Successful launch for new bpma show
The bpma’s launch of its new exclusive national member-only exhibition has been very successful that 80% of stands for the 2016 event had already been sold by June. The bpma Show will be co-located with a relaunch of its popular Education Day together with the prestigious bpma Annual Awards Dinner.
The first edition of The bpma Show will be on September 14 at The Wing, Silverstone with the associated events at the nearby Whittlebury Hall.
Nigel Bailey, Event Director for the bpma, said: “The support for the show even before the launch from members, suppliers and distributors has been fantastic. This first UK national September product exhibition fulfils for our members the long-held demand within the industry for a proper September exhibition and a member-only event. The whole package provides a great couple of days dedicated to bpma members and will be an event that they can be proud of, putting members face to face at the right time of year in the right way – product media at its best!”
Matt Franks, Chairman of the bpma, added: “The launch of The bpma Show in September 2016 is a significant, strategic step forward for the association. It allows us to be truly independent, with control over our own destiny, and to lead the industry as we have committed to do. Adding the bpma Education Day and Annual Awards Dinner will make for an amazing event, bringing professional suppliers and distributors together to really drive our industry forward.
“As a not-for-profit trade association, the bpma are in a unique position to keep exhibitor costs low and deliver maximum value. Any surplus generated enables us to further invest in the industry and our members’ own business, through research, end user engagement and education.”