Premier building events co-locating for 2017

Greenbuild and ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), two of the building industry’s largest events, will be co-located for 2017, organizers announced.

The events will take place the week of Nov. 6-10 and both will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, MA, creating one of the largest events for the building community in North America.

“Greenbuild and ABX co-located back in 2008 in Boston, both shows happening at different venues but the same week, creating significant, lasting synergies between the two events as well as holding the record for the largest attended Greenbuild to date,” said Lindsay Roberts, group director for Informa Exhibitions, which organizes Greenbuild. “This is an incredibly positive opportunity for us to bring two very significant events together again, this time in the same facility, and allowing us to better serve the building community by offering more educational, networking and exhibition opportunities throughout the week.”

Greenbuild, also put on by the U.S. Green Building Council, annually attracts more than 18,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibiting companies with a broad audience that spans the sustainable building community. ABX, conducted by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA, draws more than 8,000 attendees and over 400 exhibiting companies.

"ABX is the largest annual building industry event in the Northeast, and it thrives because of our robust cross-industry partnerships,” said Josiah Stevenson, 2017 BSA president. "By co-locating with Greenbuild, we can ensure an even greater depth and diversity of ideas and topics presented to the full spectrum of building industry professionals."

Specific details are in development and will be released as they become available. Each show will contact its exhibitors in the coming weeks to begin discussions for formal plans for the 2017 exhibit hall, which will be one comprehensive space accessible to attendees of both events.

“Greenbuild 2017 will be aptly themed, ‘All In,’ to encompass the breadth and diversity of the sustainability and green building movement. When we come together, we are one community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders and everything in between,” said Kate Hurst, vice president of community advancement, conferences and events for the USGBC. “Partnering with a respected regional event like ABX will provide our audience with more dynamic opportunities to engage, learn and interact with other professionals and leaders in the industry.”

More information on Greenbuild can be found at www.greenbuildexpo.com. More information about ABX can be found at abexpo.com.

 


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Engineering Firms, Environmental Firms, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC

Companies: The American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council


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