Every three years the congress of the Federation of the European Precast Concrete Industry (BIBM – Bureau International du Béton Manufacturé) will take place in a different European country. The last congress in Madrid will be followed by the next BIBM Congress to be held from 15th to 17th of November 2020 in Copenhagen – the capital and largest city of Denmark with an important center of culture, business, media, and science. Copenhagen is well known for its urban development and first-class architecture. Water, space, sustainability, and light are the key elements of the recent architectural boom. Everywhere in the city impressive buildings are being constructed alongside old historic buildings and palaces. One of these buildings was opened in 2010 and expanded in 2015. It will be the venue of the BIBM Congress in 2020 – the Tivoli Congress Center – a modern precast building located in the urban center, providing short distances to central station, sights and attractions.
The Future of European Construction
The upcoming BIBM Congress will focus on the future of the European construction industry. Under the motto „The Future of European Construction – Precast Excellence in Nordic Countries“, some award-winning projects of the countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be presented to the participants. Other main topics of the congress program will be:
Zero CO2 construction
New business models
BIM and the precast industry
Technical solutions for precast architecture
Gala dinner at Langelinie Pavilion
All conference participants and the accompanying guests will have the opportunity to take part in several tailor-made social events.
Highlight will be the gala dinner at the Langelinie Pavilion. A tour to the Louisiana Museum and the Karen Blixen Museum will specially be prepared for the accompanying guests. Aim of the „Wonderful Copenhagen Classic Tour“ on Saturday is to present Copenhagen, the hosting city, in all its facets to all participants and guests.
Hosting city Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital city and with a population of 1.2 million the largest city of Denmark, being the cultural and economic center of the country. The city is seat of the parliament and government as well as royal residence of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Copenhagen, which was first documented in the 11th century, became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century and during the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional center. Today, Copenhagen is one of the most important metropolis in Northern Europe, being a popular destination for travelers. Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life and is also considered one of the world‘s most environmentally-friendly cities.
Review on BIBM Congress 2017
The 22nd BIBM Congress 2017 was held from 17 to 19 May 2017 in Madrid, Spain, with more than 650 registered participants – including the exhibitors. The congress provided more than 30 presentations together with plenary sessions and three parallel sessions, showing interesting excellent examples in sustainable production and the promotion of sustainable markets. An exhibition with more than 60 companies offered solutions for the planning, design, production and construction of modern precast concrete structures.
The organizer is expecting a growing number of participants for the BIBM Congress held in Copenhagen. Registration is possible online now: http://www.bibmcongress.eu/