Trade Only National Show 2015 Reports Strong Numbers, Positive Responses


The ninth annual Trade Only National Show, held January 21-22 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK, welcomed almost 3,000 attendees during its run. This year’s show featured 350 exhibitor booths manned by roughly 2,000 booth personnel. The show also benefitted from an international flavor, with 56 countries represented on the floor. On January 20, ahead of the show floor’s opening, more than 150 delegates attended the British Promotional Merchandise Association’s (BPMA) Education Day.


PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, delivered a presentation on product safety during the BPMA education day. He also joined a keynote panel of industry leaders to discuss challenges and developments in promotional products.

Busy Show

The two-day Trade Only National Show and its 350 exhibitors drew almost 3,000 attendees to the Ricoh Arena.

Carole Group - best stand

Wokingham, UK-based Carole Group’s booth at the National Show took home the Stand of the Year prize.

One Response to Trade Only National Show 2015 Reports Strong Numbers, Positive Responses

  1. Heidi says:

    Very interesting article. Reading this from South Africa. The promotional products industry seems to be undergoing huge changes in South Africa and it would be interesting to know what is happening in the rest of the world.

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