Organisers of FIT Show, the UK trade show for the glass, glazing and components industry, have announced strong visitor appetite for its event planned for spring next year, when the GAI will be a key exhibitor.
When FIT Show opens its doors at the NEC next May, organisers are anticipating record levels of visitor numbers as it brings the industry back together for the first time since 2019. Over 80% of exhibtion space has already been allocated.
Organisers have observed a broadening of the types of visitor to the exhibition, as well as a change in reasons for attending and the products that they want to see. Installers (over 25%) top the main companies who have pre-registered, closely followed by fabricators (12%), glaziers (11%) and builders/property developers (9%). The broad mixture of categories includes merchants, architects and local authorities.
Doors remain the number one product that visitors will be attending to see. Bi-fold doors just top the list (5%) with an even spread of appetite for aluminium doors, windows, composite products, hardware and furniture.
Reinforcing the importance of face-to-face business and the appetite to get back to live events, the main reasons pre-registrants have highlighted as their reasons for visiting include: to see new products and equipment (24%) and to meet suppliers, customers and network (23%.)