This time next year, everyone who is serious about being a part of Britain's construction industry will be attending the civil engineering profession's most important gathering of the year - Civils 2005.
The three day event will be a new, exciting experience for both exhibitors and visitors - with innovation the driving force.
Civils is NCE's event and attracts top exhibitors and key visitors from across the profession.
Everyone will be able to participate in the wrap round professional programme of conferences, seminars, receptions, displays and competitions.
From the launch of www. civils. com this week NCE has 12 months to convert its ambitions for Civils 2005 into a vibrant, live exhibition.
Extensive industry-wide market research over the last few months has shown how we can draw on the successes of previous Civils shows and create an event for construction's professional sector - clients, consultants, contractors.
We have moved from Birmingham to London - the location you told us was the best and central to the region where over 90% of consultants and a quarter of all civil engineers work.
Civils 2005 will be held in November - your preferred time of year - and in Olympia's elegant exhibition centre.
With half the stand space already sold pre-launch, we are determined not to host just another trade show. The Civils 2005 exhibitor list will mirror a 'who's-who' of our profession;
dominated by leading consultants, clients, contractors and professional associations.
Leading companies will host free, hour long, walk-in technical seminars.
These widely themed, interactive lectures will be reinforced by much larger conferences - two each day - debating in depth topics including regeneration, infrastructure, transport, environment and waste.
Competitions, question-time discussions, challenges, open house NCE receptions, IT and CV surgeries, will all ensure a positive show for exhibitors and visitors alike.