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The best exhibitions and trade shows in the UK in 2019 Posted on 21/12/2018

The best exhibitions and trade shows in the UK in 2019

Having a stand at a large exhibition or trade show can really help your company. These events give you the opportunity to introduce your business and your products and services, to a huge number of people - potentially thousands - all in the space of just one or two days. Exhibiting at a show is hard work but, with the right attitude, it can also be a lot of fun, as well as helping your company to become more profitable in the longer term. If you’re looking for ideas for a trade show, exhibition or convention to attend in 2019, here are a few of the larger national ones for inspiration.


Confex 26-27 February, Olympia London


Confex is a trade event for the events management industry. This one’s a bit special - instead of building a client’s stand, we’re exhibiting there ourselves! So if you’re visiting Confex, pop along to say hello to us on Stand L15C. Hope to see you there!


Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition 11-12 September, NEC, Birmingham


With well over 20,000 senior decision makers in attendance from the recycling and waste industries, including businesses and local authorities,organisers are calling this "the World’s Leading Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition". There will be 500 exhibitors, 350 expert speakers and many panel debates and discussions to attract visitors.


The International Food & Drink Event 17-20 March, ExCeL London


A trade only event, with 1,350 food and drinks manufacturers from around the world showcasing new products to industry professionals. A great opportunity to meet buyers and utilise the networking hub to make hundreds of new contacts.


Olympia Beauty 29-30 September, Olympia London


Nearly 20,000 beauty professionals are expected to attend this trade show. The show will also host an education club, awards and competitions, with lots of networking opportunities, as well as introduce professionals to new products and complementary therapies.


Ideal Home Show 22 March - 7 April, Olympia London


With more than a quarter of a million visitors, the Ideal Home Show is a fantastic opportunity to showcase products and services covering all aspects of the home and garden. Whether visitors are looking for an architect to design extensive renovations, ideas and products for DIY projects, or just some great inspiration interior design, this is the perfect way to showcase your company to hundreds of thousands of professionals and individuals.


The Business Show 15-16 May, ExCeL London


The fastest growing business show in Europe, this event attracts more than 25,000 professionals looking for networking, opportunities, contacts, and ideas, not to mention the seminars with some of the country’s top business speakers, trainers and marketing professionals.


Stationery Show  London 30 April - 1 May, Business Design Centre, London


A trade only show showcasing hundreds of stationery products from around the world, ranging from office basics to beautiful gift stationery and greetings cards. With more than 2,000 buyers from around the UK expected to attend, you could make a lot of contacts with independent and chain retailers.


If you would like us to create an exhibition stand that will really make you stand out from the crowd, contact us to talk about how we can help you.