Bigger and better than ever before, the UK Infrastructure Show 2019 was back at the NEC, Birmingham on 30th April for its third year.
The UK’s leading infrastructure and supply chain event was once again a roaring success, connecting buyers and suppliers across the sector, taking advantage of the NEC’s location at the heart of key infrastructure developments.
The event was supported by a number of high-profile projects and organisations, with partners including HS2, Department for Transport, National Infrastructure Commission, West Midlands Combined Authority, Transport for West Midlands, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Scape Procure, Midlands Connect, Rail Forum Midlands, Crown Commercial Service and CompeteFor.
With over £600Bn and 700 projects in the National Infrastructure Pipeline, the show boasted a wealth of information and opportunities on offer from some of the biggest names and projects within the infrastructure arena.
While the construction sector overall had a difficult year in 2018, infrastructure proved to be a highlight, with contract figures showing a 113% increase on 2017. These figures were reflected in the higher attendance numbers at the show, and the enthusiasm and buoyancy of the infrastructure community was palpable on the floor.
The Keynote stage, hosting some of the major players in the infrastructure sector, was the focus of the event. It proved a very popular area indeed – at times it was standing room only – as people jostled to hear the latest from the National Infrastructure Commission, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, HS2, the Department for Transport and Scape Procure.
Hosted by Phil Kinnell of supply chain specialists CompeteFor, the Keynote Arena heard some powerful comments and commitments. Attendees left the Keynote Arena with a lot to think about and an inspired vision of what the future could be for infrastructure.
And the excitement didn’t end there. The floor was host to more than 80 exhibitors, showcasing new trends, technologies and innovations to a captivated audience.
Two zones specifically dedicated to highlighting the growing subsectors within infrastructure were also available to delegates.
The themes of collaboration and innovation were at the heart of discussions here, with valuable insights provided to those attending the sessions.
We would like to thank all delegates, visitors, partners, sponsors and exhibitors at UKIS2019 for helping to make such a successful show and representing an industry with huge potential for growth and development.
The collaboration and opportunities on show at the event certainly inspired industry members, and we look forward to welcoming you again next year.
For a more indepth look at the UK infrastructure sector, you can download the newly published report Transforming Infrastructure: Building Britain’s Future
Do not miss out next year – register your interest today for UKIS 2020, taking place on 22 April at the NEC Birmingham . Alternatively contact us today to discuss booking your 2020 exhibition or sponsorship package asap – 0845 270 7066 or email email@example.com