Even as the sector’s first event of its kind to take place since the pandemic, #OffsiteExpo 2021 still managed to achieve record attendance, with overwhelming positive feedback from delegates, speakers, and exhibitors.
2021 Video Vault and Photo album now available here!
Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) – alongside Andrew Orriss, Assure Director of the Structural Timber Association (STA), Mike Fairey, Board Member of Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) and Julie Williams, Business Development Director of Offsite Expo – cut the ribbon to open Offsite Expo 2021, welcoming back the construction professionals from across the UK and beyond, to the first event post-pandemic at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
This highly focused two-day exhibition featured 40+ hours of CPD Accredited Masterclass Seminars, a ‘Spotlight on Offsite’ theatre, an ‘Ask the Expert’ forum, a VIP lounge, 6 feature-builds and an Offsite Connect Buyers and Specifiers Forum.
Rory Lowings from The Hill Group said: “Offsite Expo has been exciting, there are loads of interesting people here. We have had more interest than at previous shows. The show has been well organised, there’s plenty circulation of visitors.”
The Offsite Expo exhibition hit record attendance, with 3,054 delegates visiting over 100 exhibition stands and feature builds promoting offsite systems, technologies, and services, and attending seminars and masterclasses equipped with over 100 speakers.
Offsite Expo was developed as a platform for endless networking and creating new business opportunities. At the heart of the event, the Offsite Connect Buyers and Specifiers Forum, which was open exclusively to exhibitors, was a hive of activity. With 80+ buyers and specifiers registering to participate, including representatives from high-profile housing developers such as Barratt and Persimmon, as well as main contractors Kier and Morgan Sindall. 330+ business meetings took place and feedback from both the buyers and exhibitors has been tremendous.
“The organisation of Offsite Expo 2021 was very professional and well executed. The event organisers were very helpful and accommodating, the pre-planning of the event was exceptional in terms of communication and ensuring successful delivery.” Sam Davies, Construction Director from British Offsite. “We found the exhibition to be very positive, we have had plenty of leads generated and we look forward to following these up in the next coming months.” Clive Reeves, Customer Manager from Knauf. “We had a good day at build-up as it was very well organised, we have had lots of interest at the show which has opened lots of opportunities for us as a company.” Andrew Thomson, Development Director from Ultrapanel.
Our ‘Spotlight on Offsite’ seminar theatre sessions offered the perfect opportunity for companies to promote their external activity to industry fanatics. Whether that be a new launch, or an association update, Offsite Expo brought the picture-perfect target audience together under one roof. The sessions were 30 minutes long and as promised, put these companies straight in the spotlight!
Offsite Expo was not only about securing business opportunities – the conference and exhibition was a beacon of inspiration through knowledge exchange and opinion sharing. Getting to grips with the latest international offsite methods and smart digital technologies was high on the agenda – the extensive range of CPD Accredited Offsite Masterclass and seminar content provided a dynamic and interactive experience, focusing on a variety of offsite construction technologies. Knowledge share and transfer was a prime objective for the masterclasses and the stellar speaker line-up presented some incredible developments across the global offsite supply-chain. Over 100 speakers offered delegates the opportunity to hear from industry experts, showcasing an in-depth analysis and technical know-how within their engaging masterclasses.
Taking centre stage at Offsite Expo on the evening of 21 September 2021, the Offsite Awards was a major coming together of the industry when over 400 guests gathered to celebrate ground-breaking achievements and the pioneers who are developing radical new offsite technologies, innovative product developments and landmark projects using factory-based methods. Click here to view the 2021 Offsite Awards Winners!
The final word goes to Michael Crane, Head of Innovation at CIMC Modular Building Systems: “The 2019 event was impressive but 2021 was even better! The quality of the content and exhibitors has made this an integral part of my annual trade show calendar. A must-attend event for everyone interested in the future of the UK Construction industry.”
2021 Video Vault and Photo Album now available here!
Click here to find out what we have planned for Offsite Expo 2022.
We are a privately owned specialist logistics provider operating across a range of market sectors including Off-Site Construction and Modular Buildings.
Part of an international award-winning specialist road transport and logistics group; we operate a range of specialist equipment and have a large pool of highly skilled and experienced drivers to ensure on-time installations.
Quality, Compliance and Safety are core principles of our operations and we strive to build honest, open and long-term relationships with our clients.
