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BATIMAT – Europe’s biggest building show welcomes British visitors

  • 23 Oct 2017

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howardchapmanHoward Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, on why many UK architects, specifiers and other construction industry professionals will be travelling to Paris in November to visit one of the world’s biggest building shows.

BATIMAT 2017

In November I will be travelling to Paris to visit BATIMAT 2017, one of the world’s biggest building shows. It is an enormous event. This year there will be over 1,700 exhibitors – 53% of these are international companies selling across Europe. They expect over 300,000 visitors to the exhibition and 24% will be coming from outside France, including many from the UK.

Many UK based architects, specifiers, technicians and other construction industry professionals will travel to Paris to visit Batimat. For some, getting to Paris is easier than travelling to some UK shows. It is a great opportunity to see new products from around the world – and get to visit a beautiful city!

batimat larger imageI first visited this show a decade ago and was amazed at the size and ambition of the event, not least because at that time UK building industry shows were really struggling.

In 2013, BATIMAT included a conference on the renewal of major cities across the world. London was featured as a prime exemplar city, including new infrastructure and renewal projects. I met with Ken Livingstone who was there to speak about the impact of the London Olympics and its legacy. I also interviewed the Director of the BATIMAT event and learnt about how the success of the show is built around supporting Exhibitors and encouraging them to make the most of the show.

Many of the exhibitions in Europe are thriving and it is important that our British events continue to grow. It is also important to see European shows like BATIMAT as an opportunity to see new products as well as identifying new markets for British building products and services.

Renaissance in UK events

In the UK we are also experiencing something of a renaissance in construction related exhibitions and conferences, including Ecobuild, UK Construction Week, Explore Offsite, and many more. They are very important in showcasing the UK industry both to our own market and as an opportunity to reach out to overseas markets

About BATIMAT 2017

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The 2017 Mondial du Bâtiment, the international event for the building industry, brings together 3 interconnected trade shows that together present a complete range of construction materials and solutions: INTERCLIMA+ELEC, IDÉOBAIN and BATIMAT that are designed around 7 specific and connected trade sectors, to help visitors find the right materials and solutions for their building projects.

Le Mondial du Bâtiment will take place in Paris Nord Villepinte from 6 to 10 November 2017

INNOVATION AWARDS 2017

Major event of the Mondial du Bâtiment, the Innovation Awards, highlight the innovative solutions of the industrials exhibiting on Batimat, Interclima+elec and Idéobain.

217 innovations presented in 9 categories

From 6 to 10 November, the products will be showcased on the  Innovation Areas of the shows:

  • Batimat Innovation Area: hall 6
  • Idéobain Innovation Area: hall 3
  • Interclima+elec Innovation Area: hall 2

The trends at Le Mondial du Bâtiment Innovation Awards 2017 have been again on new products with technical innovations that impact on energy reduction and the use of renewables within the built environment is becoming common place.

Link to Buildingtalk report on Le Mondial du Bâtiment Innovation Awards 2017  – gold award winners and latest construction trends in Europe.

Link to more about BATIMAT 2017

Link to details about tickets for BATIMAT 2017

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