UK growth business events and exhibitions calendar

A diary of upcoming events and exhibitions of interest for UK growth business owners and scale-ups

With the aim of bringing our readers an extensive UK business events, exhibitions and trade fairs diary, Growth Business will be continually updating this page as new events come onto our radar. If you notice any events we have missed, or would like to feature your event on our list, please get in touch with Anna Jordan at

Event month:

2024 – April | May | June | October | November

2025 – March

April 2024

Event: SME XPO
Date: 23-24 April 2024
Location: ExCel London
Brief: Evening Standard’s SME XPO is the UK’s leading exhibition and conference dedicated entirely to SME founders and decision-makers who are looking to scale. Gain insights, network and explore the latest solutions for business growth.

May 2024

Event: AntiCon
Date: May 22-23
Location: Magazine, London, SE10 0JH
Brief: “We’re not even close to a conference, we’re a Fest. It stands for Festival. The Marketing Technology Festival.” – “…we’ll keep your brain full with stacks of useful, practical, actionable (and easy to understand) marketing technology content.”

Event: Viva Technology
Date: May 22-25
Location: Magazine, Paris, SE10 0JH
Brief: Bills itself as ‘Europe’s biggest startups and tech event’. It is expecting 2,800 exhibitors and over 150,000 attendees. Its mission is to ‘accelerate innovation by connecting startups, tech leaders, major corporations and investors…’

June 2024

Event: The Meetings Show
Date: 19-20 June 2024
Location: ExCel Centre, London, E16 1XL
Brief: The Meetings Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for the events, meetings, and incentives community.

Event: Business Travel Show Europe
Date: 19-20 June 2024
Location: ExCel Centre, London, E16 1XL
Brief: Where travel buyers, procurement, and bookers from across Europe go to start, improve, or benchmark their travel programmes. The show provides a forum for travel industry people to talk trade, meet with colleagues and network.

Event: Commercial Finance Expo
Date: 26 June 2024
Location: NEC Birmingham
Brief: The UK’s largest trade show for commercial finance intermediaries returns on 26 June 2024. Now in its 14th year, the expo caters to brokers and professionals working in commercial finance.

October 2024

Event: Expo 2024 Dubai
Date: October 2024
Location: The Expo 2024 site measures 4.38 square km and is located in the Dubai South district.
Brief: The first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. “Through our theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, we aim to host a World Expo that inspires people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world.”

Event: Women in Business & Tech Expo
Date: October 2-3 2024
Location: Online at
Brief: A two-day virtual event (plus 30 days of on-demand content) designed for all women at any stage of their career to provide “inspiration, guidance and business services to find a perfect career match or support a business”. It will bring together industry professionals, leading companies who are actively recruiting, and offer practical advice to empower decision-making and take action.

Event: National Franchise Exhibition
Date: October 4-5 2024
Location: Birmingham NEC
Brief: The UK’s flagship franchise exhibition showing you how to run a business with the support of an established brand.

Event: The Welsh Business Show
Date: October 8 2024
Location: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales
Brief: Established since 2010, the show is a platform for businesses of all sizes to showcase their products and services. Events include seminars delivered by leading UK experts, a networking breakfast, speed networking and meet the buyer opportunities. The shows are free to visit and exhibiting starts at just £399.

Event: Independent Hotel Show
Date: 15-16 October 2024
Location: Olympia, London, W14 8UX
Brief: An event dedicated entirely to the sector of luxury and boutique hoteliers. It will features over 350 hotel-focused exhibitors, suppliers, designers and industry experts. In addition, there will be over 50 speakers and seminars, plus an awards show.

November 2024

Event: The Business Show
Date: 13-14 November 2024
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: One of the biggest shows/exhibitions in the business networking calendar with over 500 exhibitors and 200 seminars. The event runs alongside the Business Startup show and has previously attracted around 25,000 visitors over its two days.

Event: Sales Innovation Expo 2024
Date: 27-28 November 2024
Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL
Brief: “Welcome to Europe’s leading sales event, the only show of its kind to provide thousands of the most proactive sales professionals, with the tips, tricks and techniques they need to transform themselves, and their companies, into the biggest names within the world of sales.” Co-located with this exhibition is the B2B Marketing Expo

March 2025

Event: AccountingWEB Live Expo
Date: 12-13 March 2025
Location: Birmingham NEC
Brief: An event that brings accountants and finance professionals together to meet, share experiences and gain direct access to unique content and practical advice to help navigate challenges and improve business.

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