The name Ash & Lacy been synonymous with product innovation and high standards of engineering for over 140 years, producing an exciting range of products and systems for the construction, automotive, acoustic and audio markets, exporting to numerous countries around the world. In the Construction sector, we manufacture a diverse range of engineered facade and roofing systems tailored to the architectural sector, complemented by a comprehensive range of fasteners, load bearing components and accessories. Our in-house testing facilities, as well as design and engineering analysis capabilities ensures that all Ash & Lacy products are at the forefront of technical performance, and often exceed industry standards.
Vision Built specialises in the Design, Manufacture and Installation of innovative building structures. Vision Built’s light gauge steel solutions enable designers and contractors to deliver fast, cost-effective structures which are factory assembled to exacting standards (ISO 9001) and carry full accreditations and warranties.
With 30 years’ experience in offsite construction Vision Built operates a fully computerised manufacturing facility with several roll forming machines. Vision Built also assemble floor to floor height pre-insulated external and internal load-bearing panels which are designed and personalised to the project’s requirements.
Our business reputation for quality, experience and excellent supply chain partners instils confidence in our clients. Following our large factory expansion in 2021, we are excited to be growing our offering in the UK market.
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Enterprise Ireland supports the most innovative and capable Irish companies to grow in international markets. Our UK offices in London and Manchester specifically match Ireland’s most innovative products and services to the evolving needs of UK partners and customers. We work with UK based organisations, offering a single point of access to a portfolio of over 300 companies operating across the UK construction sector.
ARV Solutions are recruitment specialists in engineering, construction, manufacturing and sales. Placing permanent and contract candidates from Graduates and Designers to Directors and Executives across the UK and internationally. We are leaders in recruiting for timber frame, modular building and the wider offsite construction, MMCs and sustainability sectors.
We provide tailored and personal recruitment services, with professionalism, innovation, and good communication all intelligently combined. This is backed up by our clients, the majority of whom bring repeat business and/or are referred to us.
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Representing over 750 competent members supplying quality structural timber systems! As building offsite solutions in timber are gaining traction across the industry, the STA’s mission is to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, underpinned by a members’ quality standard assessment – STA Assure. This scheme offers reassurances to the construction community that our members meet or even exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements. Along with quality and safety, the STA’s core objective is to be a leading provider of technical research and industry insight.
Established to influence legislation, regulation and to support the overall objectives and growth of the sector, the LIGHT STEEL FRAME ASSOCIATION (LSFA) is raising awareness of the performance and productivity benefits of steel framing systems.
As the representative body for forward-thinking companies, the LSFA take a collaborative approach to promoting the use of steel frame technologies as an essential, sustainable construction material through our marketing, PR, event, publication, networking and business development activities.
With over 60 companies already signed up, the LSFA is gaining real momentum in the wider industry – so join today and be part of something bigger!
Specifically, Rothoblaas’ role is to develop and offer solutions to improve timber structures, by researching and developing technical products aimed to quality-of-life improvement and environmental sustainability. Rothoblaas’ offer includes personalized support to find solutions which are perfectly suited to the customer’s requirements.
Developing most of its very own products, from the concept to the solution up until their market launch, technicians and product experts work on the design of all
to be able to offer comprehensive solutions in the broad spectrum of building materials.
Rothoblaas today marks its 30th anniversary and is currently represented in 28 countries. It relies on 12 distribution centres worldwide and just established its British subsidiary.
Overall, over 350 timber enthusiasts are employed by Rothoblaas, 6 of which are devoted to support the UK and Irish market. English customers have been trusting us since 2010.
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Kondor Pods design and manufacture modular showers and bathrooms for the student accommodation, hotel and residential markets in the UK and overseas. Utilising our experience, we have developed products completely unique within the market place. Truly modularised solutions that can be easily adapted to suit individual requirements, delivered to site as fully assembled units. We also have a flat-pack solution for quick and easy construction on site. Kondor provide a precision engineered, functional, lightweight and robust system like no other.
UK stockist of fastening solutions for Offsite & Solid Wood Construction Technologies.
Full compliance with EC5 design codes for timber structures through manufacturers European Technical Assessments (ETA’s)
Offering a comprehensive range of products and services, from high specification structural screws for construction, reinforcement and the building envelope through to connectors, brackets and lifting systems for use on and offsite.
Working with your engineers we help ensure the right fastening solution is specified for the right application.