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If you are looking for some exciting and inspiring business events to attend in London in 2023, you are in the right place.
London is one of the world’s leading hubs for business innovation, entrepreneurship, and networking, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn from experts, connect with business-minded peers, and discover new trends and opportunities in various business sectors.
That’s why the London Business News Magazine attempts to give you an overview of annual business networking events in London based on the topics we cover on our website.
Disclaimer: the listed events and dates were correct and up-to-date at the time of publication.
Make sure to make a note of some of these top business events taking place in London in 2023:
Top General Business Events
1. The (London) Business Show (22-23 November 2023) – Featured
Britain’s Biggest Business Show is back for 2023, returning to the ExCeL in London on the 22nd & 23rd of November!
Are you looking to start a business or grow your existing business? Helping small businesses grow and develop, the 45th edition of the show will reveal the secrets of business adaptation, innovation, and survival in the business world through finding and purchasing the products and services that your business needs to take you to the next level.
Running alongside The Business Show this year we have Going Global Live, Working From Home Live, Retrain Expo, The Sustainability Zone, and The Future of Work offering everything you or your business needs to successfully adapt to the ever-changing industry advances. Retrain Expo helps you to re-skill and retrain for the future, whereas Working From Home Live offers the tools and resources needed to work remotely.
There’s also the return of Going Global, this show provides unparalleled education and information on trade agreements, international strategy, and cultural and economic differences, and connects you with an abundance of business owners, under one roof, who are looking to invest abroad.
New shows such as The Sustainability Zone and The Future of Work have been created due to the emerging trends in the workplace revolving around tackling the environmental crisis and evolving technological advances.
With over 750 exhibitors, 200 seminars from business experts, and unmissable masterclasses covering everything from growing your business, cyber security, and developing your marketing skills, visitors will leave with all the resources needed to succeed in their industry.
So, what are you waiting for? To register for your free ticket, simply head over to here.
LinkedIn: The Business Show
2. GEO Business (17-18 May 2023)
- This is the UK’s largest geospatial event that showcases the latest innovations and applications of geospatial technology.
- Explore over 200 exhibitors, attend conferences with over 100 speakers, and participate in various workshops, demonstrations, and networking events.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/GEOBusinessShow
3. Business Travel Show Europe (28-29 June 2023)
- Business Travel Show Europe is the number one event for the corporate travel industry to meet and do business.
- Uncover the latest technological innovations, meet the widest range of industry suppliers, reconnect with colleagues, and participate in the inspiring conference programme, delivered by the experts at The BTN Group.
- The Business Travel Show Europe is free to attend for corporate travel managers, meeting planners, and procurement/ sourcing professionals.
- It will take place on June 28-29 at ExCel, London
Social Media: https://twitter.com/BTShowEu
4. Brand Licensing Europe (4-6 October 2023)
- Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) is the only event in Europe dedicated to licensing, brand extension, and partnerships.
- This event brings together thousands of leading manufacturers, retailers, and marketers with the widest range of brands available for license in Europe.
- It will take place on October 4-6 at ExCel, London
Social Media: https://twitter.com/bleurope
5. Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech (18-19 October 2023)
- Karren Brady’s Women in Business & Tech Expo is a two-day event for individuals who want to thrive in their careers or business.
- This female-led event provides inspiration, guidance, recruitment opportunities, and business services.
- It will take place on October 18-19 at ExCel, London
Social Media: https://twitter.com/wibexpouk
Tech Business Events
1. Learning Technologies (3-4 May 2023)
- This is Europe’s leading showcase of organizational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.
- With attendees from different countries, 200 unmissable seminars, and over 200 exhibitors, this event will help you discover the latest trends and innovations in learning and development.
- LT will take place on May 3-4, 2023, at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/LearnTechUK
2. Digital Marketing Solutions Summit (10 May 2023)
- This is a summit that connects senior marketing professionals with leading suppliers of digital marketing solutions.
- Attend one-to-one meetings, interactive seminars, and networking sessions.
- Learn about the latest trends and strategies in digital marketing.
- The Digital Marketing Solutions Summit takes place on May 10, 2023, at Hilton London Canary Wharf.
3. The Service Desk & IT Support Show (10-11 May 2023)
- This is Europe’s leading event for IT service management and support professionals.
- It features over 50 free seminars, keynote presentations, and panel discussions.
- Meet with over 100 leading suppliers and discover new products and services.
- SITS takes place on May 10-11, 2023, at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ServiceDeskShow
4. The Media Production & Technology Show (10-11 May 2023)
- This is the UK’s largest broadcast show that brings the creative and technical industries together.
- It will connect experts across all aspects of content creation, including production, post-production, distribution, and delivery.
