A Trade Show Guide

There’s a trade show for almost every speciality, including niches within the construction, manufacturing and engineering sectors. They can be great platforms for your business, and to learn more about industry issues and key trends. Here’s a snapshot of  exhibitions and events for the remainder of 2018 that may be relevant to you:


Infrarail, London, 1st – 3rd May

Infrarail is the UK’s specialist show dedicated to showcasing systems, equipment and services for the railway infrastructure market.

National Construction Summit, Dublin, 2nd May

Connecting key stakeholders within the construction industry. Creating debates and enriching knowledge from legal professionals to architects.

All-Energy, Glasgow, 2nd – 3rd May

Low-carbon and renewable energy event with over 100 hours of conference content from 400+ specialist speakers.

Cold Comfort, Coventry, 16th – 17th May

Cold Comfort aims to empower local authorities and their private sector partners with the latest understanding and knowledge of all the issues affecting the UK winter service sector.

Surfex, Coventry, 22nd – 23rd May

Surfex draws focus to surface coating technologies and offers visitors an opportunity to source information to use in their working environment.


Tip-Ex, Harrogate, 31st May – 2nd June

The only UK show dedicated to the tipping, bulk haulage, tanker and bulk liquid transport industries. With over 100 exhibits to see!

Subcon, Birmingham, 5th – 7th June

‘The best of British manufacturing will be on display’. Visit the UK’s event for manufacturing professionals across all sectors.

Facilities Show, London, 19th – 21st June

Identify new suppliers, discover innovative solutions and network under one roof. Along with conferences and dedicated meeting spaces.

IFSEC, London, 19th – 21st June

Europe’s security event dedicated to co-creating a future of integrated security solutions. It’s a platform to share ideas, discover advanced security technologies and get hands on.

Vision, London, 21st – 22nd June

Brings together architects, clients, specifiers and suppliers in the heart of London’s design community.

Summer Break

And relax, July and August are free of construction trade shows!


RWM, Birmingham, 12th – 13th September

The recycling and waste management show. Recycling and protecting our environment is more important than ever and this show focuses on exhibitors and CPDs specialising in this area.

100% Design, London, 19th – 22nd September  

The largest and longest running show for design professionals across the UK. From kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms to office and workspace designs.

TCT, Birmingham, 25th – 27th September

A world leading show for 3D manufacturing technology. Full of design-to- manufacturing innovation.

WNIE, Birmingham, 25th – 26th September

‘What’s New In Electronics?’ unites the world of electronics in the UK, showcasing emerging and pioneering solutions.

W Exhibition, Birmingham, 30th September – 3rd October

The W Exhibition showcases joinery and furniture industries and the latest products and developments in the world of woodwork.

2018: Complete

That’s about the size of 2018 as far as construction trade shows go. Do let us know if we’ve missed any you think should feature!

We hope we’ve helped focus your trade show travels and even see some new business as a result!

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