27 Feb 2018

Interest grows in AQUA as dates and venue confirmed for 2019 show

Interest grows in AQUA as dates and venue confirmed for 2019 show

AQUA 2019, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October, 2019.

Now firmly established as a biennial event, AQUA 2019 is set to attract the major companies in the trade, who acknowledge the importance of exhibiting their products and services to aquatic and garden centre retailers, all under one roof.

Preparations for the 2019 event are underway and the organisers have already received enquiries from companies seeking to exhibit at the show. There is also growing interest from overseas companies and a team from AQUA 2019 will be attending Interzoo in May to meet potential international exhibitors and visitors.

Retailer Simon Jenkins, of Ripples Waterlife, revealed why he thinks AQUA continues to be so popular: “The show, the location and evening party are all fabulous, and there’s always a very good atmosphere around the halls. It’s important for the trade to have a well-run show every couple of years to bring people together and catch up on what’s new. I’m already looking forward to AQUA 2019.”

And Steve Rudd, a partner in Maidenhead Aquatics, said: “The show is the perfect location to meet up with existing suppliers as well as creating new contacts in an enjoyable and relaxing environment.”

As well as getting to see all the new products to be launched on to the market, visitors will also be invited to join exhibitors at an AQUA dinner on the first evening of the exhibition. The dinner is one of the main highlights of the event, where guests get the chance to relax with fellow industry colleagues.

So what makes AQUA so attractive to exhibiting companies? Chris Hepburn, of Hozelock, said: “It’s well organised and staged at a venue which is easily accessible and suits the needs of exhibitors and customers alike. It’s an event which has become a great focal point for the aquatic trade in the UK.”

“It’s the perfect place for us to catch up with current customers and also display our complete range of products to new customers,” commented Joey Abrahams, of AQUADIP.

And Jeremy Gay, Evolution Aqua, added: “This show keeps getting better. It attracts a high-calibre of visitor and we love exhibiting.”

To discover more reasons why AQUA has become a vital date in the water gardening and aquatics trade calendar, retailers and suppliers can view comments about last October’s event in a special video at https://vimeo.com/239639526.

Details of the 2019 event can also be found on the website  www.aquatelford.co.uk or interested parties can call the AQUA hotline +44 (0) 1892 862848.


Ends                                                                                      27th February 2018


Show photographs

Photographs of AQUA 2017 are available as follows:


1.         Visit www.sirastudio.com                           

2.         Click on Web Galleries

3.         Click on the Conference and Exhibitions folder

4.         Click on the AQUA 2017 folder

5.         On the password screen enter: aqua17telford

For further media information please contact Neil Pope on 07595 442601, or email press@impact-exhibitions.com