The Sustainability Show is set to take place in Manchester for the first time to showcase the latest eco-innovations and climate solutions for the public. Held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex on 8-9 July 2023, visitors to the show will be able to pick up tips and tricks to discover the UK’s best eco-friendly brands and learn how to be a savvy consumer, from upcycling and mending to renting and refilling.

Crowd of people browsing exhibitions at The Sustainability Show

The event will bring together leading sustainable innovators, researchers, brands and industry experts to present their work and exchange ideas on how to create a sustainable future, with a talks programme featuring a mix of sustainability experts and well-known speakers such as Max La Mana, Hamza Abdul Yassin and The Cloud Gardener who will offer advice and tips to help consumers navigate their way to better climate-friendly lifestyles. Show partners include Starling Bank, Marie Claire, Ethical Consumer, The Vegan Society and Soil Association.

Recently, the Climate Change Committee stated that the UK is “strikingly unprepared” for climate change, coupled with the stark warning in the latest IPCC 6th Assessment report the time to act is now. According to the Department of Energy, 82 per cent of people remained “concerned” about climate change. The Sustainability Show aims to turn this public concern about the impacts of climate change into awareness and engagement, by inspiring visitors to take collection action with a variety of interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and panel discussions on several sustainability topics.

Crowd of people listeining to a talk at The Sustainability Show

Confirmed activities include:

  • Charity.Supermarket exclusive secondhand fashion pop-up store
  • Panels and talks from Max La Manna, Kids Against Plastic, Soil Association, Sow The City, Georgina Wilson-Powell, Ethical Consumer and many more experts.
  • Ahiflower meadow installation, a superfood which can replace all fish-derived omega 3s and helps regenerative agriculture in the UK
  • My Green Pod lunchtime mindfulness sessions with Jarvis Smith
  • Vegan cafe, eco-bar and drink options
  • Ready Steady Save food installation by In Our Nature, Hubbub
  • Free Energy Saving Advice Lounge, Smart Eco Living - Energy Saving Advice Partner

Some of the exhibitors at the Manchester show include Avallen, Avika Soaps, Carbon Gold, CF Fundraising, Faith in Nature, Greenpeace, Honest Love Our Planet, Lavender and Lemons, Lemon Vegan Friendly, Liberation Food, Next Day Solar, Ocean Conservation Trust, Phoam, Riverford Organic, Treehouse Bakery, Woodland Trust, WWF and many more.

2 people looking at plants on a stall at The Sustainability Show

This is The Sustainability Show’s second in the UK following its successful London show in October 2022, which featured scores of pioneering eco brands showcasing innovative ideas and products to over 6000 visitors. Another London edition of The Sustainability Show is also going ahead in October 2023 at the Business Design Centre, Islington. 

Admission to the Sustainability Show is free, and the event is open to the public. For more information,
please visit the event website at or book tickets online.