FREE design event for architects|technologists|technicians|design managers|construction specifiers

2nd October 2018


Get your FREE pass to our event and connect face-to-face with over 100 fellow professionals in the centre of Newcastle.

Your ticket gets you three events in one:

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER: Paul Wilkinson gives his talk Digital Futures – The New Normal

CONNECT: with upto 100 fellow professionals and 25 major suppliers

DINNER: FREE 3-course meal & FREE bar

Tickets are limited. Book now or miss out.

5:00pm – Doors Open to attendees for registration

5:30pm: INSPIRATION | Speaker Paul Wilkinson

Paul has been working in the UK construction industry since 1987, starting in professional services before moving on to information technology. He was head of communications at a construction Software-as-a-Service start-up for 10 years, and since 2009 has been an independent technology analyst, PR consultant, journalist and blogger.

He is an authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms, SaaS and related developments in fields such as BIM, mobile technologies and social media. Applying this knowledge, he is deputy chair of the information systems panel at the Institution of Civil Engineers, a member of the management team at Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT, and has been a visiting lecturer at University of Westminster.

As a professional communicator, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, an elected member of the CIPR Council, former chair of its policy and campaigns committee, and chair of its construction and property special interest group (CAPSIG).​ He represents the CIPR on the Construction Industry Council, and is also active in Constructing Excellence and in International Building Press.

6:15pm: CONNECT

The conversation’s free, too. And so is the bar… up to 100 specifiers can pick the brains of over 25 major architectural suppliers and product experts in the most relaxed of environments.

All in the space of a couple of hours, at a time that suits you and all on your doorstep.

8.00pm: DINNER

No black ties allowed.

Our dinner is a relaxed affair, and makes this event like no other in the built environment calendar.

When you book your tickets below, we’ll even send you the menu closer to the time so you can choose what you want to eat.


Tuesday 2nd October

Doors and tea & coffee: 5:00pm
Speaker: 5:30pm
Connect: 6:45pm
Dinner: 8.00pm


Newcastle United Football Club
St. James’ Park,
Strawberry Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne


All architects|technologists|technicians|design managers|construction specifiers welcome.

Hurry, only 100 seats. Book now or miss out

Hurry, only 100 seats. Book now or miss out