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November 23-24: Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2015, Vienna, Austria

The 1st European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference aims to meet in “Art of Hosting” method by creating a space where knowledge exchange, networking, practicing, learning from and with each other and celebrating can take place. The conference will be organized in the Vienna Town Hall, which can accommodate about 300 attendees.




November 18-20: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Washington, DC

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events. Greenbuild is a perfect opportunity to meet with green building colleagues, network with leading industry professionals and learn from international representatives from around the world. Each year, Greenbuild and its host committee develops a robust roster of events to complement the conference and expo.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#1020, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#622, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2205, Conservation Technology - Booth#3112, Firestone Building Products - Booth#729, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#3515, Hanging Gardens - Booth#2714, Jakob Rope Systems - Booth#424, LiveWall & LiveRoof - Booth#3241, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#414 & 822.


November 10-11: Greenbuild EXPO, Manchester, UK

The UK's newest sustainable building and refurbishment event, an essential and informative event for the construction industry covering everything from training opportunities and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates. Following another great event which saw Greenbuild Expos Green Deal debate area swamped with visitors trying to find out what this new initiative has to offer. The feedback from our visitors this year was hugely encouraging for the industry. An increase of almost 15% in commercial building professionals this year demonstrates the interest that energy saving and carbon reducing measures are high priorities and provided exhibitors with some excellent prospects with nearly 4,000 visitors arriving from across the country and from sectors including volume housing, office, health, education, leisure, hotel and retail.


November 9-10: Building Envelope Technology Symposium, Nashville, TN

The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. The event's open, inclusive environment encourages attendees to ask questions and stimulates dialogue. Speakers offer relevant solutions by referencing real-world examples and specific case histories. Each registrant will receive a comprehensive proceedings book detailing program information. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be catered daily. There will be an informal social reception the first evening.



November 6-9: ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Chicago, IL

This premier event for landscape architecture professionals will be the largest gathering of professionals in the world. More than 6,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors are expected to participate. ASLA annual meeting attendees consistently rate this EXPO as the “most valuable event” of the entire conference. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof. With more than 450 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry and the best-attended event of the annual meeting. The average attendee spends four to six hours test-driving products in the EXPO. Full registrants will receive complimentary beverage coupons good for one drink at each of the EXPO receptions on Saturday and Sunday. For your convenience, a number of popular activities will be located in the EXPO.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#707, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#2534, Firestone Building Products - Booth#529, Hanging Gardens - Booth#1051, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#1109, Omni Ecosystems - Booth#1539, Rooflite - Booth#2243, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#728, and Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#1030.


November 5-7: International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC), Singapore

The International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC) is one of the knowledge-sharing platforms held alongside GreenUrbanScape Asia (GUSA) 2015. Scheduled for 5 – 7 November at MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO, the conference will host some of the region’s key industry stakeholders to share their experiences on the theme - Living Architecture, Engineering Sustainable Environments.  A new theme: Living Architecture, Engineering Sustainable Environments. Over 30 world-renowned speakers. Focus sessions on “Creating Green Master plans”; “Modern Green Asia”; “Future Trends” and many more. 2-day conference & 1-day site visit to world-leading skyrise greenery projects in Singapore. Over 30 world-renowned speakers will share their insights, including Linda Velazquez, Publisher & Editor, who will present the "'s 2015 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design" here in beautiful Singapore.


November 5-7: GreenUrbanscape Asia Conference, Singapore

As Asia urbanizes rapidly, there’s a strong demand for urban design, landscaping and greenery to create spaces that are conducive for work, live and play. Against this dynamic backdrop, GreenUrbanScape Asia, an international exhibition and conference on landscape, greenery, design, construction and technology, returns bigger and stronger for the second edition in 2015 at the Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Center. Why exhibit? Expand Outreach in Asia: Over 150 exhibiting companies from the region, Smart Partnerships - Springboard into emerging markets and network with some 5,000 regional buyers, Knowledge Sharing - Learn & share industry expertise at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference, and Proven Track Record - 1st successful edition in 2013 attracted 4,000 delegates and visitors.






