well as Energy 2015, visitors will be able to attend the Build Show incorporating Civils Expo, Timber Expo, HVAC 2015, Surface & Materials Show, Kitchens & Bathrooms Live, Plant & Machinery Live, Smart Buildings 2015 and Grand Designs Live.

Picture: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett: “It is important to provide consistent, predictable, long-term support for the development of the construction industry…”

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 07 August 2015

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