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Nov 2017
Nov 2017


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St Boston , Massachusetts 02210
Tel: (617) 954-2000
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Event Overview:


ABX connects architects, engineers, builders, contractors, developers, project managers, landscape designers, manufacturers, and other AEC professionals.

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is the largest building industry event in the Northeast. From November 8 to 10 at the BCEC, explore the showroom floor at ABX and enjoy over 400 exhibitors, new products, live demonstrations, and installations. The exhibit hall presents a great opportunity to network and learn more about what is trending in the building industry.

The ABX conference program is the most comprehensive educational event around, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and possibilities. The diverse range of topics and ideas attracts the full spectrum of building-industry professionals, including architects, engineers, builders/contractors and owner/clients.

ABX is produced by the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA). The BSA is the founder and long-time co-producer of Build Boston and Residential Design and Construction.

Exhibitor Information:

Design and construction professionals attend ABX to find new products and technologies that advance the building industry; to stay in-the-know on trends and issues; and to socialize with colleagues, new and old. ABX is the place to reach architects, contractors, engineers, and other design professionals.

Reserve your booth today to guarantee your spot on the exhibit floor and be among the 400 suppliers of building products and services at ABX.

What products are exhibited at ABX?

Architects, contractors, interior designers, subcontractors, engineers, developers, landscape architects, and facility managers come to the show floor to spec the following products:

3D Printers

Architectural Ornaments

Art Dealers/Consultants

Brick Suppliers

Carpet Systems

Ceiling Systems

Construction Equipment

Contractors/Construction Management

Door Manufacturers

Drafting Equipment

Energy Products

Financial Advisors

Flooring Supplies

Furniture Companies


Heating Systems


Insurance Companies

Interior Accessories

Kitchen Companies


Lettering Equipment

Lighting Suppliers

Marble and Granite

Masonry Products

Metal Products

Office Furniture

Panel Products

Photographic Media

Post and Beam Systems

Prefab Buildings

Records Management Services

Roofing Supplies

Security Systems

Specification Services

Stone Product Manufacturers

Tile Suppliers

Trade Associations

Wallboard Suppliers

Wallcovering Suppliers

Wastewater Products

Window Manufacturers

Wood Product Manufacturers

About BSA:

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA is committed to professional development for our members, advocacy on behalf of great design, and sharing an appreciation for the built environment with the public at large.

Established in 1867, the BSA today consists of more than 3,500 members and produces a diverse array of programs and publications, including ABX and ArchitectureBoston.

A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it is a nonprofit, professional-service organization.

Co-located with Greenbuild International Conference & Expo


Nov 8   

8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Nov 9   

8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Nov 10   

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Keynote Speakers

Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the United States to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation in order to continue working on the causes he cared about. Since its founding, the Foundation has endeavored to help build more resilient communities by developing and implementing programs that improve people’s health, strengthen local economies, and protect the environment.

The Foundation is guided by the belief that every problem has a solution and together with a diverse set of partners, works to improve lives around the globe and across the United States through a wide range of initiatives, including the now independent Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which has helped over 11 million people in more than 70 countries access critical HIV/AIDS medications at CHAI-negotiated prices. The Clinton Climate Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, and the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership are applying a business-oriented approach to promote sustainable economic growth and fight climate change in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean. In the United States, the Foundation is focused on helping children and adults live full and active lives by working to combat the rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership forged with the American Heart Association; reduce health disparities and address emerging health threats like the opioid epidemic by partnering with local communities through the Clinton Health Matters Initiative; and increase awareness about the importance of early childhood development through the Foundation’s Too Small to Fail initiative.

The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock remains the heart and soul of the Clinton Foundation, and since it opened its doors in 2004, the Clinton Center has hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, catalyzing $3.3 billion in economic impact throughout the community. Today, the Clinton Center also cooperatively manages the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program—a joint effort between the George W. Bush PresidentialCenter, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation that seeks to equip emerging leaders with the tools they need to drive positive change in their communities.

Above all, President Clinton has always believed that we can do more together than any of us can do on our own. In 2005, he founded the Clinton Global Initiative to foster partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations and private citizens to turn good ideas into measurable results. To date, over 3,600 CGI commitments have already improved the lives of more than 435 million people in more than 180 countries. CGI’s work continues through these ongoing commitments and through the Clinton Global Initiative University which this year, celebrates 10 years of bringing together college and university students from every corner of the globe to turn good ideas into action.

In addition to his continuing roles with the Foundation and CHAI, President Clinton has joined with other former Presidents to support relief efforts for communities recovering from natural disasters—partnering with President George H.W. Bush three times to organize aid and support for those affected by the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, and with President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti to raise money and assistance for communities devastated by the storm. To this day, the Clinton Foundation continues to support economic growth, job creation and sustainability in communities across Haiti.

President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea; two grandchildren, and live in Chappaqua, New York.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


During the summer of 2009 Tyson identified a stable of professional standup comedians to assist his effort in bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk. Now also a popular Podcast, and a limited-run Television Series on the National Geographic Channel, StarTalk combines celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter. The target audience is all those peoplewho never thought they would, or could, like science.

In its first year on Television it was nominated for a "Best Informational Programming" Emmy.

Tyson is the recipient of twenty honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal,the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted Sexiest AstrophysicistAlive by People Magazine in 2000.

Tyson's latest book, released in May 2017 is Astrophysics for People In A Hurry. This adorably readablebook is an introduction to all that you've read, and heard about that's making news in the universe --consummated, in one place, succinctly presented, for people in a hurry.

Recently Tyson served as Executive Editor and on camera Host & Narrator forCosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st century continuation of Carl Sagan's landmark television series. The show began in March 2014 and ran thirteen episodes in Primetime on the FOX network, and appeared in 181 countries in 45 languages around the world on the National Geographic Channels. Cosmos, which isalso available in DVD and BluRay, won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Critics Choiceawards, as well as a dozen other industry recognitions.

Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Neil deGrasse Tyson lives in New York City with his wife, a former IT Manager with Bloomberg Financial Markets, and their two kids.

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