TOOLS, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT HIRE SECTOR
A specialist trade show for the hire industry has sold out three months before it will take centre stage at the Ricoh Arena.
A total of 150 exhibitors have snapped up the available space in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Legends Lounge and atrium at the Executive Hire Show 2015 on Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12.
The Executive Hire Show is the national show for companies however large or small who are involved in the tools, plant and equipment hire sector.
Show director Robert Aplin said the show – which is returning to the Ricoh Arena for the ninth successive year – already has 60 per cent of space pre-booked for 2016!
He said: “Exhibitors travel from all over the UK to take part in the Executive Hire Show and we are on course to set new records once again in 2015.
“Last year we had a record 1,908 visitors and 148 exhibitors but we are confident of beating those because of the response we have already had.
“To have sold out exhibitor space three months before the event takes place is extremely satisfying and underlines that this is a show which people in the industry are keen to attend and that the economy is showing signs of recovery.
“Our figures show that 26 exhibitors have attended all our nine shows at the Ricoh Arena and this year we will have 20 newcomers which shows the hire market is feeling optimistic about future business prospects.
“It has become the leading show in the industry to attend which is reflected in the companies who exhibit and the visitor numbers which steadily increase each year.”
He added: “The Ricoh Arena is very much the home of the Executive Hire Show. Our exhibitors and visitors enjoy returning because of its facilities, its location in the middle of the UK and the professionalism and help we receive from the Ricoh team in growing our show each year.”
Chris Owen, senior events manager at the Ricoh Arena, said the Passionate Hirer Awards would also be presented during the Executive Hire Party in the middle part of the show.
“The growth of the Executive Hire Show year-on-year is testament to the enthusiasm and hard work of Robert and his team to make it such a success,” he said.
“To have sold out its exhibitor space three months ahead of the show and to have such a high number of repeat bookings already for 2016 is fantastic.
“We have the capacity and facilities at the Ricoh Arena for show organisers to extend their events here and I am sure the Executive Hire Show 2015 will set new records once again.”