Clearview National May 2017 - Issue 186 - Page 40

FIT SHOW 2017 EVEN MORE REASONS TO BE EXCITED FOR FIT SHOW 2017 » » FIT Show 2017 is almost here and there’s no denying that the industry is excited. With over 200 exhibitors set to promote new products, connect with existing customers, network with new ones, and more at the show’s new home - the NEC, Birmingham – it’s going to be the talk of the industry for months to come. With three halls of exhibition space, occupying halls 6, 7 and 8, there’s even more quality exhibitors and products to deliver a truly world class exhibition. With more space than ever before, core areas of the show are expanding such as aluminium, including the new CAB pavilion, and to allow for representation from new international exhibitors. While many familiar faces return to the show this year, it is also proving to be a massive hit with new exhibiting companies, attracting no fewer than 99 new exhibiting companies who were not at FIT Show 2016. This year sees the introduction of the first ever BIG Tuesday with later opening hours on the first day of the exhibition to 8pm. Visitors to this year’s show will be able to mix business with pleasure, thanks to everything from champagne receptions to ‘80s themed discos, a host of anniversary celebrations and even a pub quiz and ballet dancing performance, once the exhibition begins to unwind after 5pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry and maximise the potential of their business through various seminars and Q&As, with a host of distinguished speakers covering a full spectrum of key topics for the window, door and conservatory industry. A total of 19 seminar sessions have been scheduled for the exhibition to provide show-goers with up to date advice on everything from market conditions, regulations and finance, to the latest sales, business and installation advice. There will also be a separate and dedicated programme from systems house AluK, which will be hosting a series of seminars focusing on the aluminium industry. Returning once again for 2017 is the FIT Show’s popular Master Fitter Challenge, with just six installers competing in the live finals for cash prizes totaling £10,000. Winners will be announced the evening of May 24th at the Parisian Burlesque themed Gala Dinner. 23-25th May 2017, Birmingham NEC, www.fitshow.co.uk FIRST TIMERS READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT » » Victorian Sliders will be exhibiting at the FIT Show 2017 for the first time and eagerly await this unparalleled opportunity to welcome and surprise customers both old and new with the quality of Europe’s best- selling PVCu sash windows. Visitors to Birmingham’s NEC Hall 8 on 23rd- 25th May will see stand Q20, a substantial 140 square metre island stand prominently branded Victorian Sliders and packed with ECOSlide PVCu vertical sliding sash windows. The full range of product options including decorative glazing bar styles, choices of operating hardware and eye-catching woodgrain foil finishes will all be on display. A new PVCu sash window will be previewed at the show. Prominently on display will also be a new “run-through sash horn” design, which employs Victorian Sliders expertise in design and manufacturing to deliver the most authentic top sash frame solution with precise detailing and elegant aesthetics. Victorian Sliders’ aim at the FIT Show will be to reinforce their industry role as “strictly 40 M AY 2 01 7 trade only” extruder-fabricators and outline the company’s business philosophy, which is to deliver unbeatable value and service. Benefiting from a sole focus on PVCu sash windows and manufacturing economies of scale under one roof, ECOSlide vertical sliding sash units are supplied to Professional Trade Installers at “£199 any size, up to 1300mm wide and 2400mm high” for an A-Rated WER solid White PVCu window, featuring toughened glass o &FF@&GF66W266&2G&fV&W7G&7F'2V6&VV6RFB&W7G&7F'2vFR&Gv&RFW&6W'G2F&Fg&RB66B6vGW&RWG'VFVB( F֦Vמ( 6V7W&G& FR6&FW'2v'FfW" *3&RFVƗfW&V@g&VRFT6F2RFVBFRvFrFW6vF27V627G&v vV&vvr&'2vFw&fVB 7&VB6W"f6W2G&6RfVFF'0B6VB"&vFr76V&ƖW2&PFFFFFR *3&6R67BB&fFPFFVBfVRF7FVB&V7G2T46ƖFP66vFw2&RFVƗfW&VBvF&Gv&PfGFVB&VGF7F( vRv&RFV7G&FrW"6( 0WW'F6RB6FVr'W6W70FWfVVBBdB6r#r( 60vrF&V7F"'&VF46'&FvP( BvRf'v&BFVWFr琦&RbW"7W7FW'2W'6@6rv&( F^( f"FV"vp'W6W72(