SPATEX Returns in 2018

Date: 28 Sep 2017

It's biggest ever year

SPATEX 2018 is the UK’s only dedicated for the pool, spa, sauna, steam room and spa industry is preparing for its biggest ever year at the Ricoh Arena in January.

More than 100 industry leading exhibitors and 1400 visitors will be attending SPATEX 2018 in Coventry, with the exhibition taking place from Tuesday, January 30 to Thursday, February 1.

The three-day show which is entering its 22nd year professionals from local authorities, leisure centres and hotels through to independent schools, animal hydrotherapy centres and dive centres and members of the public.

Leading industry organisations, including the ISPE (The Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers), will also be hosting daily workshops at the show – with attendance certificates and CPD points available.

The IPSE will be running a comprehensive seminar programme, with 16 new additions to last year’s offering, covering all areas of the pool and spa trade, both commercial and domestic.

Michele Bridle, show organiser of SPATEX 2018, said: “We’re already nearing capacity for exhibition space, with over 85 per cent sold, and that’s a really great position to be in.

“We are striking a healthy balance of attracting returning exhibitors who are taking more space for this year, while also attracting a range of brand new suppliers to the show.

“We’re also increasing the size of our successful seminar programme at the exhibition, with brilliant talks from industry leading companies, groups and professionals.

“Whether you’re an individual looking to buy a pool or spa for the first time or upgrade or you’re working in the wet leisure business, this is the Show for you. The exciting double seminar programme features a whole host of different topics, ranging from the latest advice on the maintenance of spas and hot tubs and natural swimming ponds, to simple water chemistry for swimming pools and ways of incorporating the most energy efficient products into wet leisure projects. With all the latest innovations, SPATEX has something for everyone.”

“We’re delighted to be bringing the show back to the Ricoh Arena and looking forward to welcoming back some familiar faces for what should be our biggest ever show after last year’s hugely successful event.”

This is the fifth year that the show has been held in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall, at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Caroline Lissaman, head of event management at the Ricoh Arena, said: “SPATEX is another show that is growing its number of exhibitors and visitors from being at the Ricoh Arena.

“The Ericsson Exhibition Hall is perfect for shows such as this, we’re in a great location to attract visitors from across the UK with great transport links and our on-site car parking.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the biggest names in the water leisure industry across a packed three days of activity at the Ricoh Arena.”

Visitor registration is free by booking online or by turning up at the Ricoh Arena on the day.

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