Spaces are filling faster than ever for FPS EXPO 2015, according to event organiser The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS). Set for Harrogate International Centre on 22-23 April 2015, FPS EXPO is the largest event of its kind to be held anywhere in the British Isles for the heating oil and downstream distribution industry across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
With a little over 3 months to go before the 48-hour exhibition opens, the FPS has confirmed that more than 80% of the available exhibition space has already been sold.
“FPS EXPO is always extremely popular because of the diverse range of industry experts that exhibit at the show but 2015 looks set to be even more successful than our record-breaking 2014 event,” says Dawn Shakespeare, FPS Marketing and Events Manager. “In addition to the industry-renowned exhibitors that return year-on-year because of the boost in business they receive following the show, we have a number of new firms exhibiting this year including Applied Pumps Limited, Brit European Transport, Cleansing Services, Paul Read Print, and KDC Contractors Limited, which we’re very excited about.”
Viewed as the main event in the oil distribution industry calendar in the UK and Republic of Ireland, FPS EXPO 2015 is set to cover 5 halls at the Harrogate International Centre for the first time, due to the high levels of demand for exhibition space and visitor tickets.
Dawn Shakespeare adds, “There are some changes to this year’s EXPO and we hope visitors and exhibitors will welcome the changes including hosting a visitor and exhibitor drinks reception on the first evening. We’ve done this to create more time that can be devoted to exhibitors and visitors. The Awards dinner is not being held in 2015 but this means we can really make the most of the Driver of the Year and Depot of the Year awards by presenting each award at the winner’s depot.
“Having a first night exhibitor and visitor drinks reception on the opening night of FPS EXPO 2015 means that lots of exhibitors and visitors can stay longer on the first day of the show and make the most of this fantastic opportunity, and individuals will now have a chance to network on an informal basis.”
The 2015 event will be the thirty-fifth year of the exhibition and he show’s last year in Harrogate. It will feature representatives from industry leading distributors, manufacturers, software firms and equipment suppliers, all displaying the latest breakthroughs in technology and innovation within the oil distribution industry.
Spaces and tickets have been reserved by companies and individuals from around the world, and interest has even been expressed for the show in 2016 when the event moves to Liverpool’s new Arena and Convention Centre for the following three years.
“From new products on display and forums on best practice, to networking opportunities and raising awareness for your company and interacting with key decision makers within the industry, FPS EXPO 2015 has it all – for exhibitors and visitors alike,” adds Dawn Shakespeare. “With less than a quarter of the exhibition space now available for 22 and 23 April 2015, any company thinking of reserving a stand or individual wanting to book a ticket should do so sooner rather than later to ensure they don’t miss out on the industry event of the year.”