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What's on in and around the IOC?

If you have anything which you think may be of interest to other members - whether it's a regional meeting or visit, or perhaps just a relevant event to our craft, please do let Head Office know and we'll add it onto this page.

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  • 5-7, Business Design Centre, London Surface Design Show 
  • 7, The Building Centre, London WC1 Forest of Fabrication Exhibition
  • 7-10, Woodworking 2019 (14th International Fair of Wooden Buildings, Structures and Materials), Prague  Woodworking 2019
  • 7 Feb-1 March Woodfest Sheffield. WoodFest Sheffield brings together architects and engineers, placemakers and planners, developers and contractors, industry and politics to explore what forestry and timber can do in the region.  
  • 13, TTJ Wood and Wellness Event, London Tower Bridge Hilton Hotel. Aimed at construction professionals and the wood inudstries  this CPD-accredited event will explore the positive role wood can play in health and well-being in the built environment.  
  • 28, Building Crafts College, London E15 1AH 2nd City Hub meeting.  All members invited - student, working and retired. Please contact head office for further info.


  • 4-8 National Apprenticeship Week a 5-day annual celebration of apprenticeships in England, that brings together the whole apprenticeship community and helps young people consider apprenticeships as an option after school or college. This year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019, or #NAW2019, is ‘Blaze A Trail’, highlighting how viable apprenticeships are as an alternative to going to university. Employers and apprentices from across the country will come together to encourage more young people to choose an apprenticeship, as well as educating new employers and the wider community on the benefits of apprenticeships.
  • 5-7, Excel, London Futurebuild
  • National Career Guidance Show - Leeds 7 March, Coventry 14 March, London 19 March, Bristol 28 March Career Guidance
  • 19, Accrington & Rossendale College, Lancs BB5 2AR 1st City Hub meeting. All members invited - student, working and retired. Please contact head office for further info. 
  • 20-21, Scotland Build, Glasgow Scotland Build 
  • 21, Build to rent breakfast event, The Building Centre, London, WC1
  • 22-25, Bois & Habitat - Namur, Belgium everything_wood 
  • 22 - 7 April, Ideal Home, London Olympia




  • 1-30 LFA2019. From iconic tours, architectural installations and stunning brick creations - energetic debates to Studio Lates, workshops in extraordinary spaces and tours of new places; exhibitions and bespoke artistic commissions; political discussions and lots of new construction – the London Festival of Architecture, running across London has something for everyone.
  • 12, Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SA - 1st City Hub meeting. All members invited - student, working and retired. Please contact head office for further info and to confirm your attendance. AGENDA
  • 18-20 Firex International, Excel, London. Europe's only dedicated fire safety event. 
  • 26 WoodBUILD 2019, Bangor. A one day conference and expo bringing together people and organisations involved in building our supply chain from forest to finished home.


  • 3-4 Timber2019, IOM3, 297 Euston Road, London, NW1


  • 22-27 WorldskillsUK, Kazan, Russia. This event, showcasing the skills of young apprentices and students will also be shown live on TV in the UK. 


  • 18-21, London Olympia 100% Design 
  • 23-29 September, Fire Door Safety Week FDSW 




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