Show organiser Annie Foord said: “I’m happy to report that the UK’s major exhibitors are again heading for Telford and we will be welcoming an impressive number of overseas companies, who regard AQUA as their major platform to showcase products to UK buyers.”
Visitors can expect a welcome from companies like Aquadip, Aqua One, Cloverleaf, Eheim, Evolution Aqua, Gordon Low, Hertford Shelving, Interpet, JMC Aquatics, Lotus-Atlantis, Mars Fishcare, OASE, Tetra, TMC, Tropical Marine, Tunze UK and Velda.
A full list is available on the AQUA website www.aquatelford.co.uk.
Gordon Low Products are a regular exhibitor to AQUA, as director Ruth Low explained: “We are looking forward to next year’s show.
“As it gets closer you can feel a real buzz within the trade. From our point of view being able to showcase our products at such a prestigious and industry focused event is key to our business.”
It’s a similar story for OASE UK, whose managing director Chris Wright says: “We are really excited about attending AQUA 2017. The show has been a huge success for us over the past few years. We can’t wait to show our valued customers our innovations and new business segments for the first time at next year’s show.”
As well as meeting up with a long list of AQUA regulars, visitors will be greeted by a host of new faces when the show takes place on October 18-19.
The New Product Showcase is one of the most popular features at the event as visiting buyers welcome the chance to view all the latest launches in one dedicated area.
More than 100 new products were showcased in 2015 when AQUA was last staged, and a higher number is expected this year. All the items will be entered into the New Product Awards, which will be judged by a team of independent retailers on the opening morning of the show.
The ten categories that make up the Showcase and Awards are:
Pond Food, Care and Accessories
Aquaria, Furniture and Decor
Aquarium Food, Care and Accessories
As well as getting to see all the new products to be launched on to the market, visitors will be well looked-after during their stay, including free parking, a free catalogue and a free deli bag lunch.
And retailers and buyers will also be invited to join exhibitors at the AQUA dinner, which takes place on the first evening of the exhibition.
The AQUA 2017 website can be found at www.aquatelford.co.uk