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There’s so much you can get out of this two-day virtual conference

Now that we all appear to be getting out and about again, people’s diaries are filling up quickly with events so I wanted to let you know about a really important conference that I wouldn’t want you to miss.

It’s the Annual Conference of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), which is being held virtually on the 3rd and 4th of November with a line up of fantastic speakers on all topics relating to the built environment.

Under the title ‘Building back better, safer, greener’ the multi stream event will have virtual presentations and panel discussions from the industry’s most respected voices.

Mark the date in your diary now won’t you, so you don’t miss out?

Rachel Lekman Rachel Lekman Channel Marketing Manager


This year’s event will have a strong focus on the detailed technical elements of rebuilding from the pandemic, delivering the requirements of the Hackitt safety reforms, modernising the sector’s workforce, and pushing on towards a net zero emissions future.

The conference will reflect the steep learning curve experienced by building engineering contractors during 2020 as they answered the call from essential services like hospitals, schools, and supermarkets for critical building services support.

That work continues this year as the industry contributes to the economic recovery by underpinning private and public sector rebuilding; low carbon retrofitting; infrastructure projects and the reopening of buildings following the pandemic.

George Clarke

Architect, TV presenter and lecturer, George Clarke will be opening the conference as Keynote Speaker on the 3rd November. George is well known for being both outspoken and passionate about building safety and net zero, coupled with the need for higher standards of both construction and design.

The conference themes of rebuilding, safety, climate crisis and skills cover just about every aspect that should concern anyone in the construction industry at this time making the event ideal for just about anyone connected with the built environment.

Major themes

The conference is covering four major themes which encompass the main challenges facing the industry:

  • Climate crisis - How do we go about successfully delivering the net zero carbon challenge in our sector.
  • Rebuilding - Achieving sustainable economic recovery within the sector post Covid-19 pandemic
  • Safety - implementing a more robust competence and compliance culture
  • Skills - Attracting and upskilling a more diverse workforce suited to meet the challenges we face.

Something for everyone

BESA’s National Conference caters for everyone within the building services industry from manufacturers and consultants, to service providers and end users.

From HVAC and FM contractors, specifiers, industry bodies, manufacturers and industry press, the event covers the following broad sectors:  Domestic & commercial plumbing, pipework and plant, ductwork, refrigeration and air conditioning, heat pumps, renewables, service & facilities

Attendees will gain valuable insight into the industry's most thought-provoking topics, engage and connect with like-minded peers and gain practical knowledge to use and apply directly within the workplace.

So, please mark the date in your diary now won’t you, so you don’t miss out?

Rachel Lekman is Channel Marketing Manager