Royal Jaarbeurs and digiGO launch new trade event DigiBouw 2024

February 28, 2024
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A new trade event dedicated to digitization in the construction and installation sector will take place this fall: DigiBouw 2024. Digitalization is necessary to make the Dutch construction sector safer, more efficient and more sustainable. Large construction and engineering companies have mostly made the step to digitalization but the adoption of digitalization lags behind. The reason for Royal Jaarbeurs, as market leader with its own trade titles BouwBeurs and VSK, to introduce the trade event DigiBouw. DigiBouw 2024 aims to promote digital adoption within the construction and installation sector. Jaarbeurs organizes DigiBouw in cooperation with digiGO. This is the platform for digital collaboration in the built environment. DigiBouw 2024 will take place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November 2024 at Royal Jaarbeurs.

Jeroen van Hooff, CEO Royal Jaarbeurs: "The success of digitization lies mainly in whether professionals in the construction industry are ready for new techniques and ways of working. During BouwBeurs 2023 we noticed that a specific target group has a huge interest in digitalization and its adoption. This is the reason for us to introduce the new event DigiBouw."

DigiBouw: the road to an efficient and sustainable construction sector
DigiBouw is the meeting place where construction and installation professionals get tools to accelerate digitization within their companies. With its knowledge and experience, the Netherlands is one of the leaders in Europe in the field of digitization in the construction and installation sector. Jeroen van Hooff: "In recent years we see that under the influence of sustainability and energy transition, the construction and installation sector is facing a major challenge. Legislation has also been tightened up with the addition of the Building Quality Assurance Act (Wkb). However, we see that the adoption of digitization among construction and installation professionals can be improved. I am proud that from now on, in cooperation with digiGO, we can also offer a platform for the Dutch builder who wants to know everything about digitization of his construction company." Pieter van Teeffelen, Director of Direction & Organization, digiGO: "We are going to move the pack towards more digital collaboration and that is why we are collaborating with Jaarbeurs on this new event: DigiBouw."

Leaders share knowledge and expertise on digitization in construction
During DigiBouw market leaders will share how they have digitized their business processes. Pieter Beuker, Management Member Sales & Customer Success at Pro4all and one of the frontrunners: "The construction industry is facing major challenges: newspapers are full of nitrogen, the WKB and the housing shortage. But you never actually hear anything about work pressure, because the tough men and women of construction are used to it. While research by Berenschot recently showed that one in four UTA workers suffers from excessive work pressure. By deploying software to make construction processes run more smoothly, you reduce that workload and make room to tackle other major challenges. As a software provider, we are happy to contribute to that."

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