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Early-bird registration available for Smart Building Conference

Installation Staff 12 January 2016
Smart Building Conference 2016

The Smart Building Conference, taking place at the RAI exhibition centre on 8 February, has announced an impressive array of keynote presenters and session speakers drawn from across the international smart building industry. These include senior representatives from Deloitte; Jones Lang Lasalle; Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute; Plantronics; CEDIA and BSRIA amongst others.

An ‘early-bird’ delegate fee of €125 is currently available until 17 January for delegates who wish to secure a discount on admission. This represents a 50% saving on the standard entry fee.

This year’s conference theme is The Network is the Building and it will explore how the IP backbone changes the way we work, the way we live, and the new connected services now possible with today’s buildings.

The Smart Building Conference will offer content in two tracks (commercial and residential) as well as a number of presentations dedicated to both. The Commercial Track will be chaired by content chairman, Bob Snyder, (editor in chief of Channel Media Europe). The Residential Track will be chaired by CEDIA EMEA Chair, Kris Hogg (founder of Konnectiv Technology).

Bob Snyder commented: “As the way we live and work is being transformed by technology, our homes and our offices change to reflect those transformations. It is important for audio/video/IT integrators (and for any tech industry whose tech is used inside a building) to understand what rapid changes are occurring in the build and retrofit environments and this is what the Smart Building Conference will address.”

Keynote Speakers and selected Session Highlights include:

  • KEYNOTE: Smart... Above and Beyond Sustainability: Working in ‘The Edge’, the world’s smartest and greenest office building. Delegates will learn about “the new way of working”; a smartphone app to match today’s smart mobility; hot-desking and schedule-based workplaces. Erik Ubels, director information technology and workplace services, Deloitte
  • KEYNOTE: Technology and the Future of Corporate Real Estate. How is Corporate Real Estate (CRE) adapting to technological change? And how will technological change impact CRE strategy at a portfolio, building and workplace level as we move towards 2020 and beyond? Tom Carroll, head of EMEA corporate research, Jones Lang Lasalle 
  • KEYNOTE: Smart Home 2030: How Digitisation Is Changing the Way We Build and Live. Digitisation has already fundamentally changed our lives. How does the digitisation change the way we build and live in those buildings? What does digitisation mean for the providers? How does technology change the inhabitants’ behaviors and demands? Daniela Tenger, Researcher, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
  • From Office Design to Soundscaping: Philip Vanhoutte, senior VP and MD, Plantronics Europe and Africa
  • What You Need to Know About Multi-Dwelling Units: Kris Hogg, founder and director Konnectiv and CEDIA EMEA Chair 
  • A Case Study in Residential Backbone: Diana Stickland, business development director design innovation
  • Forces Driving the Smart Building Market: Jeremy Towler, senior manager, Energy and SmartTechnologies, BSRIA 

Once the Smart Building Conference has finished delegates will be able to attend the Opening Panel Keynote discussion that is being moderated by Wired editor David Rowan. This will take place in the Forum at 18.00 and be followed by the official Opening Reception which will take place in the Forum Lounge until 21.00.

Complimentary food and drink will be available and provide the ideal location for attendees to network and plan ahead for the next four days.

  • The Smart Building Conference will take place on 8 February in the Forum, RAI, Amsterdam. Registration begins at 08.30.
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