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UKCW Birmingham returns this autumn with best-ever education programme

CE Midlands will be at UKCW in Birmingham this October, please drop in and see us at our stand.

The first set of speakers and details on seminar hubs have been announced for this year’s UK Construction Week Birmingham, which makes a welcome return to the NEC from October 3-5, following a hugely successful London show in May.

High-profile names will bring some of the industry’s most eminent leaders together to challenge, discuss and address the core issues affecting the built environment sector. Topics such as transforming infrastructure performance, sustainability, well being and building health and technology and the skills gap, are on the wide-ranging programme.

Confirmed Main Stage speakers include:

● Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands Combined Authority

● Anita Malster, CEO, Blossom Mental Health

● Becky Valentine, Co-owner, Lead – Sustainability, Wellbeing & Building Health

● Chithra Marsh, National Chair of Women in Property

● Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, FREng, Chair, Industry Safety Steering Group

● Jennifer Winyard, Senior Strategic Land Manager, Barratt Developments plc

● Joanne Williams MSc, MRICS, Historic Building Surveyor – Historic Building Climate

● Change Adaptation

● Jon Loveday, Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth, Infrastructure Projects Authority

● Paul Kitson, Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity and Sustainability, Birmingham City Council

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, commented: “This year’s fantastic line-up of speakers really sets the stage for what the show has in store for in 2023. The industry is rapidly and ever-changing and UKCW strives to not only inform our visitors but educate them too. We have a strong and innovative seminar and speakers programme this year and we are proud of the diverse subjects on the agenda.”

With nine hubs located across nine show sections, UKCW Birmingham is a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders, learn about the new wave of building methods, safety regulations, sustainability, digitalisation, mental health, EDI and more.

Sustainability Hub – The heart of Timber Expo. The hub programme will tackle the issues, layout strategies and case studies to help the sector reach its net zero targets. Create a ‘Roadmap to Net Zero’ and ensure your business knows how to move forward.

Infrastructure Hub – Sponsored by Conquip Engineering Group, explore the latest innovation and industry leadership covering a wide range of topics such as roads, rail, airports, tunnels, bridge and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.


Digital Construction Hub – Delve into key topics surrounding the digitalisation of the construction sector, in partnership with Build In Digital. Conversations will look into how A.I. will transform construction, the metaverse, robotics, building safety, cyber security and the golden thread.


CPD Hub – Professionals with all levels of experience can improve their knowledge and get to grips with best practice and latest regulations, which includes over 150 CPD hours across the three days.


Culture Change Hub – In partnership with NFB and supported by Building People, this popular hub will focus on improving employee wellbeing, better inclusivity within the built environment and tackling work-life balance, mental health & diversity.

To register for UKCW Birmingham for free, go to UKCW Birmingham Registrations

To view the full seminar programme and book your places at the seminars, visit UKCW seminar programme

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