As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to start planning your 2020 exhibition calendar. There are plenty of events coming up, and many of them may be the perfect event for you to attend.
To make sure you’re prepared for your exhibitions and to get your stand orders done in good time, we’ve created a list of some of the biggest trade fairs and exhibitions in the UK throughout 2020.
UK Trade Fairs and Exhibitions locations
There are a number of different places that will feature some of the top trade fairs and exhibitions in the UK. Sometimes, they’ll attend multiple locations, so it’s worth finding which is the most convenient location for you.
The places likely to feature an exhibition are:
- NEC, National Exhibition Centre
Based in West Kensington, Olympia hosts a wide variety of tradeshows throughout the year and 2020 looks to be a bumper schedule of exhibits.
Top Drawer, 12th – 14th January 2020
Showcasing multiple stalls filled with personalised items, Top Drawer is one of the leading personalised items exhibitions. The event usually reaches over 100,000 buyers and lots of different design-led brands exhibit their work alongside other brands.
The National Wedding Show, 14th to 16th February 2020
Filled with exhibitors displaying everything wedding-related, there are many brands showcasing their craft alongside catwalks, food and drink. If you’re marketing to those planning a wedding, attend and touch base with brides and grooms looking for brands they can use in the future.
Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Global, 17th – 18th March 2020
Filled with tech experts, there are many professionals who attend the trade workshop to educate one another and promote their business.
London Career Forum, 18th – 19th April 2020
The career’s forum allows employers to showcase their business to potential employees while learning all about a new field of work.
London Wine Fair, 18th – 20th May 2020
The trade-only event allows exhibitors to focus on business while hosting masterclasses, debates and having speakers attend who offer expert advice on trends and updates for the wine industry.
Women In… Summit, 9th – 10th June 2020
With panel discussions and career advice around all areas of work, a female-focused event weekend sees construction, law and other career conversations launch over the course of the event.
The Baby Show, 20th – 23rd October 2020
As the leading pregnancy and parenting event, The Baby Show takes place annually and is the ideal show for those expecting to find good products and hear talks from famous parents. For those in the industry, showcase your latest products to future parents and capture their attention ready for their when their bundle of joy arrives.
Spirit of Christmas Fair 2020, 2nd – 8th November 2020
To get the ultimate Christmas shopping experience, the fair includes handmade gifts with over 900 boutiques mixed with designers and independent stores.
Situated on the outskirts of Central London, the Excel is relatively easy to reach by car or van – ideal for exhibitors. Expect a range of tradeshows for a variety of industries in 2020, from tech to higher education.
BETT, 22nd – 25th January 2020
The company showcases its education technology among 850 other companies which usually sees 34,700 people attend.
Learning Technologies, 12th – 13th February 2020
With a selection of leading speakers, over 200 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors, the Excel is usually packed with people filled with innovative ideas and showcasing them through their stands.
UCAS Higher Education Exhibition, 23rd – 24th March 2020
The UCAS event is filled with employers, university representatives and gap year programmes to talk about the countless options available to students.
Natural & Organic Products Europe, 19th – 20th April 2020
Showing natural and organic products, they promote different healthy eating brands and showcase their stock.
Accountex 2020, 13th – 14th May 2020
Working with global brands and sharing technology insight is the main focus of the Accountex event, and there are plenty of seminars that come alongside the event.
Elevate 2020, 17th – 18th June 2020
The physical activity and therapy trade show features specialists who set up stands and inform the public about being active through the help of leading suppliers.
Skip London altogether and head to the Midlands instead, home of the NEC Exhibition Centre that hosts a wide variety of exhibitions throughout the year.
Trophex, 12th – 13th January 2020
Trophy design companies attend this popular event in Birmingham to showcase their awards, engraving and personalisation skills. Exclusively B2B, it’s the ideal exhibition for those looking to expand their client list across a range of industries.
Packing Innovations, 26th – 27th February 2020
The Packaging Innovations event features over 300 suppliers, industry leaders and influencer. It’s filled with innovators working on packaging and showing it to those who attend the event.
The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show, 26th – 29th March 2020
Attendees can gather the latest renovation tips for old and new homes, attend seminars and meet over 500 exhibitors to make plans for the future. If you work in the industry, it’s the ideal event to showcase your services or wares.
Sign & Digital UK, 28th – 30th April 2020
Promoting products including signs, decor and other design products, the free event has multiple exhibitors advertising their stock each year.
Beauty UK, Hair UK, Barber UK & Holistic Health, 3rd – 4th May 2020
Not only are there four shows in one place, but there are also over 750 brands as well as thousands of offers available.
MultiModal 2020, 16th – 17th June 2020
300 exhibitors attend to showcase their products at the transport, logistics and supply chain management event. Attend and connect with other businesses requiring services like yours.
The Festival of Quilts, 30th July – 2nd August
With plenty of shopping opportunities and different artists, the quilt show brings multiple displays of original textile ideas. Whether you sell bobbin or needles, an exhibition stand gets at this show gets you in front of the right audience.
Motorhome And Caravan Show 2020, 13th – 18th October 2020
You’re able to learn from manufacturers, browse motorhomes and improve your skills through expert guidance.
More events are expected to be announced at each exhibition venue as the year goes on but for now plan to exhibit at the events above if they work for your industry and be sure to get in touch should you require any displays or banners to feature at your stand.
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