Coventry is hosting a gathering of UK construction industry leaders that will be covering ways of taking the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors to new heights.
Visitors from the roofing, cladding and insulation supply chain will be attending The Roofing, Cladding and Insulation (RCI) Show at Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 8th December and Wednesday 9th December 2020.
A road map for the evolution of green roofs is set to be disclosed by Dusty Gedge, President of the European Federation of Green Roof and Wall Associations – where he will explore the opportunities for environmentally-friendly roofs to flourish in commercial and residential buildings.
An update is also being given on the progress of the Construction Innovation Hub by Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre. The Hub is a £72 million government-funded programme of expertise that is researching different ways that buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected.
Peter Johnson, Chairman of the major UK cladding supplier Vivalda, is also discussing how his company has adapted during one of the most challenging periods for the roofing and cladding industry following the Grenfell Tower disaster, a struggling construction sector and uncertain Brexit negotiations.
The grandson of the founder of the multi-million-pound company Roofdec – Jon Barnes Jnr - will be revealing the approaches behind transforming the company into a £30 million turnover business.
Janice Tyler, from the UK’s largest roofing company Briggs Amasco, is also presenting a blueprint for how the roofing and cladding industry can have a positive impact on climate change, and ways to get workforces on board with the cause.
Nicki Jackson, Event Director at MA Exhibitions which is organising The RCI Show, said: “Like a lot of other industries we are operating in one of the most uncertain eras of our time, and this show provides clarity for a lot of businesses on the future direction of the roofing, cladding and insulation sector.
“Construction methods and technologies are changing and as an industry we need to be shining a light on how we can contribute positively to issues that are affecting the world – such as climate change – such as the way we design and construct new buildings, and the materials that we are using.
“Talks from entrepreneurs who have made it in the industry are also going to provide inspiration to others looking to take their business to the next level. A lot of roofing, cladding and insulation contractors are part of a supply chain and often operate on slim profit margins, so these talks will hopefully provide some guidance and advice for how businesses can increase custom.
“We’re looking forward to a thought-provoking event that will stand the industry in good stead over the coming months.”
To see the full programme, exhibitor list, and to register for your free visitor badge, visit www.rcishow.co.uk
About Ricoh Arena
Ricoh Arena is one of the UK’s most versatile venues for live sport, music, conferences and exhibitions, putting the Midlands on the map as a leading destination for events.
The venue boasts a 32,000-seater stadium bowl alongside the 6,000 square metre Ericsson Indoor Arena and 80 versatile suites for meetings. There is also an onsite 121-bedroom DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Grosvenor Casino.
The Coventry-based venue is within a two-hour car journey of 75 per cent of the UK, and is twenty minutes away from Birmingham Airport.