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 added an additional exhibition in Manchester in March due to the high demand from visitors and exhibitors.


About A Place in the Sun Live

The three most recent shows have been the busiest since 2007 indicating renewed interest in the overseas property market from British buyers. At Olympia London in May 2015 we reached record breaking attendance for the second time this year with 7,814 people, at Manchester Central in March 2015 there were 6.742 visitors and at the NEC in October 2014 there were 6,536 people which all resulted in hugely positive feedback from exhibitors.

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 - 6,742 visitors

- Olympia London: 8th – 10th May 2015 - 7,814 visitors

- NEC Birmingham: 25th - 27th September 2015


The market

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


Read our tops tips on how to exhibit 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