Exhibitions worth seeing in 2019


Formally ‘Ecobuild’, Futurebuild 2019 is focused on showcasing the latest innovations, products and materials and sharing unrivalled insights to help you tackle the biggest challenges facing our industry, and beyond, head on. The ecobuild brand lives on through the conference at the heart of Futurebuild, which will take an overarching theme of Time for Action and bring you top macro debates hosted by industry leaders from across the world. Whatever your objective we believe you’ll leave Futurebuild feeling truly inspired and ready to take action.

“Futurebuild is the leading built environment event to meet and learn, be inspired and do business. Taking place from 05-07 March 2019, the event will focus on exploring and tackling the biggest challenges impacting the industry and will be a unique destination for visitors to gain unrivalled insight and hands-on experience around the latest innovations, products and materials in order to address these challenges.

Developed in conjunction with renowned, industry leading partners, Futurebuild will provide over 500 hours of structured learning across an inspiring conference programme, 11 seminar streams and 4 workshops – all completely free and CPD accredited. In addition, Futurebuild will be bolstered by a range of new and exclusive partnerships and features.”



“Vision is excited to partner with FutureBuild from 05 to 07 March 2019 at ExCeL London, creating an unrivalled networking opportunity for architects, developers, designers, technologists and housebuilders at the show.

Vision@Futurebuild brings together suppliers and opinion-shapers, decisionmakers and product innovators under a common purpose to explore the latest technologies and approaches, and debate the biggest issues facing the built environment – now and in the future – both in the UK and overseas.

The show will provide you and your target audience with insight, innovation and inspiration in a packed three-day programme including a London focused seminar programme on the show floor, surrounded by an exhibition of the brands aligned to the 100@London networking and dinner event.

Over 26,500 visitors are expected to attend in 2019, with over 6,000 architects, 3,000 developers & housebuilders and 2,300 contractors.”


The Natural Stone Show

Celebrating 25 years – The UK Stone Industry Event

“Sharing its 25th anniversary, the Natural Stone Show is the only UK exhibition dedicated to natural stone.

See the extraordinarily varied palette offered by stone from around the world and the best of British. Improve workshop productivity with the latest machinery and diamond tooling technology on offer. Choose from new fix, seal and maintenance applications. Discover the latest trends in architecture, as we explore the conceptual advantages of stone design through Stone, Water & Light. Network and improve your specialist knowledge from 30 free-to-attend seminars.

Schedule in time to visit the specially commissioned Innovation Meets Design feature, a curated experience of 136 inventive surfaces selected by MaterialDistrict to excite and inspire you.

Whatever your involvement with the stone industry, discover fresh solutions that your business will benefit from for years to come.”

To enquire about exhibiting call +44 (0) 115 945 3897 or e-mail stoneshow@qmj.co.uk.


Fit Show

‘FIT Show 2019 is set to be the BIGGEST yet, with even more exhibitors, products, seminars and networking opportunities than ever before! Whether you’re looking for the latest UPVC, timber, aluminium windows, doors or hardware – you’ll find everything you need, all under one roof across the three days.

Get ready to see up to 5,000 products, new technology and innovations. Prepare to connect with up to 300 of the industry’s leading brands. Give yourself the competitive edge by participating in three days of free seminars, including CPD certified content, live product demonstrations and practical business clinics – all delivered by industry experts.

Prepare to see glass on the largest scale.  Brand new for 2019, “Visit Glass” will offer a completely new dimension to FIT Show. Our ‘show within a show’ will bring flat glass processing equipment and technology to create a dedicated space specifically for the commercial flat glass sector.’’


Clerkenwell Design Week

“Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, Clerkenwell Design Week has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

A major celebration takes place this May in Clerkenwell, one of London’s most vibrant districts as CDW 2019 marks its 10th birthday. Giant customised candle like beacons will be found throughout the area, while showrooms, practices and seven exhibition venues throw open their doors as part of this annual design week. CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival, which each year attracts the international design community to this district.”


Exhibitions worth seeing in 2019


London Design Festival

“London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. The Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city from 14-22 September 2019.”

London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. The launch of the first Festival took place at Bloomberg on 25 March 2003, with a huge show of support from design, education, government and London organisations. 16 years later, this vision remains ever strong.

London Design Festival Director, Ben Evans says “London and Design go hand in hand. It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a platform for 100s of design stories to be told. Each of them talks to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the quality and diversity of what’s on offer. It all confirms London’s status as the global centre of design.”



‘An unparalleled opportunity for interior design professionals to discover exquisite creations from over 400 international exhibitors, returning to its high-end roots at the heart of West Kensington following a successful four-year run at Syon Park.

The dates of Decorex have shifted to coincide with PAD and Frieze Art Fair, presenting an extraordinary breadth of cultural experience, decoration and contemporary art and design to our UK and international audience. Don’t miss out on the chance to become part of Decorex for 2019.’’


100% Design

“100% Design is the largest and longest running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK.

First staged in 1994, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. Attracting more than 27,000 visitors across 4 days, the show takes place at one of London’s most iconic venues, Olympia London. Visitors to the award-winning show include architects, designers, specifiers, retailers, developers and more looking to source products for their latest projects as well as inspiring new design not seen anywhere else.

Featuring an unrivalled talks programme, bespoke installations and a curated selection of world-leading international brands, 100% Design is the dedicated meeting place for business and design in London.

In 2018, the show was the most exciting destination during the London Design Festival. Striking installations, inspiring collaborations and high-end design remained the focus but a fresh approach to the show and its campaign highlighted its dedication to innovation and emerging talent in a fun, vibrant way.”


UK Construction Week

“The UK’s largest built environment event, UK Construction Week (UKCW), is FREE to attend and consists of nine shows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2019, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2019 running from 8-10 October and Grand Designs Live which is open to the trade on 9-10 October.”


The Independent Hotel Show

“The Independent Hotel Show, is the UK’s largest, most comprehensive and best  established business event in support of the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector.

A firm fixture in the calendar of independent hoteliers and industry professionals alike, the show presents a curated collection of over 300 innovative product and service providers together with expert insight from our Talks Programme and multiple networking opportunities.”


The Sleep+ Eat Event

“Sleep + Eat is a conceptual playground for the hoteliers, restaurateurs and designers behind Europe’s leading hospitality projects. Over two days, the show brings together hospitality leaders with Europe’s foremost designers, consultants, architects and emerging talent creating across hotels, restaurants and bars. The expertly curated exhibition sees leading brands showcase their products and concepts. A seminar programme tackles zeitgeisty topics on the future of design. And there’s plenty of chance to celebrate the industry’s collective, creative spirit.”

  • When: 19-20 November 2019
  • Where: Olympia, London

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