skip to main content
  • *
  • *
Find Insight DIY on
* * *

Industry Events Archive Search

Sorry you've now missed these events, but I'm sure they'll be on again next year!

National Painting & Decorating Show - Ricoh Arena, Coventry   28 November 2017 - 29 November 2017

National Painting & Decorating Show

The National Painting and Decorating Show is the biggest annual trade show event in the UK painting and decorating industry, and one you really can’t afford to miss if you are a professional painter and decorator, or you use, stock or specify decorating materials and systems. There’s plenty to make your day really worthwhile, including discounts and special offers across the widest range of products. The very latest ideas and innovations are on display from both UK and overseas manufacturers and practical demonstrations take place on many stands throughout the two days. Held over two days at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, an easy-to-find venue in the heart of England, this is the trade show to bring you and your colleagues right up to date and preview what’s coming next.

Visit the show website for more details: 

UK Construction Week - Birmingham NEC   10 November 2017 - 12 November 2017

UK Construction Week 2015

"UK Construction Week brings together all stakeholders within the built environment across every facet of design, build and product innovation. As the largest event dedicated to knowledge sharing, championing good practice and problem solving, it's the environment for the whole industry to look, talk, plan, learn and do business; providing answers for what, when, where and how we build (for) our future."

UK Construction Week is the UK’s largest gathering of construction professionals coming together at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham between 10-12 October. The event celebrates this exciting and dynamic industry, and will be a place to network, debate, discover innovation and celebrate excellence. UK Construction Week is designed to ultimately drive forward and promote construction.

UK Construction Week has been created by close collaboration with partners and stakeholders, and will tackle some of the key issues facing the construction industry. Anyone in construction, whether Contractors, Clients, Architects, Manufacturers, SME’s, and Developers, has a shared interest in growing such a vital sector to the economy, and that can only happen through partnership, and by coming together, as we will do at UK Construction Week.

UK Construction Week is FREE to attend and for trade visitors only (your trade ticket gets you access to Grand Designs Live on 11th & 12th October). 

Visit for more information and to register

Master Locksmiths Association Expo - Telford   06 October 2017 - 08 October 2017

MLA Expo 2015 logo

MLA Expo 2017Europe's largest exhibition trade show for the locksmithing and security industry takes place at The International Centre, Telford, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH on

  • Friday the 6th of October 2017
  • Saturday the 7th of October 2017
  • Sunday the 8th of October 2017

MLA Expo 2017 will see a brand new area dedicated to auto locksmiths called 'The Garage'. This is being run in collaboration with the Auto Locksmiths Association (ALA) and will feature exhibitors offering products and services specific to the auto autosmith. As well as this there will be a dedicated inhall auto locksmith seminar area and on vehicle training area.

With 18 exhibitions already under our belt, MLA Expo has cemented its position as the Premier Locksmith & Security Exhibition in Europe. With companies already signing up to Expo 2017, 2015 was another record breaker! Having started from humble beginnings, being run for many years in hotels, it has grown significantly, and is now the largest Locksmith and Security event of its kind in Europe, requiring a purpose built exhibition hall of 3000+ square meters to house the significant number of exhibitors and visitors who attend the event.

Visit for more details

Screwfix Live - Farnborough   29 September 2017 - 01 October 2017

Screwfix Live 2017

Designed for tradesman and DIY enthusiasts, Screwfix Live is a trade and DIY show featuring product demonstrations, guest appearances, on-stand offers and competitions from the best-known brands from the Screwfix supplier line-up.

Screwfix LIVE 2017 will return to its launch venue, FIVE (Farnborough International Venue & Events) located at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire and will run on Friday, September 29th through to Sunday, October 1st.

For more information visit the Screwfix Live website.


The Flooring Show - Harrogate   17 September 2017 - 19 September 2017

Flooring Show logo

The Flooring Show, the industry’s flagship national event will celebrate its 55th edition in 2017, and continues to be the best-loved and biggest event on the industry’s calendar.

Bringing together all areas of the industry, including the retail and contract sectors – exhibitors and visitors alike get together for three intensive days of business activity and networking.

Run by Wendy Adams Associates since 2012, the show has gone from strength to strength over the past 4 years with both visitor and exhibitor numbers increasing significantly year on year.  The show has seen the benefit of investment in a smarter and more comprehensive marketing campaign, added features including a seminar theatre, trends hub and demonstration zones whilst stands remain extremely competitively priced.

Supported by key industry bodies such as the Contract Flooring Association, National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers and the Flooring Industry Training Association, the show will continue to grow in 2017 with additional stand space being released and further investment across the show.

