Civils 2005 at London's Olympia proved to be a smash hit, with record numbers attending the three-day event last week.
CIVILS 2005 truly was 'the construction industry under one roof' with over 200 clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers setting up stands to show what role they play in the construction process.
Almost without exception the show ticked all boxes, with two thirds of exhibitors already signed up for next year's show.
The event was of course far more than just an exhibition. Visitors to the show packed the high quality conferences on key issues facing society today: Regeneration, Transport & Infrastructure and the Environment.
Speakers included senior executives from the Highways Agency, Environment Agency, and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, as well as experts from consultants and contractors, and the organisers of London's 2012 Olympics.
And as ever the high quality technical seminars held throughout the event in two purposebuilt theatres drew large crowds.
This year the event included 'Consultant 100 Breakfast Club' meetings, where top construction industry figures could discuss major issues with industry clients.
Ron Chapman, chief executive of said: It was great to hear the passion with which the environmental issues were discussed by Environment Agency chief executive Baroness Young.' Civils 2006 will be held from 28-30 November 2006 at London's Olympia. Put it in your diary now.