2024 must-attend aesthetic events - Hamilton Fraser


 While virtual events and meetings have become the norm since 2020, you still can’t beat the networking and feeling of connection you get from attending a face-to-face event.

Aesthetics is an ever-evolving market, and new events are popping up all over the place to help you further your education, connections and business both in the UK and abroad.

2024 promises to be another busy year in the events calendar with everything from niche boutique meetings focussed on emerging areas of aesthetics to large-scale exhibitions, conferences and awards.

Already this year, we’ve seen half the industry jet off to Paris for IMCAS and, closer to home, the Hamilton Fraser team has already been out on the events circuit starting with the Menopause in Aesthetics Conference in February – where Hamilton Fraser’s Founder and CEO, Eddie Hooker sat on a panel to discuss safeguarding in the intimate health space.

We will be partnering up with MIA in 2024 and will be more heavily involved in the menopause space as a business priority. So watch this space for some new events or virtual webinars popping up in the calendar on this topic.

As well as this, we recently announced our 2024 collaboration with Success in Aesthetic Business (SIAB), which aims to offer comprehensive access to industry specialists in business skills across all regions.

It is set to feature masterclasses in business skills and legislation, further enriching the learning and career development opportunities for industry professionals. Besides the live talks and the one-to-one sessions, delegates will also get access to talks post-event via online webinars.

Viki Hooker, Events Executive at Hamilton Fraser, said, “We are incredibly excited to embark on this transformative partnership between SIAB and Hamilton Fraser. This collaboration is not just a milestone for us but a game-changer for the entire aesthetic industry. Our goal is to empower practitioners with unparalleled business insights and skills, leveraging over 25 years of Hamilton Fraser's expertise in the sector. By combining our efforts, we're not only enhancing the professional landscape but also shaping a future where excellence in aesthetic practice is underpinned by robust business acumen. We believe that this partnership will set a new standard in the industry and provide practitioners with the tools they need to succeed and excel in their respective fields."

The initiative will unfold over the next 12 months leading up to our own major UK event, Hamilton Fraser presents Aesthetic Business Conference (ABC), taking place at the Royal College of Physicians on Tuesday, 8 October 2024.

Tickets for Hamilton Fraser presents ABC 2024 went live on 20 February, and with previous years having sold out, you don’t want to miss this chance to get in early and secure your place. You can get yours here.

Bookings are now open for Hamilton Fraser’s seventh annual Aesthetic Business Conference (ABC).

Hamilton Fraser presents ABC is the UK’s first and largest dedicated business conference for aesthetic entrepreneurs seeking to establish an aesthetics business or take their existing venture to the next level.

The conference provides an invaluable opportunity for practitioners and clinic managers to gain 8+ hours of CPD learning at the same time as networking with some of the most influential names in the aesthetics business and networking with like-minded people.

“2024 already looks set to be a busy year on the events circuit”, says Hamilton Fraser CEO Eddie Hooker. “Our partnership with SIAB means we will be travelling up and down the country offering learning and career development opportunities for industry professionals who are keen to really get stuck into the business skills needed to run a successful aesthetics practice, culminating in our seventh ABC conference in October.

“I have also been honoured to be a judge for the Aesthetics Awards 2024, which takes place in March, and it’s wonderful to see so many people doing such great things in the sector. I look forward to celebrating with the winners on the night.”

Five reasons to attend aesthetic events in 2024

1. Continued professional development

As medical professionals, continued professional development is key, especially when it comes to demonstrating that you are keeping up to date with your skills for your appraisal. Many conferences offer a chance to earn valuable CPD points and give you insights into the latest treatments, techniques and products hitting the market. By hearing from leaders in the field, you can gain valuable insights that can help enhance your own skills. And, what’s more, there are usually plenty of chances to ask questions, an opportunity you won’t get unless you are there in person.


2. Connect with your peers

Our recent survey showed that more than half of aesthetic practitioners worked solo. Attending events is a great way to connect with your peers and fellow clinic/aesthetic business owners to discover what they are doing. You can’t beat the energy boost you get from finding out you are not alone and sharing your successes and challenges with like-minded people. For many people, this offers them a huge boost in motivation, and they go back to the clinic motivated and full of new ideas.


3. Meet potential industry partners and brands

One of the reasons Hamilton Fraser exhibits and sponsors events is that they are a great opportunity to meet new and existing customers face-to-face. Running an aesthetics business is hard work, and juggling clinical practice with home life and all the other commitments we have these days means getting a chance to sit down with reps or service providers is hard. At an event, you can see all the key people in one place, giving you a chance to find out what's new and emerging in the sector in terms of treatments and technologies.


