The NEC will soon open its doors for the first time to InstallerSHOW, the UK’s largest plumbing, heating and electric trade show, which previously took place at Coventry Building Society (CBS) Arena.
Taking place from 21-23 June, InstallerSHOW will see more than 300 manufacturers, 100 speakers and an estimated 10,000 visitors attend the Birmingham venue.
The show’s organisers Lyrical Communications said the move to a larger venue reflects the large transformation the plumbing, heating and electrical industry is currently undertaking.
The installer event was held at CBS Arena every year since its launch six years ago. Organisers previously said the main reasons for the venue change are greater accessibility via road, rail and air and the scope to grow the show and increase visitors numbers.
This year’s event will have a specific focus on the practical steps the industry can take now for a more sustainable future. Several local manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch, one of the UK’s largest heating manufacturers, will be in attendance.
Lyrical Communications managing director Mike Costain said: “With an industry increasingly transitioning towards a Net Zero future, InstallerSHOW is also evolving to meet the demands of professionals eager for guidance on meeting Government targets and customer expectations.”
Ian Taylor, managing director, conventions and exhibitions at NEC Group, said: “Birmingham is brimming with talented companies in this sector, who, whilst locally located, are contributing to the wider national movement to reduce our carbon footprint. Bringing the show to the NEC will create a positive trading environment for sharing expertise and ideas in this area across the heating and energy community.”