The event organisers assert that a trip to this week’s National Painting and Decorating Show is a “merchant must,” but what can stockists expect to find in Coventry?
Taking place at the CBS Arena in Coventry from 21-22 November, a visit to the National Painting and Decorating Show provides merchants and their staff with a one-stop-shop to see at first hand and all under one roof, the latest products in action in addition to a number of major new products being launched alongside some of the freshest packaging and promotions in the sector.
Coventry’s CBS Arena (formerly known as the Ricoh Arena) promises to be a hive of activity, buzzing with product launches, demonstrations, theatre sessions and seminars. Now in its 28th year, the show is recognised as the industry’s major trade exhibition and every product category is represented — from paints and wallcoverings to decorating tools and sundries, to woodcare and decorative effects, and everything in between.
Many of the biggest names and brands in the decorating industry from the UK, Europe, North America and Australia are among the 100 suppliers that will again be out in force at this annual two-day event — indeed, the list of exhibitors participating in the show reads like a who’s who of the decorating industry!
“A visit to the P&D Show offers a potentially lucrative opportunity for merchants to learn about new products as well as a chance to review some of the established best sellers across the entire decorating spectrum.”
What’s in it for merchants?
A visit to the P&D Show offers a potentially lucrative opportunity for merchants to learn about new products as well as a chance to review some of the established best sellers across the entire decorating spectrum. Furthermore, it is a great way to make personal contact with suppliers large and small — as well as taking the opportunity to network with visiting professional decorators to gauge what products and services they are looking for at the trade counter — and discover innovative ways to boost business and profits.
The exhibition also provides a dedicated event where merchants can track the trends in home and garden decor and learn about the professional training schemes being provided by many of the major brands.
A visit to the show also provides a valuable opportunity for merchants to learn of any emerging categories they might not be covering currently — and which could significantly expand their product offer and revenue potential.
Where it’s at!
With its on-site hotel, restaurants and bars, the CBS Arena show venue is easily accessible by road, rail and air. A two-hour drive from 75% of the country, there is plenty of on-site parking whilst Birmingham Airport is only a short drive away. Alternatively, the on-site train station provides an hourly service between Coventry City station and the venue itself.
Pre-register for FREE tickets via www.paintshow.co.uk