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aquanale always draws the crowds and organisers expect the 2017 show to be no different

It’s Show Season! With the domestic and international show season just weeks away, we take a brief look at Piscina & Wellness Barcelona, the NEC’s Holiday Park & Resort Innovation 2017 and Cologne’s aquanale exhibitions By Jon Wadeson MORE OF EVERYTHING AT PISCINA & WELLNESS BARCELONA 2017 Piscina & Wellness Barcelona continues to grow thanks to its commitment to innovation and international business, while reflecting the upturn in a sector which has consolidated the recovery that began in 2015. At its next edition on 17-20 October at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre, the show expects to host a total of 315 direct exhibitors from 25 countries in a net exhibition space of over 14,000m2, representing a 10% increase in the number of stands and a 15% increase in space compared to the previous show two years ago. Organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Pool Sector Professionals (ASOFAP), Piscina & Wellness Barcelona will present an overview of pool products for residential and public use, as well as installations, equipment and accessories for the wellness and spa sector, an area that is booming. More than ever before, the show is putting an emphasis on innovation and will present the latest 71-74_SPN_Oct_17_Shows_Preview.indd 71

products, technologies and eco-efficient solutions that improve the sustainability, control, automation, maintenance and user experience of swimming pools and other wellness products. Eloi Planes, the President of the show’s organising committee and CEO of Fluidra,

defines this edition as ‘key’ to consolidating the upward growth trend and said: “We are committed to promoting innovation and access to emerging markets, but also to the business side. We’re working to make the show a great network for contacts and a driving force for opportunities and Piscina & Wellness Barcelona has always been a great venue for networking

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) October 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...