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Coventry Calling

Following a successful 2016 event, SPATEX returns to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in the New Year and with a 21st to celebrate, is promising its biggest event to date. 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, plus highlight just some of the products that can be seen By Jon Wadeson


uilding on the success of the last three shows and a particularly well received event last year, SPATEX returns to the Ricoh Arena from 31 January to 2 February and with a 21st anniversary to celebrate, the 2017 show again appears to be an event not to be missed. Visitors to the Coventry venue will be able to see numerous new products and latest innovations for the 2017 pool season firsthand at SPATEX. With a lineup that numbers over a hundred top quality exhibitors, drawn from the UK’s, mainland Europe’s and America’s leading manufacturers and suppliers, this is the only time in 2017 that all sectors of the wet leisure industry will gather together in the UK under one roof. 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.

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Talking about the upcoming event, Organiser, Michele Bridle said: “Speaking to exhibitors, there is a tangible ‘feel good factor’ about the forthcoming Show. SPATEX is as much about three days of networking as it is about seeing new products, and gaining invaluable free training and education.” To celebrate yet another milestone for the show, all visitors and exhibitors are invited to the not-to-be-missed SPATEX 21st Anniversary party on Wednesday 1 February in the Ricoh Arena’s Clubhouse Bar. Free drinks, food and a lot of fun are guaranteed from 5.05pm. 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.

ever-growing portfolio of major brands which supply to the trade. Once again Aqua Spa Supplies (G30) will be present displaying an array of hot tub accessories including their ever popular Aqua Lift range, along with other Aqua branded products including a new coloured Aqua Step. Visitors will also be able to check out Spazazz aromatherapy products, vacuums, numerous cleaning products and of course the obligatory rubber duck brigade! Aqua Warehouse Group’s other stand is B52 where you will find both the LA Spas

SPAS AND ACCESSORIES ON OFFER FROM AQUA WAREHOUSE GROUP’S BRANDS SPATEX 2017 sees the Aqua Warehouse Group taking two stands for the first time to promote their

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...