Our specialist trailer hire customers engage with their peers and customers at specialist trade shows across the UK. These include manufacturing events, transport events and construction trade shows. To make it easier for you to find these quality events, we’ve created this list of shows relevant to our customers.

2020 Manufacturing Events




Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020

Tuesday 11th–Thursday 13th February, Farnborough International Exhibition Centre

This is a key event for professionals in the production engineering community. It’s an opportunity to see the latest machinery, tooling, production hardware—as well as the country’s subcontract expertise—all in one place. 

Foodex 2020

Monday 30th March–Wednesday 1st April, NEC Birmingham

This is the premier event for the UK’s food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries. It will highlight the key trends in food manufacturing sectors, and also offers 1,500 suppliers and an expert-led live programme.


Tuesday 31st March–Wednesday 1st April, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

This free event is dedicated to intralogistics, and offers everything practitioners need to improve safety and productivity while cutting costs.

MACH 2020

Monday 20th–Friday 24th April, NEC Birmingham

MACH 2020 is a platform that connects various professionals (including UK manufacturing engineers, and decision makers) with suppliers of new equipment and services.

FIT Show 2020

Tuesday 12th–Wednesday 13th May, NEC Birmingham 

An annual event for the glass and glazing industry, FIT Show gives visitors access to new hardware, various tools and software, and numerous networking opportunities.

Chem UK 2020

Wednesday 13th–Thursday 14th May, EventCity Manchester

An event which brings together professionals from multiple industries, including industrial chemicals, chemicals processing and chemical product formulation.

Mircolise Transport Conference 2020

Wednesday 20th May, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

A free-to-attend event—and Europe’s largest road transport conference—that’s suitable for anyone who operates a road transport fleet.

Made in Yorkshire 2020

Thursday 21st May, Elland Road Leeds 

This is Yorkshire’s largest showcase of manufacturing, with over 1,o00 decision makers from Yorkshire’s manufacturing supply chain.

Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2020

Wednesday 17th June, NEC Birmingham 

A one-day event which brings together manufacturing leaders for various discussions and keynotes.

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Wednesday 1st July, Arena MK

This event is a national forum for manufacturers and operators from across the UK’s supply chains.


Tuesday 29th September–Thursday 1st October, NEC Birmingham 

The UK’s number one plastics show, with over 500 exhibiting companies in attendance.

2020 Transport Events



The UK Infrastructure Show

Wednesday 22nd April, NEC Birmingham

The UK’s leading event for infrastructure and supply chain professionals, with more than 1,000 buyers, planners and decision makers in attendance.

The Commercial Vehicle Show Birmingham

Tuesday 28th–Thursday 30th April, NEC Birmingham

A major event for all road transport-related industries in the UK, with 19,000 visitors and over 420 leading suppliers.

AP&M Expo Europe

Wednesday 20th–Thursday 21st May, Manchester Central Convention Centre

This event is focussed on airline purchasing and maintenance, bringing together professionals in the airline supply chain for great networking opportunities.

Tip-Ex & Tank-Ex

Thursday 28th–Saturday 30th May, Harrogate Convention Centre

An event dedicated to multiple industries including tipping, bulk haulage, tanker and bulk liquid transport, with over 100 manufacturers and suppliers in attendance.

British-Irish Airports Expo 2020

Thursday 9th–Friday 10th June, EXCEL London 

The perfect choice for anyone working for an airline, airport or as a supplier; learn how to improve terminal and airside operations, and create better passenger experiences as a result.


Tuesday 16th–Thursday 18th June, NEC Birmingham

This event is dedicated to bringing together shippers, retailers, manufacturers, importers and exporters with exhibitors that have logistics and supply chain solutions.

Fleet & Mobility Live

Tuesday 6th–Wednesday 7th October, NEC Birmingham 

A key event for professionals in the fleet management industry, across two days of learning and networking.

2020 Construction Events



Executive Hire Show

Wednesday 5th–Thursday 6th February, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

A national, trade-only event for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry, with attendees from Europe and beyond.

Professional Builder Live

Thursday 12th–Friday 13th March, EventCity Manchester

Thursday 14th–Friday 15th May, YEC Harrogate

A pair of events aimed at all professionals in the building industry.

The UK Concrete Show

Wednesday 25th–Thursday 26th March, NEC Birmingham 

An event dedicated to the concrete industry, featuring demonstrations, a technical advice clinic and a range of exhibitors.

RCI Show

Wednesday 25–26th March, Ricoh Arena Coventry 

A show dedicated to roofing, cladding and insulation, which allows visitors to compare products, speak to experts and learn about key issues in the market.

Surfex 2020

Tuesday 2nd–Wednesday 3rd June, Ricoh Arena Coventry 

This event is dedicated to surface coatings technologies, giving attendees the chance to discover new ideas and solve technical challenges in their working environment.

Housing 2020

Tuesday 23rd–Thursday 25th June, Manchester Central

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference, as well as Europe’s largest housing festival; over 500 speakers and 400 sponsors & exhibitors will be in attendance.

Hillhead 2020

Tuesday 23rd–Thursday 25th June, Hillhead Quarry, Buxton

A major quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition with live working demonstrations.

Safety in Construction Show

Tuesday 7th July, the Roundhouse, Derby 

An exclusive trade show that’s dedicated to safety products in the civil engineering, construction, utilities and other hazardous workplaces.

UK Construction Week

Tuesday 6th–Thursday 8th October, NEC Birmingham 

This three-day event includes the Build Show (with roofing and cladding updates), Plant & Machinery Live (an interactive equipment showcase) and Timber Expo 2020—a trade show dedicated to timber.

An Event for Everyone


This comprehensive list of construction trade shows, transport and manufacturing events assists our customers in staying on top of the 2020 trading opportunities. 

In addition, the Leeds Trailers team can help anyone looking for for specialist trailer hire or extendable trailer hire.

We offer fast and flexible hire contracts and have a diverse range of trailers including box trailers, flats, curtainsiders and extendable trailers. We regularly provide trailers to specialist clients, working in areas like aerospace, haulage, construction and supply chain.

Visit our Trailer Hire page for more information, or call us on 01924 420 646. You can also reach us via our Contact page.