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AQUA 2013 trade show set to be bigger than ever

Preparations are underway for AQUA 2013, the specialist tradeshow for aquatics, water gardening and reptilian trades and it’s set to be bigger than ever.

Hosted every other year, the event has already sold the equivalent of 87 per cent of the space used by the last show and more than 40 leading manufacturers have already signed up to the event, which takes place on October 9-10 at the Telford International Centre.

Those attending the event will have a great chance to interact with specifically aquatics-based retailers, with Bermuda Aquatics, Kusuri, Red Sea, Star Fisheries and Tropical Marine Centre expanding their presence for 2013 by taking bigger stands.

Speaking for Tropical Marine Centre, marketing manager Jayne Robb explained: “AQUA has quickly established itself as the key tradeshow on the aquatics calendar and we are happy to be exhibiting at the show for the third time.

“Attending a purely aquatics show means we are able to maximise our investment and get in front of customers who are 100 per cent from our target market. We look forward to another successful AQUA in 2013.”

The tradition of free tea and coffee and lunch bags for all visitors continues, as does the free-by-invitation international buffet on the opening evening.

A full retailer-focused seminar programme over the two days is being developed and the new products display, with its associated awards will again be a major draw for visiting buyers. The awards will be presented during the international buffet.

Commenting on the prospects for AQUA 2013, show organiser Annie Dyke said: “In these difficult times I’m really encouraged by the early response we have had. I am in no doubt AQUA 2013 will be an exciting exhibition and I can foresee a host of new companies exhibiting alongside those that have featured so prominently in 2010 and 2011.”

The latest details of AQUA 2013 can be found on the show’s dedicated website or by contacting Annie Dyke on 01892 862 848.

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