The events listed give architects the opportunity to tap into the latest concepts and products to hit the industry. If you have a show you would like added to our calendar of events, please email

19 September – 5 January 2020
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, United States
The third edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial is now open to the public, bringing together more than 80 contributors from 22 countries, and engaging over 50 partner sites and 100 partner organisations across the city. This year?s biennial, titled …and other such stories, explores the way architecture shapes, and is shaped by, culture, history, and nature around the world, asking critical questions about how architecture has informed our present, and the power the field has to shape a better, more sustainable, and more equitable future.

4-6 December
World Architecture Festival
By attending the World Architecture Festival, you will gain inspiration and ideas for your own work by learning from other experts in the industry. It is the only global architecture festival that combines awards, seminars and networking. Under one roof, over three days you will be immersed in extraordinary architecture from around the world.

29 – 30 January 2020
Architect @ Work

The theme for ARCHITECT@WORK 2020 is Sensory Design | Acting Natural.  An impressive list of industry experts from architecture, development and the arts are set to share knowledge at ARCHITECT@WORK, 29th to 30th January. This two-day trade show with a focus on architectural innovation will take place at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. It includes free admission for registered trade visitors and complimentary catering throughout, which encourages networking and downtime as well as deal-making opportunities. Innovation is without a doubt key in the world of architecture and interior design. And that is exactly where ARCHITECT@WORK distinguishes itself in a unique way: all products showcased during the event have first been assessed and approved by a jury of architects and interior designers.

11-13 February
Surface Design Show
Business Design Centre London
The Surface Design show offers education, entertainment and engagement with more than 150 exhibiting companies, 40 presentations, 65 speakers, dedication sections for architectural lighting and natural stone, 16 New Talents; each business under five years old, Surface Spotlight Live (an area of innovative and tactile materials) and the Awards display and presentation.

12-14 May
FIT Show
Birmingham NEC

If you’re a fabricator or installer of windows, doors, orangeries, conservatories, hardware, accessories, then the FIT Show 2020 is ideal.  FIT Show is the UK’s number one dedicated showcase for the window, door, hardware and flat glass industry. See, touch and compare the latest products, materials and tools up close and in person and speak to manufacturers and suppliers of the latest components, systems and services. Network and connect with every link of the supply chain, across three days, under one roof and watch live installations and product demos, and prepare to be inspired by the CPD learning programme.

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