Signing his first public speaking commitment since winning the RIBA Stirling Prize this year, architect Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins will join the Independent's architecture critic Jay Merrick, in conversation at Ecobuild 2015, the largest B2B marketplace dedicated to the future of the sustainable design, construction and energy industry.
Now open for registration and set to attract over 44,000 built environment professionals next March, Ecobuild will also play host to sessions with Sir John Armitt, former Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett as part of Ecobuild's highly regarded conference programme.
And if that wasn't enough to excite the UK's design community, architect Ian Simpson will be hosting a session on the subject of tall buildings. Highly regarded in the industry, Simpson's practice has been responsible for so much of Manchester city's 'new look'. He is set to discuss the big question: 'Are tall towers the most sustainable way to accommodate a burgeoning population?'
For housebuilders and contractors, esteemed construction magnate James Wates, Chairman of £1bn contractor Wates and chair of the CITB will discuss: 'Are we up to the job of delivering sustainable buildings that work?'
Ecobuild also reveals that Lord Deben is set to join the discussion panel asking the question: Does a 'no' vote for European membership mean the end of UK sustainability policy?
Renowned for filling Ecobuild's spectacular arenas to the seams with senior industry representatives from across the sustainable built environment, Ecobuild's expert conference curators have meticulously selected a mix of crowd drawers who will bring their valuable insights, opinions and works in their respective arenas to Ecobuild's 44,000+ attendees.
An unrivalled content programme combined with innovation from Ecobuild's 300+ technology and service providers, provides the perfect new business and CPD environment for influencers across the entire built environment chain - from architects and designers, to local authorities, housebuilders and installers.
Alison Jackson, Group Head of Sustainability & Construction, Ecobuild said: "To foster innovation we must challenge the industry with new thinking and this is what Ecobuild's conference programme is all about. Join us for lively debate with the industry's most respected futurologists and hear the very latest thinking, technological innovations and best practice next March."
Taking place just during the UK's pre-election period and just weeks out from the election, Ecobuild 2015 will act as a catalyst for green policy innovations across the sustainable design, construction and energy sectors as it prepares to host senior ministers representing all the major political parties.
To register for your FREE ticket to Ecobuild 2015, taking place from 3rd to 5th March at London's ExCeL, please register here.