Brityrex moving to Event City for October 2012 show
Brityrex International 2012, the UK’s premier tyre trade and aftermarket equipment show, has switched to a new venue for its next staging in Manchester from 9-11 October 2012. Following discussions with sponsors and exhibitors, show organiser ECI International has confirmed that next October’s exhibition will be held at EventCity, close to the Trafford Centre.
“We are very confident that EventCity will prove to be a successful new home for Brityrex International and a popular choice with exhibitors and visitors,” says Paul Farrant, managing director of ECI International. “It can provide important facilities such as free car parking, good transport links and plenty of hotel, entertainment and leisure options that are not available at other locations in the city.”
The UK’s only dedicated tyre trade and equipment exhibition, Brityrex International 2012 will reflect the diversity of the trade, with particular emphasis on workshop equipment, tools and consumables.
The change of venue has been welcomed by the main sponsor of the exhibition, the National Tyre Distributors Association. Director Richard Edy said: “Brityrex was hugely successful for us in 2010, with a sell-out annual dinner and an extremely well-attended seminar programme. By moving to EventCity the show can overcome some of the issues that have been problematic in previous years, such as car parking. It’s excellent news that the UK tyre industry’s highest profile trade event will be taking place at one of the country’s most prestigious exhibition venues.”
The NTDA annual dinner and TAFF Awards will again be staged to coincide with Brityrex in Manchester, taking place in the Hilton hotel on Wednesday 10 October 2012.
Chris Anthony, editor of Tyres & Accessories, media sponsor for the exhibition, commented: “Tyres & Accessories is pleased to further its long-established relationship with ECI International by continuing as Brityrex’s official media sponsor for the 2012 exhibition. As a UK-based trade publication we welcome every opportunity to meet with the market on home soil and Brityrex provides a superb opportunity to do just that. Add in the fact that Brityrex will once again be run in parallel with the popular NTDA TAFF Awards and annual dinner, and the 2012 event promises to continue the growth demonstrated over the last five years.”
EventCity is purportedly the second-largest exhibition venue outside London with 28,000 square metres of space, extensive free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi service. It also offers immediate access to the main motorway networks and just minutes from both Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport.