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11 November 2022

ePower&Building will bring together over 1.600 companies and 90.000 professionals from the building sector

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From 15 to 18 November 2022

ePower&Building, the biggest event in southern Europe specialised in advanced solutions for the complete building cycle will be held from 15 to 18 November. The great sectoral event organised by IFEMA MADRID will bring together over 1,600 companies and 90,000 professionals.

ePower&Building is hosting a series of events that are true references in their respective sectors: 16th CONSTRUTEC International Trade Fair for construction materials, techniques and solutions; 13th ARCHISTONE International Trade Fair for stone architecture; 4th BIMEXPO Trade Fair – European leader in BIM services, networking, knowledge and solutions; 14th VETECO International Trade Fair for windows, facades and solar protection; 21st MATELEC International Trade Fair for solutions for the electricity and electronics sector; and MATELEC INDUSTRY, the International Trade Fair for technological solutions for industry and smart factory.

The event is supported by the main sectoral associations, institutions and businesses. It helps spur innovation, sustainability and energy efficiency in the sector, which aims to become a key driver of the economy once again. The latest figures from CEPCO (the Spanish Confederation of Construction Product Manufacturers) show that purchases and sales of new homes in Spain increased by 80,000 units in the first eight months of 2022, up 7.8% on the same period last year and 13.8% over the full year. 67,500 homes were started in the first eight months of the year, up 0.25% on the same period in 2021.

There will be a strong international element to ePower&Building 2022, with a comprehensive and ambitious programme of guest foreign buyers whose goal will be to attract the interest of the main foreign markets. With this programme, the event will focus on the most important export markets and bring in the main clients from Europe, North Africa and other priority areas of interest to promote B2B meetings.

The main associations, entities and leading firms from the different sectors represented at the event will showcase the most cutting-edge technological advances and their R&D&I work. There will also be a new startup area that will support entrepreneurship, boost talent and employment and help develop the sector.

The Miss Conference

ePower&Building 2022 will also have a new, powerful programme of conferences, where renowned experts will analyse the current status and perspectives of the sector, latest trends, challenges and biggest innovations. The conferences will make up the new Miss Conference, covering four thematic areas, and include information and discussion sessions organised by sectoral associations and institutions on the main axes and key aspects. All of this in a shared space for selected audiences.

The four thematic areas of the Miss Conference are as follows: the Economic Momentum Forum: standards and aids + Innovative Start-Up Meeting; Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change, Restoration and Effectiveness Forum; Technology, Data and Innovation, Industry 4.0 and Technological Buildings Forum; and the Society Forum: Diversity, Equality, Training and Employment.

Some of the many topics that will be discussed during the Economic Momentum Forum are driving the decarbonisation manifesto, new challenges in the construction sector, how to access financial aids, benefits and distinctive values of the “as a service” model – a strategic tool for the electricity sector. In the Environmental Sustainability Forum, the future of construction materials and products in a circular, decarbonised economy, solutions for the circular economy, from waste management to the circular economy, restoration and its contribution to the SDGs, and more.

In the Technology Forum, we will discuss innovation in construction, industry 4.0 and technological building, the review of the Regulation on Construction Products and industrialised construction. And in the Society Forum, we will have a roundtable “Conversation in the first person. Women in the sector”, with women leaders discussing their opinions on the challenges faced by the restoration and refurbishment sector.