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The Top 10 Education Shows in the UK

For professionals working in education, learning & development in the UK, a trade show is the perfect opportunity to keep up to date with developments in their sector and to network with peers.

They offer education professionals a dynamic space in which to discover new ideas, technologies and processes.

Here you will find expert advice, attend lively talks and discussions, and have the opportunity to meet key suppliers and innovators working in and supporting education.

This is our list of the top 10 education shows coming up in the UK.

Education Show @ Bett

Bett is a major industry show, with a focus on how technology can transform education. It will feature 800 leading companies and 103 startups in edtech. It attracts over 34,000 attendees representing over 145 countries.

Find out how technology and innovation will interact with education and help shape its future, and how new developments can best help professional educators perform and deliver.

The Education Show at Bett is a global gathering of the education community, and it gives business managers, teachers and leaders in education an excellent opportunity to source all their school essentials in one place.

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Higher Education Conference & Exhibition

This is a conference for professional educators which puts the student at the very heart of its purpose.

The Higher Education Conference will focus on key discussion areas of funding, teaching excellence and the student experience, putting a spotlight on the latest policy reforms.

The exhibition will feature a wide range of specialist suppliers and service providers, offering advanced support and solutions to the education sector. These include: cloud-based and interactive learning programmes and apps; recruitment, training and placement; business consultancies; AV and IT design and travel.

Higher Education Marketing Conference

The Higher Education Marketing Conference provides essential guidance and inspiration for professionals involved in higher education marketing.

With an impressive line-up of guest speakers and exhibitors, the event provides marketing teams and specialists in this sector with the essentials they need to develop incisive strategies, run effective campaigns and adapt to new trends.

Leading professionals will be on hand to share best practice insights and offer useful analysis and advice.

It is the ideal forum for marketing heads, directors and managers, recruitment heads and communications officers.

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The Schools & Academies Show

This bi-annual education event takes place over two days. It is designed to meet the needs of school leadership teams, providing them with help and inspiration to meet the challenges of education provision in the 21st century.

Attracting around 8,000 attendees and including 200 exhibitors, the Schools & Academies show focuses on policy and practical solutions. It features over 100 speakers, plus interactive roundtable discussions, innovative demonstrations and case-studies.

It also includes a special MAT Matchmaking area, wellbeing demonstrations, a charities area and a drop-in area featuring Department for Education and Education & Skills Funding Agency teams.

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WorldSkills UK Live

WorldSkills Live is the UK’s largest skills and careers event. It is an interactive industry event, for educators and employers, as well as for parents, families and young people.
Schools and colleges can discover the education, employment, apprenticeship and training opportunities that will inspire their students, including careers advice and travel bursaries.

Employers will find out about a range of sponsorship opportunities.
Parents and families will have the opportunity to talk to employers about industry trends and jobs, as well as other skills and career opportunities.

The National Education Show

The biggest education show in Wales is where you will discover the best ways of improving and raising standards, and enhancing learning experiences.

Through inspiring seminars and a wide variety of exhibitors, the National Education Show aims to give school teachers and education staff the resources and knowledge they need to make exciting and lasting transformations in teaching and learning.

This event covers many different teaching topics, designed to appeal to all types of school and education staff.

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Nursery World Show

For early learning professionals, the Nursery World Show provides a two-day focus on insight, inspiration and innovation.

It features high-quality CPD-certified seminars and masterclasses where attendees will discover the latest early learning approaches and techniques.

There will be a broad range of exhibitors showcasing leading edge learning resources, and practical support and guidance from education experts. The Early Years Learning Zone will give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the latest resources.

The live theatre will host free presentations from early years advocates throughout the event.

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Explore the educational ecosystem at Europe’s largest education summit.

This flagship London event is all about education technology, and gives professionals across this sector the chance to explore and engage with the latest developments in the field.

It features exhibitors and expert thought leadership sessions designed to inform and inspire.

For anyone in education who has a professional interest in exploring the interface between technology and human potential, this is a must-attend event.

World of Learning Conference & Exhibition

This annual event brings together learning & development professionals, industry experts and key exhibitors.

It combines insight with opportunity, focusing on the most pressing L&D current issues and offering inspiring solutions.

The conference includes detailed case-study presentations, dynamic debates and discussions, along with practical workshops.

Exhibitors will include specialists in different learning methods, plus training management and electronic performance support systems.

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The Education People Show

Kent’s leading education expo and conference, formerly known as EduKent, brings together educators, exhibitors and expert speakers.

For school management teams and leading educational professionals, this is the perfect opportunity to network, share insights and experiences, and discover innovative methods for improvement in school management.

Exhibitors will showcase the latest in problem-solving, educational and administrative solutions and continuous development programmes.

The Education People draws a broad range of delegates from the state, academy and private sectors.

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Whatever your involvement with the education sector is, there’s bound to be a show that suits your needs.

If you choose to exhibit at one of these events and require an exhibition stand, Display Wizard can help.  We offer all manner of exhibition stands, from pop up display stands right through to our completely bespoke exhibition stand hire service.

If you are are involved in procurement for a nursery, school, college or university and require display stands for your establishment, take a look at our range of educational display stands.


For any queries about promoting your educational business at an upcoming education show, please get in touch with us today!

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