The long wait is almost over – the first pool and spa trade show in four years!
And the industry’s patience is being rewarded with Australia’s largest ever pool and spa trade show. In fact, it will be the largest dedicated pool and spa show ever held in the Asia-Pacific region or the Southern Hemisphere.
Exhibitors are just as excited as the rest of the industry – so much so that they have booked all four halls at the Gold Coast Conference & Exhibition Centre.
That means more exhibitors to talk to, more products to discover, more bargains to close. It also means a lot more excitement than ever before.
SPLASH! The week begins on Tuesday with the three-day Australian National Swim Schools Conference.
The SPLASH! Pool and spa lounge takes place on Wednesday and Thursday – opening with a keynote address by Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson. This immediately follows the Women Attaining Vision, Excellence and Success (WAVES) breakfast.
Throughout the week, there’s so much to do to improve your knowledge, inventory, network, and skills.
There’s the commercial pool technician program, seminars galore, welcome drinks, great debates, two behind-the-scenes tech tours and the show’s new innovation section to peruse.
And after all the networking, learning and business building of the show, you can let loose for the very first SPLASH! After Party on Thursday evening, followed the next morning by SPLASH! Golf day.
And of course, the best thing is to see all those friends, customers, vendors, and business partners you’ve only seen on a Zoom screen for a few years.
A word from the Platinum Sponsor
Fluidra is the platinum sponsor of SPLASH! 2022, and GMs Stephen Matysiak says it’s been four long years since the last SPLASH! Show in 2018 and he’s really excited to be a part of and supporting this year’s event.
“At the end of 2018, Fluidra had just announced the merger of AstralPool and Zodiac, which was big news for the Australian pool and spa industry. Right after dealing with most aspects of fusion, we all faced bigger and tougher challenges with covid and flooding.
“Despite a difficult business environment, Fluidra managed to continue its strong growth in all major regions of the world, including APAC. Fortunately, this growth has been achieved both organically, as well as through the various acquisitions made by Fluidra around the world and in Australia. We are particularly excited about the new opportunities in the residential and commercial markets arising from the acquisition of SR Smith and Sunbather in 2021.
“We are also very pleased to be able to continue to support the industry, through our platinum sponsorship of SPASA and SPLASH!, as well as sponsorships of the Australian Swim School Association’s SAFERwater Warrior Program and Royal Life Saving WA. “Swim to survive”.
“We look forward to welcoming you to the Fluidra stand at this year’s show. When you come to visit us at booth 172 this year, you will see how Fluidra has grown since 2018. Our people, products, brands, values and business service offering are second to none and we look forward to welcoming you and share our knowledge and expertise with you during the two days of SPLASH! and beyond.”