A temperature controlled storage and distribution exhibition has chosen the Ricoh Arena as its new home as it prepares for a record attendance.
The Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution exhibition (TCS&D), organised by Informa Exhibitions, will be held inside the 6,000sqm Ericsson Exhibition Hall for the first time on 13-14 September, moving from the Peterborough Arena.
Show organisers are preparing to welcome 100 exhibitors and more than 1,500 visitors from across the frozen, chilled food and pharmaceutical sectors.
More than 300 guests are also confirmed for the TCS&D annual awards dinner on September 13, also taking place at the venue.
Supported by the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), it is the only UK tradeshow dedicated to the storage and distribution of temperature-controlled products.
Rob Fisher, TCS&D event director, commented: “Latest figures show both the frozen food market and the global cold chain market for pharmaceuticals is growing, so it is important for us to reflect the increased level of business and interest by moving the exhibition to a bigger arena in Coventry.
“The Ricoh Arena is perfectly placed to help us grow the show as it has all of the essentials needed for a successful event. On top of an experienced event management team, the venue is centrally-located and is easy to reach for people all around the UK, and even has an onsite hotel with restaurants.
“This year’s show promises to provide a strong platform for industry professionals to understand the current business environment, witness the latest innovations in sustainability, network with suppliers, and listen to industry leaders explain their approach to the future.”
Nick Eastwood, chief executive at the Ricoh Arena, added: “To be hosting an established, growing exhibition is encouraging news for the venue. An increasing number of event organisers are becoming aware of the Ricoh Arena’s versatility when it comes to hosting events, which is reflected in the 18 new exhibitions we have signed up for the next 12 months.
“We look forward to working with the TCS&D organisers on this year’s event, and using our own event expertise to help them grow and develop the show.”