The UK is awash with great trade shows and exhibitions, providing a whole host of different sectors the opportunity to showcase their products, services, and wares in front of the right people.

We’ve selected some of the most popular trade shows and exhibition events coming up in the second half of 2019.

If you’re thinking about exhibiting in the coming months, our article is a great place to start, setting you up with the knowledge of some of the best events out there.

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Imbibe Live, London – 1 – 2 July, 2019

If you’re in the drinks business i.e. buying or serving in the licensed on-trade, then you don’t want to miss out on Imbibe Live, showcased at the Olympia Grand in London. Meet your audience of buyers, managers, bartenders, and publicans, providing you with the chance to capture their attention and make your make. Create even more of an impression with a LED stand, giving the punters exactly what they came for.

Just V Show, London – 5 – 7 July, 2019

Vegetarian and vegan food is a hot topic right now, which is why the Just V Show is fast becoming one of the most popular exhibitions in the food industry. Based in London’s Olympia, the show promotes vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, with exhibitors showcasing their food, drink, and other products to a like-minded audience.

Pure London 2019, London – 21 – 23 July, 2019

Fashion lovers unite, this is one of the largest fashion retail events in the country, with fashionistas from all over the world discovering some brand new high street trends, as well as the opportunity to meet the movers and shakers, and buyers and sellers of the fashion industry.

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MODA, Birmingham – 4 – 8 August, 2019

Based in the well-known NEC, MODA is another fantastic fashion expo, perfect for finding those new collections, as well as showcasing your own. Make your stand the most talked about with unique LED signage and video graphics to really wow those crowds.

Great British Beer Festival, London – 6 – 10 August, 2019

Held as the flagship beer festival in the country, the Great British Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity to discover new and exciting ales and lagers, as well as meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for all things beer. Sample new flavours, showcase your own creations, and join in conversation with potential customers or suppliers.

DragWorld UK, London – 17 – 18 August, 2019

We couldn’t publish an article during Pride Month, without mentioning DragWorld. For those of you who love all things drag and are passionate about the LGBTQI+ community, then this is a fantastic event to attend. Based in Olympia, London, the exhibition features guest appearances from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Instagram influencers, and YouTube stars.



Glee, Birmingham – 10 -12 September, 2019

No, we’re not talking about the musical. Glee is based in Birmingham, and is the UK’s leading garden and outdoor living exhibition, providing you with a plethora of different trades, products, and insights. Perfect if you’re green fingered, as well as being incredibly valuable for those of you within the industry, as it’s ideal for meeting up with like-minded professionals.

The Print Show, Birmingham – 17 – 19 September, 2019

Print is still big business and growing even more so with the introduction of GDPR, with direct mail campaigns growing. Whether you’re in the advertising industry or looking to find those who are, the Print Show is a fantastic exhibition to showcase your style and print products, as well as meet up with industry professionals.

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The National Franchise Exhibition, Birmingham – 4 – 5 October, 2019

Franchise is big business in the UK and so is the exhibition to go along with it. The National Franchise Exhibition held at the NEC in Birmingham gives individuals the opportunity to seek new ventures, as well as providing franchise companies the chance to showcase their offering and get new franchisees on board. It’s a great place to expand your network and build relationships.

UK Construction Week, Birmingham – 8 – 10 October, 2019

With so many different arms of the construction sector, there’s bound to be something for you to discover at UK Construction Week, held at the NEC in Birmingham. This event is essential for those interested in expanding their construction network as well as showcasing their services and meeting up with like-minded individuals. From building, to tech, to energy, and more, there’s plenty to get involved in.



Spirit of Christmas Fair 2019, London – 4 – 10 November, 2019

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, which is why this event comes early, giving suppliers and vendors the chance to sample new and exciting products for the season ahead and the years beyond. It’s an opportunity for boutique vendors and independent retailers to showcase what they have, as well as workshops and more.

The Language Show, London – 15 – 17 November, 2019

Flagged as Europe’s biggest language event, The Language Show is situated in London, ideal for those within the education sector, looking to showcase their seminars and workshops, as well as enjoy what the exhibition has to offer. Another added benefit of this expo is that admission is free!



Halal Expo, London – 5 – 7 December, 2019

This is the first year the Halal Expo is running, so more information will come soon, but this is an exciting time for Halal suppliers, as well as Halal focused SMEs.


If you’re exhibiting this year and need inspiration for your event, contact Scanlite today for more information on our specialist screens and eye-catching LEDS.