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EVENTS ROUNDUP

SPATEX 2022 IS WELL ON THE WAY FOR A SELL-OUT! With over 80% of exhibition space sold, at the time of going to press, the UK industry has shown its overwhelming support for its annual SPATEX exhibition returning to a live event on Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 February 2022, following the virtual edition held in February. SPATEX Organiser, Michele Bridle, is delighted with the response and the unprecedented demand for larger stands. She has used her long-standing experience of running the show to ingeniously restructure the floorplan to free up more space to accommodate a greater number of

larger stands for companies. Michele said: “With seven months still to go before the show opens, it’s set to be one of the best yet.” There is no shortage of new ideas to keep the show fresh and the campaign kicked off in June with a new website featuring a live Facebook feed and up-to-the-minute information on the latest show news and exhibitors. The Ricoh Arena, the show’s home for the past eight years, will brandish the new title of the Coventry Building Society Arena and boast a swanky £10m facelift. This includes a state-of-the-art sports bar, located at the north entrance of the complex, called Anecdote, serving ‘American-style food with a twist’ and craft ales and cocktails. The Arena’s 6,000m2 exhibition hall

will also undergo a major refurbishment including new flooring, a partition wall and a new entrance for gates 27 and 28. Plus, a Commonwealth Convention Centre, with world-class facilities, will be built on the south side of the venue. The major sponsorship agreement comes as Coventry is on the brink of becoming one of the most-happening cities in the UK. With Birmingham 2022 staging the Commonwealth Games from 28 July to 8 August, the Coventry Building Society Arena plays host to rugby sevens, judo and wrestling. Coventry has also fought off many contenders to win the much-coveted title of UK City of Culture from May 2021 to May 2022, making the city a major player on both the national and international stage.

WHAT’S ON AND WHERE 2021-22 – AT A GLANCE AUGUST 2021 25 – 26 August SPLASH! AUSTRALIA Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia Tel: + 61 (0)2 9660 2113 Email: info@splashexpo.com.au Web: www.splashexpo.com.au SEPTEMBER 2021 22 – 23 October INTERBAD INNOVATION DAYS Messe Stuttgart, Germany Tel: +44 (0)1732 525950 Email: info@messe-stuttgart.de Web: www.interbad.de OCTOBER 2021 12 – 13 October FORUM PISCINE Bologna Exhibition Centre, Bologna, Italy Tel: +39 051 272 523 Email: ufficiostampa@absolutgroup.it Web: www.forumpiscine.it 26 – 29 October AQUANALE Cologne, Germany Tel: +49 1806 603 500 Email: aquanale@visitor.koelnmesse.de Web: www.aquanale.com

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NOVEMBER 2021 10 – 11 November HOLIDAY PARK & RESORT INNOVATION NEC, Birmingham, UK Tel: 0117 929 6087 Email: william.mansfield@prysmgroup.co.uk Web: www.holidayparkshow.co.uk

JANUARY 2022 25 – 27 January THE POOL & SPA SHOW Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Tel: +1 609 689 9111 Email: pmccormick@nespapool.org Web: www.thepoolspashow.com

16 – 18 November INTERNATIONAL POOL, SPA, PATIO EXPO Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA Tel: +1 972 536 6350 Email: info@poolspapatio.com Web: www.poolspapatio.com

FEBRUARY 2022 1 – 3 February SPATEX 2022 Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK Tel: +44 (0)1264 358558 Email: info@spatex.co.uk Web: www.spatex.co.uk

29 November – 2 December PISCINA & WELLNESS BARCELONA Barcelona, Spain Tel: +34 93 233 2000 Email: info@firabarcelona.com Web: www.piscinawellness.com DECEMBER 2021 4 – 12 December SALON PISCINE & SPA Paris, France Tel: +33 (0)1 4756 6465 Email: piscine@reedexpo.fr Web: www.salonpiscineparis.com

7 – 10 February CANADIAN POOL & SPA EXPO Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Canada Tel: +1 877 743 1393 Email: mette@rogers.com Web: www.poolandspaexpo.ca MAY 2022 24– 26 May THE LEISURE SHOW Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Tel: +971 4 445 3625 Email: info@dmgevents.com Web: www.theleisureshow.com

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