London is a busy and vibrant city, rich in a variety of industries that all have an important foothold in the capital. From finance to IT, fashion to food, it’s no surprise that you’ll find a wealth of incredible trade events, conferences and expos held in the city all year long. They are often some of the best places to find out more about trends in different industries, discover new job opportunities, or find other businesses to get in touch with.
Read on to find out more about some of the fantastic events that will be taking place in London throughout 2020.
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Expo Global: 17 – 18 March
If you’re interested in IT and technology or work within the fields of artificial intelligence and big data, this global expo taking place in London this spring is an unmissable event.
The two day conference brings together a variety of speakers, presenters and businesses involved in the cutting edge field, to showcase the latest findings and opportunities ahead. You’ll have the chance to learn more about the practical application of artificial intelligence across a variety of business and research applications, with speakers coming from a range of industries, including finance, food, retail and fashion.
With the increasing growth of tools and applications such as virtual assistants and chatbots for businesses, as well as growing understanding of the importance of big data and the use of analytics, this will be a valuable event to help you stay ahead of coming trends and developments.
The expo will take place at the Olympia London, which is easy to get to from the Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel. If you’re planning to spend the full day there, or attend both days, it’s worth looking up London hotel deals with breakfast included, to ensure a fresh start each morning.
Fashions Finest AW20 15 February
For those who work within the fashion industry in some way, London has one of the most important Fashion Week events in the world, as a platform for emerging and leading designers from the UK and overseas. Fashion Week is also an essential time for designers, manufacturers, retailers and buyers to find out about what to expect and anticipate in the coming fashion season, and this spring, one of the most popular events during Fashion Week is set to be the Fashions Finest showcase.
The event is an independent platform that showcases the work of designers from the UK and overseas, and provides fantastic exposure to the fashion press, international media, industry leaders and buyers, as well as VIPs from the fashion world who want to stay ahead of the latest emerging trends.
The event takes place on one day only, and is held at the Congress Centre in West London. Located on Great Russell Street, it is in the heart of the illustrious neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, and can be reached quickly from the Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel.
How to Change the World 4 November
Not all of London’s many conferences and events are trade or business related, and many of them provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about all kinds of interesting subjects. Run by the How To Academy, the How to Change the World Conference takes place each year at the Royal Geographic Society, and invites a variety of fascinating speakers to present thoughtful, provocative, challenging and insightful topics to the audience.
The event takes place over one day, and is the perfect event for anyone who is eager and curious to learn more about the world. Each year, the schedule has been packed with world renowned speakers on topics as far ranging as environmentalism, health, philosophy, ethics, science, the arts and much more.
With a day packed with thinking, it’s a good idea to start with plenty of fuel, so look out for London hotel deals with breakfast included to plan your perfect stay.
London Bridal Expo 15 – 16 February
If you, or someone close to you is planning to tie the knot soon, then a visit to the London Bridal Expo will be a great start to the planning process. The massive event held at Olympia London is the perfect place for anyone interested in weddings, and has everything you will ever need for the perfect wedding under its roof.
You’ll find hundreds of exhibitors from the wedding industry, covering every single aspect of the big day – from bridal and groom’s wear, to floristry, food, entertainment and plenty more. Check out the stunning catwalk shows where you can see a variety of stylish and classic wedding attire in action, and talk to representatives from all kinds of venues from the country, to help you find the perfect place to mark the occasion.
As well as a huge variety of suppliers and traders showing their stuff at the event, the expo also has plenty of fun things to enjoy too. Check out the luxury pavilion where you can indulge in a little pamper amongst the business of the day, or sample a glass of champagne. Make sure to start your day with a good Continental breakfast first, to keep those heady bubbles under control!
Ideal Home Show 27 March – 13 April
Taking place over two weeks in late spring, the Ideal Home Show is one of London’s biggest and most popular expos, attracting both trade visitors and members of the public. If you’re interested in home design in anyway, or work within the field, then this will be an essential event to add to your 2020 calendar.
The huge exhibition will have over 600 exhibitors and speakers to choose form, as well as show homes to explore, and plenty of inspiration for both interior and exterior design. You’ll also have the chance to ask the industry experts for advice or guidance across a range of topics, take part in workshops and events, and listen in on talks from names from the world of home design.