Greenbuild Conference & Expo Will Expand to Europe in 2014
Six months after Hanley Wood bought the Greenbuild Conference & Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council, the two entities have teamed up, along with Green Building Council Italia and Veronafiere, to launch Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region in 2014 in Verona, Italy.
“Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region is part of the global expansion of the successful Greenbuild Conference & Expo brand,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council.
He added. “USGBC and Hanley Wood entered into a strategic partnership earlier this year with plans to expand the conference and the Greenbuild brand. This new experience will serve as a platform for green building knowledge and shared expertise across continents, while scaling the breadth and reach of global market transformation.”
Greenbuild is the largest event dedicated to green building education and features educational programming, an exhibit hall, high-level speakers and networking opportunities.
"Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will be all about green building,” said Rick McConnell, president of Hanley Wood Exhibitions.
He added, “Combining the resources of GBC Italia, USGBC, Veronafiere and Hanley Wood to deliver cutting edge education, the conference will feature top speakers in sustainability and combine the live event experience of Veronafiere and Hanley Wood. This indeed is going to be a game changer."
Mario Zoccatelli, president of GBC Italia, said green building is not a new concept to Europe and the Mediterranean Region.
“Greenbuild will serve as a mechanism to promote LEED and other green building tools across the continent,” Zoccatelli said.
He added, “We are excited about creating the Greenbuild conference in the European and Mediterranean region.”
Veronafiere has a longstanding relationship with Hanley Wood already, working with them on the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas event.
“We are honored to have been chosen as host for Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region,” said Veronafiere’s CEO Giovanni Mantovani.
He added, “We have recently added Smart Energy Expo, a show focusing on energy efficiency and the white-green economy to our long established fairs in the construction sector, Marmomacc and Samoter.”