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JUNE 2024
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SPATEX 2016 Is Hailed A Water Leisure Industry Triumph
With a staggering year on year increase in visitor numbers approaching 30% (many from the commercial sector) and well over 120 high quality companies exhibiting, the recently held 20th anniversary SPATEX 2016 Exhibition appears to have delivered on all fronts and has been lauded an Industry success story.

Widely acknowledged as the best edition to date, for three days the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena was a vibrant networking extravaganza, bursting with high tech stands displaying all the latest wet leisure innovations and products. Every sector of the wet leisure Industry was represented – from saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools to spas and hot tubs and everything in between.

A comprehensive double seminar programme was extremely well attended too. Hosted by a highly knowledgeable team of Industry experts, the seminars offered visitors a chance to update their professional skills for free and gain valuable CPD points.

Ross Alcock of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) who organised the programme of workshops in Arena One said: "450 delegates attended the seminars which was 6% up on SPATEX 2015. Allen Wilson’s session on Monday ‘Dealing with Pool Problems’ attracted an audience of 54 which is a record, since SPATEX has been in Coventry."

In fact, the whole event was nothing short of what you would expect from the UK’s leading wet leisure Exhibition.

"SPATEX 2016 surpassed all our expectations with a constant flow of high quality visitors throughout the duration of the Show," said exhibitor Cath Saunders from Certikin International, whose comments are typical of those that have flooded into the SPATEX office since the Show closed. "We were particularly pleased to see a large commercial representation, particularly from the holiday park sector. SPATEX is easily the best way of accessing all that the UK wet leisure Industry has to offer."

Lovibond Tintometer's Elizabeth Wilkinson said: “This was probably the most successful SPATEX we have experienced in years. It has become a very professional event and the new location is beginning to attract a new audience, bringing life into the exhibition and new ideas to the seminars. It remains small enough, however, to retain its family atmosphere and encouraging great networking."

Richard Hart of Aqua Warehouse Group said: "Thank you Michele and your team for the best ever Show!" which perfectly summed up the thoughts of those who were at the event.

Delighted SPATEX Organiser, Michele Bridle said: "We pulled out all the stops to celebrate our 20th anniversary and the Industry handsomely rewarded us with exhibitor space sold out some two months early, but the visitor numbers exceeded even our expectations. Visitors flocked from both home and abroad, representing a huge cross section of disciplines and facilities - leisure centres, hotels, councils, schools, holiday parks, spas, animal hydrotherapy pools, to name but a few."

With thoughts already turning to next year, Michele added: "Far from resting on our laurels, it’s onwards and upwards for SPATEX! This year has proved to be a fantastic platform upon which to build SPATEX 2017, which we are planning to make even bigger and better. Watch this space for news of our landmark 21st."

You can see a Review of SPATEX 2016 in the April edition of SPN.

For more information contact SPATEX on 01264 358558 or visit www.spatex.co.uk

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