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SME XPO is a free to attend, two-day exhibition and conference designed to inspire and connect entrepreneurs and business leaders. Learn from the UK's most successful entrepreneurs, network with fellow owners and founders, and meet best-in-class suppliers - all taking place live and in-person at ExCel London from 8th to 9th April 2025.

Date: 8 - 9 April 2025

Address: ExCel London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL.

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SME XPO has been designed to meet the needs of founders, owners, and leaders of companies that employ 1-500 employees. We also welcome organisations that service or supply this exciting and economically vital sector.

Join us for two days of action-packed networking, inspiration, and fun at the free SME XPO conference. Choose from four conference streams - Founder’s Formula, Scaling Your Business, Future Trends, Finance & Investment - and learn what it takes to grow successfully from some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs.

SME XPO also features a series of workshops covering a wide array of essential topics. This is your opportunity to create new connections to grow your support network, form collaborative partnerships, and sound out your ideas/challenges to take your business to the next level.

The event is free to enter if you register in advance or on arrival at the venue. Check our website to discover our programme.

Yes, you can attend both event days using the same ticket.

You can visit SME XPO anytime you prefer. Please note the opening and closing times.

Please use the register your interest button on the website homepage to register your interest for your free pass.

SME XPO is open to visitors who have pre-registered and hold a valid entry badge or those who register onsite. This includes visitors, speakers, exhibitors, VIPs, and the press.

Admission is open to professionals who are involved in, or have a direct connection or interest in, the event or associated industries or organisations.

Children are allowed but must always be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst visiting the show.

We are working closely with ExCel to keep everyone safe at our event.

All visitors should be aware that the following are in place:

  • Official event security staff may approach you to assist you outside, at entry or inside the event
  • Staff and attendees must wear ID badges provided
  • Bag checks maybe in operation at the venue
  • Keep personal property with you at all times and do not leave any items unattended
  • Report anything that looks unusual or suspicious to a member of event staff
  • Please note CCTV in operation at ExCel is monitored and recorded


By allowing your badge to be scanned during the event, attendees will be allowing the organisers to provide their name and contact details to the specific partner, exhibitor or sponsor who may contact them about their products/services.

By choosing to attend any session in our seminar theatres or workshops, visitors will have their badge scanned at entry and their name and contact details will be shared by the Organisers with the seminar host/exhibitor, sponsor and/or speaker, who may contact them about their products or services.

Photography and Video Recording

Official photographers and videographers will be taking photographs and recording and/or streaming videos at the event. By registering and attending the event, each attendee authorises such photography and recording and permits the Organisers to use the attendee’s image, likeness and voice for archival and promotional purposes in any and all media, without liability, compensation or credit to the attendee.

No visitor to the event may take photographs or make any form of recording (including audio or video) on any media at the event under any circumstances without the prior written permission of the Organisers.

Register your interest ahead of the 2025 event.

Car Park

The cost for parking at the venue is £25 for up to 24 hours parking, and our current parking capacity is 2,000 spaces. For more information, please visit


ExCeL London has over 28 onsite cafés, bars, and restaurants, including numerous concessions within the venue itself. There are restaurants with table-service for more formal dining as well as grab and go option.

More information about the venue’s retail units can be found here.

For updated information about our ‘After hours’ please visit

Press Office

The Press area is within the VIP Press and Speaker Lounge and will be open throughout the show. Press enquiries before and after the exhibition should be sent to our Marketing Manager, Ana-Maria Butaru, Email: who will put you in contact with our PR team.

Sales Information

Companies wishing to exhibit at SME XPO are invited to contact Angela Pradhan, Exhibition Sales Manager, at

If you would like to speak to a member of the SME XPO team about speaker opportunities, please email William Fowler, Event Director, at

We welcome commercial enquiries for SME XPO (8 - 9 April 2025). Please complete the form on the ‘Enquire to Exhibit’ page or email

Please complete the form on the ‘Be a Partner’ page and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Recognised brands that appeal to our target audience are welcome to partner with us. Please email for more information.

We welcome disabled visitors to SME XPO, please get in touch here if you have any specific accessibility requirements.

Guide dogs are welcome in the venue however other pets will not be allowed access.

If you have specific questions please contact the venue directly.

ExCeL London is able to provide wheelchairs free of charge. Mobility scooters are free of charge to hire. They are subject to availability so please email your enquiry to and we will confirm if there is one available for you to borrow. All you need is a form of ID which will be held as surety for the daily period of the loan. For more info click here.

We've officially partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to give this year’s Exhibitors and Attendees access to exclusively discounted hotels at selected properties near to the event. Save up to 30% and fully flexible rates are available. Due to increasing demand we'd recommend to book soonest through the EventBeds™ booking widget here or you can contact their Concierge Team directly at with your requirements. Their office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am - 6pm.

View the Elizabeth Line travel times to ExCeL London and mainline stations. Click here and plan your journey.

Yes there is Free Visitor WiFi onsite.

We encourage our staff and exhibitors to share our wider purpose of creating a positive impact on the local community and the world around us.

Our venue vision is to be a sustainability leader within our industry by shaping the future of events into one that is net zero, resource efficient and equitable.

We have implemented several initiatives to reduce waste, conserve energy, and promote eco-friendly practices. These include:

  • Using carpets only on stands and not in the gangways
  • Using recyclable lanyards
  • Not providing any visitor bags to take away
  • Encouraging attendees and exhibitors to use public transportation to reach the event
  • Minimising the amount of paper-based handouts at the show and encouraging exhibitors to do the same

We believe that by prioritizing sustainability, we can create a positive impact on the environment and inspire others to do the same.

Read more here.

If you have specific questions please contact the venue directly on +44 (0)20 7069 5000, 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT), Monday - Friday.

If you have specific questions please contact the venue directly on +44 (0)20 7069 5000, 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT), Monday - Friday.