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Biggest ever SPLASH! expo selling fast

September 25th, 2019

The SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show – already the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pool and spa trade show – has added another hall to accommodate increased demand from exhibitors – and already 70 percent of the space has been booked.

Even though the expo is 10 months away, the space is filling fast and organisers are urging any prospective exhibitors to contact David Stennett to ensure they are included in the industry’s major event. As the expo is held every two years, if they miss out on the 2020 event they will have to wait until 2022 to participate in the next show.

Five key sponsors

Meanwhile, organisers Interpoint (operating for SPASA Australia), have announced five key sponsors for the event.

Fluidra (platinum sponsor), Pentair (gold sponsor), Dab Pumps (gold sponsor), AIS (silver sponsor) and Lo-Chlor (golf sponsor) have all signed on for SPLASH! 2020.

Nick Tagg, trade marketing and communication executive from platinum sponsor Fluidra says that SPLASH! is fantastic for a number of reasons.

Pentair will be launching their new range of sand filters as well as a new robotic pool cleaner at SPLASH! 2020

“It puts us face-to-face with customers from across the country, allowing us to gain different perspectives from each state,” he says. “However, we’re most looking forward to seeing all the breathtaking displays and extravagant stands from partners and competitors alike – it’s a spectacle every year!”

Julie Stroud, national aquatics sales manager for gold sponsor Pentair says they will be launching their new range of sand filters as well as a new robotic pool cleaner.

“We are always excited to be at SPLASH! as we get to catch up with industry friends, old and new, and discuss our great range of products and services,” she says. “We believe we have a product solution to suit everyone and love the opportunity to showcase this at SPLASH!”

Elena Gosse, CEO of silver sponsor AIS Water has been a long-time supporter of SPLASH!

“The AIS Water team loves attending SPLASH!,” she says. “Each year as we are able share with more people AIS’ vision of saving and enhancing life through greater access to water. This SPLASH! is looking to be the biggest ever. It’s AIS Water’s dream that one day it will be the biggest international trade show in the world which will provide Australian companies with the platform to showcase their technology at ‘home’ to the largest, worldwide audience.”

The latest addition to the sponsor list is international pool equipment giant Dab who say they are keen to participate as a sponsor to stand out from the crowd and exhibit their quality state-of-the-art products to a local and international audience.

"It’s AIS Water’s dream that one day it will be the biggest international trade show in the world."

SPLASH! continues to grow in 2020 with the expo theme of leadership reflected in three new elements: the Innovation Hub, the Business Centre and a number of international keynote speakers. The Innovation Hub will display the most innovative products and services for the pool and spa industry, the Business Centre offers a creative and comfortable meeting space right on the expo floor and top international speakers will be discussing everything from the big issues affecting the industry globally to product innovation and the latest market trends.

SPLASH! 2020 will be held at the GCEC on July 29 to 30, 2020, and is expected to attract more than 2000 visitors. Alongside SPLASH! will be the Australian Swim Schools Association Conference expected to attract more than 400 swim schools.

By Chris Maher
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