A Place in the Sun Live

Exhibitor Information


About A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun is a famous, highly visible name in the UK - to the British public it simply means ‘overseas property‘.

It started life as a TV show first broadcast in 2000 and since then the programme and its presenters have become part of popular TV culture. A Place in the Sun and its highly successful spin-off series A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? are all about buying property abroad and opening up a world of opportunity to the British public.

In 2005 A Place in the Sun Live  was launched which quickly became the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe.

The event usually takes place in the spring at Olympia London followed by the autumn event at the NEC Birmingham. In 2015 we are adding an additional exhibition in Manchester in March due to the high demand from visitors and exhibitors.


About A Place in the Sun Live

The most recent show at the NEC in Birmingham in October 2014 was the busiest show since 2007 indicating renewed interest in the overseas property market from British buyers. To see what our exhibitors thought of the show, see ‘Testimonials.’

The centre-piece of A Place in the Sun Live is the Hub where the stars of the TV show and industry experts give advice and insight on buying overseas property. In each of the four corners of the hall are the country-specific areas – the French Village, Florida Pavilion, Portuguese Pavilion and Italian Pavilion – with other exhibitors between. Whether you are an agent, developer, property lawyer, currency transfer business or other service provider, A Place in the Sun Live is the ideal environment to put your business in front of a motivated audience of property buyers. 

If you want to reach British buyers, A Place in the Sun Live should be at the heart of your UK marketing strategy. With no other pure overseas property exhibition in the UK, these events present a unique opportunity to meet and talk to prospective buyers – a genuinely qualified audience.

In 2015 A Place in the Sun Live:

- Manchester Central: 13th – 15th March 2015

- London Olympia: 8th – 10th May 2015

- NEC Birmingham: 2nd – 4th October 2015


Our most recent show and the market

A Place in the Sun Live October 2014 and was a great success.

The exhibition saw an increase of 30% in visitor numbers with 6,536 people through the doors over the course of the three days, resulting in hugely positive feedback from exhibitors. 

UK buyers mean business. They buy homes overseas for a number of reasons – holidays, investment, retirement – and have consistently bought more overseas properties than other nationalities. Interest in new destinations is once again increasing, though the long-time favourites of Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and Florida remain popular choices for second  home ownership.


View a typical visitor profile here


Find out about how we attract visitors here


View the image gallery here


For more information about booking a stand at A Place in the Sun Live and to check floorplan availability call +44 (0) 20 3207 2920 or email sales@aplaceinthesun.com