October 14-16: World Green Infrastructure Congress, Nagoya, Japan


Join International Delegates to celebrate the fastest expanding industry in Construction and Urban Planning. Experts, Academics, Exhibitors, Professionals, Policy Makers and related fields will congregate, share, explain and educate on how Green City Infrastructure such as green roofs, living walls, urban forests and urban regeneration can sustain our environment and our cities with vegetative systems, wise policy and foresight.  The WGIN Congress National 2015 will include a closing ceremony at National Urban Greenery Fair Aichi. The fair has been held every year on a rotating basis in different cities throughout the country. In 2015, Nagoya will be the host city for the event. The fair will be held during the same time that WGIN Congress National 2015 happens. It will focus on stopping the loss of biodiversity. There will be exhibitions of the latest technology of green roof and green wall by companies and public organizations. The green roof and green wall technology will be significant parts of the green infrastructure for the cities. In addition, the academic and public organizations will participate to exhibit regarding the urban environment assessment, biodiversity indicators of urban environment, etc. Read the See the Final Agenda, Tour Schedules & More: WGIN Congress Nagoya 2015 on October 14-16, 2015 and "Come to Japan for the WGIN Congress Nagoya 2015 on October 14-16, 2015!" blog posts.

Download the Event Brochure in English.





October 5-8: CitiesAlive 2015 Conference, New York, NY

The walls and the roofs of New York City provide hundreds of square miles of surfaces that can be used to help address many of these pressing issues. CitiesAlive delegates will tour leading edge projects, research facilities and see some unique sites such as the High Line and Brooklyn Grange. Technical sessions are directed towards design, research and policy communities and will focus on the latest scientific research, products, and policies all of which are critical to meeting the challenge of promoting healthy and resilient people and places in New York City. New York City is filled with hundreds of design firms and thousands of designers. New York has over 8 million residents and the regional population exceeds 21 million. New York City is home to more than 35 GRPs and boasts numerous Award of Excellence winning projects. Read about the speakers, tours, and more here: Don't Miss the Last Early Bird Discount for 2015 CitiesAlive Ending This Friday, September 18!; GRHC Announces 2015 Green Roof & Wall Design Awards of Excellence Winners; GRHC Announces First Round of 13th Awards of Excellence Winners; and Five Great Reasons to Come to CitiesAlive in New York. 

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#204&206, Barrett Company - Booth#314, Bonar / Xeroflor - Booth#412, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#F7&F8, Conservation Technology - Booth#302, Firestone Building Products - Booth#415, Green Roof Technology (Green Roof Service) - Booth#307&406, Jakob Rope Systems - Booth#205, Kawasaki Greenhouse - Booth#411, Moerings USA Sempergreen - Booth#211, Plant Connection - Booth#506, Rooflite - Booth#203, Sedum Master - Booth#409, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#503&505, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#404, Tremco Roofing - Booth#208&210, Turf & Soil Diagnostics - Booth#F6, Vegetal i.D. - Booth#207, and ZinCo USA - Booth#313.






September 30 - October 3: CONSTRUCT 2015 Conference, St. Louis, MO

CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event. CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#633 and Firestone Building Products - Booth#203.