- Expect to see cutting-edge technology, inspiring speakers, and live demos.
- The show takes place on May 10-11, 2023, at Olympia London.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/mediaproductionshow/
5. Digital Transformation Conference (11 May 2023)
- This is a conference that explores how enterprises are transforming through the digital disruption of legacy systems.
- You can learn from case studies, best practices, and insights from digital leaders and innovators.
- You can also network with like-minded professionals and discover new opportunities.
- The Digital Transformation Conference takes place on May 11, 2023, in London.
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/roar-media-uk/
6. Software Design & Development (15-19 May 2023)
- This is a conference for software designers, developers, and architects.
- It features several tracks covering topics such as cloud computing, web development, data science, security, and more.
- You can also attend workshops and masterclasses led by world-class experts.
- SDD takes place on May 15-19, 2023, at Barbican Centre.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/sddconf
7. Digital Health World Congress (23-24 May 2023)
- This is a conference that covers the latest technology trends in healthcare and wellness.
- You can hear from experts in health tech, MedTech, mobile, IoT, and IT.
- You can also see live demos of innovative products and services.
- The Digital Health World Congress takes place on May 23-24, 2023, at the Kensington Conference and event centre.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/digitalhealth_1
8. London Tech Week (12-16 June 2023)
- This is one of the biggest and most influential tech events in the world, bringing together tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers from around the globe.
- You can expect to hear from inspiring speakers, see cutting-edge innovations, and network with potential partners and customers.
- London Tech Week takes over the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster from 12-16 June 2023.
9. Fintech World Forum (21-22 June 2023)
- This is London’s all-things-fintech event. The agenda is bold and varied, and features keynote from some of the best-known and fastest-growing companies.
- The event will cover topics such as blockchain, AI, open banking, digital payments, cybersecurity, and more.
- It takes place on June 21-22 at Kensington Conference Centre.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/fintechwforum
10. The eCommerce Expo (27-28 September 2023)
- This is the UK’s leading event for e-commerce professionals, attracting over 11,000+ retailers and brands every year.
- The event covers all aspects of e-commerce, from marketing and logistics to payments and new technologies.
- You can learn from industry leaders, discover new products and services, and connect with potential suppliers and customers.
- The eCommerce Expo takes place on 27-28 September 2023 at Excel London.
Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ecommerce-expo/
11. FinTech Connect (6-7 December 2023)
- This is the UK’s largest fintech event, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023.
- The event brings together over 8,000+ fintech professionals from across the world who are driving the digital transformation of the financial industry.
- You can expect to hear from top speakers, see live demos of innovative solutions and network with potential partners and investors.
- FinTech Connect will return in person on 6-7 Dec 2023 at Excel London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/fintech_connect
Finance Business Events
1. Crypto and Digital Assets Summit (9 May 2023)
- This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in the future of finance and how cryptocurrencies and digital assets can transform the way we do business.
- You can gain insights from experts, learn from case studies, and join debates on key topics such as regulation, security, innovation, and adoption.
- The Crypto and Digital Assets Summit takes place on May 9, 2023, at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ftlive
2. Accountex London (10-11 May 2023)
- This is Europe’s largest annual business event for the accountancy and finance profession.
- Discover the latest tools, technology, and ideas driving the industry forward, as well as network with over 250 global brands and cutting-edge start-ups.
- Attend over 180 CPD-accredited sessions to boost your career skills.
- This event takes place on 10-11 May 2023.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/Accountex
3. FTT Embedded Finance & Super-Apps (16 May 2023)
- This conference will explore how non-financial institutions are offering financial services to their customers, and what challenges and opportunities this creates for fintechs and traditional providers.
- You will hear from 40+ expert speakers and live panels, and network with an innovative community of retailers, manufacturers, insurers, telcos, fintechs, and tech innovators.
- The event takes place on May 16, 2023, at Bishopsgate.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/FintechTalents
4. Swindon Business Expo (18 May 2023)
- This is a free-to-attend business expo and networking event for ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper.
- You will find dedicated networking zones, speed networking sessions, free seminars, and workshops, exhibitors from various sectors and industries, and a chance to win prizes.
- The event takes place on May 18, 2023, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/B2BExpos
5. London Fintech Week (19-23 June 2023)
- This is a series of events that showcase London’s fintech ecosystem and its global impact.
- Hear from top speakers and influencers, attend workshops and hackathons, network with investors and entrepreneurs, and discover the latest trends and innovations in fintech.
- The event takes place on July 10-14, 2023, at various venues across London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/FintechWeekLDN
Environment Business Events
1. Sustainable Discovery (29 June 2023)
Fashion and Lifestyle Show focused on Sustainability:
- This event is a unique opportunity to discover and shop from a curated selection of sustainable fashion and lifestyle brands.
