New Totally show format gathers momentum 11 November 2015

Totally DIY:Totally Tools organiser Brintex has reported strong support for the new format and timing of the event taking place from 16th – 17th February 2016 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK.

Following detailed consultation with manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, and key trade associations, the 2016 edition sees the show move to a two-day midweek time slot. The decision has been widely welcomed as a positive move allowing the trade to focus on two days of business and discussion.

Exhibitor support for the new format show comes from Draper Tools Ltd, Gorilla Glue Company, Rolson Tools Ltd, Eurobond Adhesives Ltd, Soudal UK Ltd, Forgefix Ltd, and others, who have all reconfirmed their participation. Tembé DIY Products has also rejoined the show following a break in attending.

Home Hardware, Stax Trade Centres and MICA DIY will once again be working closely with Brintex to deliver the show and to encourage independent retailers to attend the UK’s national trade show. Voice of the independent retailers association, bira, will once again be participating and hosting its supplier village concept.

Supplier trade association BHETA will look to develop the Innovation Zone, which made its first successful appearance at the 2015 event. Championing new and fledgling companies is of core importance to the show and bringing new products to the fore is a key part of that. In fact, two of the show’s award winning new products came from the Innovation Zone at the last event.

A number of the show’s key features will remain unchanged such as the Buyer Dining Area and the New Product Showcase and its awards, although the floor layout has been changed to put new products at the heart of the event.

The seminar programme also remains, as does the co–location of the DIY Week Industry Awards and dinner, which will take place on the evening of the opening day.

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