September 28: European Biosolar Roof Conference, London, UK

The conference in London condenses the Biosolar Roof Project’s array of information and stories from across Europe where biosolar roofs are being installed, including in London. The project ends this year but the London conference in September is a new beginning – one that aims to ensure professionals working in the built environment and contractors in the fields of landscape and renewable energy have the knowledge and awareness to deliver biosolar roofs across Europe. The conference will be of interest to policy makers, building owners, facility managers, architects, landscape architects, ecologists and sustainability professionals. Read London Green & Solar Roof Conference 28th Sept 2015 (& the French Solar Green Roof Law that Is Not Yet a Law), by Dusty Gedge, President, European Federation of Green Roofs & Walls Associations &



September 23-25: DesignDC 2015 Conference, Washington, DC

Take part with over 700+ architects and design professionals. From seminars about the latest on pre-fabrication to next-level firm marketing to tours of the region’s fascinating new projects, DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges of working in Metropolitan Washington. Change your career trajectory! Connect with old friends and colleagues across the design world while you visit more than 70 exhibitors. And you can earn AIA, AICP, GBCI, IIDA, and LACES continuing education credit at this unique interdisciplinary conference! Make sure to attend Green Roofs for Stormwater Management presentation by Vanessa Keitges (President & CEO of Columbia Green Technologies).

Don't miss exhibits by Columbia Green Technologies - Booth#TT5 and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#220.






August 21-23: Boston Greenfest, Boston, MA

Welcome to the 8th Annual Boston GreenFest ! This is the region's largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us. The three days have something of value for everyone - the festival is convenient, and free. Individuals, friends, families and groups are encouraged to be at this FREE event. Be part of this community for green change. Have fun, meet people, learn, and be inspired!



August 2-6: StormCon – The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Austin, TX


Stormwater management is a fast-changing discipline and StormCon is the only professional conference and exposition where you can learn about the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services. Take advantage of StormCon's early bird registration rates and register today. StormCon is the alphabet soup for solutions to meet all of your stormwater needs. From Ammonia to Zeolyte -- erosion control, funding, modeling, permitting, rainwater use, treatment and watershed management plans -- you will find products, services and decades of expertise. Phase I or II, small or large populations, ag or urban, StormCon provides it all under one very LARGE roof. The brainpower of our industry at your personal service for a concentrated four days. If you've got questions, at StormCon you'll find the answers. At a time of evolving regulations, StormCon evolves with the regulatory and technical needs, ensuring the state of the art in stormwater management.






July 11-14: OFA - Cultivate15, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH

AmericanHort announces that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate'15 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion of products and services for retailers, nursery production, and landscaping. Thousands of attendees from more than 20 countries are expected this year.






June 28-30: 2015 Every Building Conference & Expo, Los Angeles, CA

Commercial real estate is a competitive, high-stakes business. Success requires results: heightened asset performance; increased NOI; profitability and efficiency at every level of building and portfolio management. Achieving those results takes innovation, know-how and new information to stay ahead of the curve. CRE professionals who are serious about their success attend the industry’s most important event of the year to give themselves the advantage. You can, too. Make every effort to be here. The most comprehensive education conference in the industry. Expert-led sessions offer the opportunity to increase knowledge, build skills and earn continuing professional development credits while addressing the topics and issues that are vital to your success.



June 24: Green Roof and Permeable Pavement - Design and Performance in North Texas Program, Dallas, TX

The program is being presented by Texas A&M AgriLife in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There is no charge for the program, which will be held in Building C, Meeting Room 2 of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road. “Target audiences for this program include engineers, planners, landscape architects, contractors, stormwater professionals and interested members of the public,” said Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural engineering specialist in water resources management at the center.


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June 14-17: Western Roofing Expo 2015, Las Vegas, NV

Plan to attend “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo – your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, WRE focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems Booth#302, Firestone Building Products - Booth#607, and Sika Sarnafil Corporation - Booth#213.



June 7-15: International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Moscow, Russia

IFLA, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, is the global body of professional Landscape Architects, with members from over 60 countries in all continents. It represents the profession of Landscape Architecture in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA., etc. IFLA is a non-political, non governmental and non-profit democratic organization with the following objectives: to develop and promote the profession and discipline of Landscape Architecture, together with its related arts and sciences, and throughout the world. An IFLA World Congress is an ideal opportunity to share and learn from diverse cultures, with attendees from 63 IFLA member countries.



