Carpex & WINDex 2008 - dates & smart new
venue announcedCarpex & WINDex,
the UK’s largest specialist exhibitions for professional carpet and window
cleaners have announced dates for 2008. A new state of the art venue has been
chosen and to top it all, exhibitor numbers look set to give the last events
held in 2006, a real run for their money!
Taking place on 27th and
28th March next year, the shows, both organised by Quartz Publishing &
Exhibitions Limited, (organisers of The Cleaning Show and publishers of C&M
magazine) will be held for the first time at the multi-purpose Ricoh Arena in
Coventry. Since opening for business in the summer of 2005, the £113 million
development has proved a huge success attracting more than 1 million visitors in
the first 12 months.
Carpex is sponsored by the National Carpet
Cleaners Association (NCCA) and will provide a unique opportunity for everyone
involved in carpet cleaning, maintenance, restoration and flooring to conduct
business, network and to keep up to date with the latest industry developments.
Products and services for all aspects of carpet cleaning will be on show
including cleaning machinery, fire and flood restoration products, carpet
cleaning chemicals, steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners and more.
will be co-located with Carpex and is sponsored by the Federation of Window
Cleaners. Targeted at window cleaners, contract cleaners and facility managers,
the show will bring together the window cleaning industry’s decision makers all
under one roof. Showcasing abseiling equipment, ladders, squeegees, waterfed
pole systems and safety equipment, WINDex will also be host to product
demonstrations and the popular window cleaner of the year competition! Both
exhibitions will include an extensive free seminar programme over the two
Back in 2006, the shows saw around 50 companies exhibit covering a
vast array of products and services all specific to the two fields. Not just
local either, Carpex and WINDex welcomed attendees from several countries
including Zimbabwe, the U.S.A, Israel, Nigeria, Germany and the Netherlands to
name just a few.
Exhibitors were delighted with the number and quality
of visitors at both shows. Commenting on Carpex, Peter Holt, managing director
of Truvox International said: “We had a terrific reaction to the revolutionary
new Cimex Encapsulation at Carpex. There was a near-constant flow of quality
visitors to the Truvox stand throughout.” Meanwhile, Matt Hodgkins, National
Sales Manager at Unger UK said: “Windex 2006 was even better than 2004. It was
an extremely busy show and was well attended by window cleaners from all
sectors, independents through to national organisations. We made sure we were
one of the first companies to book our stand for 2008 as we are really looking
forward to the next show.”
Amongst other big industry names to have
booked space already are Prochem Europe, Envirodri, Vax Commercial, Sebo, Tucker
Pole Systems and Dry Fusion.
Martin Scott, Event Director, commenting
on next year’s shows said: “Having started to talk about Carpex and WINDex just
14 days ago, over 20 stand spaces have already been sold. With a start like
that I’m expecting a very busy event indeed with exhibitor and visitor
statistics to surpass those of previous years.”
Martin continues: “I
believe that the new venue will be a great plus for the shows too. The Ricoh
Arena is really quite unique. Its modern facilities are very impressive and the
exhibition halls have been designed to meet the needs of the most demanding
exhibitor… even the longest window cleaning pole won’t prove a problem there!
Joking apart, a major advantage is the arena’s location. Within two hours drive
for almost 75% of the population in England, set at the heart of the motorway
network and less than 30 minutes from major train stations and international
airports, the venue will be easy to reach for exhibitors and visitors alike
wherever they are coming from.”
Carpex and WINDex are free for
qualifying businesses to attend. Visitors to both events will be able to pass
between the shows providing the very broadest business forum of its kind for
these two market sectors.
For further information about the shows call
Martin Scott on telephone 01895 454438 or email him at [email protected]