SPLASH expo 2018 celebrated its 20th anniversary on the Gold Coast with record attendance for the event, more exhibitors, more than 2500 visitors and over 200 attending educational sessions during the week long event.
Held alongside the Australian Swim School conference, major sponsor Fluidra announced its new branding following the recent acquisition of Zodiac. The highlight of the week was the presentation of more than 50 SPASA Awards for the best products and services in the swimming pool and spa industry.
Visitors from more than 20 countries, and every state and territory attended. A variety of business types including pool builders and pool suppliers through to landscape architects visited the more than 120 exhibitors, making the show the largest pool show in the southern hemisphere.
The site visit to Gold Coast Aquatic Center (Commonwealth Games Pool 2018) was also a success and the weather didn’t disappoint. A special thank you to Gold Coast City Council, Crystal Pools Australia, and Trisley Hydraulic Services and Ceramic.
Solutions (tiling) for their insight into the multi million dollar renovation and operational needs of the centre, including sustainability. SPASA members and the joint conferences held in conjunction drew widespread acclaim. SPASA also launched a new climate certification accreditation program for the industry.
According to Simon Cooper of organizer Inter point
Events, the event is set to grow:
“We had to turn away a number of companies who wanted to exhibit this year, so for 2020 we have expanded the exhibition area. We plan to have more focus on the commercial aspects of the industry and will also be looking at more outdoor design features.” The next event will be held on July 29-30, 2020.