Last year’s Maintec broke all records, attracting over 3,670 visitors, making it the most successful show in its history. When Maintec 2015 returns to the NEC, Birmingham to celebrate its fortieth year on 24-26 March 2015 it will be bigger still thanks to the launch of a clever new co-location.
Maintec 2015 will be co-located with a brand new show – the Cleaning Expo 2015, which will include the Healthcare Expo and Street Cleaning Expo. This is in addition to two other complementary shows, Facilities Management and The Health and Safety Event, which already run alongside Maintec. This focus on co-locations is designed to give yet more content to maintenance professionals, production managers and engineers who increasingly see their remits expanding and who often need to collaborate with facilities managers and health and safety professionals.
Katie Morhen, Maintec Event Manager, comments: “We were very proud of last year’s show and the feedback was fantastic from both exhibitors and visitors alike. Industry roles are changing and we want to ensure we are reflecting that change by giving visitors more to see when they walk the show. This approach delivered record results last year and we’ve just taken things up yet another gear. So companies wanting to exhibit should not let this moment pass.”
The market has already reacted warmly to the announcement that there will be four shows under one roof, with Hörmann UK, , Thermaflue, Grundon Waste Management, Idhammar, AV Technology and Keytracker, just some of the major names signed up to exhibit at Maintec.
Ryan Slaney, Business Development at Keytracker is one who rates the co-location strategy: “We are excited to be exhibiting at Maintec once again. The incorporation of the Health & Safety Event and Facilities Management last year proved to be a resounding success, so much that we’ve decided to upgrade our stand for 2015.”
Mark Moore, Service Manager at Hörmann UK agrees: “Maintec proved to be the perfect place to launch our multi-brand service offer. As it was co-located with the Facilities Management show and the Health and Safety Event it really did bring in the right mix of professionals and has led to new business. The show is now a fixture on our events calendar.”
The three day event, which attracts senior decision makers and buyers within the UK’s maintenance, plant and asset management community, also offers free-to-attend educational seminars, inspirational industry experts, masses of show floor entertainment and a wealth of exhibitors looking to launch new technologies and concepts to the UK market.
For those interested in keeping up with latest industry hot topics and trends, there will be a special programme of content rich seminars called The Exchange, hosted by a who’s who of leading speakers. These free talks will be packed with advice, new innovations and case studies for delegates to learn from.
Running alongside The Exchange will be the returning Business Strategy Forum which will feature free seminars and panel debates delivered by experts from major organisations within the industry. Last year’s big names included Sellafield, Gatwick Airport, Network Rail and Rolls Royce Group.
Show favourite, Lions’ Lair, also returns, showcasing a selection of brave exhibitors pitching their latest innovations and concepts to a panel of experts, hoping to win best in show.