June 5: World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began and it was from 5–16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere.



June 1-2: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada


This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure - for our economy, our ecosystem and our community. Grey to Green will bring together leading edge thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields which reveal the intersection of health and green infrastructure protection and development. Three years have quickly passed since the ground-breaking Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto. Since then, many new developments in design, business practice, policy and research supporting urban and peri-urban agriculture have mushroomed. It is time to take stock and plan future directions in the critical area of food policy, which is all too often left out of high-level policy discussions about resilience. As more people turn to growing food in cities – as a hobby, for nourishment, or as a new breed of business – there are a greater number of opportunities to learn from one another and to advance the sector. Register for Grey to Green by April 10 & Save Up to $100.





May 22-24: ROOF INDIA 2015, Mumbai, India

India is the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world and in spite of the global economic scenario, the Building Construction & Infrastructure industry in India continues to boom. Pre-engineered Buildings/Factories, Airport modernization/new airports projects, Metro Rail, New Hotel/Resorts, IT Parks, Retail Malls, Hypermarkets, Multiplexes, Integrated Townships etc are still buzzwords today in India's booming Building Construction & Infrastructure industry. And it is this scenario that ROOF INDIA Exhibition - Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied Products Event, provides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to converge, network and strike lucrative business deals and establish business partnerships & joint ventures. Be there to be part of India’s building construction & infrastructure boom! Maximise your opportunities at ROOF INDIA 2015!



May 19-23: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, perhaps the most famous gardening event in the world and part of London's summer social season. Popular parts of the Chelsea Flower Show include the show gardens designed by leading names and the centerpiece of the floral marquee.



May 14-16: AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition, Atlanta, GA

The AIA 2015 National Convention will explore how innovative approaches to planning, design, and construction, along with revolutionary approaches to practice and collaboration, can create more resilient urban ecosystems. Through this innovation, cities of all scales can contribute to a region's sustainability and regeneration.

Don't miss exhibits by Bison Innovative Products - Booth#141, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2745, Firestone Building Products - Booth#531, LiveRoof & LiveWall Systems - Booth#1858, Sika Corporation - Booth#629, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#838, and Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance - Booth#240.



May 11-13: 2015 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Miami, FL

The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction. Experts will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development: LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT - Pervious pavements and erosion control structures, urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.



May 9-11: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition China 2015, Guangzhou, China

Roof China is a only trade show located in south China specialized for roofing industry since 2011. Advocating the popularization of the Quality Warranty & Being a Platform seizing opportunities are what we have been focusing since its first edition. Every year Roof China attract exhibitors from many countries in Asia, Europe and America with their advanced products, make it a fabulous show for visitors. Roof China is a place of adventure for who want to start their business, and a place of discovery for who need some fresh ideas. In a word, It’s an event you can not miss always.



May 5-6: ROOFTech 2015, Vancouver, Canada

The 12th biennial ROOFTech has been planned by the roofing industry to provide a "hands on" educational experience on all aspects of roofing for architects, building inspectors, contractors, engineers, property managers, roofing consultants and specifiers. It will be much more than just a typical trade show. ROOFTech 2015 will be an informational forum that will provide considerable benefits for anyone who needs to stay apprised about the latest in roofing technologies.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#900, Firestone Building Products - Booth#811, LiveRoof Global - Booth#TBD,  NATS Nursery - Booth#600, and Tremco Roofing - Booth#616.



May 1 - October 31: Expo Milano, Milan Italy

Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. A journey of tastes. Visitors will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. They will have the possibility to take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. Expo Milano 2015 will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its products but also for its contribution towards education on food and the planet’s precious resources.






April 28-29: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, Dubai, UAE


Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will witness industry experts showcasing and discussing innovative solutions to make . Providing a platform to network and create lucrative business opportunities, the event will attract more than 400 senior landscape engineers, architects, developers, contractors, technology providers and government authorities. Expotrade Middle East is looking forward to meeting senior professionals committed to the sustainable growth of the region’s landscape sector and cordially invite you to register.



