Lab Innovations 2019 attracted record-breaking visitor numbers

Lab Innovations celebrated its eighth edition in October, trumping all records for the event. Attracting 3860 attendees, an impressive 24% increase on the previous year, this makes it the largest Lab Innovations to date. Over 160 exhibitors displayed a diverse and innovative product offering to visitors from more sectors than ever before, emphasising the event’s place as the UK’s largest annual trade exhibition dedicated to the entire laboratory industry.

Returning once more to the NEC in Birmingham, with laboratory procurement decision-makers making up 75% of those in attendance, Lab Innovations 2019 was clearly an event driving the business of science. It saw an increase in laboratory managers of 9%, scientists 9%, procurement managers 32%, chemists 65% and laboratory technicians 24%; demonstrating a true hunger for future-proofing laboratories across the UK.

Building on its reputation as the largest annual gathering of the entire UK laboratory community, Lab Innovations invested in a new meetings concierge service for 2019, enabling visitors and exhibitors to pre-book meetings in advance and make business connections prior to the event. The new matchmaking tool added a further dimension to the available networking opportunities to maximise value for the entire industry.

Lab Innovations 2020 will take place on 4–5 November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.