- You can also enjoy live talks, workshops, catwalks, and entertainment.
- Sustainable Discovery takes place on June 29, 2023, at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/sdr_events
2. Sustainability LIVE (6 September 2023)
- This event is a one-stop shop for all things sustainability, featuring exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and awards.
- Learn from experts, discover new products and services, and connect with like-minded professionals.
- Sustainability LIVE takes place on September 6, 2023, at the Business Design Centre.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/SustainabltyMag
3. London Climate Technology Show (26-27 September 2023)
- This event is dedicated to showcasing the latest technologies and solutions that can help tackle climate change and create a low-carbon economy.
- Explore cutting-edge innovations, hear from industry leaders, and network with potential partners and investors.
- London Climate Technology Show takes place on September 26-27, 2023, at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ukclimatetech
4. The Sustainability Show – London (21 October 2023)
- This event is a celebration of all things green, featuring exhibitors, speakers, workshops, and activities.
- Learn about eco-friendly products and services, get tips on how to live more sustainably and join the community of eco-conscious consumers.
- The Sustainability Show takes place on October 21, 2023, at the Business Design Centre.
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/TheSustainabilityShow
Hospitality Business Events
1. The Pub Conference (20 June 2023)
- This event is designed for pub owners and operators who want to learn from industry experts and peers about how to run a successful pub business.
- Hear from speakers on topics such as marketing, finance, food and drink trends, sustainability, and more.
- The event takes place on June 20 at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/MCAInsight
2. Urban Living Expo & Conference (5-8 July 2023)
- This event is a must-attend for anyone involved in the urban living sector, including hotels, serviced apartments, co-living spaces, hostels, and more.
- Discover the latest innovations, trends, and solutions for creating exceptional guest experiences in urban environments.
- The event takes place on July 5-6 at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/UrbanLivNews
3. Hotel Designs Summit (18-19 September 2023)
- This event is a one-to-one meeting platform for hotel designers, architects, developers, and suppliers.
- Network with key decision-makers, showcase your products and services, and attend seminars on topics such as sustainability, technology, wellness, and more.
- The event takes place on September 18-19 at Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/hoteldesigns
4. Casual Dining (27-28 September)
- This event is the only trade show dedicated to the casual dining sector, featuring over 200 exhibitors and 50 keynote speakers.
- Find everything you need to grow your business, from food and drink products to equipment, technology, design, and more.
- Network with thousands of industry professionals and attend seminars on topics such as delivery, branding, menu development, and more.
- The event takes place on September 27-28 at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/casdiningshow
5. The Restaurant Show (2-4 October 2023)
- This event is the ultimate event for restaurateurs and chefs, featuring over 450 exhibitors and 250 speakers.
- Discover the best products, services, and innovations in the market, from food and drink products to equipment, technology, design, and more.
- Network with over 10,000 industry professionals and attend seminars on topics such as sustainability, profitability, menu development, and more.
- The event takes place from October 2-4 at Olympia London.
Social Media: The Restaurant Show (@RestaurantShow) / Twitter
Lifestyle Business Events
1. The Fragrance Foundation Awards (11 May 2023)
- This prestigious event celebrates the best of the fragrance industry, from creative vision to marketing excellence.
- Expect to see some of the most influential names in the fragrance world, as well as enjoy a glamorous evening of entertainment and networking.
- The awards ceremony will take place on 11 May 2023 at 7:00 pm at a venue to be announced.
Social Media: Fragrance Foundation UK (@FragranceFDN_UK) / Twitter
2. Retail Trend Panel Event and Dinner with Wizz and Co (18 May 2023)
- This exclusive event, hosted by the British Beauty Council, will feature a panel of experts who will share their insights on the current and future trends in retail, especially in the beauty sector.
- The panel will be followed by a dinner where you can mingle with other beauty professionals and industry leaders.
- The event takes place on 18 May 2023 at 6:30 pm at a venue to be announced.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/wizzandco
3. The Business of Beauty – Global Forum (30 May – 1 June 2023)
- This is a three-day event that brings together beauty executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and influencers from around the world.
- The forum will cover topics such as sustainability, innovation, digital transformation, consumer behaviour, and more.
- Meet potential partners, clients, and collaborators.
- The event takes place from 30 May to 1 June 2023 at a venue to be announced.
4. Northern Fashion Week (14-16 July 2023)
- This is a new event that aims to showcase the best of fashion and beauty from the north of England.
- See the latest collections from emerging and established designers, as well as attend workshops, masterclasses, and seminars on various aspects of fashion and beauty.
