UK Small Business Events and Exhibitions Calendar

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

Event month:

2022 – April | May | June | July | October | November | December
2023 – February

April 2022

Event: The Welsh Business Show – Cardiff
Date: 5 April 2022
Location: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Brief: These shows were originally launched in 2010 and will mark the 23rd Welsh Business Show. Capacity for 80 exhibitors and a seminar room just off in the exhibition hall. The show is attended by over 500 businesses from both Wales and the West of England for a day of networking, learning and connecting with other businesses.

Event: South West Business Expo
Date: 5 April 2022
Location: The Westpoint Arena, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
Brief: This will be the 8th SWB Expo bringing businesses to together from across the South West to enable them to do business with each other and to help the SW region grow and prosper. It’s free to attend and features over 200 businesses exhibiting plus side events and speakers.

Event: lovelocalexpo
Date: 27 April 2022
Location: Impact Conferencing, 30 Sycamore Ave, Burnley, BB12 6QP
Brief: An annual exhibition of businesses from all sectors and corners of Lancashire attracting visitors from across the north-west. Meet new clients, suppliers and collaborators and attend expert seminars. Access experts in business support, funding, grants, scaling and growth. Free to visit.

Event: Surrey Business Expo
Date: 26-27 April 2022
Location: Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, GU2 7AD
Brief: Originally launched as Guildford Means Business in 2007, the show expanded to cover all of Surry in 2017. The event brings a large number of local businesses together as stand holders, seminar attendees or visitors.

Event: East Midlands Expo – Lincoln
Date: 27 April 2022
Location: The Bentley Hotel, Lincoln, LN6 9NH
Brief: The event is targeted at the those in the Construction, Property Business, Investment, Finance, Professional Services and related B2B sectors. Paying attendees also have a ‘Network Lunch’.

May 2022

Event: Business Vision Live
Date: 11 May 2022
Location: Kent Event Centre, Detling, ME14 3JF
Brief: Now in its fifteenth year, This event advertises itself as the South East’s premier business showcase, bringing together over 3,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors every year, with the aim of creating new customer, supplier and partner relationships to make your business even better.

Event: Anglia Business Exhibition
Date: 11 May 2022
Location: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH
Brief: The event was founded 26 years ago as the ISSBA Trade Fair. It is a B2B exhibition to showcase local businesses, innovation, entrepreneurs and be a platform to sell, trade and grow the local business community.

Event: Chester Business Show
Date: 22 May 2022
Location: Crowne Plaza, Trinity Street, Chester CH1 2BD
Brief: A live face to face business event for the Chester and North Wales region. Attendance tickets are free with pre-registration and you can participate in the Networking Sessions and seminars.

Event: Swindon Business Expo
Date: 26 May 2022
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Swindon SN5 8UZ
Brief: A free-to-attend business expo and networking event for ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper. Features include: Dedicated networking zones, Speed networking sessions, Free attendance for keynote speakers and seminars.

Event: SME XPO
Date: 25-26 May 2022
Location: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Brief: SME XPO intends to “create the roadmap, inspiration and connections SME leaders need to navigate today’s shifting and unfamiliar landscape.” Features of the show include: 8 keynote speeches, 120+ expert speakers, 20 expert-led roundtables, networking opportunities with 5,000 SME founders and owners and 150+ best in class suppliers, and 120+ hours of free peer-to-peer learning classes.

June 2022

Event: Cornwall Business Fair
Date: 15 June 2022
Location: Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9FE
Brief: Managed by the Duchy’s Chamber of Commerce, the fair is a platform for businesses of varying shapes and sizes from all over Cornwall to inspire, connect and support each other. Free to attend and you can pre-register for fast track entry on the day.

Event: Bournemouth Business Expo
Date: 16 June 2022
Location: Vitality Stadium, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 7BT
Brief: A free-to-attend expo and networking business show, exhibitors from across Dorset. Free seminars and workshops with leading keynote and business speakers as well as a speed networking session.

Event: Merseyside Business Expo
Date: 30 June 2022
Location: Exhibition Centre, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, L3 4FP
Brief: An annual event, the largest of its type in the region, with over 150 exhibitors and in excess of 2,000 delegates expected to attend. The Merseyside Business Expo will see all sectors represented by companies of varying types and sizes.

July 2022

Event: Greater Manchester Business Fair
Date: 7 July 2022
Location: AJ Bell Stadium, Barton upon Irwell, Eccles, Manchester M30 7EY
Brief: Now in its eleventh year, this is a business to business exhibition showcasing around 40-50 exhibitors. There is a programme of free business workshops and networking plus opportunities to obtain business advice from a variety of experts and professional bodies.

October 2022

Event: The Welsh Business Show – Swansea
Date: 4 October 2022
Location: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, SA1 2FA
Brief: This will be the 25th Welsh Business Show. You can expect 90 exhibitors, 700 visitors and a line-up of informative seminars through the day.

Event: The Hampshire Business Show
Date: 20 October 2022
Location: Ageas Bowl, Southampton, SO30 3XH
Brief: A B2B networking event for small, medium and large enterprises to connect, do business and collaborate. #HBS22 will feature industry-leading speakers, seminars, and a Meet Me Zone.

November 2022

Event: The Business Show
Date: 16-17 November 2022
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 2022
Date: 22-23 November 2022
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.”

December 2022

Event: AccountingWEB Live Expo
Date: 1 December 2022
Location: The Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE
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.

February 2023

Event: Love Business EXPO
Date: 23 February 2023
Location: Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR
Brief: A business to business networking exhibition. It brings business and personal development opportunities together. Targeted at business owners, managers and those thinking of starting a business.

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