Residential Pools and Spas

SPLASH! on the Gold Coast turns on “best ever show”

August 4, 2012

The award-winning SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show has completed a highly successful week of seminars, exhibitions, workshops and festivities including the Andrew Simons Golf Day and the SPLASH! Environmental Awards Dinner.

More than 1800 members of the swimming pool, spa and aquatics industry attended the only national (and international) Australian trade show for the industry.

The doors opened to more than 100 exhibitors, over 40 hours of education, a welcome reception, a site visit to Paradise Resort, the SPLASH! Environmental Awards Dinner with MC and Olympian Duncan Armstrong and the ever popular SPLASH! Andrew Simons Memorial Golf Day.

At the Andrew Simons Memorial Golf Day, Paul Simons from LoChlor said:

“I’ve been to a lot of shows over the years and I’ve got to tell you honestly, this was hands-down the best show ever.”

Exhibitor Tim Batt also praised SPLASH! 2012, saying it was among the best shows he had attended in Australia over the past 30 years.

“My visitor from the USA was equally impressed,” he said. “It will be very beneficial for our businesses, we’re sure. These events take a massive amount of planning, organisation and marketing to make them a success and the result shows that you got that right in almost every respect. Well done – great job!”

The welcome drinks by the pool was popular - as usual
The welcome drinks by the pool was popular – as usual

The SPLASH! Environmental Awards were again a highlight, and on the eve of the Olympics, former world record holder and gold medallist Duncan Armstrong presented the prestigious awards and spoke about the central role swimming plays in Australian culture.

The 1803 attendees came from Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Italy, New Caledonia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

The SPLASH! team is now working on Piscine SPLASH! Asia which will be held in Singapore on May 20-21, 2013. More than 2000 attendees from over 20 countries are expected to attend.

For the latest information call Melanie or Madoka on 61_2_9660 2113.

A full review of the expo will be in the upcoming October edition of SPLASH! magazine.


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