Scotland, in particular Glasgow, is quickly becoming the home of many fantastic trade shows in recent years. The SEC was originally opened in 1985, later receiving a full renovation in the year 2000. The spectacular structure engulfs 22,355sqm, hosting over 50 events and homing over 500,000 visitors each year. Here are 4 of the top up-and-coming trade shows to be hosted in the SEC in 2023:


  1. ScotHot

ScotHot will be returning to the SEC, Glasgow on the 8- 9th of March 2023. The anticipated trade show is Scotland’s largest gathering of Scottish hospitality, tourism and food & drink. The exhibition offers premium opportunities to interact with professionals and supplies within the industry. In 2022, ScotHot welcomed over 7000 attendees and homed 200+ exhibitors. Not to mention, the next trade show will be their 50th-ever event, what an incredible milestone for the exhibition and the industry itself. You can expect to see, a spotlight stage, the Scottish Culinary Championships, Liquid Academy Live, The Staff Canteen Live and the ScotHot innovation awards. All jam-packed into two incredible days, this trade show is one of the best to visit in the whole of the U.K.


  1. Scottish Hair & Beauty

Well-known as Scotland’s biggest beauty trade show, Scottish Hair & Beauty is one of the best value-for-money exhibitions you could ever attend. Tickets sit at just £10, plus you’ll receive a £10 voucher in return to spend at the show. It is safe to say this trade show has plenty to offer over the two-day duration, keeping you and your team well entertained throughout. Scottish Hair & Beauty offers, live demos and tutorials, the latest developments and trends in the industry, masterclasses, and hair & barber stages! It is an exhibition worth visiting on the 16-17th of April 2023 at the SEC in Glasgow.


  1. All-Energy

All-Energy is easily the largest low-carbon and full supply chain renewables exhibition to date in the U.K. Located at the SEC, Glasgow, and the event will be opening on the 10-11th of May 2023. The colossal trade show allows industry professionals to congregate, generate opportunities to network, and learn the latest news on the forever-changing energy environment. Walking around, you can expect to see, features areas, show floors, large conference set-ups and innovative technology, fresh to the industry. In 2022, the exhibition attracted around 7,600 visitors, in conjunction with 250 exhibitors, the immersive event must-go for anyone linked with the renewable energy sector.


  1. Scottish Caravan Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

In 2021, the caravan and motorhome market was valued at £43.41 billion. Yet, over the next 5 years, the industry is anticipated to reach £67.54 billion by 2027. The industries fasted growing markets are all within Europe, as significant rises occurred since the global pandemic, COVID-19. The Scottish Caravan Motorhome & Holiday Home Show is Scotland’s largest industry event, you will discover the widest selection and variations of all motorhomes, caravans and holiday homes on the market. Additionally, models that are yet to be released could be on show too. The event will be returning on the 2-5th of February 2023 at the SEC. From businesses to staycation enthusiasts, the trade show welcomes everyone passionate about the industry.

Author: Matt Baker, Content Manager at Quadrant2Design.