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Coventry Calling After two successful events at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, SPATEX returns to the Midlands in 2016 and to celebrate its 20th year, is promising its biggest offering so far. More than just an exhibition, the annual three-day event is the UK pool and spa industry’s biggest networking opportunity. We cover all the news from both the organisers and exhibitors, highlight just some of the products that can be seen plus look at the educational workshops and promotions that will be on offer By Jon Wadeson


uilding on the success of the last two shows, SPATEX returns to the Ricoh Arena from 31 January to 2 February and with a 20th anniversary to celebrate and more companies participating than ever before, the 2016 show appears to be an event not to be missed. In addition to the many exhibitors and products that will be on display, SPATEX will again be playing host to two seminar arenas, with free to attend workshops taking place in each throughout the three day event. All workshops hosted by the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE) are completely new and attendees to them will be awarded with a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) point on a Certificate of Attendance – a valuable record of the courses that have been attended. To celebrate the show’s milestone, all visitors and exhibitors are invited to the notto-be-missed SPATEX 20th Anniversary party on Monday February 1 in the Ricoh Arena’s Bar 87. The Mexican themed networking style reception will begin at 5pm . Free drinks and nibbles will be provided, including a Mexican inspired drink for all attendees thanks to the generosity of Andy Gibb, Managing Director of the Ricoh Arena. SPATEX Organiser, Michele Bridle said: “We are very grateful to the Ricoh Arena for 53-63_SPN_Feb_16_SPATEX_Preview_Rev.indd 53

its magnanimity and for providing us with such a fantastic venue. This is the third year running that SPATEX has returned to the Ricoh Arena, thanks to its unique facilities and location. Wasps RFC are not the only ones to regard it as home!” SPN will be amongst the numerous exhibitors at the event on stand F32 and this edition, we take a closer look at just some of what’s on offer in Coventry this year.

AQUATRAC EXPAND COVER OFFERING IN 2016 The team are delighted to be returning to the Ricoh Arena in 2016 and are once again looking forward to another excellent show. SPATEX provides them with a great platform for catching up with their existing trade partners from around the country and meeting new pool professionals, architects and designers.

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