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Update on ABX

Thank you for making ABX 2017 such a success. Every year, ABX—the largest building industry event in the Northeast—presents unparalleled conference content while the trade show floor is packed with demonstrations, installations, and new products.

Today I want to share exciting news about ABX. A new 25-year strategic partnership has been forged with Informa Exhibitions, the owners and producers of Greenbuild, JLC Live, Remodeling & Deck Expo, Int’l Roofing Expo, Construct, World of Concrete, and managers of the AIA National ConventionAs part of this arrangement, Informa will assume oversight of the operational aspects of running ABX while the BSA will continue to oversee the conference content as well as the demonstrations, installations, and networking opportunities that are expressions of our member’s work and professional community.

We believe this new arrangement—with Informa as show owner and producer, and the BSA as founder and presenter—allows each organization to do what it does best. Informa, with its deep industry knowledge and global infrastructure, will make sure that ABX receives the business expertise that’s necessary to stay competitive in today’s changing world of large-scale professional events. The BSA will engage its members, committees, partners, and other allies to deliver programming that explores professional equity while deepening our capacity to deliver design that is resilient, energy neutral, sensitive to its environment, and is well executed from concept through detail.

For attendees and members, this new partnership represents very little change—and that’s a good thing. The ABX brand will remain the hallmark of the show’s identity; ArchitectureBoston will continue to be the show’s official publication. The same quality and range of workshop content will be available while the show floor continues to grow with new products and vendors to help us keep pace in a perpetually transforming marketplace.

By partnering with Informa, we provide a positive path forward for the ABX trade show and conference while freeing our members, board, and committees to brainstorm and develop the BSA’s next big idea. What else should we deliver to a 21st century membership to keep its 21st century businesses strong?

Find details here on ABX/Greenbuild attendance and other conference highlights.

Questions? Ideas? Find an FAQ at architects.org/abx-faq. Or write me at president@architects.org.

Yours truly,

Josiah Stevenson FAIA, 2017 President

Don't forget to save the date! ABX 2018 is November 27–28 at the BCEC