4. Take a stand

If you have a product, brand or service you have developed, then you may want to consider exhibiting at events yourself. This provides you with an opportunity to showcase your services and develop relationships with delegates and attendees, connections that would take you months to make otherwise.

5. Speaker opportunities

Ever fancied getting up on stage and presenting yourself? Attending events is a great first step in connecting with other speakers and the people who organise the programmes. Maybe you have some fantastic case studies you want to showcase or are passionate about a particular area of practice and are getting amazing results. If speaking is a goal of yours, don’t be afraid to put yourself in front of the people who can make it happen. Presenting has other benefits, too. It’s a great accolade to add to your professional bio and can help you raise awareness of your brand and services, boosting your credibility.


"At Hamilton Fraser, we have always been more than just an insurance provider. Over the years, Eddie and other members of our team have been really focused on collaborating with the industry to champion safer practices, and that’s why we always jump at the opportunity to speak or be part of the education programmes at industry events. 

“The end goal for everyone is to safeguard and protect patients, and by putting education at the forefront, we can be a part of that.

“For me, you can’t beat connecting with people face to face, and we are looking forward to meeting new and existing customers at all the events we are attending this year, as well as working to grow and develop our own annual ABC conference, which really brings our education-first approach to life.

Viki Hooker, Events Executive at Hamilton Fraser

Your aesthetic events calendar – Key conferences in 2024

With so much going on, deciding what to go to can be a minefield. So, if you are trying to plan your diary for the year ahead and don’t know which meetings are the best fit for you, fear not; our comprehensive guide to the must-attend events of the year aims to make life easier by putting everything in one place.


Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition (ACE)

When: Friday, 15 March – Saturday, 16 March

Who: ACE is aimed at all aesthetic practitioners, including surgeons, dentists, nurses, dermatologists and clinic managers

Where: Business Design Centre, London

What: All education at ACE is CPD-certified (offering up to 16 CPD points), hosted by leading medical aesthetic providers, and delivered by top KOLs. There are five free-to-attend conferences over the two days, as well as a large exhibition where you can discover the very latest products and technology for your clinic.  


Aesthetics Awards

When: Saturday, 16 March (following the second day of ACE)

Who: Open to both new and established professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons and manufacturers and suppliers

Where: Grosvenor House, London

What: The ethos of the Aesthetics Awards is to endorse excellence in medical aesthetics, striving to improve best practices, safety and regulation, and recognise product innovations. With more than 400 entries and 980 guests, the ceremony brings together the very best in aesthetic medicine. The evening will include a three-course meal and entertainment, with celebrity host Vernon Kay leading the proceedings. Winners will be announced across 25 categories.


Scottish Aesthetic Conference

When: Saturday, 23 March

Who: Open to all medical professionals

Where: Hilton, Glasgow

What: The Scottish Aesthetic Conference will feature a jam-packed programme with keynote speakers and leading industry experts covering all the hot topics on clinical and business topics. The event also includes an exhibition. Prices are £50 inc. lunch and refreshments.



BACN Spring Symposium 2024

When: Friday, 19 April

Who: This event is only available to registered nurses, doctors and dentists

Where: The King's Fund, Cavendish Square, London

What: The BACN will host its third annual one-day event for advanced practitioners at the King's Fund, London. The day of advanced learning marks the BACN’s second flagship event of the year. The programme will include talks and topics from leading doctors and nurses within the medical aesthetics specialism. The event also includes a number of exhibitors.


Wigmore Presents

When: Saturday, 20 April – Sunday, 21 April

Who: All medical aesthetic practitioners, including nurses, doctors, dentists and surgeons

Where: Royal College of Physicians, London

What: A boutique educational meeting offering the opportunity to see internationally renowned speakers live in the UK. Delegates will access a wealth of knowledge, with a wide range of sessions covering fillers, toxins, threads, skin boosters, energy-based devices, combination treatments, and future trends. Alongside the lecture programme is an intimate exhibition and a full programme of exhibitor workshops to learn about the latest aesthetic products and treatments. Offers CPD points.


BCAM Educational Residential Weekend

When: Saturday, 27 April  – Sunday, 28 April

Who: BCAM members

Where: Carden Park, Cheshire

What: BCAM is hosting a new spring event for its members this year. The Educational Residential Weekend will include four unsponsored workshops on injectables, skin, leadership and marketing. These workshops will be held in small groups for the ultimate personal educational touch.



