After five successful years, the Summer and Outdoor Living Exhibition (SOLEX) has outgrown the Telford International Centre, and been obliged to move to the Birmingham NEC. The show was going to be in Hall 4, but due to the positive response from members, the show has had to me moved to the largest single hall in the complex, Hall 5.
This year, all the stands will be co-located in a single hall, making it much easier for visitors to negotiate the show. They will enter through the New Product gallery, which is the members’ opportunity to showcase their new designs for 2014.
There is free car parking for all visitors at the NEC, as well as good rail and air links from all over the country, as well as from Europe. The on-site hotel, the Crowne Plaza, has special rates for all visitors to the show.
A special Enterprise Zone will give new candidate companies the opportunity to show their products to buyers and get a foot on the ladder to membership of LOFA and a space in the full show.