• More than 100 companies are already signed up to exhibit at SDS18
  • Sponsor an Award Category in the 2018 Surface Design Awards - the industry's most prestigious event


Surface Design Show and Light School are well known for their quality of presentations 

There are three seminar areas:

The Main Stage

The Main Stage - a theatre for an audience of 120 - is the home of the headline acts. Each day it hosts a variety of speakers and topics that appeal right across the design world.

Both the ‘heavyweight’ events - Open Evening Live Debate and our PechaKucha - take place on the Main Stage.

The CPD Hub / Stone Hub

A forum for learning and professional development, manufacturers and industry organisations present a rolling programme of CPD seminars covering all aspects of the surfaces sector. More than a dozen presentations provide plenty of scope to accrue CPD points.

On the Thursday, the Hub transforms into The Stone Hub providing analysis and inspiration for anyone specifiying stone projects.

Light School's Light Talks

Light Talks provide architects and designers with education and knowledge about lighting design and lighting products. A star studded line-up of speakers ensures everyone attending is sure to 'graduate' in the lighting world. 

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It is good to see a trade show whose talks series really push the boundaries in terms of its core themes. SDS is unafraid to venture into territory that makes you think, with speakers range from media artist to CEOs.

David Michon, Editorial Consultant and Writer, previously ICON Magazine.


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