Britain’s summer exhibition and expo calendar has already been an absolute winner – the great news being there’s still plenty more to come. Up and down the UK, some of the world’s biggest and most important events covering an epic array of industries and interests will be rolling into the nation’s most iconic venues to inspire, inform and entertain.
So if you’re interested in checking out the action and haven’t yet decided where to head, here’s a quick look at five of the summer’s remaining highlights you’ll undoubtedly get a kick out of visiting:
Olympia Grand - 11 Aug 2015 to 15 Aug 2015
To say it’s important to turn up thirsty would be an understatement – what with more than 900 quality beers, ciders and assorted tipples to try out. Not that we’d recommend sampling everything the Great British Beer Festival has to offer, but when it comes to being spoilt for choice, it’s an event like no other! Each and every British household name will once again be present at Olympia Grand, including national favourites like Wadworth, St Austell, Fuller’s and Wells. There will also be an endless array of snacking and dining options on the cards including all essential pub favourites like pies, pasties and plenty of peanuts. Tutored tasting sessions never fail to go down as some of the highlights of the day, but at the same time there’s nothing quite like sampling a few weird and wonderful libations from international breweries. Learn from the masters, mingle with those who share your passions and take away a wealth of insights into what makes the difference between beer that’s good and ale that’s outstanding.
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre – August 29 and 30
Perhaps the highlight of the annual events calendar for those with an interest in fitness and nutrition, the annual SNF Expos will once again be rolling into Glasgow during the closing days of August. A world-renowned event that brings together thousands of professionals, business owners, promoters and consumers alike, SNF is the place to head for an introduction to the latest products and advances in a comprehensive range of sports and fitness disciplines. For those looking to get in shape, take their fitness to new heights or simply boost the success of their existing businesses, it’s an unmissable and uniquely rewarding event.
Olympia National - 6 Sep 2015 to 8 Sep 2015
As a nation of foodies, there’s really nothing more apt for the UK summer events scene than the annual Speciality & Fine Food Fair. This year set to take place September 6 to 8 at Olympia National, things will be made even sweeter by the inclusion of the Speciality Chocolate Fair. If you’re the kind that lives for discovering new flavours and products, you’ll be in your element here. This year, more than 700 product producers are scheduled to attend with literally thousands of new and exciting products to unveil and show-off. It’s a wall to wall festival of cookery demonstrations, decadent samples and the unique opportunity to buy exclusive products from artisan producers of genuinely mind-blowing quality. Take a few tips from the experts or simply stock up on outstanding finery – either way you’ll have a blast!
ExCel London – July 31 to August 1
A fantastic event for keen cyclers and plucky newcomers alike, the 2015 Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show is heading to London’s ExCel at the end of July. An unstoppably popular event that attracts tens of thousands of visitors, the day’s shows and demonstrations feature everything from celebrity meet-and-greets to new-generation cycling product launches and three days of incredible cycling stunt shows. This year, the largest ever contingency of retailers, manufacturers, magazines, charities and professional riding groups will be in attendance, guaranteeing many hours of entertainment for the whole family. There will also be a number of exciting races and competitions through the event’s three-day run.
Olympia West - August 7 to 8
Last but not least, perhaps the world’s most important and celebrated fashion show inspired by the culture of Africa will once again hit London on August 7 and 8. This year, the two-day Africa Fashion Week will bring together hundreds of influential designers along with thousands of fashionistas from all over the world for an incredible introduction to many important new collections. Promising thrilling runway shows and fabulous exhibitions, it’s an absolute must for anyone with a taste for global fashion and cutting-edge design.