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Tradeshows and exhibitions 2023/2024

Field trips taken at tradeshows and exhibitions have always been popular and are a key learning experience for many courses. Students get to experience a trip as well as seeing their potential future industry showcase new developments.

Milan, Berlin, London, and Barcelona are all popular for European trade fair trips; we can help put packages including your flights, hostel, and tickets together. For those visiting further afield conventions and exhibitions, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Shanghai were key destinations before the pandemic and are now making a return. For long haul trips, enquiring and booking as early as possible will ensure you have access to the best availability and airfares. We have great central, budget accommodation options around the world and can take care of transfers and meals, as well as any visits to the destination.

Below are some trade fair /convention suggestions, from the UK and worldwide destinations, which may be beneficial for your students. We’ve also included the World Expo in Osaka, which isn’t until 2025, but would be a brilliant visit and would fit in with a huge variety of courses.

Most, if not all of these events run annually, if you have missed this year, pencil it in for 2024.

London, London Tech Week, 12 – 16 June 2023

London Tech Week is a 5 day long series of talks and networking events, where you can meet a cross-section of investors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. This year will be the 10th anniversary and will be focused on building responsible & sustainable businesses, inspiring a sustainable future, and discovering the next tech frontiers. You can expect to meet world-class leaders and insightful talks about the current innovation landscape. Last year this technology event hosted over 20k participants and over 300 speakers, which means you definitely won’t get bored during networking in London!

Registration – London Tech Week

Amsterdam, The Next Web conference, 15 – 16 June 2023

The theme of this year’s edition of The Next Web Conference is “the next in tech, now”. The event will be full of workshops, speeches, seminars, and presentations on the latest trends and advancements in tech. You’ll get insights from industry pioneers, and meet international tech executives, policymakers, startups, and scale-ups. Previously they hosted such recognizable speakers as Edward Snowden (cybersecurity), Gavin Wood (founder of Ethereum), and many more interesting people from the tech world.

TNW Conference 2023 – Tickets (thenextweb.com)

London, Digital Marketing World Forum, 21-23 June 2023

DMWF Global will focus on key themes including; content marketing, digital brand strategy, social media marketing, community management, data, disruptive tech, UX, CX, AI, SEO, eCommerce, personalisation, consumer behaviour, and marketing in a pandemic-era.

Digital Marketing World Forum (fashionunited.uk)

Amsterdam, European Women in Tech, 28 – 29 June 2023

It’s considered Europe’s central meeting place for the Women in Tech community. This is a unique conference gathering female tech leaders, diversity advocates, and change makers. You will hear from entrepreneurs and industry leaders sharing the challenges they have faced in their professional careers and how they were dealing with obstacles. In previous years, there were many inspiring faces like Isabel Vilacides (Director of Engineering at Github) Cliodhna Kirk (IT Lead at Greenpeace), and Victoria Bunyard (CTO at IBM).

European Women in Technology | Europe’s only Executive Forum for Women In Tech

Berlin, Berlin Fashion Week, 10-14 July 2023

Berlin Fashion Week will increasingly continue to focus as before on sustainability and fashion tech – in a digital & hybrid way. Visitors can expect fashion shows, presentations, conferences, expert talks, new formats, strong players, and national & international designers.

Berlin Fashion Week attracts up to 70,000 visitors every season with its large exhibition formats, as well as the numerous side events.

Berlin Fashion Week (fashionunited.uk)

Shanghai, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 28-30 August 2023

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics display products like Cotton, wool, silk, linen, ramie, man-made, knitted, coated fabrics, Lingerie & swimwear fabrics, Functional fabrics, Printed fabrics fibers & yarns, Embroidery & lace, Accessories, and Textile-related CAD/CAM/CIM technology and much more.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (fashionunited.uk)

New York, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Spring Summer, 07 – 12 Sept 2023

New York Fashion Week is organised by the CFDA and is a semi-annual series of events where international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public.

(NYFW) Spring Summer (fashionunited.uk)

Madrid, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid, 13 – 17 September 2023

Welcome to MBFWMadrid, the Spanish fashion reference event and the great exponent of the fashion author in our country. A reference place for the fashion industry, professional buyers, designers, clients, and press, both national and international.

