Sussex to host South East Construction Expo 2020

Sussex will host its third annual South East Construction Expo in 2020 on the earlier date of 28th April 2020 at the South of England Event Centre in Ardingly.

Over 2,500 delegates attended the Expo in September 2019, where 120 companies in the construction industry exhibited the latest technology, ideas and expertise and dozens of workshops and presentations were held on key topics for the industry.

Said Ana Christie, Chief Executive of Sussex Chamber of Commerce,

‘Despite the ongoing political and economic uncertainty this past year, according to the Builder’s Conference, the performance of the UK construction sector in the month of November 2019 was nothing short of miraculous.’

‘Now that the future looks more stable following the election, we can expect to see even more positive sales for the industry looking ahead, so there is no better time to get along to events like this, make new contacts and win new business!’

The trade show, founded 12 years ago and previously held in Kent, showcases the region’s largest range of construction products and services and is a ‘must visit’ for anyone whose business deals in development, property and construction.

An exciting programme of speakers is being put together for 2020 and will be announced over the coming months.

Delegates attending can sign up to one of the largest FREE ‘Meet the Buyer’ one-on-one sessions with business leaders and attend a range of useful workshops and networking opportunities.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce is supporting the event this year as well as the Institute of Directors.  Big name businesses as always will be involved.



South East Construction Awards 2020 now launched, with six categories, covering the sector, to be celebrated at a second South East Construction Expo to be held on 23rd September at Sandown Park Exhibition Centre in Esher, Surrey. Closing date end of June.

Gill Monk from All Health Matters who are one of the main sponsors of the Awards said, ‘These awards celebrate our heroes in this industry with an exciting panel of judges seeking entries for categories, ranging from best construction project to best architectural design, best contractor to best supplier. We are also looking to celebrate women in the industry and want to reward the best apprentice on a construction project in the South East.’

One of the main attractions will be The Expo networking Breakfast sponsored by

This will offer a superb networking opportunity as one of the largest in Sussex. A great way to kick off the day. Tickets £25 and tables of ten £225 and includes two speakers and full English Breakfast.

South East Construction Expo 2020 will take place at South of England Event Centre, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Tuesday 28th April 2020, 8.30 am – 4 pm.

Find out more, register your free place, how to book a trade stand, or become a sponsor