Haymarket is to run a subsidised 'make the most of your exhibition space' workshop for exhibitors at The Bike Show. Haymarket's NEC consumer show - with an associated mass-participation charity ride - is staged 25-27th April. The expo workshop is to be held at the NEC on 10th February. Haymarket stages these workshops for its other shows but this is the first one for The Bike Show.

Stand and deliver

The Bike Show Exhibitor Workshop is presented by the Association of Exhibition Organisers’ approved training provider, Answers Training International Ltd.

The cost of the day will be £50 per person, which includes lunch and refreshments.

The trainer’s objective is to ensure that by the end of the workshop, participants will have the ability to present and effectively sell their brands and products at exhibitions.

"Whether you are an experienced exhibitor, or a first timer, we strongly suggest you attend the day to help you to make the most out of your investment in this year’s Show," said The Bike Show organiser, Louise Houston.

The workshop includes briefings on pre-show planning, stand staff behaviour and post-show follow-up tips.

The show itself now has 122 exhibitors and the supplier/retailer mix currently stands at 70/30, the reverse of what is has been in previous years, when the show was owned and operated by MBUK’s Future Publishing.

"This is something we have really focused on over the past eight months and are looking to maintain and improve the split between now and the show," said Houston.

"We will continue to have retail in the show because we believe it important that our visitors be able to make on the spot purchases, especially with all the action happening on the features they get inspired and work themselves into a buying frenzy. In addition, previous research has shown they make their purchasing decisions for the season at Show so it is good to have their chosen brands on sale."

Tel: 0208 3072396

Email: louise.houston@haynet.com

The Bike Show exhibitors to date:

1. Acorn Sports

2. Adventure Sports

3. Airborne Direct

4. British Cycling

5. Cambrian

6. Clarks

7. Extra UK

8. 4130 Publishing

9. Hope Technology

10. Ison Distribution

11. Mojo Suspension

12. Moore Large

13. Paligap / Kona

14. Pashley

15. Powabyke

16. Saracen Cycles

17. Scott USA

18. Shelly UK (puky)

19. Silverfish

20. Stolen BMX

21. Tony Wilkinson

22. Top Shelf Components

23. Two Wheel Trading

24. U.S.E

25. Upgrade

26. Vans

27. Welsh Tourist Board

28. X-Lite

29. Alpine tracks

30. Assault Racing

31. Bashir Industries

32. Basta

33. C-Tronic

34. Cooke Sport

35. Curtis Bikes

36. Cycling Plus

37. CycleAid

38. Cycles UK

39. Cycling Scotland

40. Cyprus Tourism

41. Edge Bikes

42. Evolution Imports

43. Forge MTB

44. Greyville Enterprises

45. KMX Karts

46. Learn Logic

47. Lowlife

48. Lumicyle

49. MaxTrack

50. MBUK

51. New Deal/ DC Shoes

52. Paxton Services

53. Pulse Sports

54. Recoil Suspension

55. Solent Windwave

56. Test Valley Council

57. Trice Inspired

58. Tyred Out

59. Whatz Hot

60. WD40

61. Weldtite

62. X-Lite

63. Red Raw

64. Globe

65. Infinion

66. Osiris

67. Edinburgh Co-Op

68. 2&8 Clothing

69. Bike Barn Europe

70. Cycle Centre

71. Cycosport

72. Dirty Habit

73. Downforce

74. Flow Distribution

75. Freeborn

76. Gadgets N Gizmos

77. Goude Design

78. Halfords

79. High Rider

80. MD Racing

81. Moto-Brox

82. Motopros

83. Ocean to Earth

84. One World

85. Pashley Cycles

86. Plain Lazy

87. Ray Hockey

88. Stolen BMX

89. Track Marlyn

90. Wades Cycles

91. Winstanleys

92. Woolly Hat Shop

93. XS Events

94. Yeovil Cycle

95. Curtis Bikes

96. Cycles UK

97. Dominik Muller

98. Duke Video

99. E Chamberlaine

100. E&L Insurance

101. Gratis

102. Greyville Enterprises

103. Hooded Villian

104. Jatrad

105. Kelvin Cycles

106. Mark Anthony Cycles

107. Morgan Bikes

108. NSE

109. NW MB Centre

110. Off Rhodes Cycle

111. Peak Performance

112. PH Performance

113. Puncture Shield

114. Serval Marketing

115. Spy Eyewear

116. SU Dustribution

117. Surefield Group

118. Two 10 Bike Co

119. Uprock.co.uk

120. Velovision

121. Vroom Scooters

122. Whatz Hot

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