Don’t miss everything that happens in MBFWMadrid through our website. Live Streams, Fashion Talks, Fashion Lessons, Street Style, interviews with designers and sponsors on the official set of MBFWMadrid, award ceremonies, and much more

MBFWMADRID 2023 | The great Spanish fashion catwalk (ifema.es)

Amsterdam – Al & Big Data Expo, 26 – 27 Sept 2023

Data Expo is a great showcase of next-generation technologies from the world of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data. The conference allows you to discover the practical and successful implementation of AI & Big Data in driving forward both business and development.
The main themes of this year’s edition are among others: responsible and ethical AI, DATA monetization, enterprise adoption, or the rise of AIOps. If you are into these topics this event is a great choice as it offers top-notch content, solution-based case studies, live demonstrations, and several networking opportunities.

 AI & Big Data Expo Europe | Technology Conference | RAI, Amsterdam (ai-expo.net)

Amsterdam, Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week, 05 – 11 October 2023

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week revolves around green, sustainable fashion and textile recycling.

Save the date! – Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week (dsfw.nl)

London, World Travel Market London, 06 – 08 November 2023

The WTM organisers believe travel is the ultimate industry to be in. The annual World Travel Market London event inspires and educates hundreds of thousands of travel professionals so that they, and their businesses, can succeed. Hear from top motivational speakers, celebrities, and top industry leaders from a variety of sectors such as destinations, travel technology, airlines, hospitality, responsible tourism and more.

Visit WTM London | Connecting the travel industry

Birmingham,  Furniture Show, 21 – 24 Jan 2024 

The January Furniture Show is the UK’s must-attend furniture and interiors event. This is where serious buyers and exhibitors come together to do business in the heart of the UK. It will feature new products and collections will be on display, perfect for your new year buying and trend spotting, specially chosen sectors will help you to easily find what you’re looking for and give you the opportunity to expand your product offering, and our wide range of exhibitors cater for every budget, style, and level of the market, so you can find products your customers will love.

January Furniture Show | NEC Furniture Trade Fair 2024 (thefurnitureshows.com)

Barcelona,  Mobile World Congress-  26 – 29 February 2024

MWC is a tech conference oriented on the mobile industry with over 80k attendees and 2000 exhibitors. It is the largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem and the theme of this year’s edition is Smart Connectivity. Participants will be able to explore a wide range of topics including fintech, 5G acceleration, Reality+, or innovation ecosystems. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet, review, and discuss the state and future of the mobile tech world with industry experts.

MWC – The Largest And Most Influential Connectivity Event (mwcbarcelona.com)

Milan, Salone del Mobile, 16 – 21 April 2024

The 62nd edition of the world-famous Milan Furniture Fair is scheduled for 16 – 21 April 2024. Over 2000 exhibitors from more than 35 countries will showcase their visionary projects and collections at Salone del Mobile Milan 2024. The representatives of the furnishing and design sectors will benefit from the powerful synergy of the Salone’s events – the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, S. Project, Workplace 3.0 and this year – EuroCucina with its accompanying event FTK – Technology For the Kitchen, as well as the International Bathroom Exhibition.
Salone del Mobile Milano 2023 (salonemilano.it)

Paris, Sial 2024– 19th to 24th October 2024

Sial is one of the most important international food exhibitions in the world of food, as it shows trends and innovations.

With more of 7000 exhibitors from 127 countries, 400,000 products, 265 thousand attendees and a surface of 250,000 square meters have gathered during Sial Paris 2022, one the largest trade shows in Europa and the world.

SIAL 2024 (sialparis.com)

Osaka Tokyo Expo 2025, 13th April to 13th October 2025

The Biggest Exhibition in the world! From April 2025 Osaka will host the world’s biggest trade show. The world’s most awaited international exhibition for foreign trade will have the participation of several countries that will showcase their main products, services and tourist attractions to the world for almost 6 months (184 days).

This international trade show is a unique showcase in the world and is expected to receive approximately 28.2 million visitors.
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (expo2025.or.jp)


Get in touch today to book a trip to one of these events.

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