Thursday 6 October 2016
Kent Event Centre, Maidstone - 8:30 am to 4:30pm

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Welcome to the leading Construction Expo in the Southeast    

Why you should be at Construction Expo ….

The South East’s construction opportunities attract global interest and Construction Expo is at the heart of the region’s industry. 

Attendances increase each year and 2015 saw  three thousand visitors  from some of the very largest main contracting and house building firms.

Our aim is to provide you with a highly focused gateway to learn, network and capitalise on the region’s major construction opportunities

2016 and beyond

London and the South East are expected to see a combined annual construction output growth of 6.7% from 2015-2019. 

  • On-going £2bn Paramount theme park development on the Swanscombe Peninsula
  • Steady pipeline of work throughout the SE and London from ProCure 21+
  • £122m funding from 2015 to 2018  from the Affordable Housing Programme


Key themes include

Your supply chain, Social impact, Regeneration, Housing, Eco, Contracts, Women in construction, Skills


You will hear about major projects and investment opportunities across the South East and beyond

  • Hear from a fantastic selection of industry focussed keynote speakers sharing their knowledge with you
  • The latest project updates with Paul Spooner, Chief Executive, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and David Testa, Chief Executive from London Paramount
  • Hear from senior director's from leading national construction businesses Kier Group pls, Balfour Beatty & Golden Houses Developments
  • The Grand Designs Eco Arch - the house with no bills. Hear Richard Hawkes discuss the house he designed and built
  • Over 600 Free Meet the Buyer appointments. We provide direct access to all decision makers
  • Over 20 workshops giving you education and knowledge of what you should be doing in this fast moving sector
  • Live demos of new and innovative products
  • Over 200 exhibitors sharing their knowledge and expertise where you can keep up with the latest
  • Business Breakfast - learn how to create an inspirational business culture with speaker Kevin Byrne
  • Business Dinner - reward your team or entertain clients at the Expo Dinner with speaker Gyles Brandeth



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Why should you exhibit?

Exhibitions generate more sales leads than any other sales tool

Exhibiting is one of the most effective forms of marketing and an ideal way to...

Exhibiting at the Construction Expo will showcase your business to thousands of potential customers, face to face.

You will start building meaningful, lasting, relationships which will prove far more valuable in the future than traditional advertising. We target  senior decisions makers. 

91% of senior decision makers attend trade shows to source purchasing information – and if you’re not exhibiting you can’t be part of the purchasing decision

 (Source: Simmons Market Research) 

  • Meet buyers
  • Get new leads
  • Speed up sales process
  • Networks with potential buyers, clients and suppliers.






Or call Penny on 01732 758530




Networking Breakfast  

From Bedroom to Boardroom
Why people are more important than business

Presented by our guest Speaker Kevin Byrne, Founder of

How to create an inspirational business culture for employees and customers.

  • You don't need investment 
  • Yo do need vision
  • You do need a great culture

Kevin is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK, building into a national household brand with no investment to a turnover of £16m. 

The Future of Construction

Presented by Jim McClelland

A look to the future at the global megatrends and cultural behaviours that are driving change in construction.

  • Hear why the digital, circular and sharing economies are important
  • How industry thinking is moving from supply chain to value chain
  • Why success is a people thing
Price: £19.50 + VAT | Includes Full English Breakfast  6.45am - 8:30am
6.45am-7.20am breakfast
7.20am-8.30am speakers


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Expo Dinner 2016


Book your place for the Construction Expo Dinner on 6th October at the Kent Event Centre, Detling

Hear our Guest Speaker Gyles Brandreth, Former MP, TV presenter and raconteur

The price is £42 +VAT per person and tables of 10 £400 +VAT. This includes a reception drink and three course dinner

5.30 pm, Sit down 7 pm, Close 10 pm



Reception drinks sponsored by 




Keynote Speakers

Paul Gandy

Richard Hawkes

Paul Spooner
Chief Executive

Kier Building Limited at Kier Group Hawkes Architecture Ltd Ebbsfleet Development

Construction - working in partnership


The Grand Designs Eco
Arch - the house with no bills



Ebbsfleet Garden City -
Where London meets the 

Garden of England


Richard Hicks 
Director for Regeneration

David Testa

Alex Mortimer 

Medway Council 

The regeneration of Medway 


London Paramount

Update on the multi-billion pound Entertainment Resort in
North Kent 

Supply Chain Academy

Steps to achieve
effective supply chain 


Monika Slowikowska

Scott-James Eley
Supply Chain Manager


Golden Houses Developments HS2 Ltd  

Importance of team spirit
in efficiency of building

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HS2 supply chain opportunities








Cristina Lanz-Azcarate Leonardo Wood  Huw Evans
London and South East Chair  Founder Corporate Responsibility Manager
National Association Women in Construction LGX Ltd Kier Group Plc



The 3-step iMarketing process to MULTIPLY your customers & sales


Keeping the Kent pound in Kent



David Hebditch

Michael Edwards and Aaron Lacey

Managing Director Scape Framework Director / National Frameworks Manager - Minor Works  
Aerial Pro Media Kier/Scape  
UAV drone use for construction Scape Framework Explained - Minor Works  



Panel Session

Twig Group, Leaders in the field of ecological contracting to the construction industry will present an overview of what to look out for when purchasing a site or prior to construction commencing.

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Please ring 01732 758530 to find out more

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