It’s nearly D-day – the launch of FRONT – a boutique design event for architects, designers, property facilitators and end users. No doubt you’ve heard already heard about it, but this guide will give you the ultimate run through on everything related to FRONT – from who you’ll see there, how it all works, the speakers you can tune into and more.

What is FRONT?

Taking over Carriageworks 9-10 August, FRONT is an evolution of the traditional trade show format and is FREE for professionals to attend. FRONT has been created to bring all the key commercial players together into an innovative, business-focused event.

Brought to you by the people behind the INDE.Awards, Saturday Indesign and the Sustainability Awards, we understand the A&D industry and where some of the pain points lie, which is why FRONT is about delivering something different but relevant.

FRONT is an antidote to our ever-increasingly time-poor lives. It’s is all about connecting you directly to the people you need to help grow your career and your business by delivering a tradeshow that strips away the usual fanfare.

Why is it different?

The design and layout for FRONT are unique. It’s not about big showy stands and aimless meandering. The aisles have been designed to facilitate meetings and conversations, dotted with plenty of spots to pull up a chair and chat. In addition, the whole event is catered all day, which is just another way we’re making the event even more seamless.

As a visitor to FRONT, you can connect with not only the top-end selection of exhibitors but also with other attendees and speakers, all through our digital matchmaking platform. That means you can streamline your networking to target exactly who you need.

You can also spend time in the Dyson Business Lounge. Why not bring your laptop and work away in-between meetings and seminars while at FRONT?

What can I get out of coming to FRONT?

FRONT is not just for architects and designers. Our built environment is made up of many more key players who bring a project to reality – real estate brokers, facility managers, property developers and consultants. FRONT is bringing everyone together under one roof. This is the future of design in action and now there is an event to help facilitate it all.

Learn about the latest innovative products

We understand that as a designer you get bombarded with different brands and products constantly. But on the flipside of that, you also need to be across all the latest technology and new releases.

The 150 exhibitors at FRONT have been carefully selected as innovators in the industry. These are the guys pushing boundaries with the products they make and by attending FRONT you can keep your knowledge firmly ahead of the competition.

Peruse the full list of exhibitors here.

Earn CPD

There is a selection of exhibitors whose presentations carry CPD points, sponsored by CSR, which is an easy way to get the points you need for the year.

See the list of CPD talks here.

Inspiring talks

The FRONT FORUM, brought to you by Gaggenau, has been carefully crafted to offer something for everyone. We want to spark debate. We want to get you thinking and fill your creative mind with knowledge.

By working closely with our six FRONT ambassadors, we have developed a seminar series that is diverse but most importantly relevant – strategy, technology, hospitality crossovers, adaptive re-use and more. The approach has been to share and build insight to propel the industry forward, which is only achievable by bringing together an incredible list of 40 speakers.

Read through the speaker series here. And make sure to book as they are already 70 per cent sold out!

And if that is still not enough…

We’ll be hosting the FRONT Great Debate. What better way to continue pushing the commercial sector than by a heated debate? Stay tuned for more on this one.

ARE YOU READY TO REGISTER? Do it now, and see you at FRONT 2018!