Informa Exhibitions, USGBC and the Boston Society of Architects/AIA announced Greenbuild and ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) will be co-located for 2017. 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, Informa Exhibitions. “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 annually attracts over 18,000 attendees and over 500 exhibiting companies with a broad audience that spans the sustainable building community. ABX draws over 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 FAIA, 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 currently 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, Community Advancement, Conferences & Events, 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. The Call for Proposals and Reviewers for Greenbuild 2017 is open through Jan. 13, 2017 for those interested in speaking and/or participating in the conference program at Greenbuild.
ABX 2016 runs November 15-17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. More information about ABX can be found at abexpo.com. The 2017 Call for Proposals opens in December 2017.
About Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information economy. It is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, knowledge and events businesses with more than 6,000 employees in over 100 offices across 25 countries. The Dallas Exhibitions team produces a portfolio of 14 trade shows in various sectors of the construction and real estate industry. To learn more, visit www.informaexhibitions.com.
About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About the Boston Society of Architects/AIA
The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) is committed to professional development for its members, advocacy on behalf of great design and, together with its sister organization, the BSA Foundation, sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large. Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of nearly 4,000 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including ArchitectureBoston Expo and ArchitectureBoston magazine. The BSA is the founder and long-time co-producer of Build Boston and Residential Design and Construction. A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the BSA is a nonprofit, professional-service organization. For more information, visit architects.org