The Language Show has a new owner.

The Language Show has been acquired by Evolved Events Ltd, a new company set up by Jonathan Scott.

Jonathan previously ran the show for four years between 2004 and 2007 during which visitor numbers increased from 1,900 to 9,500 and exhibitors increased from 56 to 140.

Jonathan aims to use this experience to make changes and improvements for the 2018 show to ensure its continuing success.

Changes for 2018

We think we can improve the Language Show for 2018. Here are some changes already planned;

Venue – we intend to move back to Olympia in 2018, the home of the Language Show for the previous 13 years. We have booked a new, modern hall at Olympia called Olympia West.

Dates – our dates will be 9-11 November 2018 and our move to early November avoids half term, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Expolingua Berlin.

Everything on one floor – we think what works best for exhibitors and visitors alike is for all parts of the show to be in the same place and so in our new venue, we’ll keep everything – exhibitors, seminars and classes – all on one floor. (To reduce noise conflicts we plan to use silent-seminar technology utilising RF headsets).

Content – we think great seminars, talks, features and classes are how you get busy people to visit shows and we think we can make them even better, more useful and more interesting. We also think they should all be free.

Marketing – we think everyone who loves languages, especially teachers, loves languages because language opens up their world and so we’ll use colourful and exciting images of the world in our marketing to entice visitors.

Just one show – we’re not going to run the show in Scotland again, only in  London.

Nurture – we’ve run over 35 different trade and consumer fairs but the Language Show was always our favourite so we intend to look after it carefully.



The Language Show has been acquired by Evolved Events Ltd, a new company set up in 2017 and owned and run by Jonathan Scott.

Jonathan has been launching and managing specialist trade and consumer shows for 25 years. Amongst 35 successful annual shows he has established since 1992 are events in travel, dance, healthcare, marketing, design, building, retail and, of course, languages.

Jonathan originally acquired the Language Show in 2004, ran it successfully for 4 years and then sold it to Upper Street Events in 2008. He is delighted to be back.

Book for 2018

The 2018 show takes place between 9-11 November 2018 in Olympia’s West Hall.

The 2018 exhibiting rates remain unchanged from 2017;

£369 + vat per metre for shell
£397 + vat per metre for shell and electrics

If you don’t immediately see a stand of your desired size, we should be able to re-configure some of the blocks to give you what you want.

Click here to download the floorpan – Floorplan

Click here to download a stand booking form – booking form



Jonathan Scott
Managing Director
Evolved Events Ltd
Unit 0476
PO Box 6945
London W1A 6US

Tel +44 (0) 207 993 6658

Company no. 10600664
Vat Reg no. GB 266 4835 71