PEW takes a look at the most recent shows this year to find out why wholesalers’ should be attending ELEX, with a look forward to what 2020 has to offer.
ELEX 2019 has closed with one of the biggest shows of the year in Sandown, the sixth and final instalment of the electricians’ exhibition. But how could the 2019 showcase be topped? I hear you ask – PEW takes a look at what 2020 has in store and how you can make it worth your while.
The first show of 2020 at Alexandra Palace is already only round the corner. If you need more convincing that ELEX is the show for you, here are four points which may convince you why you should be attending your local show next year.
ELEX offers a comprehensive range of seminars covering the latest hot topics in the electrical industry for you to get your teeth stuck in to. The first show of 2020 will include seminars on 18th Edition surge protection requirements and an industry forum hosted by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
FREE FOR ALL
Now, we all love a freebie and coming to ELEX you certainly have a chance to walk away with a bag full of treats. Pens, pads, t-shirts, bags are likely to be on offer on some of the stands.
Furthermore, many companies will be holding competitions with a range of fantastic prizes to take home. Not only that, you are entitled to a free bacon roll with your free entry ticket as well as a free t shirt.
GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE
One of the key advantages of Elex is the opportunity to meet manufacturers face to face to establish relationships and learn more about the products by seeing them live. Live demonstrations on the stands often include exclusive product launches, which gives you a chance to pick up product knowledge instantly – putting you ahead of the competition.
You may also get the chance to meet current and potential suppliers during the event, where open debate and mingling is encouraged.
PROOF IN THE PUDDING
With plenty of repeat customers that have been visiting the show for a number of years, Lynne from Linian Fire Clips has highlighted the advantages to wholesalers visiting their stand.
Lynne Jhangeer, Sales Director at Linian Fire Clips, says: “When our customers visit our stand not only do they get to interact with products, we normally have a number of contractors’ and wholesalers’ there at the same time so there are new business relationships forged whilst debating or discussing the perfect installation which we love to hear about and learn from.”
With six shows throughout next year, there is plenty of opportunity to learn about new products, meet new people and create more business. Below are the dates throughout 2020:
Alexandra Palace, London – 29th-30st January 2020
EventCity, Manchester – 12th-13th March 2020
Westpoint Arena, Exeter – 23rd– 24th April 2020
YEC, Harrogate – 14th -15th May 2020
Ricoh Area, Coventry – 17th-18th September 2020
Sandown Park, Surrey – 5th – 6th November 2020
Alexandra Palace, London
Where: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
When: Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th January 2020, 10am – 4pm
Situated between Muswell Hill & Wood Green, Alexandra Palace is well served by all forms of public transport and is easy to reach by road.
For satellite navigation please use the postcode: N22 7AY
By Tube – Wood Green (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest underground station. When you arrive at Wood Green, cross the road and go to bus stop A (opposite the station) and board the W3, which will take you straight to Alexandra Palace.
By Rail – Alexandra Palace has its own British Rail Station (Alexandra Palace Station). A regular train service runs direct from Moorgate or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.
How to register
To register for your FREE ticket, visit: elexshow.info