Vision London Reveals Extensive Speaker Programme

Vision London has revealed an extensive speaker programme for the two-day exhibition being held at Olympia on the 2 and 3 June (2015).

Covering the four themes of ‘Future Materials and Systems’, ‘Technology’, ‘Innovation in Architecture and Design’, and ‘Building for Health and Wellbeing’, the seminar programme will see more than 100 influential industry figures speak over the course of the two day event.

Key speakers include:  Bruce McCelland of the Knowledge Transfer Network; Gary Newman, CEO of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products; Alex Lifschultz, Director of LDS Architects, Professor Kypros Pilakoutas of the University of Sheffield, and Christopher Jofeh, Director and Global Buildings Retrofit Leader for Arup.

“Vision London is not just about showcasing the very latest innovations and developments in design, architecture and the built environment.  It has also been created to enable architects, end users and the wider construction community to discuss and debate how we will create the built environments in which we will all live and work,” says Vision Director, Michael Costain. “Our seminar programme will play a key part in this process and we are delighted to have secured such a large number of high calibre speakers from a cross section of the construction industry.”

Core seminars will include:

  • The ‘Materials of Invention’ seminar reviewing major developments in materials, products and technology and, by referencing real life case studies, ask how we can use the range of materials available in a smarter, more convergent and efficient way.


  • New London Architecture’s 20 second Pechua Kucha presentations on how are new materials helping to deliver better buildings and projects for London. This lively series of quick-fire presentations will see key London architects, designers and engineers give their views on the new materials that are improving the efficiency, responsiveness and design of London’s buildings.


  • The ‘Active by Design: designing places for healthy lives’ session being facilitated by Cabe at the Design Council to explore the causes and consequences of the epidemic of inactivity, what city leaders can do to make physical activity integral to urban life, and examples of active design from around the world.


  • A “Digital Fabricators” session which explores how, when allied to manufacturing and fabrication technology, the computer has opened up new ways for the designer to engage with the act of building.

For full details of the seminar programme and a list of speakers visit or email [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 3633 2237 or to register free-of-charge please go to