For the first time ever, the FutureScape event took place in its new venue at the ExCeL in London. The long awaited event was full of networking, exhibitors, seminars, and tool showcasing. We welcomed thousands of visitors and the two-day event was a huge success.
As the UK’s largest expo and trade event, FutureScape is an occasion designed to inspire, educate, and open up discussion through seminars and live debates. The event provides an excellent opportunity to fuel business development.
Renowned for our seminar programmes headlined by top names in their fields, FutureScape 2021 included four theatres for visitors to choose from. Each tackling everything from climate change, to recruitment, design, planting palettes and soil debates. Popular seminars this year included ‘The Great Soil Debate’, ‘Soil Health and Climate Change’, and ‘Climate Change Ready? The Future of Sustainable Landscapes’.
However, our most popular seminar was The Pro Landscaper Summit. Dr Marcus Watson, former managing director of green service provider Ground Control, chaired an unbelievable and insightful introduction. Full of hard-hitting facts about temperature changes and greenhouse gas emissions, Marcus explained the stark reality of the climate crisis.
The Summit panel including Jim Wilkinson, Dr Marcus Watson, Helen Elks-Smith, Mark Gregory, Lynne Marcus and Carolin Gohler sparked discussion on COP26 and the role landscape, and industry professionals, must play in order to tackle climate change and reduce emissions.
In addition, FutureScape also hosted a number of Pro Landscaper award ceremonies. The winners of small project BIG IMPACT Awards, 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, and the Podium Awards were all announced, click here to read the coverage in our December issue.
FutureScape Spring 2022 returns on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at Sandown Park. Click here for more information.