When delving into the world of construction events, conferences and exhibitions, it is surprising at just how many there are in and around Europe alone. These events each have a specific focus to help facilitate construction and streamline the processes involved in all elements of it, including the products, skills, technologies and ideas surrounding flooring.
Whether you are an architect, designer, facility manager, applicator, contractor or product specialist, we have outlined the top 5 construction events that you should visit to help you learn more about the flooring market around Europe.
1. European ConTech Summit – London, U.K, January 2019
As seems to be the way of the world, everything is becoming digitalised, so it is no real surprise that companies have been working on ways to digitalise construction. To keep up to date with the latest innovations, attend the European ConTech Summit, exploring how tech can transform the construction industry.
Now in its 6th year, the CN Summit brings together over 400 major figures, from contractors and their supply chain to public and private sector clients, in order to discuss how to adapt future business strategies and to analyse what the future holds for different markets.
Often hosted in January, this year’s Summit focused on AproPLAN, a construction management application for mobile and tablet devices that allows stakeholders to keep track of all on-site activities and exchange information at the touch of a button. Keep your eyes peeled for next year’s dates!
2. Domotex: The World of Flooring – Germany, 11-14 January 2019
Domotex: The World of Flooring exhibition is hosted in Hannover, Germany and welcomes exhibitors and visitors from all over the world for the four-day event. Living up to its reputation as the place to be for floor covering professionals from around the globe, almost half of the space is already booked for next year, thanks to the lead theme being announced for 2019.
For next year, the keynote theme of the event is ‘CREATE’N’CONNECT: New Designs for a Connected World’, reflecting the trend of ‘connectivity’ and how this is illustrated through traditional manufacturing and modern designs in flooring. Take advantage of 1,615 exhibitors from over 100 nations under one roof .
3. Imm Cologne: The Interior Business Event, 14-20 January 2019
The International Interiors Show is not to be missed by those who love keeping up with the latest trends in all things furniture and interiors. This show will present a unique variety of interior design ideas from the basic to the luxurious for every room, style and requirement. This show is ideal for architects and designers, as well as facility managers working in more commercial sectors.
4. M.A.D.E. Expo for international architecture, building and construction trade show – Italy, 13-16 March 2019
If commercial interior design isn’t for you, then the M.A.D.E Expo in Italy could be. This is one of Europe’s most significant events dedicated to the architecture and construction sectors. This Expo features four dedicated exhibitions, encompassing the best the market has to offer in terms of materials, construction systems, windows and doors, surfaces, building envelope solutions and more.
Live demonstrations, talk shows, workshops and conferences make this event an ideal mix of theoretical and practical applications for the construction industry, allowing you to be ‘hands on’ where necessary.
The themes for 2019 include sustainability and innovation, the latest in décor finishes and design competitions!
5. The Flooring Show – United Kingdom, 16-18 September 2018
Last, but definitely not least is The Flooring Show, taking place in Harrogate. With this year being its 56th edition, this event is an industry flagship and continues to be the biggest event in the UK flooring industry’s calendar. Uniting all areas of the industry, from retail to contract sectors, visitors can seek advice, discover brand new products and consult suppliers on all things flooring over the 3-day event. Similarly to the M.A.D.E Expo, this event plays host to live product demos, seminars, awards and even a ‘Trends Hub’, which last year showcased three key design trends set to inspire visitors for interior store projects.
Whatever your market sector or interest, there is a wealth of information and inspiration across Europe, delivered to you by experts in the field and allowing you to make informed decisions on your construction projects. Which will you attend?