2024 Industry Events:

Events are a fantastic opportunity to meet with a wide range of individuals, companies, innovators, enthusiasts and decision makers from across the Heavy Machinery, Plant Hire and Construction sectors. All across the UK and even abroad, it is great to engage with such diverse audiences, united by the same passion. 

Executive Hire Shows

Launched in 2007, Executive Hire Show has quickly become the unmissable national exhibition for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry. This Show brings the industry together and is the annual event where Passionate Hirers Meet Innovative Suppliers. To be held on Wednesday 14th February & Thursday 15th February 2024, Executive Hire Show builds on our industry's great tradition of hire shows that date back to 1973. The Show is a trade-only event open to hire executives throughout the UK and Ireland, and it has also attracted hire industry visitors from Europe and beyond. Senior executives from the procurement and purchasing departments of the national hire operations attend the Show, along with large numbers of independently-owned entrepreneurial hire outlets. At this year's Show, 86% of visitors were from independent hire companies.

RWM 2024

ESS is where the industry's top players gather to shape the future of our planet. As the premier event dedicated to showcasing the latest innovations and solutions in the fields of circular economy, net-zero emissions, sustainability and biodiversity conservation, ESS provides a platform for collaboration that will be a pivotal cornerstone in the journey towards a greener and more ecologically balanced planet, Roll on next year, are you ready for ESS 2024? From Government, to Europe's largest environmental services contractors, to big brands, ESS welcomes over 12,000 professionals from up and down the supply chain. Whether you are a business planning your net-zero strategy, a council looking to hear the latest regulatory updates or an equipment manufacturer launching a new piece of innovation, this is your platform to collaborate, network and learn with the people shaping the future of our planet

UK Construction Week 2024

Construction activity in London and the southeast continues to grow unabated, with a concentration of tier one contractors, architects, SME building firms and housebuilders clustered around the UK’s bustling capital. UK Construction Week London ran for the first time in London’s ExCeL in 2022, as the only event designed to cater for the whole construction supply chain, and attracted over 20,000, alongside Concrete Expo, The Offsite Show and Grand Designs Live. This made it the largest construction trade show in London. With leading construction products, all of the major construction professional bodies, international pavilions, industry and government leaders, and plenty of entertainment over 3 days, this is the must attend event for construction professionals from all over the UK and beyond.


Hillhead is the biggest exhibition of its kind in the world and celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Set in the stunning and unique surroundings of a real Derbyshire limestone quarry, the show continues to expand and set new records, with 600 exhibitors attending this year. The show is organised by The QMJ Group who also produce Quarry Management magazine – the monthly magazine of the Institute of Quarrying – and Agg-Net, the leading online resource for the aggregates, recycling, and construction products industries. By exhibiting at Hillhead 2024, you will be putting your products and services in front of around 20,000 industry professionals - a large proportion of those responsible for the plant and equipment purchasing decisions made in the sector. Staff will be on hand at this year’s event to discuss expressions of interest in the next edition of the show in June 2024 (provisional dates 25-27 June).

Vertikal Days 2024

The show is attended by buyers/company owners that represents around 90% of UK and Irish rental companies responsible for more than 80% of all crane and aerial lift purchases in the region. It is also growing in the number of international exhibitors and visitors at senior management level. Vertikal Days is a specialist event with its core centred firmly around access platforms, cranes, telehandlers and associated lifting equipment for lifting professionals. If you are part of a rental company, fleet owner, user or lifting professional, Vertikal Days will give you an unobstructed view of the industry's latest products.

ScotPlant 2024

ScotPlant showcases the widest range of construction solutions and innovations in Scotland. Attended by thousands of construction trade professionals and over 200 exhibitors from major global brands to local firms, ScotPlant is the essential construction equipment exhibition for the trade.


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