James Murray: new venue and new thinking for Totally Shows.

Totally Shows go to Coventry

Published:  18 April, 2012

THE MIDLANDS: Totally Shows organiser Brintex has revealed a new direction for its 2013 shows by announcing a move to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The organising team decided on the move after extensive research with exhibitors, visitors and non-attendees, after three years running alongside Spring Fair International.

The 2013 Totally Shows will now run from 10-12 February at the Ricoh Arena. The venue is within a two-hour drive of 70% of the UK's population and its central location and the 'early in the year' time slot tick two of the key boxes demanded by exhibitors and visitors alike.

"We want to deliver a national trade show the industry will benefit from and be proud of," said show director James Murray. "This move allows us to be in control of our own destiny and gives us the opportunity to add some new thinking to the way the show is run."

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