09 July 2012
The Birmingham NEC is set to make a splash when it hosts the UK Pool & Spa Expo in January 2013, a brand new show which has been created to meet industry and customer demand for a national event, with the UK being Europe’s fourth largest market for swimming pools and spas.
The show, which is organised by New Events Ltd, will be open to both trade and the general public over the three day event allowing visitors exclusive access to the latest industry innovations and will feature exhibitors from suppliers of swimming pools, spas and other related services and accessories.
Set to attract more than 4,000 visitors over three days, the show will run from Thursday 24th – Friday 25th January 2013 for trade, and Saturday 26th January for consumers. Trade visitors are welcomed on the Saturday and will be qualified accordingly by registration staff, a clear badge format will be used to distinguish ‘trade’ from ‘consumer’.
Claire Saunders, Events Director, New Events Ltd, said, “We’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the NEC, having worked with them on other shows, and found them to be a professional, supportive and responsive team, especially when it comes to launching new events like the UK Pool & Spa Expo. The NEC’s central location, in close proximity to the airport will attract international exhibitors so, for us, there was no other choice but the NEC to launch this new show.”
The event will showcase the elite from the industry, including a range of swimming pool, spa, water heating/cooling equipment, filter, cover, lighting and safety equipment manufacturers, as well as a variety of suppliers and distributors. The event is proving popular with exhibitors as the majority of spaces have already been filled.
Chris Hartley, Business Development Director, The NEC, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with New Events Ltd on the launch of the UK Pool & Spa Expo. The fact that the show will debut at The NEC, opening to both trade and consumer visitors, demonstrates our ability to host events that appeal to multiple audiences, under the same roof, and showcases our appeal as the venue of choice for smaller, launch events as well as larger, established shows.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the event next year and are excited about this event really meeting the needs of the swimming pool and spa industry.”