The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is to have its own branded BMF Pavilion at the Ecobuild exhibition, which takes place at Excel, London from 7 to 9 March, 2017.

The BMF is working with exhibition organiser UBM to create a platform for merchants to meet and do business at the exhibition, which will focus on the role of sustainability as a driver for innovation, a catalyst for regeneration and as a way for organisations to do better business.

Exhibition space within the branded pavilion will be reserved for BMF members.

John Newcomb, BMF managing director, said: "This is another first for the BMF and one that is sure to benefit members. With its focus on regeneration and building better communities, Ecobuild provides a unique opportunity to bring merchants, suppliers and specifiers together to discuss vital issues, including tackling the UK housing crisis, and discover more about the latest systems and technologies that contribute to sustainable construction."

Martin Hurn, brand director of Ecobuild, said: "Merchants have an important role to play in helping move the regeneration and sustainability agenda forward.

"We're therefore excited to be able to work with the BMF to create a dedicated platform for their members to maximise the opportunities available at Ecobuild. The BMF pavilion will provide a unique space for merchants to come together with suppliers and specifiers to address key industry issues, showcase latest innovations and forge stronger relationships."

The BMF has negotiated special rates for all members exhibiting at Ecobuild, both within the BMF Pavilion and in the main exhibition area. Former BMF marketing manager, Christine Harding, has been contracted to manage exhibition space within the BMF Pavilion.

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