Toolfair, Elex & Pro Builder Live 2023 come to Coventry Building Society Arena

Date: 9 Aug 2023

Thousands of professional tradespeople from across the Midlands will be heading to Coventry for a trio of tradeshows – with a charity also highlighting the practical, financial and wellbeing support for people facing adversity in the construction industry. Toolfair, Professional Builder Live and Professional Electrician’s Elex will all be held at Coventry Building Society Arena on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September – with more than 4,000 people expected to attend over two days.

The shows are the UK’s leading tradeshows for the construction industry and are hosted in six different locations across the country.

It attracts self-employed tradespeople looking to find out more about the latest equipment, products and information, and gain information on new rules and regulations for construction professionals.

There will be more than 120 exhibitors for visitors to speak to on the day across all three shows, live demonstrations of products and a schedule of CPD accredited seminars.

This year the shows will have a presence from Band of Builders who will be on hand to speak with people from across the construction industry about the support that is available for members of the UK construction industry and their families who face adversity due to illness, injury of life-changing circumstances.

The three shows are organised by Hamerville Media Group.

Dominic Shannon, Head of Marketing, at Hamerville Media Group, said: “The shows are vital in ensuring that self-employed tradespeople from across the Midlands have access to the latest innovation and information in the construction industry – and no topic is more important than the support which is available for anyone struggling.

“While many people will visit the show to see the latest innovations in action and ensure they are up-to-date with rules and regulations, we would then encourage visitors to speak with Band of Brothers if they would like to see more about the support available.

“It’s set to be yet another fantastic couple of days at Coventry Building Society Arena and we look forward to welcoming tradespeople from across the Midlands to network and gain vital industry knowledge.”

Toolfair is established as the best regional tradeshow in the country for seeing and testing the latest power tools and hand tools, with exhibitors known to offer exclusive show deals to make equipment more affordable for self-employed tradespeople.

While Professional Builder Live provides advice and information on the general building trade, and showcasing the best new building equipment on the market.

And finally, Elex helps electricians to keep abreast of the new development in the electrical industry, by highlighting changes to rules and regulations, and giving the chance to see new products from major manufacturers.

It will be the 17th time the events have been hosted at leading conference, exhibition and events venue Coventry Building Society Arena.

Jenni Ford, Director of Sales and Marketing at Coventry Building Society Arena, said: “Toolfair, Elex and Professional Builder Live have been at the heart of our exhibition and conference programme for nearly two decades and we’re proud to continue to host this important event for tradespeople in the Midlands.

“Our central location and easy access to the motorway network makes it perfect for tradespeople to pop in to visit us, and we look forward to welcoming thousands of people to the venue across the two days.”

Toolfair and Professional Builder Live and Elex are all free to attend. To find out more and register for free visit or