- The event takes place from 14-16 July 2023 at a venue to be announced.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/NorthernFW
5. Big London Tattoo Show (26-27 August 2023)
- The Big London Tattoo Show returns for the 2nd year after an amazing debut edition which saw packed crowds, amazing tattoos, and an electric, fun, and friendly atmosphere.
- There will be 400 world-class tattoo artists, tattooing “live”.
- Enjoy all the vibrancy and colour of this hugely creative event.
- The event takes place from 26-27 August 2023 at ExCeL London.
6. London Fashion Week 2023 – Spring/Summer (15-19 September 2023)
- This is one of the most anticipated events in the fashion and beauty calendar.
- Witness the latest creations from some of the most renowned and innovative designers in the world, as well as discover new talent and trends.
- The event takes place from 15-19 September 2023 at various locations across London.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/londonfashionweek/
7. Jewellery Show (20-21 September 2023)
- Jewellery Show is the UK’s only trade event for retailers, buyers, manufacturers, designers, and suppliers of fine jewellery and watches.
- This event will be home to fine, luxury, silver, and contemporary designer jewellery, as well as loose precious stones, watches, and retail technology and solutions.
- The event takes place from 20-21 September 2023 at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/JewelleryShowUK
8. Olympia Beauty (1-2 October 2023)
- This is a trade show that caters to professionals in the beauty industry.
- Explore hundreds of exhibitors offering products and services for hair, nails, skincare, makeup, spa, wellness, and more.
- Attend educational sessions, competitions, and demonstrations.
- The event takes place from 1-2 October 2023 at Olympia London.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/olympiabeautyuk/
9. National Wedding Show (14-15 October 2023)
- Attend the National Wedding Show and meet brilliant wedding suppliers to plan your special occasion.
- Make your dream wedding day a reality by meeting wedding professionals.
- From logistics on the big day to budgeting, wedding etiquette, and decor, WEDTalks will help bring all your wedding ideas to life.
- The event takes place from 14-15 October 2023 at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/nationalweddingshow
10. Salon International (14-16 October 2023)
- This is another trade show that focuses on hairdressing and barbering.
- See the latest products, tools, techniques, and trends in hair care and styling.
- Watch live shows, seminars, and competitions featuring some of the top names in the industry.
- The event takes place from 14-16 October 2023 at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/salonexhibitions
11. British Beauty Week (26-30 October 2023)
- This is a week-long celebration of all things beauty, organized by the British Beauty Council.
- Enjoy over 80 events nationwide, including pop-ups, workshops, panels, masterclasses, exhibitions, and more.
- Watch some of the events on-demand online.
- The event takes place from 26-30 October 2023 at various locations across the UK.
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BritishBeautyCouncil/
Property Business Events
1. Student Housing (9 May 2023)
- It will offer high-level networking opportunities with hundreds of the leading players in the sector from across the UK.
- Hear from expert speakers on the latest trends and challenges in the student accommodation market.
- This event takes place on 9 May 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.
2. Spain Property Show (12 May 2023)
- It is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to buy a property in Spain, whether for investment, relocation, or retirement.
- Meet reputable agents, developers, and lawyers, get free advice on legal, financial, and tax issues, and enjoy exclusive offers and discounts.
- This event will take place on 12th May 2023 at Danubius Hotel Regents Park.
3. A Place in the Sun Live London (2-4 June 2023)
- It is the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe and the perfect place to help guide you through the buying process and find your ideal property abroad.
- Meet hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, attend free seminars and workshops, and see live interviews with celebrities and experts.
- This event takes place from 2 June 2023 to 4 June 2023 at Olympia London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/aplaceinthesun
4. Landlord Investment Show London (4 July 2023)
- It is the UK’s leading platform for suppliers in the property sector to meet, network, and do business with property investors, buyers, and owners.
- Get access to free advice and information on all aspects of property investment, from finance and tax to legal and insurance.
- This event will take place on 4 July 2023 at Olympia London.
Social Media: https://twitter.com/landlordinshow?lang=en
5. The Property Investor Show (6-7 October 2023)
- The Property Investor Show is the UK’s largest residential property investment, business & networking event.
- A large audience of investors, home buyers, landlords, and other residential property professionals will gather at this event.
- The event takes place from 6-7 October 2023 at ExCeL London.
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/PropertyInvestorShow/
These are just some of the top business events in London in 2023 that you should consider attending if you want to grow your business, learn new skills, network, or find new opportunities. We will continue to add more events as we go along to ensure that you stay informed with the London Business News Magazine.
London is a vibrant and diverse city that offers something for everyone in the business world. Don’t miss out on these amazing events and get your (free) tickets today!
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