The SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show will be the largest pool and spa trade event held in the world since the outbreak of covid-19.
The previous SPLASH! expo, which was held in 2018, was the largest such event held in the region and in the southern hemisphere with more than 120 exhibitor stands.
The event to be held on August 25-26 will be even larger, featuring 150 exhibitor stands showcasing their latest products and services as well as educational and motivational speaker sessions.
SPLASH! Week will include a full seminar program and a host of ancillary events. The expo will be held in conjunction with the Australian Swim Schools Association annual conference and the Australian Leisure Facilities Association Queensland conference, offering all aspects of the aquatic industry under the one roof.
Held at the usual venue, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th August 2021, the expo will be 30 per cent larger than the previous event, which was the first SPLASH! under SPASA Australia ownership and was at the time the largest such event on record.
When Silver Is Gold – Believing, Succeeding and Achieving
This year’s SPLASH! will have special guest speaker, swimming star and Olympic gold medallist Brooke Hanson (OAM) who will engage the hearts and minds of the attendees with her bubbly personality and authenticity.
Hanson has become a source of inspiration to many people through her story of resilience and determination, overcoming much heartache while maintaining a positive outlook. Her extraordinary personal journey makes audiences smile, laugh, cry and leaves individuals inspired to live a purpose-driven life.
Following a host of disappointments and narrowly missing out on making the Olympic squad for both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, Hanson’s determination paid off, claiming three Gold and a Silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. This was followed by six more gold medals at the World Short Course Championships and several other medals at an international level.
Throughout her sport and personal life, she has been through many challenges, overcoming each bout of adversity with determination. Hanson shares her personal journey to Olympic glory and perseverance, the audience will be empowered by self -belief to help them reach their goals, hopes and dreams.
Being an inspirational mother, businesswoman, ambassador of causes close to her heart, Hanson continues to be a source of admiration for women throughout Australia. She will also address the Women Attaining Vision, Excellence and Success (WAVES) forum with her motivational topic Striving for Excellence, whilst Striving for Balance. This session is part of the Success module of the 2021 RISE (Resilience, Influence, Success & Empowerment) program. Hanson provide tips for juggling the daily pressures of a full workload. She will share tips on how she copes with the fast-paced life as an active mum.
In addition to Brooke Hanson, there will be several other professional speakers. There will be opportunities for people to attend the conferences and training sessions ranging from business management tools through to latest equipment and technology talks.
Delegates will be able to see the best of the best at the National SPASA Awards and be updated with the latest in pool industry trends. The expo is the centre piece of a week of activities providing many networking opportunities including a golf day, site visit to SeaWorld, the awards night as well as a host of business meetings.