FIT Show 2017: 71% of floorspace booked – and a year to go

With The FIT Show 2016 still warm and fresh in the collective memory of the window, door and conservatory industry, thoughts now swing to the future and FIT Show 2017, especially as it moves to a brand new home at the NEC.

The move to the National Exhibition Centre prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings when it was launched discreetly to exhibitors in December last year. And with almost one year to go to FIT 2017 taking place on 23rd to 25th May, more than 71% of the exhibition floor space has been snapped up. That is 40% more space again than the total at this year’s event, comfortably justifying the decision to move to the larger venue.

“All exhibition space at The FIT Show has sold out at each of the events staged at Telford,” said Matthew Glover, Chairman of FIT Events Ltd, the company behind the FIT Show. “Telford has been an excellent venue for us and we have enjoyed being there. But it’s time to move on and from the moment when we quietly introduced that we were moving to the NEC, there has been a clamour for space.”

With an impressive 45% increase in visitors to this year’s FIT Show, with 8,500 window, door and conservatory fabricators, installers and other industry people making their way to Telford, the prospects are even greater for the NEC. Analysis shows that 15% more of the UK population are within 2 hours driving distance of the NEC than Telford, easing the journey for thousands more people. And when they arrive drivers will be greeted by 16,500 car parking spaces whilst those preferring to travel by train will have a choice of services that will drop them to the NEC’s own railway station. Birmingham International Airport is adjacent to the exhibition centre thus improving the prospects of international visitors attending.

“We are already offering significantly more exhibitors than this year and the convenience of the NEC’s location in itself will also bring appreciably more visitors,” added Matthew. “We are very excited about 2017; we already know that it’s bigger and we will ensure that it’s more exciting and rewarding to attend, for exhibitors and visitors.”

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Date: 27 May 2016
Source: www.fitshow.co.uk

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