See more at:

Glee   11 September 2017 - 13 September 2017

GLEE logo

Glee is the most crucial garden wholesale buying event in any retailer's calendar.

Glee is the garden and leisure exhibition, which ties together multiple sectors across the industry and encompasses all sectors of the market. It is the longest running and biggest of all UK garden shows. In response to industry demand, the show has been radically reformatted and brings many exciting new developments and opportunities for show visitors to discover, compare and source new and innovative products and services.

• 500+ leading UK and international wholesale garden suppliers
• Thousands of new products to set your product ranges apart from your competition
• Advice and guidance to help you grow your business through challenging trading conditions
• The latest trends and the most innovative products on the market

The 2017 exhibition will take place Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th September 2017.  

Visit to learn more about the show.


Spoga+Gafa   03 September 2017 - 05 September 2017

Spoga Gafa

In the late summer, Cologne is in full bloom: As the world's leading trade fair for the garden and leisure time sector, spoga+gafa attracts around 40,000 trade visitors from all over the world. spoga+gafa is the industry's trend and innovation platform: New products, fresh ideas, strong impulses and the right contacts for the growth of your business. 

During three promising exhibition days, our exhibition zones garden living, garden care, garden creation, garden basic and the premium zone garden unique have been demonstrating unique diversity: theme parks, product presentations, special areas as well as a supporting programme that satisfies all demands.

Learn more about the event here:

Autumn Fair - Birmingham 2017   03 September 2017 - 06 September 2017

Autumn Fair logo 2017

Launched in September 1990, Autumn Fair is now celebrated as the season’s number one wholesale gift and home trade show and is a must-attend event for UK and international buyers. Independents, multiples and online retailers visit Autumn Fair to look for the most brilliant new products and innovations ahead of Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and Spring.

Visit the event website here:

BMF All Industry Conference - Budapest   15 June 2017 - 18 June 2017

BMF conference 2015

This year's Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) All-Industry Conference will be held from 15 to 18 June, 2017 at the Five Star Intercontinental hotel in Budapest. 

Read more about the conference here: 

5th Global DIY Summit - Berlin   08 June 2017 - 09 June 2017

3rd Global DIY Summit - London

The Global DIY Summit is the world’s leading event for retailers and manufacturers from the home improvement and garden centre industry. It is a unique opportunity to exchange views on current and future developments within the global market with the industry’s leading players. The Summit is being jointly hosted by the two leading European DIY professional organisations, EDRA (European DIY-Retail Association) and fediyma (European Federation of DIY Manufacturers), and the first global representation of interest of DIY trade, ghin (Global Home Improvement Network). 

This year the motto of our event is “A New Era – A Glimpse into the Future of Home Improvement”. The world in which we live is changing rapidly. In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU and since then the pound sterling has depreciated and brought instability to global markets. Moreover, from late January on the other side of the world, Donald Trump will have all the authority of the American executive, and the support of a unified Republican Congress, behind him. He will, therefore, be in a position to deliver profound and lasting change. The economic consequences of Trump’s presidency could be enormous, and costly. 

Join us in Berlin and meet leaders from the Home Improvement Industry. Together you will find a way to shape a new path in the marketplace for your organization, to disrupt business as usual. The future of our industry is in your hands!

More details about the event can be found here

Professional Builder Tool Fair - Harrogate   24 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

Toolfair 2015

Toolfair is a unique and dynamic regional show where trade users of tools come to see new products and ranges first-hand. It offers exhibitors an unrivalled opportunity to meet new customers face-to-face and demonstrate the benefits of their products in an exciting hands-on environment.

The visitor base of Toolfair mirrors the readership of Professional Builder magazine. It is comprised of actively working builders and allied tradesmen, keen to find out all about new products on the market. They depend on quality tools to enhance the efficiency of their work.

Visit the event website to learn more:

National Hardware Show - Las Vegas   09 May 2017 - 11 May 2017

National Hardware Show

The National Hardware Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV is the prime time & place for face-to-face sourcing, trading and learning for the $343 Billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets. Your source for products sold for the home, after the home is built and attracting a worldwide audience of more than 27,000 industry professionals. You can't miss this industry gathering.

Learn more about the show here:


I find the news and articles they publish really useful and enjoy reading their views and commentary on the industry. It's the only source of quality, reliable information on our major customers and it's used regularly by myself and my team.

Simon Fleet - Sales & Marketing Director, Thomas Dudley Ltd

Don't miss out on all the latest, breaking news from the DIY industry