ECTP Conference 2024

COMMITTEES


The 10th ECTP Conference will be organised on 5-6 March 2024 at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels
The event will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ECTP, with the moto "ECTP @ 20. Two decades shaping a smart and green built environment".

Stakeholders from innovation in the whole construction value-chain will share their experience and representatives of the European Commission will inform the attendees about the latest policy development related to the sector, and outline how the EU Construction Industry is at the heart of the Built Environment green and digital transitions.

REGISTRATION HERE.
General Terms and Conditions applicable for ECTP Conference 2024 available here.

NB: If you are an ECTP member and haven't received the code to benefit from reduced conference fees, please 
contact ECTP Secretariat (secretariat@ectp.org).

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE

  • Highlight and advance future perspectives and priorities in R&I in the construction and Built environment sector
  • Inform about the state-of-play of key European initiatives in the domain – e.g. the SET-Plan and the Co-programmed Partnership Built4People
  • Share the revisited Strategic Research Agenda (SRIA) of the ECTP
  • Share vision and discuss cross-cutting issues and potential synergies with organizations and domains connected to the construction and Built environment sector


STRUCTURE AROUND 3 MAJOR TOPICS / PRIORITIES 

  • Resilient, decarbonised, adaptative and regenerative Built Environment
  • Enriching, inclusive and health-improving Built Environment
  • Competitive, digitalised and circular value chain


CONFERENCE AGENDA (DETAILED PROGRAMME HERE)
Day 1

08h30 - 09h00: Welcome coffee
09h00 - 10h00: Opening session with 2 keynotes
10h00 - 11h00: Special session 1

Networking clusters through Europe to reach the ambitions of the B4P Partnership and of the New European Bauhaus
11h00 - 11h30: Coffee break
11h30 - 12h30: Special session 2
Next: A Journey into the Future of Construction & Built Environment
12h30 - 13h45: Lunch break
13h45 - 15h15: Parallel sessions 1 & 2
1. Nature-based Solutions and Renaturing the Built Environment
2. 
Materials and Sustainable solutions for a Circular built environment
15h15 - 15h45: Coffee break
15h45 - 17h15: Parallel sessions 3 & 4
3. Hydrogen and the built environment, paving the way for a decarbonized future
4. 
Inclusive Built Environments: Integrating Social Sciences and User-Centric Approaches

17h15 17h45: Special session 3
Looking at 20 years of ECTP
17h45 - 18h30: Cocktail

20h00 - 22h00: Gala dinner at the Belgian Comic Strip Center (20 rue des Sables, 1000 Brussels)

Day 2
08h30 - 09h00: Welcome coffee
09h00 - 09h30: Keynote
09h35 - 11h05: Parallel sessions 5 & 6
5. Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Districts within the SET Plan
6. Infrastructure and Built Environment resilience to man-made and nature events

11h05 - 11h30: Coffee break
11h30 - 13h00: Parallel sessions 7 & 8
7. Integrated Digitalisation for the Built Environment
8. The technical challenges of applying circular approaches in district renovation

13h00 - 14h15: Lunch break
14h15 - 15h30: Special session 4
How Open Innovation Testbeds (OITBs) and the Metabuilding platform structure and facilitate a cross-sectoral EU Built Environment Innovation
15h30 - 16h00: Closing session

DISSEMINATION ACTIVITIES FOR EU PROJECTS

An exhibition of roll-up posters is dedicated to the dissemination of information and/or results of European projects.
The available spaces will be allocated (free of charge) to registered conference attendees on a first come first served basis.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Conference venue
Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise 91-93, 1050 Brussels (Google map here)
The hotel is located at 500m from Louise metro station with direct connection to Brussels Midi Station, where you can get direct trains to Brussels Airport.

How to get there
You can get a complete itinerary (train, tram, bus, metro etc.) to reach the conference venue by public transport from STIB website, by entering "Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Avenue Louise, Brussels" as your destination.

Accommodation
A block of 50 rooms has been reserved at Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie with preferential rates for the conference attendees (reservation link: https://www.thonhotels.com/event/ectp-aisbl/).
They will be attributed by the hotel on a first-come first-served basis.

List of other hotels close to the conference venue here.

Conference organisers contact
For any question, please contact ECTP Secretariat (secretariat@ectp.org).