Special report26 www.exhibitionnews.co.uk Show organiSer Venue ViSitorS net SQM FreQuency69 top Drawer (autumn) clarion olympia 10,783 6,278 annual70 Hospitality Fresh rM Nec 12,451 5,155 Biennial71 recycling and Waste Management eMap Nec 9,446 10,669 annual72 top Drawer (Spring) clarion earls court 9,919 5,729 annual73 ioG Saltex UBM Windsor racecourse 15,853 48,731 annual74 international Materials Handling Quartz publishing Nec 16,526 8,000 annual75 Gadget Show live Upper Street events Nec 30,000 4,729 annual76 cruise and Ferry informa olympia 3,613 4,621 Biennial77 MpH Birmingham clarion Nec 42,967 4,716 annual78 the Baby Show clarion olympia 26,962 4,592 annual79 the Ski and Snowboard Show VoS Media olympia 31,771 4,110 annual80 pulse clarion earls court 6,044 6,000 annual81 Brand licensing europe advanstar olympia 6,126 3,577 annual82 the pharmacy Show closerStill Nec 4,829 2,760 annual83 National Model railway Warley Mrc Nec 18,400 6,218 annual84 call centre and customer Management expo UBM olympia 3,592 3,000 annual85 Daily telegraph Destinations london clarion earls court 37,047 3,134 annual86 iFe Fresh rM excel london 22,395 8,000 Biennial87 KBB review expo UBM Nec 16,109 8,100 annual88 Scottish caravan and outdoor QD events Secc 20,948 8,000 annual89 professional Beauty trades exhibitions excel london 14,539 2,980 annual90 london international Music Show channell events excel london 23,672 24,966 annual91 taste of christmas Brand events excel london 21,000 5,250 annual92 london international Dive Show Dive Magazine excel london 12,000 9,790 annual93 Helitech reed exhibitions Duxford 6,700 6,000 Biennial94 infrarail Mack Brooks Nec 5,094 4,882 Biennial95 Glass processing and technology eMap Nec 3,760 3,900 Biennial96 the Holiday and travel Show clarion earls court 37,047 3,298 annual97 international craft and Hobby Fair icHF Nec 6,465 4,849 annual98 antiques for everyone clarion Nec 12,809 2,335 Biannual99 classic cars Show eMap alexandra palace 13,285 4,000 annual100 BBc Good Food Show Haymarket earls court 29,204 2,765 annual101 Broadcast Video expo eMap earls court 9,424 2,500 annual102 aVeX (automatic Vending) aVta Nec 6,000 3,323 Biennial103 British Bridal (autumn) ocean Media Harrogate (Hic) 2,578 5,980 annual104 Harrogate autumn/Spring Flower Show NeHS Harrogate (Yec) 58,152 3,685 Biannual105 the Vet Show closerStill olympia 3,944 1,876 annual106 Vive la France Haymarket olympia 28,268 2,545 annual107 Festival of Quilts creative events Nec 31,420 3,452 annual108 Natural Stone Show QMJ excel london 14,300 4,589 Biennial109 country living Magazine christmas Fair Upper Street events BDc 25,610 2,650 annual110 Multimodal clarion Nec 2,309 3,001 annual111 Manchester Furniture Show Waypoint exhibitions Manchester central 5,500 9,500 annual112 Woodmex Huddlestone Nec 12,055 6,000 Biennial113 london Homebuilding and renovating Show centaur earls court 9,000 2,999 annual114 the Baby Show clarion excel london 23,000 3,850 annual115 the recycling & Waste Management exhibition eMap Nec 5,667 3,500 annual116 New Designers Upper Street events BDc 9,877 3,630 annual117 country living Magazine Spring Fair Upper Street events BDc 25,243 2,401 annual118 Speciality and Fine Food Fair london Fresh rM olympia 9,364 2,403 annual119 Sustainability live (includes iWeX) Faversham House Nec 6,850 6,982 Bie/tri120 Motorcycle trade expo Motorcycle trade Nec 4,561 5,472 annual121 British Ski and Board Show Global Snow Nec 20,000 2,523 annual122 itec clarion excel london 3,020 2,050 annual123 et/eMF/icU/landfill expo Faversham House Nec 4,375 4,000 annual124 Special Needs/education Show eMap Nec 5,137 2,252 annual125 craft Hobby and Stitch international icHF Nec 5,349 5,036 annual126 Music live clarion Nec 11,974 2,741 annual127 channel expo incisive Media Nec 7,000 2,335 annual128 Destinations clarion Nec 15,487 2,271 annual129 image processing trident exhibitions Nec 6,343 2,500 annual130 the National Wedding Show ocean Media earls court 12,735 2,599 annual131 National Franchise exhibition Venture Marketing Gr. Nec 9,500 2,745 annual132 international christian resources exhibition christian resources ex. Sandown park 11,277 2,836 annual133 the Dentistry Show closerStill Nec 6,029 2,101 annual134 the Baby Show Birmingham clarion Nec 25,000 3,636 annual135 printware and promotion Datastream Nec 4,292 2,838 annual136 Subcon centaur Nec 3,500 2,364 annual137 Digital print World informa olympia 4,878 2,000 annual138 Healthcare computing BJHc Harrogate (Hic) 4,096 2,000 annual139 the National Wedding Show (autumn) ocean Media Nec 15,957 3,116 annual140 in-Store Design and Marketing Show centaur earls court 4,516 2,000 annual141 technology for Marketing & advertising UBM earls court 9,325 1,500 annual142 packaging innovations easyfairs Nec 2,000 2,580 annual143 the Surface Design Show Montgomery ex. BDc 2,492 2,500 annual144 interior Fit-out easyfairs excel london 1,200 2,500 annual145 totally DiY/tools Brintex earls court 3,075 2,066 annual146 primary care Sterling events Nec 5,443 1,639 annual147 rSVp Single Market events BDc 3,480 2,000 annual148 online Marketing Show centaur earls court 2,585 2,000 annual149 Food and Bake exhibition Bakery exhibitors Nec 14,364 2,000 Biennial
