New Totally Show format gathers momentum
Totally DIY : Totally Tools organiser Brintex is delighted to report strong support for the new format and timing of the event taking place next year at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
Following detailed consultation with manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and key trade associations, the 2016 edition sees the show move to a two-day midweek time slot. The decision has been widely welcomed as a positive move allowing the trade to focus on two days of business and discussion.
Exhibitor support for the new format show comes from L G Harris, Draper Tools, Spear & Jackson, Gorilla Glue, Sterling Locks, Rolson Tools, King Dick Tools, Eurobond Retail Adhesives, Soudal, Amtech, Forgefix and others who have all reconfirmed their participation. Tembé DIY Products have re-joined the show following a break in attending.
Home Hardware, Stax Trade Centres and MICA DIY will once again be working closely with Brintex to deliver the show and to encourage independent retailers to attend the UK’s national trade show.
Voice of the independent retailers association, bira, will again be participating in the event and hosting its supplier village concept.
Supplier trade association BHETA will look to develop the Innovation Zone which made its first successful appearance at the 2015 event. Championing new and fledgling companies is of core importance to the show and bringing new products to the fore is a key part of that. In fact, two of the show’s award-winning new products came from the Innovation Zone at the last event.
A number of the show’s key features will remain unchanged like the Buyer Dining Area and the New Product Showcase and its awards, although the floor layout has been changed to put new products at the heart of the event.
The seminar programme also remains, as does the co–location of the DIY Week Industry Awards and dinner that will take place on the evening of the opening day.
Totally DIY Totally Tools 2016 will take place on February 16 and 17 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
Vanessa Fortnam, Press Officer, Totally Shows 2016
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