Writer and actor to be interviewed on second day of construction and energy show

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry will be the special guest at Ecobuild 2016, the UK’s largest show dedicated to construction and energy, it has been announced today.

The erudite writer, actor and campaigner will join a lineup of industry visionaries, leaders and experts at the event.

Fry will be interviewed by broadcaster Will Gompertz at the culmination of the day’s conference programme on Wednesday 9 March. Ecobuild, which is organised by Building’s parent company UBM, takes place from 8 – 10 March at London’s ExCel.

The audience can expect to hear Fry’s forthright and entertaining views and insights around issues close to his heart – areas that will resonate with the Ecobuild audience. The session will also afford audience members a rare opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session.

After the keynote speech, Fry will go on to host the prestigious BD Architect of the Year Awards dinner held at ExCeL that evening. Recognising excellence across 13 categories, the awards, which are run by Building’s sister publication Building Design, celebrate the best practices currently operating in the UK.

Martin Hurn, Director of Ecobuild, said: “Stephen personifies the spirit of Ecobuild to inform, entertain and inspire the industry. He is the most exciting speaker we have welcomed in Ecobuild’s history of thought leadership. We couldn’t have hoped for a better conclusion to what promises to be a fascinating day on the Ecobuild Arena.”

For further information and to register for Ecobuild 2016, which takes place from 8th to 10th March at London’s ExCeL, visit www.ecobuild.co.uk.