April 22: Earth Day 2015

Support Earth Day. Your support enables Earth Day Network to power the environmental movement and ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for all of us. Your contributions and purchases help mobilize communities, implement environmental education programs and support Earth Day events and actions around the world. From greening schools in post-Katrina New Orleans to improving water and sanitation services in a refugee community in Ghana, EDN supports and coordinates thousands of Earth Day events worldwide each year. Earth Day, April 22, is the largest secular holiday in the world, now celebrated by more than one billion people.


April 22: ZinCo Canada Green Roof Seminar, Toronto, Canada

Half day seminar for the green roof professional with the following topics:

  • How to design Green Roofs for Wind Uplift?

  • Green Roof Design Options for Storm water Management.

  • Green Roofs & Solar - The Ultimate Combination.

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April 20-21: 4th International Green Roof Congress, Istanbul, Turkey


Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Under the motto "Explore the Nature on Rooftops" successful solutions for sustainable urban development and practical Green Roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress as well as the latest achievements in science and technology. The congress programme will have a distinctively interactive style with lectures and workshops. Certified Green Roof experts, designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, plant experts and delegates of municipal authorities will be sharing their knowledge and answering questions and queries in practice-oriented workshops. Read "20-21 April, 2015: SAVE THE DATE for the 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul, Turkey!" by Wolfgang Ansel.



April 13-15: Outdoor Design Build & Supply Trade Show, Dubai, UAE

This exhibition is dedicated to showcasing a wide range of hard and soft landscaping products and services including landscape contractors, outdoor lighting, recreation and park equipment, water features, playground equipment, flooring solutions, horticulture, planning and design services and much more. This event focuses purely on the design, build & supply for all private and public spaces. It is fully backed by Dubai Municipality and is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East that caters to the landscaping requirements of all industries in the space: hotels, municipalities, public parks, urban areas, property developers, schools, sports stadiums, golf courses, hospitals, leisure destinations and more.




April 13-14: Urban Agenda 2020 Conference, Dubai, UAE

Dubai is hailed as one of the world’s most attractive cities to live in, with an ever-expanding number of businesses and people streaming in to make it their home. The Emirate has also been identified as one of the most innovative and disruptive cities on the planet, leading change and developing at an unprecedented rate. But how can Dubai and such other ‘power cities’ continue to manage such growth while being attractive places to live in? URBAN AGENDA 2020 will examine the factors that go into making a developing city livable and understand how cities can develop dynamically and ensure economic growth – while maintaining a great living environment. Attending the event will give you the tools you need to plan for new city developments, understand new technologies, benefit from hands-on workshops and network with Dubai government officials and their consultants.



April 6 - May 31: 3rd Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015!

Building on the success of our inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit in 2011 and our our second foray in the world of virtual conferences in 2013, it is with great pleasure to announce our third biennial.

People: Creative thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers sharing organic green infrastructure ideas. Friendly and knowledgeable exhibitors on hand live at the Expo.

Projects: International icons of sustainability demonstrating early successes plus current & visionary case studies of excellence in design.

Design: Proven standards of diverse green technologies plus dynamic, cutting edge, forward thinking schemes for greening the planet with building integrated greenery. Bioclimatic design promoting biodiversity, biomimicry & chic sustainability meet high-tech and low-tech approaches.

As important as physical conferences are, the proliferation of international events makes it impossible to exhibit and attend them all in terms of time and money. At a fraction of the cost of a physical conference, you have an incredible opportunity to meet and greet awesome experts and practitioners in our field - without leaving your office. Every day, the new ubiquity of architectural greening gains new advocates, designers, and specifiers - be cutting edge by connecting and participating!

Keynote Speakers

More Information:

Learn about the esteemed speakers from our previous Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits:
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: 2013 and 2011.




