Manufacturers' Services  

Overseas Exhibitions

As an Accredited Trade Organisation supported by UK Trade and Investment, The Building Centre along with Construction Products Association have secured valuable funding from UK Trade & Investment to assist eligible building material producers to penetrate overseas markets. This is achieved through exhibitions which are recognised market leaders in their sector attracting a high level of trade visitors.

We have appointed Building Exhibitions Management, who have been involved in the organisation of UK groups at overseas exhibitions for over 35 years, to coordinate attendance at these events. Their pre-show and on-site support is tailored to suit individual requirements. With each company's market focus changing at such a fast rate they are well positioned to react to a sudden change in a company's market interest.

Knowledge of each event allows us to pre-determine the best possible overall presence at the show. A long standing relationship with show organisers means we are also able to ensure that companies are located in prime locations in the right sector, thus maximising their attendance and ensuring the highest possible return on their exhibition investment.

Open to Export is a free online service designed to provide a single source of advice, information and intelligence for UK exporters seeking help.

It enables exporters to get feedback directly and quickly from government organisations and the business community, including existing exporters, and relevant service providers such as lawyers, accountants and, of course, trade associations.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have granted TAP support to The Building Centre for the forthcoming overseas trade shows:

Glasstec, Düsseldorf. 23 – 26 October 2018
The world's leading trade fair for the glass industry and its suppliers.

MIPIM 2018, Cannes. 13 – 16 March 2018 
The world’s leading property market event

ISH 2019, Frankfurt. 11 – 15 March 2019 
The world’s leading trade fair for Bathroom, Building, Energy, Air-conditioning Technology, Renewable Energies

BAU 2019, Munich. 14 – 19 Jan 2019               
The world’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Building Materials and Systems.

For further information on any of the above or to have a chat about overseas events in general please call John Bonning on 020 7692 6239 or email