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FIT SHOW 2017: 71% OF FLOORSPACE BOOKED – AND A YEAR TO GO

With The FIT Show 2016 still warm and fresh in the collective memory of the window, door and conservatory industry, thoughts now swing to the future and FIT Show 2017, especially as it moves to a brand new home at the NEC.

The move to the National Exhibition Centre prompted a surge in exhibition stand bookings when it was launched discreetly to exhibitors in December last year. And with almost one year to go to FIT 2017 taking place on 23rd to 25th May, more than 71% of the exhibition floor space has been snapped up. That is 40% more space again than the total at this year’s event, comfortably justifying the decision to move to the larger venue. “All exhibition space at The FIT Show ...

FIT SHOW 2016: A REAL SOCIAL EVENT

FIT Show 2016 might be over but after taking a closer look at the social media statistics associated with the build up to the UK’s window, door and conservatory trade show, it’s clear that the industry is now fully engaged with Twitter and other social media outlets. If the social media statistics from FIT Show 2016 are anything to go by then non-users might want to get on the digital media train before it leaves the station.

With attendance at this year’s FIT Show a massive 45% up on the 2014 show with 8,502 unique visitors it only makes sense that its social media presence reflects this. Proving the most successful social media platform due to its instant engagement allowing tweets to be fired off one after the other in a conversation format, the FIT Show Twitter account was visited a total of 36,000 times in the month of the show alone – this is more than the previous 24 months combined. Starting the show ...

FIT SHOW AWARDS RECOGNISE HUGE EFFORTS BY EXHIBITORS

With the efforts of exhibitors recognised by the organisers of The FIT Show as being one of the most important contributors towards the excellent visitor numbers and quality attending the first two events, for 2016 it was decided to further encourage, recognise and reward exceptional efforts made by exhibitors to encourage visitors through the door.

Six Awards were created with a core principle that they should be judged completely independently by a team of experts that included Tom Gray, Chief Executive of the Southwater Event Group which owns and operates The International Centre, Teford together with hotels and the event production company Stagecraft; Alison Griffin, Sales and Marketing Director of The International Centre; Annie Byrne the editor of Exhibition News the leading exhibition industry magazine; and Jenni Jacques, Marketing ...

SELECTA SYSTEMS PROVE VICTORIOUS AT FIT SHOW FOOTBALL 2016

With more water on the pitch than in the local pool, you’d have been forgiven for turning up in speedos to this year’s FIT Show football tournament at AFC Telford’s Goalzone. Regardless of the heavens opening up, all who participated had fun. Taking place April 11th, the night before FIT Show 2016 kicked off, leading PVC-U extruders Selecta Systems emerged victorious taking home the coveted winners trophy. A few teams down after some last minute dropouts it looked like rain ...

THE FIT SHOW JOINS GGF

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) welcomed The FIT Show into GGF Membership with a unique Members’ Certificate presentation by GGF President Andrew Glover to his brother Matthew, Director of The FIT Show, on the GGF’s stand at The FIT Show, last week in Telford International Centre.

Since the FIT Show was started up in 2012 (with the first show in 2013), the GGF has always supported the UK industry’s biggest trade show with promotion, technical support and sponsorship. In March this year, the relationship was strengthened further when the GGF and The FIT Show co-exhibited and supported each other at the Fensterbau Frontale exhibition in Germany. Paul Godwin, Managing Director of The FIT Show commented, “The Fabricator Installer Trade Show - The FIT Show - has quickly ...

FIT SHOW GALA DINNER DELIGHTS RECORD NUMBERS

Almost 900 guests – a record – attended the ‘Great Gatsby’ themed extravaganza that was the Gala Dinner on the Wednesday of The FIT Show, continuing the blockbuster performance of every aspect of this year’s show.

Arriving guests, many of whom were attired in Twenties fashion, were greeted by flapper dancers and crooners, stilt walkers and girls lounging in giant champagne glasses, at a noisy champagne reception. With the entertainment a closely guarded secret guests then made their way into a star-cloth bedecked banqueting hall that continued the Gatsby theme, with champagne glass table centres, golden palms and a large stage area and chequered dance floor. Continuing the dramatic departure from the ...

2016 FIT SHOW MASTER FITTER CHALLENGE ‘THE TOUGHEST YET’

The 2016 FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge finals held in association with FENSA, proved to be the ‘toughest yet’ according to the expert organisers and assessors for the event.

And, faced not only with the toughest installation challenges the finalists also had to complete them with an audience of hundreds of their peers looking on, with the Master Fitter Challenge Final Pavilion located in the most prominent position in the main entrance to this year’s FIT Show. With the 2016 Master Fitter Challenge final including the installation of a solid porch roof provided by Supalite in addition to windows by Liniar and residential doors by IG/Truedor, the six finalists ...

THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE INDUSTRY

RECORD ATTENDANCE AT THE FIT SHOW; VISITORS IN BUYING MOOD

The 2016 FIT Show came and went and in three days signalled a massive change in the mood and outlook of the UK window, door and conservatory industry since the event was launched. With attendance a massive 45% up on the 2014 show with 8,502 unique visitors and the majority of those in bullish, buying mood, business would appear to be on the up in the most profound way. Exhibitors universally reported strong interest from visitors in sourcing new products and alternative suppliers. Buoyed by ...

GGF GROUP FIT AND READY

The GGF Group is looking forward to The FIT Show at Telford Exhibition Centre next week with a packed schedule of promotional, educational and networking activity across all three days of the show.

Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive commented, “With an anticipated visiting audience of over 8000 visitors, we will be aiming to increase the profile of the GGF Group’s brands at the FIT Show. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting three days with new product launches, great networking opportunities and ongoing support for the show’s main features the Master Fitter Challenge and the Seminar Programme.” The GGF Group will be promoting its four participating brands in Hall 3 ...

ENTRANCE: 10 FREE COMPOSITE DOOR GIVEAWAY AT FIT SHOW

Entrance® is running a free prize draw giving away 10 composite doors on FIT Show stand 361. Entrance is the totally-tailored composite door solution that enables fabricators to supply their own unique range of composite doors without the stress or expense of sourcing or stock-holding. The draw will take place and winners announced on the Entrance stand on Thursday 14th April. Ten winners will receive the popular Sapphire 2 (twin vertical) composite door with ...

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