London, 03/10/2019: Easyfairs, the world’s largest privately-owned exhibition organiser, today announces the acquisition of Futurebuild Events, a London-based independent events company that boasts an experienced team of events professionals dedicated to the built environment sector. Retaining the Futurebuild Events management and staff, the two organisers will combine strengths to work with the industry to deliver a portfolio of events dedicated to the needs of the market.
Futurebuild Events is the organiser of leading built environment event, Futurebuild. Taking place on the 3-5 March 2020 at London’s ExCeL, it will connect leading brands with over 27,000 industry influencers and shapers. The event commits to being a catalyst for change with a focus on innovation to shape the future of the industry, combining a world class programme of content with over 400 exhibitors.
Futurebuild will become an important part of Easyfairs’ European portfolio of building & construction exhibitions, enabling it to benefit from being part of an extended network of events, shared expertise and best practice. Whilst continuing to work in the heart of the industry, it will be able to tap into Easyfairs’ global office network and infrastructure, offering both visitors and exhibitors added value and ROI through its world-class event technology, systems and processes.
The existing Easyfairs portfolio spans Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, and is committed to delivering events in this sector of the highest quality. It includes its flagship Building Holland event, which takes place annually in the RAI Amsterdam and which shares a similar mission statement to Futurebuild.
Martin Hurn, Managing Director of Futurebuild Events, will remain directly involved, leading the event in terms of both strategic direction and implementation of that strategy; and the existing dedicated event team will continue to operate from its office in central London.
Martin said: “We’re very excited about this new chapter for Futurebuild. Our ongoing focus is to deliver a must-attend event that truly acts as a catalyst for change and brings together innovators and influencers to share the latest ideas and knowledge. Partnering with Easyfairs will enable us to continue to develop this inspirational event, staying true to our vision, while benefiting from ongoing investment and world-class event technology, systems and processes.”
Matt Benyon, CEO of Easyfairs UK & Global, commented: “This is an exciting development for both parties. For Easyfairs it builds on our strong existing portfolio, establishing a presence in the UK and also internationally in this sector, and for Futurebuild it can only strengthen the great work the team has already done to build an event with and for the built environment community. Our mission as a company is to give communities a vision of their future and to deliver value for those communities, which is what Martin and his team have worked so hard to do over the last few years. It is impressive to see the commitment of this experienced team of event professionals who know the built environment and its many industries and are passionate about its communities! I look forward to working closely with Martin and this community to deliver the best possible event for the industry.”
Hurn added: “There is a great cultural synergy between the two businesses. Easyfairs shares our values as an independent company that is committed to exceptional customer service and delivering a memorable and inspirational event experience, and we’re very much looking forward to working together.”
For more information, please visit www.futurebuild.co.uk/
Futurebuild is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organisations with industry mobilisers who hold significant decision-making power and are committed to driving positive change in their sector, and beyond.
As the industry’s catalyst for change, Futurebuild fosters collaboration, knowledge-sharing and innovation to enable the industry to do things differently.
Brands of all sizes from across the built environment attend Futurebuild to meet and share technical innovations and radical new approaches with over 27,000 industry influencers and shapers who visit the event.
At Futurebuild 2020, innovation is elevated beyond a concept and brought to life across the whole event, from the Innovation Trail featuring the most forward-thinking brands, to showcases and features, the Big Innovation Pitch and keynote stages.
Beyond its extensive exhibitor list, visitors are also drawn to Futurebuild for its industry leading knowledge programme which is dedicated to driving change and encouraging innovation through learning. The sessions on the keynote stages will share the latest thinking and research, while the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment from the climate emergency, to the future of digital construction.
By changing one thing, we can change the future.
Learn more at www.futurebuild.co.uk
Easyfairs organises and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future.
The company currently organises 220 events in 18 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, the Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen-Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Venray, Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm).
Easyfairs employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €171 million for its financial year 2018-2019.
Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools and developing strong brands.
In 2018 Easyfairs was named Belgium’s “Entrepreneur of the Year®” and in 2019 it was named a “Best Managed Company” by Deloitte. The company is ranked 18th in the list of the world’s leading exhibition companies.
Visit the future with Easyfairs and find out more on www.easyfairs.com