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25 Reasons To Get Involved In SPATEX Virtual 2021! With COVID-19 putting a pause on live events, SPATEX will be hosted online from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 February and there are many reasons to be involved and it can all be done from the comfort of a home or office environment

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ever in SPATEX’s history has there been a more landmark event than the 25th anniversary show in 2021 and it is set to be even more momentous as, for one year only, it goes virtual. Whether exhibiting or visiting, here’s 25 reasons to be a part of the action: Safety first: With no travel, no risk and no cost, participants can enjoy all the benefits of SPATEX from an office or home via a laptop, desktop or tablet. The SPATEX experience online: The chosen state-of-the-art virtual event provider, vFairs (who have been in the business for over ten years), is currently creating a platform that replicates the SPATEX experience so it feels like you are literally walking through the show. All the SPATEX benefits: View a virtual showguide; move between exhibitor stands; use the keyword search facility to find new products and companies; gather and place information, brochures and PDFs from exhibitors in a show bag which you can then email to yourself or others; set up live online meetings, direct messages with exhibitors and engage in live chat rooms; watch exhibitor videos and attend a programme of seminars and workshops. Simple to access: Participants don’t need to download or install any information to be able to attend nor use a webcam or Zoom. All that’s needed is internet access. Safe and secure: Data is stored securely and visitors will only be contacted if they have given permission. Easy to navigate: The site is instinctive but there is also a step-by-step navigation guide. Full technical support: The SPATEX team and vFairs will be on hand throughout the three days of the show to respond to any queries by return. A show with gravitas: SPATEX Virtual counts the Industry’s many esteemed associations amongst its supporting partners, they include BISHTA, SPATA, ISPE, PWTAG and STA.

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First European show of 2021: It’s the first opportunity for the international water leisure industry to meet in 2021 and showcase the latest products and innovations. Free education: SPATEX Virtual will continue the tradition of hosting the best free education and skills offering in the UK with a comprehensive seminar programme featuring a diverse range of topics. Push notifications will remind visitors of each session which you can watch live or for at least 30 days after the event. See the latest award winning pools and hot tubs: The BSPF will be holding the British Pool and Hot Tubs Awards hosted by SPATA and BISHTA as a social event for 2021. Global showcase: It’s international! The organisers look forward to hosting a broad cross section of water leisure companies drawn from around the world. Multiple visits: Visitors can dip in and out as much as they like throughout the three days of the show (Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February) and the site will remain up and running for at least 30 days after the show closes. All-inclusive: Every sector of the water leisure industry is represented in both the commercial and domestic markets – swimming pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, enclosures, hot tubs and water features are all covered. From small projects to Olympic sized pools – pick up tips from the brightest and best in the industry. Water leisure in action: Don’t read it in a manual, watch it online to see how it is done. Network: Use the chat rooms or direct message exhibitors and visitors. It’s never been easier to make new contacts.

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Going Virtual for 2021 means that the UK doesn’t lose its ability to bring vital water leisure businesses together on an annual basis to boost trade” 34 October 2020 SPN 36_SPN_October_20_SPATEX_25_Reasons.indd 34

Gauge the industry’s temperature: Find out the latest industry news, the trends, services and solutions and be inspired! Feel connected throughout the three days and longer: Don’t worry if contact wasn’t made during the live event – message exhibitors for at least 30 days after. Exposure to new markets: Visitors are drawn from a wide variety of professions and disciplines e.g. builders, architects, school bursars, holiday park owners, specifiers, leisure managers, etc. The promise of a lot of fun: Celebrate SPATEX’s 25th anniversary with a host of online competitions and prizes across the three days. Be in it, to win it: Take advantage of exclusive online offers. Free to attend: Pre-register now at www.spatex.co.uk SPATEX is ‘by the industry, for the industry’: Going Virtual for 2021 means that the UK doesn’t lose its ability to bring vital water leisure businesses together on an annual basis to boost trade. Furthermore, support of SPATEX is vital for the money it ploughs back into the industry – to date over £1.8m. This provides vital funding for the SPATEX Foundation and the lobbying of important changes affecting the industry. Ride the wave of optimism: SPATEX Virtual pledges to grow the momentum that many businesses in 2020 have witnessed, particularly in the domestic market, as a result of the reduction in foreign travel. A special edition: Celebrating SPATEX’s 25th anniversary, as well as SPATA’s 60th and BISHTA’s 20th, join colleagues in this very 21st century virtual journey which, more than ever before, makes the industry immediate and hugely accessible.

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Additionally, and to celebrate SPATEX’s 25th anniversary, the prices for the stand packages have been reduced by 50% for the special 2021 virtual event – find out more on the SPATEX website. SPATEX 01264 358558 www.spatex.co.uk

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