Bob Snyder, content chairman of ISE’s Smart Building Conference, tells us why this year’s conference is not to be missed.
What are the key themes being covered in the Smart Building Conference?
This year’s theme of ‘Smart, Safe, Sustainable Building Technologies’ brings together three powerful concepts which together have a profound impact on the future of smart buildings.
The pandemic underlines the importance of health and safety within buildings. Nature (and governments) constantly remind us of the price of ignoring sustainability. While owners, tenants and stakeholders realise that only smart technologies allow us the level of information and control we need to address these major concerns and others.
How relevant are these themes as we emerge from the pandemic?
As office and retail buildings started to reopen following the lockdowns, property owners and corporate tenants were forced to rethink the way buildings are operated. Delivering peace-of-mind and confidence to employees and visitors is a top priority. It’s a fact that investment in smart building technology rose during this pandemic. Existing smart buildings fared better for landlords, owners and occupants throughout the pandemic—and that didn’t go unnoticed by corporate real estate and facility managers.
What can attendees expect at the Smart Building Conference?
SBC has established itself as a C-level speaker programme, where attendees hear about the latest trends and tools as well as industry vision. Our attendees tend to enjoy an atmosphere where they can be interactive and feel free to make contributions of their own. It’s that combination of vision, open participation and networking opportunities which delegates can expect.
Why should a visitor to ISE come to the Smart Building Conference?
If you work in the built environment, the environment is changing dramatically. Even if you don’t intend to expand your business interests, you’ll need to learn more about what these important changes in the building will require of you. Talking about smart building is where you learn the most about all the technologies and how they come together.
The Smart Building Conference takes place from 10:30 – 18:30 on Monday 31 January. To find out more, visit https://www.iseurope.org/conferences-2022/