Aesthetic Medicine London

When: Friday, 10 May – Saturday, 11 May 

Who: Aesthetic Medicine welcomes all practitioners from the aesthetic industry, including doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons, dermatologists, hair restoration practitioners, clinic managers and owners. There is also a separate non-medical skin and body agenda for aesthetic therapists

Where: Olympia London

What:  Now in its 10th year, the Aesthetic Medicine Live has a medical-only two-day CPD-accredited Injectables Masterclasses programme as well as the Aesthetic Technology symposiums (Friday only), the Aesthetic Regenerative Medicine conference (Saturday only), business seminars in partnership with Success in Aesthetic Business (SIAB), in partnership with Hamilton Fraser, the Skin and Body Agenda, the Live Demo Theatre and sponsored Aesthetic Symposiums. It also hosts the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS) meeting. The exhibition is free to attend. Conference prices vary depending on the sessions booked.



Aesthetic Medicine Glasgow

When: Saturday, 8 June  

Who: Aesthetic Medicine Glasgow is designed for doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons, dermatologists, clinic managers and owners. The conference is HCP only

Where: SEC Centre, Glasgow

What: Aesthetic Medicine is bringing its event to Scotland for the first time in 2024, with a one-day CPD-accredited Injectables Masterclasses programme as well as an exhibition and business seminars in partnership with Success in Aesthetic Business (SIAB), in partnership with Hamilton Fraser.

Success in Aesthetic Business (SIAB), Manchester

When: Tuesday, 25 June

Who: Doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and aesthetic business owners

Where: Midland Hotel, Manchester

What: From digital marketing, branding and customer retention to clinical software, CQC registration, and sales, SIAB is an incubator-style event, in partnership with Hamilton Fraser, to help you kick-start your business growth. There’s also an opportunity to sit down face-to-face with speakers for one-to-one appointments. 



British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) 104th Annual Meeting

When: Tuesday, 2 July  – Thursday, 4 July

Who: BAD is primarily aimed at dermatologists but also medically trained HCPs and trainees

Where:  Manchester Central, Manchester

What: For the 104th year, BAD is hosting its conference and exhibition, with content across the three days, including keynote lectures, plenary sessions, special interest group sessions and symposiums. The BAD has chosen to deliver its 104th BAD Annual Meeting as an in-person meeting, with virtual access to all content available after the meeting on a virtual platform. Prices vary, with BAD members receiving a discounted rate.

Facial Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition (FACE)

When: Friday, 12 July – Saturday, 13 July

Who:  FACE is targeted at aesthetic practitioners; however, the full access pass is limited to physicians, nurses and medical students

Where: Business Design Centre, London

What: The FACE Conference has been uniting international experts in London for over two decades. As a leading scientific conference dedicated to an in-depth exploration of non-surgical aesthetic procedures, FACE includes eight agendas ranging from advanced injectables, regenerative medicine, genital treatments and equipment to business, hair, threads and skin. There is also an open stage and an industry workshops agenda. Passes range from £195 for one day to £452 at the top end for the two-day VIP pass.



Success in Aesthetic Business (SIAB), Leeds

When: Thursday, 19 September

Who: Doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and aesthetic business owners

Where: Malmaison, Leeds

What: SIAB is your gateway to business success, offering a diverse range of expertise from digital marketing, branding, and customer retention to clinical software, CQC registration, and sales. This incubator-style business skills event, in partnership with Hamilton Fraser, will be held in Leeds for the first time in 2024. Additionally, attendees have the exclusive chance to engage in personalised one-to-one appointments with speakers.


BCAM Conference 2024

When: Saturday, 21 September

Who: BCAM members

Where: Church House, Westminster

What: Features world expert speakers, quality scientific and educational presentations, and a chance to connect with your peers while keeping up to date with the latest innovations. Lunch and refreshments are included. 


Success in Aesthetic Business (SIAB), Birmingham

When: Wednesday, 25 September

Who: Doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and aesthetic business owners

Where: Eastside Rooms, Birmingham

What: From mastering digital marketing, branding, and customer retention to navigating clinical software, CQC registration, and sales strategies, SIAB Birmingham is your key to kick-starting business growth. The incubator-style event, in partnership with Hamilton Fraser, also offers opportunities to have in-depth, face-to-face discussions with expert speakers through one-to-one appointments.

BACN Autumn Aesthetic Conference 2024

When: 26 September

Who: This event is only available to registered nurses, doctors and dentists

Where: TBC

What: The BACN’s Autumn Aesthetic Conference is its flagship event of the year and is the biggest event dedicated to aesthetic nurses in the UK. The BACN will showcase the best in aesthetic nursing, provide expert lectures and demonstrations, and offer fantastic networking opportunities with medical professionals. There will also be a large exhibition space with hand-selected exhibitors, with a range of companies, products, and services to help your business.


