Hanley Wood's 2013 Int'l Pool I Spa I Patio Expo Reflects Positive Industry Growth

Jan 16, 2014 - Dallas, TX

Hanley Wood Exhibitions reports significant attendee growth at its 2013 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, a signal to the industry that positive growth is in store for in 2014.  Total attendance was 11,120, a 16% attendee increase over the 2012 show in New Orleans. Attendees represented all segments of the industry, including pool/spa builders, retailers, service companies, designers, and landscape architects from around the globe.  The conference program also showed significant growth with a 16% attendance over the previous year.

 

The 2013 Pool | Spa | Patio Expo was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, with the educational conference taking place November 9-14. Attendees found a wide collection of products, services and technologies available on the show floor, and exhibitors were pleased with excellent traffic during the show.  The educational conference featured over 40 new classes, which were developed with the support of a special advisory panel.  Completely redesigned pre-conference programs were presented by The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and Genesis 3.

 

“A constant buzz of business occurring on the floor could be heard from every corner of the expo hall; it was electric,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, Director of the Expo.  “We have many exhibitor commitments already in place for 2014, so we are very optimistic as we look forward our 2014 show in Orlando.”  

 

“We could not be more pleased with the results of the 2013 Expo. Rave reviews from attendees and our members about the show floor and educational offerings, coupled with the continued buzz from our Awards of Excellence sponsorship of the Welcome Party and the great responses from exhibitors make this show a real success,” said Rich Gottwald, the new CEO and President of APSP and the show’s official sponsor, who had a 2,500 square foot booth at the show.  APSP also hosted a Big Dog reception for APSP certified professionals, included a VIP lounge in their booth and launched their new Wave Young Professionals Network initiative at the 2013 PSP Expo.

With 1,400 + booths represented by 539 exhibiting companies, the show floor was comprised of 140,850 net square feet of exhibit space, with an additional 10,000 net square feet of educational and training space.  Of the 539 exhibiting companies, 125 were first-time exhibitors.  It was clear the exhibitors spent a lot of time and energy ensuring an incredible show floor experience for the attendees.  And that inspiring show floor did not go unnoticed by the attendees as the show maintained a high level of attendance on the show floor across all three days of the expo with the feedback being incredibly positive.

 

The 2014 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will be held November 5-7, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The educational conference will be held November 2-7.  Housing reservations can be made at http://poolspapatio.com/Attendee/Travel/Housing. Online registration will open in late June. 

 

For information about the Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, visit www.PoolSpaPatio.com.  Stay up to date on current show activities by connecting to the expo's social outlets:  

Facebook at www.facebook.com/PoolSpaPatioExpo,
LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1963264
Twitter www.twitter.com/PoolSpaPatio.  #PoolSpaPatio or @PoolSpaPatio. 

For a gallery of images, join the PSP Flickr group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/poolspapatioexpo/pool

 

About the Show

The International Pool | Spa | Patio show is made up of the former Int’l Pool & Spa Expo, Backyard Living Expo and AQUA Shows. The show was honored by Trade Show Executive Magazine in two categories as a Fastest 50 Growing Tradeshow Honoree for 2012. The show is owned/ produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, a division of Hanley Wood LLC. Sponsors include the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals [APSP], Pool & Spa News. The show is endorsed by the Genesis 3. 

 

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.


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Exhibit Hall

With 1,400 + booths represented by 539 exhibiting companies, the show floor was comprised of 140,850 net square feet of exhibit space, with an additional 10,000 net square feet of educational and training space.  Of the 539 exhibiting companies, 125 were first-time exhibitors.  It was clear the exhibitors spent a lot of time and energy ensuring an incredible show floor experience for the attendees.  And that inspiring show floor did not go unnoticed by the attendees as the show maintained a high level of attendance on the show floor across all three days of the expo with the feedback being incredibly positive.


Exhibitors Are Talking

“The PSP Expo is a wonderful opportunity for face-time with our clients and the best way for us to generate quality leads moving into the New Year.  We look forward to the show every year and the 2013 expo was the best showing we’ve had in five years!”, Christina Braks, Evosus, Inc.

