Sign in or Register | Newsletter
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!




Richard Mann, market development director at the NEC asks who owns...

EN’s Annie Byrne meets River Street Events’ MD Laura Biggs who...

ASP trio Jon Benjamin, Arran Coole & Jon Small talk tech innovation,...

Exhibition News March 2015
March 2015

NEC secures new national retail show
posted on: 16/7/2012 10:30:13
NEC  2

The NEC is to host a new show for independent newsagents and retailers this autumn.

Show owner, the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) willreplace its nine-year old CTN World national trade exhibition with the larger Independent Retail Show (IRS) at The NEC on 28-29 October. The CTN Worldshow was last held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

“We are aiming to create a completely new exhibition which will be on a very much larger scale than CTN World, and we have been encouraged by the very positive reaction of exhibitors to this exciting new concept,” said NFRN marketing director Graeme Collins. The NFRN has a nationwide membership of 16,500.

“Although more broadly based than CTN World, the new exhibition will continue to be built around a core of exhibitors of specific interest to our membership of news and convenience retailers.”

The new event will also aim to attract new exhibitors from adjacent market sectors such as organic foodstuffs and health foods and supplements with the aim of increasing the number of visitors and broadening the base of theexhibition.

“At The NEC we are committed to supporting non-traditional organisers so we are delighted to be hosting another event driven by an association,” said business development director Chris Hartley.

A new show focused on the UK pool and spa sector will launch at The NEC next January.

Got a story for Exhibition News? Email us: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
LiftEx and Ultimate Christmas Fair choose ECL
posted on: 27/3/2015 15:24:03
ACC Liverpool has confirmed three more bookings for its new exhibition centre, six months ahead of its September opening.

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO), Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) have joined together to launch a three-year research study into the UK exhibitions and live events sector.

Organiser UBM has announced the formation of a new product group, UBM Life Sciences, which will operate within the UBM Americas division.

AEO extends N200 partnership in 2015
posted on: 26/3/2015 10:28:31
The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has renewed its partnership for 2015 with event registration, ticketing and data intelligence business, N200, a GES Global Company.

North London venue Alexandra Palace has been awarded £18.8m funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), towards a major regeneration project.