FIS Conference: Embracing change in the finishes and interiors sector

We have decided to go virtual for our annual conference this year, but rather than ask you to carve out a day, we want to make September a month focussed on understanding the drivers, embracing change and seizing your future in this amazing sector.

Building Trends

Recorded : 1 September

In our first session we looked at some of the social and economic drivers of change, how society is adapting and the impact this will have on what we will be building over the next five years.

Our keynote speakers covered:

  • Socio Economic Change: What will we be building in the UK in the next five years – Tom Hall, Barbour ABI
  • Workplace Trends: The changing face of the office, workplace needs and construction trends – Clare Danahay, BeInspired Design
  • Building Design: The key trends that are driving specification and influencing design – Vanessa Brady OBE, Society of British & International Interior Design
  • Specification: Building Safety, how specification is evolving and technology helping – Lee Jones, The NBS

Our speakers were then joined by Andrew Smith, Managing Director of OWA (UK) Ltd to discuss and debate the key trends that are driving change and how the finishes and interiors sector is and will need to react.