“The Expo was a great success for Core Covers.  The number of new clients engaged and the quality of the new accounts was far beyond our expectations.  A very positive experience on all fronts!”  Jerry Greer, Core Covers.

“The show itself was a huge success for our company, we look forward  to bringing more products to the table in the future, the contacts we made at the show will defiantly help leap frog us in the industry.”, Andrew Wojtaszczyk, GWTC, Inc.


Attendees Are Talking

“Wow, what an incredible show!  The show was an incredible resource and learning experience.  I was particularly impressed by the knowledge shared thru seminars at the Genesis 3 pavilion, with the most information gleaned from Barry Justus during his Green Pool Building talk,” Bill Minnich, Bycor LTD.

“Each year I attend the show I look for that “one or 2” products that will add a special boost to sales the following year.  Every year we are not disappointed and almost always find that “jewel” product that adds thousands to our profits.  Keeping a fresh line in the store is always a must.  Thank you PSP for all your help”, Robin Rogers, Kleen Sweep Pool & Spa Supplies

“The 2013 PSP expo was a big hit all around.  Great show floor design, great booths, happy exhibitors & attendees.  Many said to me that “it felt like 2006 again”, concerning the amount of business they did at the show.  Overall, a great job was done by Hanley Wood in the production of the show.” Dan Harrison, Pool and Spa Dot Com

“I came away with new contacts, new product information and feeling as the show was extremely worthwhile.” Dennis Loy, Oasis Pools


Educational Conference

In addition to the show floor’s buying and selling activity, the show’s conference program offered 68

Business, technical and “hot topic” seminars designed to improve skills through best practices and the latest technologies.  

“The seminars were both educational and interesting.  We all came back fired up with fresh ideas to grow and improve our business.  We found several new products that we are eager to introduce to our customers in the upcoming season!” says Kimberly Sanders, Pool Works, Inc.

“The expo provides excellent education on all facets of the industry.  There are so many advanced in this industry, I can’t imagine why everyone doesn’t attend to continue their education.  I applaud those that attend, especially the education classes that are now offered”, Bill Minnich, Bycor, LTD.


Show Floor Highlights and Special Events

The Product Showcase, sponsored by AQUASALT, offered the hottest industry trends and the latest new, cool and green products.  From a selection of more than 50 products, a panel of industry experts awarded Pentair Aquatic Systems’ SuperFlo® VS and SuperMax® Variable Speed Pumps the Best Green Product and Wahoo’s iSwimband with Best New Product.


The opening night Welcome Party on Tuesday, November 12, was held at LIGHT Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay. Sponsored by The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Awards of Excellence, this setting was a stunning display of the most beautiful industry projects of the year mixed with the atmosphere of LIGHT, powered by Cirque du Soleil.  It was a classy and memorable event.


Debuting this year was the Hot Spot, a designated area right outside off the show floor providing attendees the opportunity to browse in one stop everything that is “HOT” from outdoor grills to fire pits, smokers and heaters.  The Hot Spot featured the expo’s first ever BBQ Cook-off competition.  Judged by the editors of Pool & Spa News and Hearth & Home Magazine alongside the Official Elvis of Vegas, Kokomo Grills was awarded the winner of the best entrée dish cooked on their Kokomo Grills.


The Hot Spot was also home to the 2nd Annual Saber Grills BBQ Bash on Wednesday evening, November 13. The party set was built during the two days of the show by Kaleen McCabe from DIY’s Rescue Renovation.  Attendees enjoyed the amazing party set complete with metal torches, glow in the dark games, live dj music alongside the incredible grilled dinner cooked on Saber Grills, all while under the beautiful lights of the Vegas strip.  A special thank you to the exhibitors who donated products for the construction of this set: Saber Grills, Eonoutdoor Decking, Outdoor Fire Concepts, Desert Steel and Gale Pacific.


The Genesis 3 Lifestyle Program hosted a wine tasting with Mike Sullivan from Benovia Winery, book signings, as well as, an educational seminar on green pool design and building, identifying new business and design trends and interactive discussions on design and construction.


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by Michelle Swayze, Marketing Manager
 

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