British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) Annual Scientific Meeting

When: Thursday, 26 September – Friday, 27 September

Who: Plastic surgeons and trainees

Where: I.E.T. London, Savoy Place

What: BAAPS is the only organisation solely dedicated to safety and education in aesthetic surgery and represents the vast majority of NHS-trained consultant plastic surgeons in private practice. This year’s annual meeting will be around the theme of The Future of Aesthetics: An Interplay between Science and Art.


Aesthetic Medicine North

When: Sunday, 29 September – Monday, 30 September

Who: As with the London event, Aesthetic Medicine North is open to all members of the medical aesthetic community with a one-day medical-only conference

Where: Manchester Central

What: Aesthetic Medicine North will take place over two days and will include an exhibition and one-day medical-only clinical workshops. The programme is CPD-accredited. Aesthetic Medicine North runs alongside Professional Beauty North, where skin-focused and business education will also take place.



Hamilton Fraser presents Aesthetic Business Conference (ABC)

When: Tuesday, 8 October

Who: Aesthetic business owners and practitioners

Where: Royal College of Physicians

What: The UK's biggest business conference within the aesthetics sector is back for its seventh year. Designed for aesthetic entrepreneurs seeking to establish an aesthetics business or take their existing venture to the next level, the conference provides an invaluable opportunity for practitioners and clinic managers to learn and network with some of the most influential names in the aesthetics business and network with like-minded people. Not to mention the exhibitors available throughout the day. Includes 8+ hours of CPD.

You can book tickets now here.


Dentistry Show

When: Friday, 4 October – Saturday, 5 October

Who: Attendees will include dentistry professionals, including dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and nurses

Where: ExCeL London

What: Dentistry is the capital's premier dental event, offering CPD education and an exhibition showcasing the latest innovations. It will feature 150+ exhibitors, 100+ speakers and 100+ content hours.

Complications in Medical Aesthetic Collaborative (CMAC) 

When: Friday, 4 October – Saturday, 5 October

Who: CMAC members

Where: IET London

What: An intimate venue and scientific programme delivered by speakers from around the world, with a particular focus on raising the standard of clinical practice in preventing and managing complications. There will also be an opportunity to engage and network with respected peers and browse selected exhibitors. Includes a Saturday reception on a boat on the River Thames with dinner, drinks and a DJ.


Clinical + Cosmetic + Regenerative (CCR) Conference

When: Thursday, 10 October – Friday, 11 October

Who: CCR is for the entire medical aesthetics community

Where: ExCeL London

What: Set across multiple conference theatres, CCR delivers free CPD-certified conferences covering both surgical and non-surgical procedures, as well as addressing current topics through its business-focused agenda. Leading KOLs provide masterclasses, and the event includes an extensive exhibition hall featuring leading brands.



Aesthetic Medicine Ireland

When: TBC

Who: As with the London event, Aesthetic Medicine Ireland is open to all members of the medical aesthetic community with a one-day medical-only conference

Where: RDS, Dublin

What: Aesthetic Medicine Ireland is back in Dublin in 2024 and will take place over one day. It will feature an exhibition, one-day medical-only clinical workshops, and business seminars. The programme is CPD-accredited.


Regenerative Aesthetic Medicine Conference and Exhibition (RAMCE)

When: Saturday, 9 November 

Who: Aesthetic medical practitioners

Where: Pullman Hotel, London

What: As the demand for regenerative procedures continues to grow, RAMCE offers a unique opportunity to delve into the latest breakthroughs and techniques that are shaping the future of aesthetic medicine.


International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics (IIAFA) Conference and Charity Ball

When: Saturday, 23 November

Who: IIAFA is targeted at healthcare professionals in the aesthetics community

Where: De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor

What: The IIAFA conference offers seven CPD hours and includes lectures from international speakers, discussing the latest movements and innovations in the aesthetics industry. Entry is free for members, and tickets for non-members are priced at £199. IIAFA will host its annual charity ball in the evening to raise money for local children’s charities. The black-tie dinner will include a champagne and canape reception, an awards ceremony, a three-course meal, a free after-dinner bar; and entertainment all night, including an MC, performances, raffles and prizes, auctions and an after-dinner party.



Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards

When: Saturday, 7 December

Who: The Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards celebrate the achievements of brands, businesses and practitioners across the sector

Where: The Hilton on Park Lane, London

What: The Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards focus on and celebrate the two most fundamental and crucial aspects of a positive consumer experience: Safety and excellence.

Now in its 11th year, the awards attract entries and nominations for passionate, innovative, dedicated brands and inspiring professionals. Expect 5-star entertainment, fine dining, and a few surprises along the way.

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