Special reportwww.exhibitionnews.co.uk 27 show organiser Venue Visitors net sQM FreQuency150 BBc Good Food Show Scotland Haymarket Secc 16,802 1,500 annual151 360it expo reed exhibitions olympia 3,199 1,803 annual152 international policing Brintex Manchester central 1,893 1,796 annual153 care Show UBM Nec 2,000 1,662 annual154 Mediacast reed exhibitions excel london 4,412 1,500 annual155 Medtec UK UBM Nec 4,353 1,500 annual156 Nemex Faversham House Nec 3,205 1,500 annual157 transport Security expo Niche events olympia 2,459 1,610 annual158 Mediapro closerStill olympia 2,750 1,500 annual159 Scottish Homebuilding and renovating centaur Secc 9,723 1,767 annual160 Design and technology icHF Nec 3,207 1,635 annual161 Memorabilia McM expo Nec 10,000 2,146 annual162 the National Wedding Show (Spring) ocean Media Nec 13,831 2,578 annual163 Northern Homebuilding and renovating centaur Harrogate (Hic) 9,010 1,675 annual164 the event and exhibiting Show F2F events BDc 1,592 1,000 annual165 Moda Footwear ite Group Nec 3,276 2,200 annual166 Bapco Brintex BDc 1,783 1,261 annual167 Service Management UBM Nec 2,500 1,107 annual168 country living Magazine christmas Scotland Upper Street events Secc 13,169 1,735 annual169 promota Maggie regan ricoh arena 700 2,187 annual170 British Bridal (Spring) ocean Media Harrogate (Hic) 2,484 2,500 annual171 the Flying Show British Microlight Nec 4,000 3,324 annual172 Nursing times careers london eMap earls court 3,772 1,294 annual173 Maintec easyfairs Nec 1,530 1,543 annual174 Harrogate lingerie and Swimwear (Spring) Brintex Harrogate (Hic) 1,534 1,922 annual175 papercraft (x2) craftwork Yec 7,600 1,520 Biannual176 Harrogate lingerie and Swimwear (autumn) Brintex Harrogate (Hic) 1,476 1,989 annual177 HrD cipD excel london 3,419 1,500 annual178 ctN World NFrN Nec 2,187 2,000 annual179 toy collectors Fair Barry potter Nec 3,000 2,618 Biannual180 customer Strategy and Management UBM Nec 1,000 1,000 annual181 Ship repair & conversion informa olympia 1,978 1,000 annual182 Northern restaurant Show Moorfield Media Manchester central 2,700 1,377 annual183 toolfair and elex Hamerville ricoh arena 2,700 1,712 annual184 chartered institute of Housing exhibition ocean Media Harrogate (Hic) 7,778 500 annual185 South West Homebuilding & renovating Show centaur Bath & West 6,614 1,284 annual186 Nursing times careers Manchester eMap Manchester central 2,900 1,100 annual187 National Fine art and antiques clarion Nec 5,208 811 annual188 National Graduate recruitment Venture Nec 5,000 1,733 Biannual189 Who do you think you are? BBc Bristol Nec 10,559 1,000 annual190 rcN Jobsfair rcN BDc 3,596 1,000 annual191 rcN congress exhibition rcN Harrogate (Hic) 5,372 1,000 annual192 Nursing times live Scotland eMap Secc 2,694 983 annual193 childrens and adult Services Brintex icc excel london 1,546 1,008 annual194 eastern Homebuilding and renovating Show centaur peterborough exec 5,530 1,035 annual195 British craft trade Fair pSM Yec 3,500 1,200 annual196 Group leisure and travel Yandell Nec 2,000 951 annual197 packtech easyfairs Nec 1,000 918 annual198 Yorkshire Brides Yorks Brides Harrogate (Hic) 3,000 1,148 annual199 Buy art Fair Moorfield Media Manchester central 3,000 950 annual200 Body power pioneer Nec 6,000 1,079 annualconclusionFor reasons outlined in the introduction, research on the value of exhibitions remains fraught with difficulty. Despite the efforts of the Association of Event Organisers, parts of the UK exhibition industry continue to operate on the basis of 'Don't confuse me with the facts'. As a result, we'd like to stress that the accuracy of such lists depends on show organisers being prepared to supply accurate and verified information. Comments from organisers who believe their events are rated erroneously, or who would like to submit more up-to-date information, are welcome. The total aggregate turnover of the events listed here is estimated to be £380m. This doesn't represent annual turnover, as many events are biennial and some are biannual. Overall, industry figures suggest these 200 events represent 80 per cent plus of all exhibition turnover at the organiser level. Note that this in no way accounts for the full turnover of recognised exhibitions - at the most obvious level catering, parking and stand building revenues rarely go to the organiser and are not included here. But what the top 200 does demonstrate is the scope and scale of today's UK exhibition make-up. - NB. The information here has been compiled by Phil Soar in partnership with the Society of Events and Exhibition Research (SEER). Those interested in submitting feedback on the Top 200 should email EN's editor: firstname.lastname@example.orgHow total industry turnover stacks up top 2549%26-5016%101-1256%151-1753%51-7511%76-1008%126-1505%176-2002%according to this report, the largest 25 shows in the UK are responsible for nearly half of the total revenue generated by the top 200 exhibitions. the last 25 make up just 2%.