April 1: Workshop on “Green Roofs”, Qatar

Landscape as Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Food Security: Perspectives from Switzerland and Qatar Lectures and Workshop on Green Roofs. Qatar University and Swiss Embassy, in collaboration with Zurich University of Applied Sciences, has organized a workshop to promote environmentally friendly green terraces in the city. The activities kick off at 10am, at Qatar University CENG Female Building, with the opening of the exhibition The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture, and an introduction to the event by Dr Anna Grichting, Assistant Professor and Curator, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, and Dr Yasser Maghoub, Head, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University. Skyrise Landscapes & Green Roofs: From Switzerland to Qatar (20 slides / 20 seconds per slide for each speaker), Dr. Anna Grichting, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nathalie Baumann, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Dusty Gedge, President, European Federation of Green Roofs, Association Gary Grant, Green Roof Consultancy Ltd. UK, and Dr. Ahmed Mustafa, SAIC Al Sulaiteen Industrial Complex, Qatar, Students in Architecture and Urban Planning.






March 28: Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide

There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. In fact, change is already underway.  Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.




March 26, 2015: Jornada de Agricultura Urbana & Book Launch, Madrid, Spain

Held in Spanish and coordinated by Dr. Isabel de Felipe at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the “Jornada de Agricultura Urbana” - Urban Agriculture Day will include a full day of panels and presentations by leading Spanish educators and experts in the field. Edited by Dr. Julián Briz and Dr. Isabel de Felipe, the book launch of the new “Agricultura Urbana Integral: Ornamental y Alimentaria, una visión global e internacional” - Integral Urban Agriculture: Ornamental and Food Producing, a global and international vision” will be launched as well. Read more here (link to PDF).



March 25-26: North East Roofing Contractors Association's Convention & Trade Show, Mashantucket, CT

NERCA is the regional roofing contractors association covering the northeast part of the country including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware. We host the largest regional roofing trade show in the country. Over 2500 roofing professionals from the northeast are expected to walk through the doors. These professionals include roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers, building owners, architects, engineers, government and specification writers, consultants, designers, building inspectors, and construction users.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems Booth#413&512, Firestone Building Products - Booth#303&402, and Sika Corporation - Booth#503&602.


March 18: 3rd Green Roof Congress, Centre de Conférences de Poitiers, France

As for the 2011 and 2012 editions, this professional event aims to bring together the French players in the sector: revegetation system suppliers or components, scientists, architects, private and public clients, and regulators. It is a continuation of the World Congress of buildings revegetation, which brought together 500 world experts in September 2013 in Nantes. Whereas today the principles and foundations of technical concepts are better known, the organizers propose a deepening day on scientific and technical aspects and current themes. Conferences, roundtables, workshops, visits will punctuate the day and exhibitor space will facilitate exchanges between professionals in the industry. This 2015 edition is organized by the Horticultural CRITTs with the support of the ADIVET.



March 17-29: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital seeks to further the public’s understanding of environmental issues – and solutions – through the power of film and thought-provoking discussions with environmental experts and filmmakers. The Festival is a platform that fosters environmental awareness and action. Our films will address the complex relationship between the environment and human health and look toward solutions to ensure a healthy population and environment with the understanding that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves.



March 11-12: GREENPRINTS Conference & Trade Show, Atlanta, GA

Greenprints is a high-level forum for the sustainability-driven conversations that define our times. A gathering place for regionally and nationally renowned building science and design experts, as well as building industry professionals, Greenprints facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners. Our goal is to advance collaborative solutions to our toughest environmental challenges. Come see what we’re about!



