BESA Virtual Conference & Exhibition 2020

4-5th November Online
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besa VIRTUAL conference

Join us this November for THE conference for the building services industry - online.

BESA is bringing the sector together to discover, discuss and debate the key issues facing our industry – in a virtual conference environment. The conference will consider how as an industry we recover from the impact of COVID-19 whilst meeting the increasing technical, compliance, legislative, environmental and skill demands in order to deliver a safe and healthy built environment. 


Take a seat to hear from leading industry figures as they debate the key industry issues from economic recovery and the future of HVACR to essential industry change and post-covid plans. We have an impressive line-up of high-profile speakers including the welcome return of child health campaigner and World Health Organisation advocate Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah. Last year her inspirational session on air quality was heavily oversubscribed, so she re-joins us to explain what building occupants expect from our industry and what we must do next.


Choose from a range of dedicated seminar sessions which cover special interest and technical topics for all aspects of the industry including ventilation, heating, aircon, refrigeration, FM, safety and pipework, to name a few. These sessions will be a more intimate and interactive opportunity to discover, discuss and debate the issues. Numbers on these seminars are limited, so as the seminars are announced, make sure you register to secure your place at the ones you are interested in. 


A benefit of attending conferences is usually the essential discussions which happen outside the formal plenaries and seminars. It's about networking and 'being in the room'.

As part of this virtual conference, we will also bring you the opportunity to network with colleagues and specialist interest groups via dedicated, hosted networking rooms.


In addition to our main auditorium and seminar sessions, you will also have the opportunity to visit our virtual exhibition.  This is your chance to interact with key industry suppliers, discover innovative technologies and discuss your latest projects all from the comfort of your own PC, laptop or device.


So, join us online and be part of THE conference for the building services industry.



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Charitable Donation

The two-day event will be free to attend, but we are asking attendees to make a contribution to our recently established IT poverty fund. This seeks to address the problem many young people have in accessing laptops and tablets so they can learn the skills and competencies needed to join the building engineering industry.

We found that the Covid-19 lockdown and the need to learn from home exposed the scale and complexity of this issue. Therefore, all conference donations will go towards a project to collect, refurbish and distribute IT equipment to young people in the industry who are in need.


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Keynote Speakers:


Dame Judith Hackitt

Dame Judith Hackitt

Tim Stimpson

Tim Stimpson - ex-England ruby player