Meet over 250 of the UK’s best venues and event suppliers at Venues + Events Live 2018


If you’re looking for some fresh-faced inspiration when it comes to selecting venues and event spaces, there’s one big show coming up on 19th + 20th September that you do not want to miss!

SquareMeal Venues + Events Live is the event industry’s favourite show where you can find new spaces, restaurants and event suppliers from across the UK – and all in a short few hours. This September, Venues + Events Live will be welcoming event professionals from all corners of the UK to Old Billingsgate in the City of London, for the 13th year running. Did we mention it’s also free to attend?

The show features a whopping five floors of unlimited event ideas and inspiration with the opportunity to meet over 250 of the best venues, restaurants and event suppliers in the UK, handpicked by SquareMeal. Visitors will be treated to a jam-packed programme of SquareMeal Sessions and hands-on masterclasses that are all free to attend and are first come, first served on
the day.

Venues + Events Live is your chance to watch an exclusive line-up of VIP speakers including The Guardian’s Grace Dent, Deliciously Ella, Helen Moon, Mike Blake-Crawford – from the UK's fastest growing social agency – Social Chain, SquareMeal event experts and many more.

The SquareMeal Sessions cover hot industry topics such as the best new venues you should be booking, nailing your work Christmas party, experiential and immersive, event efficiency and engagement, being social-savvy and wellness in the event industry to name but a few. Expect insider knowledge on the coolest restaurants, bars, venues and events, complimentary business advice from industry experts and get the lowdown on all the latest event trends.

Fancy developing some new skills to show off back at the office? SquareMeal’s hands-on masterclasses will do just that and you can pick from a range of subjects like learning which wine works best for your events, posting pictures on social like you’re a pro and conquering your public speaking fears.

You may even qualify for SquareMeal’s Hosted Buyer Programme – brand new for this year! If you meet the qualifying criteria, you’ll be accepted and will receive an enhanced visitor experience at the show. Hosted Buyers also gain access to The Hive – a newly-introduced networking lounge for Venues + Events Live 2018 – complete with refreshments catered for by Boulevard Events.

For long-time fans of the show, tasty favourites such as the Canapé Cup, will of course be making a much-anticipated return. Well-known as one of Venues + Events Live’s most exciting features, the Canapé Cup sees some of the UK’s top venues, restaurants and caterers competing for the 2018 title by entering their best canapé to be judged by 200 specially-selected attendees. The winner is then determined by the panel of judges and announced later in the evening. The question on everyone’s
lips, who will take home the trophy?

If you like the sound of all that, make sure you don’t miss out on the event industry’s favourite show this September. You won’t be able to meet hundreds of new venues by sitting at your desk!

Join us at Venues + Events Live on 19th and 20th September at London’s Old Billingsgate to pick up all the essentials you need to find amazing venues and plan stand-out events.




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