March 5-10: RCI International Convention and Trade Show, San Antonio, TX

The Annual Convention & Trade Show will be the premiere event for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants and related professionals. We invite you to contribute to that experience by submitting an abstract for presentation in such areas as: materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies or environmental effects. You will receive continuing educational hours, recognition in Interface, and international acknowledgment of your knowledge and expertise. The Annual Convention will be of interest to roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants’, architects’, engineers’, facility managers’, developers’, property owners’ and managers’, construction managers’, code officials’, policy makers; and general contractors.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#521, Barrett Company - Booth #449, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#301, CETCO - Booth#436, Firestone Building Products - Booth#201, Sika Corporation - Booth#501, and Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance - Booth#651.



March 3-5: Ecobuild, London, UK

New thinking, challenging ideas and renowned speakers, our acclaimed conference, in association with the UK-GBC, returned to the heart of the exhibition. The Ecobuild conference focuses on emerging issues, new thinking, challenging ideas, and the new policy priorities of the coalition government responding to the need for budget cuts. It examines the key issues surrounding sustainability, construction and the built environment, from big picture debates on international political co-operation, global economic models, and the psychology of climate change, through to more domestic challenges such as how the UK construction sector needs to change, refurbishing the existing stock, and the impact of localism and the big society on planning.






February 24-26: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo, New Orleans, LA

The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success. The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.

Don't miss exhibits by Bonar Booth#1243, Carlisle SynTec Systems Booth#701, Firestone Building Products Booth#1533, Sika Corporation Booth#2233, & Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance Booth#1701.



February 9-10: Future Landscape & Public Realm Conference, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE

Building on the successful launch of Future Landscape & Public Realm in Qatar, Advanced Conferences & Meetings is proud to announce the launch of a conference dedicated to the development of Abu Dhabi's public realm. Incorporating case studies and speakers from the relevant government agencies and other stakeholders, Future Landscape & Public Realm Abu Dhabi will explore the wide variety of projects ongoing and upcoming in Abu Dhabi to develop the city’s public realm, in order to enhance the livability of the city and support the goals of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Plan.



February 4-5: California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Landscape Industry Show, Ontario, CA


The Landscape Industry Show is the leading green industry show in the west! The show provides you with the ultimate customer connection — bringing you face-to-face with green industry professionals eager to learn about the latest and greatest products and ready to make decisions. Participate, learn, ask questions and see new products and services being featured by our exhibitors and speakers. We will be adding the show-floor demos as we secure them, so keep checking back for the most current information. You will not want to miss these! Want to meet face-to-face with key decision makers? Build your influence with green industry professionals? Positively influence sales? By exhibiting at the Landscape Industry Show, you can position your company's products and services as the solution needed by green industry leaders.






January 22-23: CRCA - Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Trade Show, Chicago, IL


Attend this year’s CRCA Trade Show and Seminars! As CRCA Attendees and Exhibitors will tell you, this show continues to deliver great education and the best in roofing and waterproofing exhibits in the USA. This year’s show is also an important venue for Architects, Specifiers, Engineers, Roof Consultants as well as Building Owners/Engineers and Building Code and Fire Officials for navigating the latest in Roofing, Energy and Green Code Requirements, plus Systems Technology Advancements that affect the final product delivered to the end user…. a roof for the building owner.



January 20-23: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Austin, TX

The USCC’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest composting conference and exhibition for the composting, wood waste and organics recycling industry in North America. The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.



January 6-8: Landscape Ontario Congress, Toronto, Canada

Now in its 42nd year, Landscape Ontario’s Congress is Canada’s largest green industry trade show and conference – and it's rated as one of the country’s top 10 shows. With over 600 cutting-edge suppliers exhibiting on more than eight acres of show floor, it’s the perfect place to find new products, ideas, equipment, tools, services and connections to make your business grow and prosper. Dozens of inspirational and educational sessions run throughout, making Congress a once-a-year opportunity to learn about emerging industry trends, access products and build new relationships. Spend a day doing seminars and a day at the show, or mix it up. And don’t forget the special events throughout, like the Awards of Excellence Ceremony or the Tailgate Party. Everything is within walking distance and all the details can be found on these pages, or by giving us a call. Hope to see you there!




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