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Our Markets

Weddings


With renowned products such as The National Wedding Show, as well as the more recent additions to the portfolio, Confetti.co.uk and the Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Show, Ocean are firmly established as market leaders in the UK wedding industry. Through our comprehensive weddings portfolio, we connect couples planning their big day with their dream wedding suppliers.

Following the 2017 acquisition of Confetti.co.uk and the launch of Confetti magazine, as well as the launch of Wedding Style Collective, we have further established ourselves as the key industry media owner and extended our enviable reach and expertise in the UK wedding market – a buoyant and regenerative sector worth an estimated £13b per annum.
Confetti
Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Show
The National Wedding Show
Wedding Style Collective

Housing


Ocean Media Group is the market leader in housing across print, digital and events. The Housing Portfolio includes the flagship publications, Inside Housing and Social Housing, which are read by 22,000 subscribers and a portfolio of conferences, exhibitions and awards including Europe’s leading housing festival, which is attended by over 8,000 housing professionals. The housing business is Ocean’s largest portfolio. 


After 18 months in development, Housing Expert launched in 2018. As a digital data and information service, this is an exciting and timely new product from Ocean that the market is embracing rapidly.

HOMES UK
Housing
HousingExpert
Inside Housing
Inside Housing Awards
Inside Housing Conferences
Social Housing
Social Housing Conferences

Specialist


Our specialist portfolio currently serves four markets with 10 exhibitions per year. The department is unique in that it is purely made up of exhibitions, drawing on the proven expertise we have here at Ocean to create industry-leading events that add significant value to their markets each and every time they run.

The Flooring Show and The Stationery Show are recent acquisitions for Ocean. Both serve the UK’s independent retailers with design-led products that are best presented and sold face-to-face.

Venues + Events Live is Ocean’s most recent acquisition from SquareMeal. Now in its 14th year, and running annually in London, this is the UK's leading exhibition and networking show for event organisers, attracting over 6,000 visitors responsible for booking corporate events, parties, private dining or any kind of event. We’re also taking the show national launching Venues + Events Live Manchester in September 2019.
Stationery Matters
Stationery Shows
The Flooring Show
Venue & Events Live

Bridal

Ocean has over 30 years of experience in delivering best in class events and market-leading publications within the B2B bridal sector.

The division runs exhibitions twice a year. The Harrogate Bridal Show, taking place in the Autumn, has long been established as one of the largest and most respected bridal trade shows in the world and is known by many as the #homeofbridal. London Bridal Week takes place each Spring and focuses on bringing together UK and international buyers in one of the world’s fashion capitals. Designer-only buying event White Gallery is co-located with LBW, giving retailers the opportunity to source collections at a variety of different styles and price points during a single visit to ExCeL London.

Bridal Buyer magazine has cultivated a reputation as the industry-leading bridal publication over the past 30 years. Bridal Buyer magazine is distributed FOC to virtually every high-street bridal boutique in the UK six times a year. Each issue is filled with the news, beautiful collections, business advice and the latest buying event updates. Also under the BB umbrella is Bridalbuyer.com, our digital platform which is filled with expert advice covering social media, legal, HR, marketing and much more. Our weekly content is delivered to an audience of over 15,000 each week via our newsletter.

The most recent addition to the Bridal portfolio is Bridal Buyer’s Global Gallery - a digital platform that connects buyers and brands using innovative matchmaking technology. Buyers will be able to view and shortlist dresses before they arrive at a trade show, while Brands will gain insight into top performing products and find boutiques from across the world.

The Bridal Buyer Awards are acknowledged as the leading awards for the bridal industry in UK. Each year we bring together the companies and individuals who have excelled into the spotlight and applauding their success. The awards are held alongside the Harrogate Bridal Show in September and attract an audience of around 500 guests
The Harrogate Bridal Show
London Bridal Fashion Week
White Gallery
Bridal Buyer
Global Gallery
The Bridal Buyer Awards

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