FPS EXPO the oil and fuel distribution industry’s annual exhibition taking place at The Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 10 and 11 May and organised by trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is gearing up apace, with more companies, more technology and more space taken by exhibitors.
Phillips 66 in association with Jet are the main sponsors of the exhibition which is now in its 37th year. Over 10% of exhibitors are booking for the first time ever in 2017 and a host of other companies are returning after exhibiting for the first time in 2016. Testament to the success of this annual exhibition.
Key new names include Iveco, Kässbohrer Sales GmbH, MeData EDV-Systeme GmbH, Spafax International, Boilerjuice, Lokring Northern (UK), Filtration Control Solutions and Total Lindsey Oil Refinery. Companies returning for a second time include Wincanton, Sutton Group, TIP Trailer Services UK Ltd and Greenergy, to name but a few. New exhibitors will be exhibiting alongside regulars like MAN Truck and Bus UK Ltd, Philips 66 UK, RTN, Magyar, Hytek, Emco Wheaton, Williams Tankers and Mabanaft Ltd
FPS Marketing and Events Manager Dawn Shakespeare comments: “The FPS’ commitment to continually improve the services it provides is reflected in the growth of the EXPO and the large amount of business conducted in the exhibition halls. We pride ourselves on providing value-for-money and the optimum business environment for exhibiting companies. FPS EXPO is a spectacular showcase for the industry to enjoy. FPS EXPO 2017 is already showing every indication that it will be better than before.
“2016 was a great first event in Liverpool and the feedback we received from exhibitors and visitors alike was amazing. They all loved the open space of the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the wider aisles between the stands, the vast array of exhibitors as well as the City itself and the many bars and restaurants surrounding the exhibition centre, all within easy reach. To build on this success we have attracted many more new names this year, many of the exhibitors have also taken bigger stands including Cobo and Magyar. It is also great to see companies coming from across Europe to exhibit at FPS EXPO 2017,” added Dawn
Prior to the 2016 exhibition the EXPO organisers, The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers held several open days at the new venue for exhibitors so they could get to see first-hand what the venue was going to be like and also to canvas their views on what they would like to see. Visitors this year will find many more new exhibitors and larger exhibition stands and we will also have more signage in place as well as more staff on hand to help with any queries.
Over 1400 visitors from around the globe attended in 2016 with visitors from the Falkland Islands, Australia, Singapore, the USA, Mexico and Canada as well as Europe. 2016 saw visitor numbers beat all records but this year the FPS is expecting to exceed those numbers again.