Essential Install December 2016 - Page 5

From The Editor’s Desk pages 16-18 Showtime! Essential Install Live! Evolves Again EI Live! takes place on May 10-11 2017, Sandown Park, Surrey Some of you may already be aware, but next year some big changes are coming to the Essential Install Live! concept. The first one of note, is it won’t be called Essential Install Live! anymore, the snappier and already widely used EI Live! will now be the title. The other big news is that the show is changing from a two-event regional model to a single event national show. I know this will not necessarily come as welcome news to installers based in the North. We have always tried to represent and reflect in the shows and the magazine the whole of the UK install community. However, after much deliberation, the decision has been taken to feed all the resources at the company’s disposal into a single national event. Our aim is to make the show a ‘must-visit’ event which will be worth the extra travel and associated costs. Other changes for 2017 include a change of date to a more visitor-friendly May 10-11, at the regular venue of Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey. Slightly shorter show days will also be introduced with the show being open from 10am to 4pm. EI Live! has always been predominately a domestic focused show, this will not change, but as more installers are involving themselves in the light commercial sector, expect more representation for this market sector at the event. A New Show: Network Communications Live! All Things Media will also use its reach in other markets to deliver a new event in the same venue on the same dates. Network Communications Live! will focus on the growing market of specialist network cabling and network creation in the light and heavy commercial worlds. This initiative will provide a new element to the show as well as the attraction of crossover between the two sectors. This show will be promoted heavily through the pages of All Things Media title Network Communications News, the UK’s l