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SPLASH! Gold Coast wins Best Australian Show

January 20th, 2011
Splash Magazine

 Interpoint staff already knew the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industry thought SPLASH! was the best show around.

Now, the Exhibition & Event Association of Australia (EEAA) has confirmed that opinion – and even gone further – giving the SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show 2010 the award for the Best Australian Show (trade or consumer).

SPLASH! was up for an award in the Best Trade Show Under 10,000sqm category, and staff were quietly hopeful that the show might pick up an award or a place against the much bigger opposition. But not only did SPLASH! win its category, it went on to win the award for the best show in the whole of Australia, which includes giant shows across several big industries and covers both consumer and trade events.

“We were delighted to win the Best Trade Show Under 10,000sqm with our first and only submission,” says Simon Cooper, Managing Director of Interpoint Events and Publisher of SPLASH! magazine. “But to win Best Australian Show was unbelievable!

“Finalists included giant international players such as Reed Exhibition and Diversified, as well as AEC – very tough competition for a small team and a privately owned Australian company.

“Of course, we couldn’t have done this without the support of sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and all the suppliers. SPLASH! is a truly enjoyable event and one the team and I look forward to greatly – so much so, we are holding two SPLASH! events next year – in Singapore and in Wellington, New Zealand.”

The judging panel of 20 industry and media experts looked at everything from floor space sold, number and diversity of exhibitors, number of attendees and also innovation in marketing and promotion.

SPLASH! 2010 achieved record exhibitor and attendance numbers and is recognised as an invaluable contribution to the pool and spa market. It was an overwhelming success for Interpoint and the pool and spa industry at large.

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By Chris Maher
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