Get Ready To Attend These 11 Exciting Business Expos In The UK In 2020
A business expo, or trade show, is an exhibition organised so that the firms in a particular industry can demonstrate and showcase their latest services and products. They can also examine recent market trends, study their rivals, and meet with customers and competitors.
Through the business expo, firms are able to advertise to their target market as well as create brand awareness. These exhibitions also let firms promote their services and products to those who have very little knowledge of them.
However, exhibiting at a business expo can be very costly and might not offer you the desired results. Additionally, there is a lot of competition since all the stalls are selling similar products or services.
1. Asiana Bridal Show London
At this expo, get a chance to meet 100 top wedding suppliers at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Mayfair. The show, organised by Madhu and Sunrise Radio, brings together the leading hair stylists, bridal fashion designers, mehndi artists, photographers, makeup artists, décor companies, DJs, caterers, florists, and all of the wedding contributors.
If you buy the combined Exhibition and Fashion Show ticket, you can watch the Bridal Show Catwalk by models dressed in 12 of the UK’s Designers’ 2020 Bridal Collection.
Date: 26th January 2020
Timing: 10:00 – 19:00 GMT
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London.
2. 9th Future Fabrics Expo 2020
Organised by The Sustainable Angle, this business expo focuses on minimising the environmental impact of society and industry. Future Fabrics Expo is the largest such expo of sustainable materials for the fashion industry with over 5000 fashion textiles from more than 150 suppliers.
The expo focuses on spreading awareness of eco-friendly fashion since the textile and fashion industries contribute significantly to environmental degradation. The expo will teach the relationship between natural fabrics and food chains, and how their fabrics are grown and are more eco-friendly.
Date: 29th and 30th January 2020
Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Victoria House (Basement), Southampton Row, London.
3. London Business Show
This is one of the biggest startup and business gathering and networking expos in London. Entrepreneurs come here with their business cards, flyers, banners, etc. to promote or sell their business. They also exchange pieces of advice and ideas from experts who are also present.
Date: 29th January 2020
Timing: 17:30 – 21:00 GMT
4. Pure London
Pure London is undoubtedly the UK’s leading fashion trade show. The fashion business expo not only unites the complete fashion supply chain under a single roof but also lets the customers buy ready-to-wear collections.
Pure London brings together inspiration, innovation, and newness to the halls of Olympia London twice a year: in February and July. The fashion trade show sees almost 17,000 visitors and has more than 1,300 ready-to-wear collections for women, men, and children crafted by over 150 manufacturers and suppliers.
Date: 9-11 February 2020
Timing: 9:30 – 18:00 (9,10th February)
9:30 – 16:00 (11th February)
Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London.
5. The Wearable Technology Show
This show is one of the largest prosumer and business expos that feature cutting edge technology under a single roof. It is also the best and biggest forum for developing new partnerships and business across the IOT landscape and wearable smart devices.
More than 200 speakers, 300 members of the press, and 5000 delegates are expected to attend the expo and share views, business, and network. The expo will showcase an array of technology in healthcare, smart home, fitness, fashion, enterprise, performance sports, and augmented reality, etc. There will be notable speakers as well as discussion of the future of smart technology, wearables, and IOT.
Date: 10th and 11th March 2020
Timing: 9:00 – 17:00 GMT
6. Bath Business Expo
The Bath Business Expo is a one-day event that will bring together more than 500 local and regional business people who will be showcasing their services and products. The event will also facilitate pre-networking sessions and witness great speakers with whom you can interact personally.
Date: 11th March 2020
Timing: 10:00 – 15:00 GMT
Location: The Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath
7. The International Franchise Show
The International Franchise Business Expo is a place where over 200 exhibitors are present. More than 50 seminars where attendees are allowed to have 1-2-1 personal advice and expert guidance, etc. gather here.
It is the only event where you get to connect with international franchise brands as well as equip yourself with the knowledge required to embark on your own journey. This year, attendees will be presented with everything they need to know about the franchise business.They’ll be able to interact with international franchise brands, and the seminar schedule will be much improved.
Date: 3rd and 4th April 2020
Timing: 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Location: ExCel, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London.
8. The London Watch Show
If you are someone who loves watches, you must attend this business expo. The largest of its kind, expect to see an enormous showcase of the rarest and finest watches from all over the world. The exhibitors will display watches starting from basic prices as well as offering high-end luxury watches.
The exhibitors are trusted and genuine and would be offering watches at highly discounted prices. Apart from watches, you can also buy watch art, watch merchandise and accessories, and a plethora of other luxury goods.
Date: 4th April 2020
Timing: 10:00 – 18:00 BST
Location: InterContinental London – The O2, 1 Waterview Drive, London.
9. East Midlands Engineering Expo
This expo will provide an excellent platform to build relationships with professionals in the mechanical, electrical, and construction industry. The purpose of the expo is to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration between buyers and sellers.
You’ll also get a chance to connect with other people over the network breakfast that will be held prior to the exhibition. The venue supports almost 100 stands and several hundred visitors at a time.
Date: 15th April 2020
Timing: 9:30 – 16:30 BST
Location: Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering.
10. Classic Car Show And Vintage Fly-In
If you are a vintage car and aircraft enthusiast, you are going to love this exhibition. You can have the chance to get close to vintage aircrafts, stroll through the rows of classic vehicles, and munch on scrumptious cakes and coffee. What’s more, you can interact and build contacts with those people who share similar interests with you.
Date: 10th May 2020
Timing: 10:00 – 17:00 BST
Location: Popham Airfield, Winchester.
11. Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition
This event will serve as a forum for operators and manufacturers involved throughout the supply chains across the UK, where they will discuss pressing issues facing the industry.
This must-attend annual event successfully connects important stakeholders across the complete spectrum of British manufacturing. Such as automotive, aerospace, chemical & pharmaceutical, defence, construction, electronics, food and drink, energy, plastics, nuclear, security, space, steel, and textiles.
Issues to be discussed are Brexit and the global trading environment, opportunities and challenges due to ever-changing customer demands, quick technological advancement, intensifying national and international competition, and environmental concerns.
The event will also have an extensive exhibition displaying the latest business services and technological solutions.
Date: 1st July 2020
Timing: 9:00 – 16:00 BST
Location: Marshall Arena (ArenaMK), Stadium Way West, Bletchley.
This is a complete list of all the biggest business expos that are to be held in the UK in 2020. Get ready!