Warning - don't go to the NEC in November looking for Interbuild 99, because Interbuild has moved. The major event in the UK construction industry is now taking place in 2000, between 2125 May, but this time it has expanded to fill not just Halls 1-5, but 6,7,8,9 and Hall 20 as well.
As usual it will be held at the NEC, but this time it is in a bigger, brighter and broader format than ever before with more halls, exhibitors and features.
The show now includes Total Lighting, Civils 2000, Pipelines and Building Services, complementing the traditional heart of the show in Halls 1-5.
Emap Montgomery, the organisers of Interbuild 2000, asked the industry what it wanted from the show and one of the overwhelming requests was a change of date from autumn to spring.
'The move to May has attracted a very positive response from exhibitors and potential visitors, ' commented Steve Stanek, Interbuild sales director. 'This time there will be a much bigger spread of products and services on show and we are confident that there will be something for everyone.
In particular specifiers will be better served by the presence of key names such as Geberit Terrain, Hoogovens and Eternit in Hall 5.'
In addition, the Millennium Interbuild will see the return of some old favourites to the NEC, some of whom, such as RMC Group, have not exhibited there for more than 20 years.
'In a fast-moving industry it is important to have a showcase where new products, information and services may be displayed, ' comments Peter Sunderland, chairman of RMC's Interbuild committee. 'We decided that Interbuild is the right vehicle for promoting the re-branded RMC to the industry and to encourage specifiers to regard RMC as a multi-purpose supplier. It is also an oportunity to keep abreast of developments in the industry.'
Whether you are a specifier, distributor, merchant or contractor, Interbuild 2000 now features every facet of the building industry, but remember - IT'S NOT IN NOVEMBER!