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Welcome to the Industry Events section of Insight DIY.

In this section you will find listings for all of the key trade shows and exhibitions held both in the UK and overseas. If you would like your event to appear within this section then please get contact us.

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: 

Spring Fair - Birmingham NEC   04 February 2018 - 08 February 2018

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Spring Fair is the UK’s No.1 trade show for gift and home, welcoming more than 60,000 visitors through the doors of Birmingham NEC over five days.

Connecting wonderful people and products (across 14 curated show sectors) for more than 40 years, it’s an explosion of newness, trend-led design, expert-led seminars, industry insights and more.

It attracts a purchasing power of £2.4 billion, making it a must-do event for 2,500+ exhibitors a must-see for buyers across independents, multiples, e-Commerce and department stores.

Officially opened by the Queen in 1976, experience the difference a day at Spring Fair can make to your business.

Please note, Volume & DIY sectors open 3 February.

Visit the exhibition website here:

Executive Hire Show - Ricoh Arena, Coventry   07 February 2018 - 08 February 2018

Executive Hire Show

Launched in 2007, Executive Hire Show has quickly become the unmissable national exhibition for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry. This Show brings the industry together and is the annual event where Passionate Hirers Meet Innovative Suppliers. 

Learn more about the show here:

International Eisenwarenmesse Koln 2018   04 March 2018 - 07 March 2018

International Eisenwarenmesse Koln 2016

2,783 exhibitors from 53 countries. Approximately 50,000 trade visitors from 136 countries in the middle of a conurbation with 21 million inhabitants. The world’s number 1 in the hardware sector for over 50 years.

Why look for a trade fair with better figures? You will not find one. The EISENWARENMESSE is still THE meeting place for all manufacturers, distributors, purchasers, multipliers and decision-makers of the hardware industry.

Learn more here


KBB Birmingham - Birmingham NEC   04 March 2018 - 07 March 2018

KBB Birmingham 2016

Established in 1985, kbb Birmingham is the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s most exciting KBB brands. Taking place from 4th – 7th March 2018 at NEC Birmingham, the show is an unrivalled platform for architects, interior designers, retailers, contractors, plumbers and developers to:

- Meet over 400 leading UK & international suppliers
- Source the latest in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms products
- Discover the new product innovations driving demand in 2016
- Network with industry leaders at the celebrated bi-annual gathering
- Gain invaluable business insight & find out what the future of your industry holds

kbb Birmingham is the UK's largest gathering of the world's best kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brands, and the established industry gathering.

Source the latest new product launches from over 380 exhibitors, hear unmissable insights at the Conference and explore technological advances with the Innovation Award winners

Event Details

kbb Birmingham is a biennial event held at The NEC Birmingham - easy to get to and with great transport links. Plan your Travel & Stay.

Visit for more show information and to register your interest.

National DIY Show (formerly Totally DIY & Tools) - Ricoh Arena   03 June 2018 - 04 June 2018

Totally DIY 2016

Totally DIY & Totally Tools at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, was designed to give retailers and trade buyers the opportunity to see first-hand what are going to be the hot new products of the year, meet key suppliers, and get some great deals.

Visit the Totally DIY & Totally Tools website for more information. 

The show will be back in 2018 re-energised, refocused, and bigger than ever before with the new name The National DIY Show. With new dates 3rd and 4th June, the show is set to become the UK's largest trade only national DIY exhibition. Stay tuned for updates and don't forget to put our new dates in your calendar.

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