BESA Virtual Conference & Exhibition

3 and 4 November 2021

Taking place on 3 and 4 November this multi stream event will have virtual presentations and panel discussions from the industry’s most respected voices.


Structured around an overall theme of ‘Building Back Better, Safer, Greener’ the event will have a strong focus on the detailed technical elements of rebuilding from the pandemic, delivering the requirements of the Hackitt safety reforms, modernising the sector’s workforce, and pushing on towards a net zero emissions future.


The conference will reflect the steep learning curve experienced by building engineering contractors during 2020 as they answered the call from essential services like hospitals, schools, and supermarkets for critical building services support.


This year that work continues as the industry contributes to the economic recovery by underpinning private and public sector rebuilding; low carbon retrofitting; infrastructure projects and the reopening of buildings following the pandemic.


Key topics to be covered will include:

  • Ventilation solutions for healthier and more productive buildings
  • Fire and smoke safety
  • Buildings as safe havens from pollution and airborne health threats
  • Heat pumps, alternative refrigerants, and other opportunities
  • Giving young engineers the tools to succeed
  • Getting back to the fundamentals of energy efficiency
  • Repair not replace to tackle embodied carbon
  • Decarbonising heat


Virtual Conference online features:

  • 1000+ attendees from across the UK 
  • 60+ incredible speakers 
  • Presentations, panel discussions and round-tables 
  • One-to-One Meetings


Register your interest here


“I thought the virtual conference was excellent and I was really impressed by the platforms layout and ease of access.”

Robert Smith, Head of Authorising Engineering Policy & Compliance, Serco UK & E


“The highlights for me where the insights into Indoor Air Quality, Dr Taylor's work on humidity reducing cross-infection and Dame Judith's review of Building Safety”.

Nicholas Grout AMIAM AssocRICS, Asset Manager, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


“Overall the conference was excellent and the event had a variety of quality topics, and a dynamic online platform.”

Angel Ramos, Project Manager, Roperhurst Limited


“Some of the topics were really thought provoking. I valued it being online as I can’t normally attend due to the nature of my role, this allowed me to attend for the first time and it was fantastic! The platform was incredible. BESA has been outstanding throughout lockdown and this conference raised the bar further. Appreciate everything you have done to keep us all informed, give us platforms to ask questions and raise new things for us to consider to move forward with better prepared. Thank you to all who makes all this possible!"

Nina Fotara, Office Manager, Coolheat