On the 18-19 October, Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwick, hosted this year’s CABE Annual Conference and Exhibition.
This year, the Annual Conference looked at developing professional practices and responsibilities within the Built Environment. With over 150 delegates, 14 Exhibitors and 5 Sponsors, the two-day event got off to a tremendous start. Attendees were greeted on arrival by an enthusiastic conference team from HQ and immediately had access to an extensive exhibition including companies such as Aedis, Cordek, Belimo, Envirograf and many more. Delegate's partners were also invited to take part in this year's partner programme which included a day trip to Warick Castle, shopping at the Royal Priors Shopping Centre and spa treatment at the hotel venue.
The first day of this year's conference was formally opened by CABE Patron Lord Lytton and was followed by the Keynote Address from Professor John Nolan who set the theme of this year's conference 'Developing Professional Practice and Responsibility'
Informative presentations were then presented throughout the day by experienced speakers such as Richard John, Eddie Weir, Anthony Burd, Nathan Wilkins, Paul Bonaccorsi, Richard Harral, Darren Wright and included a Panel Debate discussing 'what future professionals will look like?'
The first-day was then brought to a close by CABE President, David Taylor for delegates to get ready for the evening black-tie dinner and the Built Environment Awards Ceremony where winners were announced for the New Build Award, Preservation and Conservation Award & Sustainability Award.
The second day of the Annual Conference and Exhibition got underway with Alisdair Coates from the Engineering Council taking to the stage to give a presentation on 'Setting the Standard in Professional Practice'. This was then followed by presentations from Steve Seaber, Claire Curtis-Thomas and James Bryce.
Lastly, President David Taylor then took to the mic to give the audience his thoughts and views on the two-day event and bring it to a close once again.